Filmspotting: Streaming Video Unit (SVU)

Filmspotting: Streaming Video Unit (SVU)

Filmspotting: SVU is a bi-weekly podcast hosted by Alison Willmore and Matt Singer focusing on the world of online movies. Part of the Filmspotting family of podcasts and the Panoply Network.

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SVU #151: Mudbound/Black Female Filmmakers

Filmspotting: Streaming Video Unit (SVU)

Dee Rees’ ensemble period drama is a Netflix exclusive with an outside chance at making Oscar history.

63 Min

Nov 21, 2017

SVU #150: The Meyerowitz Stories / Movies About Grown-up Brothers

Filmspotting: Streaming Video Unit (SVU)

David Sims of the Atlantic and the Blank Check podcast joins Alison to talk Noah Baumbach’s latest.

84 Min

Nov 7, 2017

68 Min

Oct 24, 2017

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69 min
Oct 10, 2017
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"A Girl Walks Home Along At Night" director Ana Lily Amirpour's latest has Keanu Reeves as desert cult leader.

76 min
Sep 25, 2017
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Highlights (and a lowlight) from the Toronto Int'l Film Fest and the latest from Romania's Cristian Mungiu.

73 min
Sep 12, 2017
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The new British anthology series ranges from comedy to horror, but all episodes are set at a location numbered “9.”

70 min
Aug 29, 2017
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Will there ever be a great American anime adaptation?

85 min
Aug 15, 2017
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Is the Bruce Willis-starring "Hawk" the epic disaster its reputation suggests? And what makes a vanity project anyway?

79 min
Aug 1, 2017
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Matt and Alison discuss writer/director Marti Noxon's ("Buffy" "UnREAL") latest project, the Netflix original about a young woman battling anorexia.

75 min
Jul 18, 2017
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A recommendation for James Gray's new jungle adventure - and more movies about dashing, daring adventurers available to rent or stream.

82 min
Jul 4, 2017
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Matt and Alison discuss the genre-defying Netflix original "Okja" and recommend some other multilingual movies available to rent or stream right now.

79 min
Jun 20, 2017
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Matt and Alison discuss the new Grateful Dead doc "Long Strange Trip" and the larger question of what makes a music doc worthwhile for audiences beyond the hardcore fans.

77 min
Jun 6, 2017
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Matt and Alison discuss 1992's "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me" and the not-always-grand movie tradition of the "the beautiful dead girl."

78 min
May 23, 2017
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Matt and Alison discuss Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale" and how the new Margaret Atwood adaptation attempts to depict its horrors as experience rather than spectacle.

78 min
May 9, 2017
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Matt and Alison debate whether SPLIT is the M. Night Shyamalan comeback vehicle it’s been heralded to be, then offer up recommendations for some other convention-defying superhero stories available to stream right now.

68 min
Apr 10, 2017
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Matt and Alison celebrate the streaming debut of Ken Russell's infamous "The Devils" (1971) with a review of the film and recommendations for other streaming Religious Horror movies.

76 min
Mar 28, 2017
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Matt and Alison honor the passing of Bill Paxton with a review of the actor's 2001 directorial debut "Frailty."

78 min
Mar 14, 2017
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Matt and Alison review the Sundance winning "I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore" and share other Amateur Detective Movies available to stream.

72 min
Feb 28, 2017
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Matt and Alison stay up late to make some "Midnight Movie" suggestions, plus a review of "The Greasy Strangler."

78 min
Feb 14, 2017
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Matt and Alison dig into one of 2016's most divisive films, the "farting corpse movies" SWISS ARMY MAN and talk other streamable Paul Dano films.

66 min
Jan 31, 2017
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Matt and Alison review Kirsten Johnson's innovative "memoir" documentary "Cameraperson" and reflect on their time at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.

73 min
Jan 17, 2017
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Matt and Alison get scared with subtitles as they discuss foreign horror films along with a review of 2016 horror flick from Iran "Under the Shadow."

74 min
Jan 3, 2017
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Matt and Alison bring in the new year with Woody Allen's 2016 period comedy "Cafe Society" and talk other Love Triangle Movies available to stream.

74 min
Dec 20, 2016
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Matt and Alison commemorate their last podcast of 2016 with their annual SVUvie Awards, plus a Listeners' Choice review of "The Lobster."

80 min
Dec 6, 2016
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Alison and Matt review Ryan Coogler's "Creed" (2015) and recommend other streaming titles from directors that broke through at Sundance.

49 min
Nov 23, 2016
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Live from Schubas Tavern in Chicago, Matt and Alison recommend some cinematic comfort food and introduce the SVUvotron 5000.

75 min
Nov 8, 2016
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Matt and Alison review Nicholas Winding Refn's "The Neon Demon" and catch up with other notable 2016 releases available to stream.

80 min
Oct 25, 2016
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Matt and Alison review Ana DuVernay's ("Selma") first foray into nonfiction filmmaking - "13th" - and recommend other documentaries made by fiction filmmakers available to stream.

80 min
Oct 12, 2016
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Matt and Alison review the new Amazon series "Fleabag" and talk about some other movies available via streaming that break the fourth wall.

78 min
Sep 27, 2016
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Matt and Alison report on their time at the 2016 TIFF and have a review of the arthouse horror hit THE WITCH.

80 min
Sep 13, 2016
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Matt and Alison took time out from their trip to the Toronto International Film Festival to discuss the offerings from Amazon Prime's latest Pilot Season: THE TICK, JEAN-CLAUDE VAN JOHNSON and I LOVE DICK.

62 min
Aug 30, 2016
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Matt and Alison review WEINER (2016) about disgraced politician Anthony Weiner and recommend their favorite political docs available to rent and stream.

75 min
Aug 16, 2016
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Matt and Alison discuss THE LITTLE PRINCE, now on Netflix, and recommend other stop-motion animated movies you can watch at home right now, and respond to your feedback about their controversial review of STRANGER THINGS.

70 min
Aug 2, 2016
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A review of Netflix's STRANGER THINGS, plus Matt and Alison's favorite Spielbergian movies available to stream.

72 min
Jul 19, 2016
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Matt and Alison review William Friedkin’s SORCERER and recommend some other movies about men and women with dangerous jobs available to rent or stream right now.

84 min
Jul 5, 2016
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Matt and Alison watch and discuss all 7.5 hours of the docuseries O.J. MADE IN AMERICA. Plus, they recommend other films from ESPN's outstanding 30 FOR 30 documentary series that you can rent or stream at home right now.

74 min
Jun 22, 2016
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This episode of SVU is so money and it doesn't even know it. That’s because Matt and Alison review Doug Liman's SWINGERS and recommend some other movies from 1996 that are celebrating their 20th anniversary this year.

78 min
Jun 7, 2016
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Alison and Matt break down the new Netflix series LADY DYNAMITE starring Maria Bamford. Plus, they recommend some movies about mental illness you can rent or stream at home right now.

74 min
May 25, 2016
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Freshly returned from the Cannes Film Festival, Alison joins Matt to review the highlights and lowlights of the fest. Plus, a review of MUSTANG, last year's Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language film, and more.

66 min
May 11, 2016
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Lock the doors. Close the windows. The latest episode of Filmspotting: Streaming Video Unit is invading your home with an episode all about home invasion thrillers. Plus, Matt and Alison review the Civil War-set Western (and home invasion thriller) THE KE

76 min
Apr 26, 2016
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What if Adolf Hitler woke up in 2016? That's the provocative subject of the new German comedy Look Who’s Back, which is the subject of this week’s Listeners’ Choice Review on Filmspotting: Streaming Video Unit. In honor of Look Who’s Back, Matt an

78 min
Apr 12, 2016
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Matt and Alison discuss Hou Hsiao-Hsien's gorgeous wuxia movie THE ASSASSIN and recommend some other martial arts movies you can rent or stream at home right now. Their picks may or may not be fast as lightning.

77 min
Mar 29, 2016
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Get read to hit the road with Matt and Alison for a Filmspotting: Streaming Video Unit road trip! In addition to recommending some great road trip movies you can watch at home right now, they also review the new Netflix original movie PEE-WEE'S BIG HOLIDA

73 min
Mar 15, 2016
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Do you think mustaches are inherently hilarious? Then you are going to love the new episode of Filmspotting: SVU, where Alison and Matt discuss the art heist caper (and mustache comedy) MORTDECAI. Plus, they discuss the fascinating and frustrating career

71 min
Mar 1, 2016
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Love is in the air on the new Filmspotting: SVU... like literally, as Matt and Alison discuss the new Netflix original series LOVE starring Paul Rust and Gillian Jacobs, and co-created by Judd Apatow. Inspired by this unusual show, Matt and Alison also re

78 min
Feb 16, 2016
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Quentin Tarantino's a huge fan, but what did Matt and Alison think of the Japanese revenge movie LADY SNOWBLOOD? Find out in the latest episode of SVU. Plus, Matt and Alison discuss all the week's big new releases, and offer some movies you can watch at h

82 min
Feb 2, 2016
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Matt and Alison head to the Windy City for a serious discussion of Spike Lee’s hip-hop sex comedy CHI-RAQ. Plus, fresh from the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, Alison shares the highlights of her trip, while Matt helps you win your Oscar pool by handicappi

90 min
Jan 19, 2016
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Matt is back from paternity leave, just in time for for Alison to leave for the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Before she goes, though, she's got a preview of some of the most exciting titles at this year's fest. Hopefully her trip out West will go better t

75 min
Jan 8, 2016
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Alison is joined by special guest Amy Nicholson from LA Weekly and The Canon podcast while Matt’s on leave... Together they brave Adam Sandler’s first (and apparently wildly successful) Netflix original movie THE RIDICULOUS 6, then recommend some Sand

66 min
Dec 22, 2015
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With Matt away on paternity leave, Alison is joined by special guest Jen Yamato from The Daily Beast to bust into the multiplex and talk about the new Star Wars movie in all its spoilerific glory. Then they

107 min
Dec 8, 2015
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On the 100th episode of Filmspotting: SVU, Matt and Alison celebrate the best (and worst) of 2015 with the latest installment of their annual SVUvie Awards. Plus, with The Hateful Eight on the horizon, they're reviewing Quentin Tarantino's war movie INGLO

83 min
Nov 24, 2015
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Ladies and gentlemen, on the new Filmspotting: Streaming Video Unit, Matt Singer and Alison Willmore discuss all ten episodes of Aziz Ansari's new Netflix series, MASTER OF NONE. We think you'll find the discussion as soothing as a robotic therapy seal. P

82 min
Nov 10, 2015
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Film or digital, digital or film? On the new SVU, Matt and Alison follow Jason Mann as he tries to make THE LEISURE CLASS on the latest season of PROJECT GREENLIGHT and then recommend some other films from producers Ben Affleck and Matt Damon that you can

77 min
Oct 29, 2015
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The latest episode of SVU takes a trip across the world, as Matt and Alison review the new Netflix Original Movie BEASTS OF NO NATION and recommend some more films and television shows set across Africa that you can rent or stream at home right now.

81 min
Oct 13, 2015
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Strike a pose, Filmspotting: SVU listeners! On the latest episode of Streaming Video Unit, Matt and Alison dive deep into the world of fashion. First they review the new documentary IRIS from filmmaker Albert Maysles. Then they share some of their own per

73 min
Oct 1, 2015
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A review of Richard Fleischer's infamous MANDINGO, plus – with Matt and Alison traveling around the continent to cover various film festivals – they discuss some of the best movies they've seen from Toronto, New York and Fantastic Fest.

76 min
Sep 15, 2015
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Matt and Alison review Alex Ross Perry's QUEEN OF EARTH, starring Elisabeth Moss. Then they try to hold things together long enough to recommend some other movies about characters in the midst of mental breakdowns you can rent or stream at home right now.

76 min
Sep 2, 2015
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Yeah, hi. We're going to have to ask you to come in on Saturday? And listen to Matt and Alison review Marion Cotillard in TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT, and then recommend some other movies about work and jobs that you can rent or stream at home right now? If you c

85 min
Aug 18, 2015
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Just as entertaining as monkey torture, far more valuable than $240 worth of pudding, it's the latest episode of Filmspotting: SVU! Matt and Alison discuss the brand-new Netflix series WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER: FIRST DAY OF CAMP and recommend some other mo

85 min
Aug 4, 2015
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Alison and Matt discuss the music industry melodrama BEYOND THE LIGHTS, starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and recommend some other movies set in and around the music business that you can rent or stream at home right now.

78 min
Jul 21, 2015
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No, not cult movies. (Sorry ROCKY HORROR fans!) This week’s new Filmspotting: SVU is all about movies about religious cults. Matt and Alison review the new deprogramming drama FAULTS starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and then recommend some other movies

83 min
Jul 8, 2015
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No, you're not hallucinating; the Wachowskis have come to television, or at least streaming TV, with SENSE8. Matt and Alison have a review of the ambitious new Netflix series. Plus they'll discuss the full careers of Andy and Lana Wachowski, whose movies

81 min
Jun 23, 2015
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The calendar may say summer but Matt and Alison are bundling up for the latest episode of SVU, where they travel to the snowy peaks of Anatolia for a discussion of Nuri Bilge Ceylan's Palme d'Or-winning film WINTER SLEEP. Plus they recommend some other mo

75 min
Jun 9, 2015
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With Alison missing somewhere in the back alleys of San Francisco, Matt co-hosts this week's SVU with special guest Matt Patches from Esquire.com and the FIGHTING IN THE WAR ROOM podcast. They discuss BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA and – inspired by the ne

104 min
May 29, 2015
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Director Brad Bird has given us an Iron Giant, a Mr. and Mrs. Incredible, and a Rat Chef… what awaits in TOMORROWLAND? Matt and Alison do a little SVU/Filmspotting "Original Recipe" crossover to review Bird's latest and share their Top 5 Streaming Sci-F

79 min
May 12, 2015
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Don't blink or you'll miss all the fun; on the latest episode, Alison and Matt get down and Durst-y by reviewing ALL GOOD THINGS, director Andrew Jarecki’s fiction film about the life of real-estate heir Robert Durst, and THE JINX, Jarecki’s documenta

81 min
Apr 28, 2015
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Filmspotting: SVU *is* big! It's the streaming movies that got small! And on this episode of SVU, we take a journey to the dark side of show business for a podcast recommending movies about Hollywood. That's inspired by Matt and Alison's Listeners' Choice

93 min
Apr 14, 2015
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They are the podcasters without fear: Matt and Alison. And this week on SVU, they dive into Marvel's new DAREDEVIL series for Netflix. Plus, they'll recommend other films featuring blind protagonists that you should have on your radar, all of which are av

81 min
Apr 2, 2015
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Did you hear that clicking in your earbuds? Yep, your iPhone has been bugged by forces far greater and more dangerous than you could possibly imagine. Conspiracies are real – at least on the new episode of SVU, where Alison and Matt review THREE DAYS OF

77 min
Mar 18, 2015
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My fellow Americans, it's time to go back to the White House, where President Frank Underwood and First Lady Claire Underwood fend off rivals both foreign and domestic in the third season of HOUSE OF CARDS. Matt and Alison review Netflix’s hit show, and

82 min
Mar 3, 2015
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Prepare for a journey to the past, all the way back to last weekend, when Matt and Alison convened to record their review of the time-travel thriller PREDESTINATION. Plus, your hosts travel back into the history of Ethan Hawke's work onscreen, recommendin

90 min
Feb 17, 2015
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Get ready for the most hospitable episode of Filmspotting: SVU yet, as Matt and Alison share their streaming recommendations for movies set in the South. Plus, a discussion David Gordon Green's JOE, starring Nicolas Cage and Tye Sheridan, and a bonus revi

77 min
Feb 3, 2015
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Warning! Warning! Danger Will Robinson (and other podcast listeners with different names)! The latest episode of Filmspotting: SVU is all about movies featuring robots. Plus, Matt and Alison (or a pair of incredibly lifelike cyborgs) review AUTOMATA, the

86 min
Jan 20, 2015
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Matt and Alison take a trip to THE KINGDOM OF DREAMS AND MADNESS for a tour of the world of Studio Ghibli and legendary animator Hayao Miyazaki, plus recommend other documentaries about great artists you can rent or stream at home right now.

82 min
Jan 6, 2015
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Put down that smartphone, you're going to want to hear this one: On the new episode of Filmspotting: SVU, Alison and Matt discuss the British sci-fi series BLACK MIRROR, newly added to Netflix. Plus they'll recommend some technophobic movies you can rent

107 min
Dec 23, 2014
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From Brooklyn, New York, it's the 3rd Annual SVUvie Awards! While Matt and Alison reveal their top ten movies of 2014, they also continue their annual tradition of handing out eclectic year-end awards on this extra-special – meaning extra-long – year-

86 min
Dec 10, 2014
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The year is winding down, and Matt and Alison are finalizing their top ten lists... So on the new episode Filmspotting: SVU, they recommend some other titles notable 2014 titles you can rent or stream at home right now. Plus, they review both halves of La

91 min
Nov 26, 2014
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Matt and Alison return to Tim Burton's BATMAN RETURNS. More than 20 years later, how does Burton's edgy, strange superhero sequel hold up? Plus, they recommend some other movies featuring female anti-heroes you can rent or stream at home right now.

79 min
Nov 10, 2014
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Copy: 1! 2! 3! 4! Hey Filmspotting: Streaming Video Unit listeners, are you ready to rock? Well, too bad, we're doing it anyway. On the new SVU, Matt and Alison recommend some great movies about rock bands you can rent or stream at home right now. Plus, a

84 min
Oct 29, 2014
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On this spooktacular episode, Matt and Alison and recommend some indie horror movies you can rent or stream at home right now, perfect for your Halloween viewing plans this weekend. Plus, a review of the iconic indie horror film HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIA

73 min
Oct 14, 2014
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The new Filmspotting SVU is all about the new flesh -- and the films of David Cronenberg. Matt and Alison review Cronenberg's 1981 film SCANNERS, and recommend other Cronenberg movies you can rent or stream at home right now. If you're looking for a podca

72 min
Oct 1, 2014
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Get ready for the holiest (or maybe the most blasphemous) episode of SVU yet, as noted heathens Matt and Alison recommend biblical movies you can rent or stream at home right now, in honor of this week's Listeners Choice Review of Darren Aronofsky's NOAH.

77 min
Sep 15, 2014
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Let's go to prison! Alison and Matt review STARRED UP. Plus, inspired by the new British prison drama (and only three months late for Father's Day 2014!), they recommend other movies about fathers and sons that you can rent or stream at home right now. Do

74 min
Sep 1, 2014
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You wanna get nuts? Let's get nuts! On the new SVU, Matt and Alison recommend some of the craziest, weirdest, most WTF movies you can watch at home right now. Plus, their Listeners Choice Review of the trippy sci-fi/horror oddity THE VISITOR. Then they wi

81 min
Aug 19, 2014
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Just a small town girl, living in a lonely world, listening to the new Filmspotting: SVU, as Matt and Alison recommend some movies set in small towns. Plus, a review of the Netflix miniseries SOUTHCLIFFE from "Martha Marcy May Marlene" director Sean Durki

90 min
Aug 5, 2014
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Hello, Clarice... and SVU listeners with other names. Matt and Alison review Michael Mann's MANHUNTER, and go film-by-film (and TV show) through the Hannibal Lecter franchise, picking their favorites that you can rent or stream at home while considering w

79 min
Jul 22, 2014
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Surely they can't be serious: a whole episode about spoofs? They are serious--and don't call them Shirley. They're Matt and Alison, and on the latest episode of Filmspotting: SVU, they're recommending some spoofs you can watch at home right now, and revie

76 min
Jul 8, 2014
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Scarlett Johansson prowls the streets of Scotland looking for men in UNDER THE SKIN, this week's Listeners Choice pick on Filmspotting: Streaming Video Unit. After reviewing the latest film from director Jonathan Glazer (and vowing never to get into a cre

88 min
Jun 18, 2014
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Whoa, whoa, whoa! Put down that prison shank you made out of a toothbrush! The new episode of Streaming Video Unit is here! Matt and Alison review the second season of Netflix's ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK and recommend some other recent television shows you

87 min
Jun 2, 2014
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You just call out Filmspotting: Streaming Video Unit's name, and you know wherever you are, we will be there (assuming you've downloaded the podcast to your smartphone). On the new SVU, Matt and Allison review THE BIG CHILL and recommend some other movies

62 min
May 21, 2014
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Copy: That's not a podcast. THIS is a podcast. Matt and guest host Mike Ryan from ScreenCrush.com review the 1980s comedy CROCODILE DUNDEE. And inspired by everyone's favorite Australian bushman, they also recommend some other fish-out-of-water movies tha

78 min
May 6, 2014
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Matt and Alison review Asghar Farhadi's powerful domestic drama THE PAST. Plus, the SVU team recommends some more movies about marriage that you can rent or stream at home right now. If you're thinking about skipping this podcast, just remember that vow y

77 min
Apr 22, 2014
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Alison and Matt get to know comedy alpha papa Steve Coogan as they review Alan Partridge. Inspired by the film, they'll also recommend some other British comedies from film and television you can rent or stream at home right now.

69 min
Apr 8, 2014
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"The way of the Samurai is found in death. Meditation on inevitable death should be performed daily." Also recommended: listening to Filmspotting: Streaming Video Unit's review of Jim Jarmusch's GHOST DOG: THE WAY OF THE SAMURAI. On the new SVU, Matt and

76 min
Mar 25, 2014
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We're on lockdown on the new episode of Filmspotting: SVU, as Matt and Alison review PANIC ROOM. Plus, inspired by the David Fincher film, they'll recommend more claustrophobic movies you can rent or stream at home right now — and, if time permits, stab

70 min
Mar 10, 2014
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Matt and Alison, the most luscious podcasters in all of Internetdom, review Ridley Scott and Cormac McCarthy's THE COUNSELOR. Plus, inspired by the movie's nameless protagonist, they'll recommend more movies about nameless characters you can rent or strea

81 min
Feb 26, 2014
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Welcome back to Washington, and to the second season of Netflix's HOUSE OF CARDS, the subject of Matt and Alison's Listeners Choice Review on the new episode of Filmspotting: SVU. Plus, they examine the career of actor Kevin Spacey, and recommend some of

69 min
Feb 11, 2014
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Buckle up, SVU listeners! On this episode, Alison and Matt review Ron Howard's racing movie RUSH. As they compete to determine who is the best podcaster in the world, they'll also recommend some movies about rivalries available for streaming and rental on

76 min
Jan 28, 2014
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Matt and Alison review Thomas Vinterberg's THE HUNT, an Oscar nominee this year for Best Foreign Language Film. Plus, the SVU team recommends some streaming and rental titles featuring characters who are accused of crimes they didn't commit.

73 min
Jan 16, 2014
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Matt and Alison put on their berets, eat some baguettes and prove that they clearly know nothing about French culture beyond stereotypes from Pepe Le Pew cartoons as they review Francois Truffaut's SHOOT THE PIANO PLAYER. Plus, some hosts' choice recommen

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