95 Min Released Apr 8, 2016

#580: Midnight Special / May Marathon #4 - Ishtar / FS Madness: Final 4

Beloved by critics (including Adam and Josh), filmmaker Jeff Nichols made a bid for popular success in 2012 with MUD. But when MUD didn’t catch on with audiences, Nichols-watchers had to wait four long years for his return. Now he's back with MIDNIGHT SPECIAL, a Spielberg-meets-STARMAN sci-fi family drama starring Nichols regular Michael Shannon. Adam and Josh review, plus the Filmspotting Madness Final Four and some thoughts on the much-maligned ISHTAR, the final film in their Elaine May Marathon.
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 0:00-3:02 - Billboard / Sponsors3:02-29:32 - Review: "Midnight Special"Music: Lucero, "Young Outlaws"30:35-32:21 - Squarespace32:21-38:11 - Notes38:11-1:03:08 - FS Madness: Final 4Music: Lucero, "My Girl & Me in '93"1:03:59-1:09:56 - Donations1:09:56 -1:31:55 - May #4: "Ishtar"1:31:55-1:35:17 - Close

  • Lucero LINKS
  • Filmspotting Madness Voting
  • Filmspotting Madness Bracket
  • Josh's review of Ishtar
  • The Far Side: Hell's video store
  • Elaine May talks about "Ishtar"
  • MUBI's Herzog: Ecstatic Truths
  • Adam's thoughts on "Remember"


Weekly film podcast and WBEZ radio show from Chicago featuring in-depth reviews, top 5 lists and interviews. Hosted by Adam Kempenaar and Josh Larsen. Part of the Panoply Network.

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