Filmspotting: Streaming Video Unit (SVU)
By Matt Singer & Alison Willmore
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Filmspotting: SVU is a bi-weekly podcast hosted by Alison Willmore and Matt Singer focusing on the world of online movies.
||SVU #63: Under The Skin / Aliens Walk Among Us Movies||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||7/7/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||SVU #62: Orange Is The New Black (Season 2) / New TV Recommendations||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||6/18/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||SVU #61: The Big Chill / Friendship Movies / Cannes||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||6/2/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||SVU #60: Crocodile Dundee / Fish-out-of-Water Movies||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||5/20/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||SVU #59: The Past / Marriage Movies||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||5/6/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||SVU #58: Alan Partridge / British Comedy||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.||4/22/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||SVU #57: Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai / Movie Sword Fights||"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||4/8/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||SVU #56: Panic Room / Claustrophobic Movies||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||3/25/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||SVU #55: The Counselor / Movies About Nameless Protagonists||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||3/9/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||SVU #54: House of Cards / Kevin Spacey Films||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||2/25/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||SVU #53: Rush / Rivalry Movies||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||2/11/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||SVU #52: The Hunt / Wrongfully Accused Movies||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.||1/27/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||SVU #51: Shoot The Piano Player / Hosts' Choice||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||1/16/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||SVU #50: Prisoners / Best Films and TV of 2013 / 2nd Annual SVUvie Awards||This is 50! On this golden anniversary episode of Filmspotting: Streaming Video Unit, Matt and Alison celebrate the best of 2013 with the Second Annual SVUvie Awards. Plus, the Listeners' Choice Review of PRISONERS sparks one of the biggest disagreements||12/31/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||SVU #49: Spring Breakers / The Career of James Franco||Spring break forever, y'all. On this dark tanning oil-soaked edition of SVU, Matt and Alison head to St. Petersburg for a little fun (and crime and maybe a Britney Spears cover or two) to review Harmony Korine's SPRING BREAKERS. Plus, their picks for othe||12/17/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||SVU #48: Frances Ha / 2013 Year-End Catch-up||Matt and Alison are making their year-end lists and checking them twice, and they're going to tell you which films you can watch online right now are worthing tracking down. Plus, their listener's choice review is Noah Baumbach's latest film, FRANCES HA.||12/3/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||SVU #47: Kaboom / Apocalyptic Movies||The end is nigh! Nigh means "on this week's Filmspotting: SVU" right? That's what I thought. With evil omens and portends of doom everywhere they look, Matt and Alison recommend some apocalyptic movies available on streaming and rental. Plus, their review||11/19/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||SVU #46: The Dirties / Found Footage Movies||On Nov. 3, 2013, film critics Matt Singer and Alison Willmore went into the studio to record a podcast. Two days later, this podcast was uploaded to their server. Out of respect for their families, it has not been altered in any way. Along with their disc||11/4/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||SVU #45: Carrie / Stephen King Movies||Let Matt and Alison be your prom dates (but make sure they're not bringing any buckets of pig's blood) during a Listeners' Choice review of Brian De Palma's Carrie. Plus, the Streaming Video Unit recommends other movies adapted from the work of author Ste||10/22/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||SVU #44: Paris Movies / The Lovers on the Bridge||Sacrebleu! This week the Streaming Video Unit investigators travel to The City of Light for a Paris-themed episode. Plus, Matt and Alison review "The Lovers on the Bridge," the cult film from "Holy Motors" director Leos Carax, and provide lots of streamin||10/6/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||SVU #43: All The Boys Love Mandy Lane / Shelf-Sitters||A podcast seven years in the making! On this episode of SVU, Matt and Alison discuss "All The Boys Love Mandy Lane," which premiered way back in 2006, but just came to on demand and digital earlier this month. In honor of Mandy Lane, they also discuss oth||9/26/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||SVU #42: This Is Martin Bonner / Starting Over Movies||You can't teach an old dog new tricks, but it's never too late for podcasters -- or movie characters -- to start over. Inspired by the new indie movie THIS IS MARTIN BONNER, which is now streaming on Netflix Instant, Alison Willmore and Matt Singer recomm||9/11/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||SVU #41: Antiviral / Body Horror Movies||Long live the new flesh! Alison and Matt share an infectious conversation about the best body horror movies available to rent or stream online. Plus, a review of Brandon Cronenberg's ANTIVIRAL. Find out whether it's the germ of a great movie or something||8/27/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||SVU #40: Orange Is the New Black / Prison Movies||No touching! On this week's SVU, Alison Willmore and Matt Singer spend some quality time in the SHU while discussing the best prison movies available to rent or stream online. Plus, a long conversation about Netflix's new original series, "Orange Is the N||8/15/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||SVU #39: The Avengers / Comic Book Movies||Jordan Hoffman from ScreenCrush fills in for Alison to help Matt geek out and share some of their favorite comic book movies currently available via streaming and on demand... Plus, they revisit a little indie movie from last summer, "The Avengers."||7/31/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||SVU #38: Top 5 Anthology Movies / The ABCs of Death / Only God Forgives||Matt and Alison invite 10 filmmakers to make their own short movies about each one of their Top 5 Anthology Films (available online). Plus, a discussion of the horror anthology "The ABCs of Death," and a trip to Bangkok to review "Only God||7/19/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||SVU #37: New on VOD / Stoker||Alison and Matt examine murderous impulses and incestuous longings... you know, the normal coming-of-age stuff... as they discuss Park Chan-wook's "Stoker," starring Mia Wasikowska. Plus, much more from the world of streaming and on demand movies.||7/1/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||SVU #36: Cold War Movies / K-19: The Widowmaker||Alison and Matt engage in their deepest conversation yet... literally... as they discuss Kathryn Bigelow's K-19: THE WIDOWMAKER, and share their favorite Cold War Movies available via on demand and streaming.||6/18/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||SVU #35: Arrested Development / Cult Comedies||Matt and Alison have readied their chicken impressions and paid a visit to the Method One Acting Clinic in prep for their review of Netflix's new episodes of "Arrested Development." Plus, some of their favorite cult comedies currently available via stream||6/3/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||SVU #34: The Paperboy / Over-The-Top Acting||Matt and Alison put the, uh, streaming in Streaming Video Unit with a discussion of "The Paperboy," starring Nicole Kidman and Zac Efron. Plus, your hosts chew the scenery as they highlight some of their favorite movies that feature over-the-top acting an||5/22/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||SVU #33: Top of the Lake / New Zealand Films and Filmmakers||SVU is on the case of a missing 12-year-old girl as they discuss the New Zealand filmed and set miniseries from co-creator Jane Campion, "Top of the Lake." Plus, a rundown of some of the best movies shot in New Zealand or made by Kiwi filmmakers that avai||5/7/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||SVU #32: It's Such a Beautiful Day / Animation for Grownups||Matt and Alison were going to call the theme of this show 'animated adult films' but that just seemed wrong... So instead they'll hand-draw you their picks for some of their favorite animated movies currently available via streaming and on demand. Plus, t||4/23/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||SVU #31: 48 Hrs. / Streets of Fire / Eddie Murphy Movies||Matt gets Alison out on a weekend pass for a Walter Hill double feature of "48 Hrs." and "Streets of Fire." Plus, a look at Eddie Murphy movies currently available via streaming and on demand.||4/9/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||SVU #30: Primer / Time Travel Movies||Alison fires up the Delorean powered by Doc Singer's flux capacitor and treks back to 2005 for a discussion Shane Carruth's "Primer" ... then the pair comes back to the present to share some of their favorite time travel movies currently available via str||3/25/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||SVU #29: Perks of Being From Pennsylvania Edition||From the streets of Philadelphia to the steel mills of Pittsburgh, Alison and Matt share their favorite movies set in Pennsylvania currently available via streaming and on demand -- inspired by their Listener's Choice review of "The Perks of Being a Wallf||3/12/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||SVU #28: Live From Videology Edition||No, that isn't a prank Skype caller... Live From Videology in Brookyln, Alison and Matt talk to "Compliance" writer/director Craig Zobel and star Pat Healy, plus share some interesting titles currently available via VOD and streaming.||2/25/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||SVU #27: We Love The '80s Edition||Matt plays Goose to Alison's Maverick -- or is it the other way around? -- as the SVU team takes a look at the '80s action classic "Top Gun." Plus, a look at some of their favorite '80s movies available via streaming and on demand.||2/12/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||SVU #26: When You Wish Upon a Star Edition||Grab your magic feather and make sure you're home by midnight: on this episode of SVU, Matt and Alison travel to the happiest place on earth for a look at the wide world of Disney movies available on streaming and VOD, plus a review of Disney's "Treasure||1/28/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||SVU #25: Lone Star Edition||Matt and Alison heard y'all talking about killing mama. They think it's a good idea... SVU investigates the sleazy world of William Friedkin's "Killer Joe" and shares some of their favorite 'Texas movies' available via streaming and VOD.||1/16/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||SVU #24: Inaugural SVUvie Awards||The end of 2012 means it's time for Matt and Alison's inaugural SVUvie Awards!||12/31/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||SVU #23: In a Mirror, Darkly Edition||Alison insists on dancing to pop music while stern taskmaster Matt refuses, leading to a lot of tension as SVU discusses the new film from the director of "Dogtooth" about an underground group that helps people mourn their lost loved ones by impersonating||12/18/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||SVU #22: December Cram Session Edition||With the final exam looming, Matt and Alison cram in some acclaimed 2012 releases currently available via streaming and VOD, including the documentary "The Imposter."||12/4/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||SVU #21: Give Us the Money and No One Gets Hurt Edition||Hey, maybe, we should've robbed your house. Did you ever think of that? ... It crossed SVU's mind as Matt and Alison discuss Wes Anderson's debut film "Bottle Rocket" and share some of their favorite heist movies currently available via on demand and stre||11/19/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||SVU #20: It's a Helluva Town Edition||Chapter One. Matt and Alison are as tough and romantic as the city they love.. New York was their town, and it always would be... This week, your SVU investigators share some of their favorite movies about their favorite city available via streaming. Plus||11/5/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||SVU #19: Only a Pwn in Their Game Edition||The Master Control Program has chosen Matt and Alison to serve their system on the Game Grid... prompting them to discuss the new documentary Indie Game: The Movie, and help you on your quest to find good movies influenced by video games that are availabl||10/22/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||SVU #18: Electric Boogaloo Edition||Damnit Jim, Matt and Alison are podcasters not doctors... and they're prepped for the Listener's Choice discussion of "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan." Plus, a conversation with "Hotel Noir" director Sebastian Gutierrez and a look at some 'Superior Seque||10/8/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||SVU Bonus: Sound of Damsels in Distress||Matt and Alison highlight four new titles available on demand, inclyding "Sound of My Voice" and Whit Stillman's "Damsels in Distress." Plus, is film dead?||10/1/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||SVU #17: Life, Love and Capachow Edition||Pootie Tang gots to say na nay no... but Matt and Alison say ya yay yes to the Listeners' Choice discussion of Louis C.K.'s ill-fated feature directing debut. Plus, great titles about stand-ups-turned filmmakers that are currently available via streaming||9/26/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||SVU #16: Going to the Dogs Edition||You know what grandma Singer always used to say? If you want to make God laugh... tell Him your plans. Matt and Alison follow through on their plan to discuss the Listener's Choice pick "Amores Perros," plus share some of their favorite 'connected' movies||9/10/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||SVU #15: Sights, Sounds and Personae Edition||"The important thing is the effort, not what we achieve"... And, well, Alison and Matt put a lot of effort into discussing Ingmar Bergman's "Persona." Plus, a look at some classic titles from the Sight & Sound Greatest Films Poll currently available via s||8/28/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||SVU #14: Not Another Teen Movie Podcast Edition||Alison and Matt finally learn the tough lesson that lthis isn't an opera, and we are not all supporting characters to the drama of their amazing lives, as they discuss Kenneth Lonergan's "Margaret," stridently offer up some other great 'teen movies' curre||8/13/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||SVU #13: Beauty is in the Eye of the Podcaster Edition||"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it," Confucius says. Matt and Alison try to open your eyes to the wonders of some gorgeous films currently available now via streaming, discuss Wong Kar-wai's "Days of Being Wild" and much more.||7/30/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||SVU #12: Easy Riders, Raging Bulls Edition||It's like Matt and Alison always say: "It's real hard to be free when you are bought and sold in the marketplace." Hear a discussion of Warren Beatty's Best Picture-winning "Reds" and get recommendations on great New Hollywood-era films available now on d||7/11/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||SVU #11: Who You Callin' a Chick Flick Edition||Matt and Alison consider Geena Davis in "Cutthroat Island" and other female-driven action movies that you can see now via streaming.||6/25/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Filmspotting: SVU #10 - Maybe You Should Have Gotten Satellite Edition||"I learned the facts of life from watching The Facts of Life! Oh God!" Matt and Alison discuss the Ben Stiller-Jim Carrey 'flop' "The Cable Guy" and fill up your queue with notable films from actors turned directors.||6/12/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Filmspotting: SVU #9 - Your Cheatin' Canadian Heart Edition||Matt and Alison discuss Sarah Polley's new film "Take This Waltz" and share their Top 5 Infidelity Movies available via streaming. Plus, the Listener's Choice discussion of Gus Van Sant's "Drugstore Cowboy."||6/1/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Filmspotting: SVU #8 - Search For The Brain Bug Edition||Matt and Alison discuss Paul Verhoeven's cult classic "Starship Troopers" and offer up some of their favorite Movie Dystopias currently available via streaming.||5/14/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Filmspotting: SVU #7 - Unsexy Movies About Sex Edition||This episode's secret word is: "Fidelio." Matt and Alison discuss Julia Leigh's 2011 film "Sleeping Beauty" and share some of their favorite unsexy movies about sex that you can see via streaming.||4/29/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Filmspotting: SVU #6 - Stop The Presses Edition||Matt and Alison discuss Billy Wilder's cynical 1951 film "Ace in the Hole" starring Kirk Douglas, and investigate some of the most compelling journalism movies available via streaming.||4/15/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Filmspotting: SVU #5 - Who Is John Galt? Edition||Matt and Alison examine successful book-to-screen transfers available via streaming, and discuss the recent adaptation of Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged: Part 1."||4/1/12||Free||View In iTunes|
Just what we wanted!
I'm so glad Matt Singer and Alison Willmore are in the podcasting game and have managed to keep their fantastic format. They always deliever an entertaining intelligent episodes. A great podcast for anyone who wants offbeat movie recommendations and some interesting insights and descontructions of a variety of films. I really hope this podcast is here for the long haul!
Here's why this podcast is awesome
1) There is great chemistry between the hosts.
2) Matt Singer does amazing voices.
3) There is thoughtful discussions of films that listeners will have easy access to.
4) It surfaces movies you might not have otherwise thought to check out.
5) The weekly themes are entertaining and insightful, helping you to understand how certain genres use tropes and conventions.
This podcast is an asset to the "Filmspotting" name. What are you waiting for? Subscribe!
Matt Singer likes to make voices.
This would be a good podcast if Matt could just quit making voices. I know this is a personal preference on my part, but it is too much for me. I listen to a lot of podcasts and this is the first podcast I ever had to unsubscribe because of someone’s voice.