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The place for Irish cinema-obsessives Páraic McGeough and Nigel Wheatley to discuss the best and worst films that they've seen in cinemas and on the telly. We've been on the go since 2012. Say hello @spool on Twitter.

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The place for Irish cinema-obsessives Páraic McGeough and Nigel Wheatley to discuss the best and worst films that they've seen in cinemas and on the telly. We've been on the go since 2012. Say hello @spool on Twitter.

    Films for lockdown #2

    Films for lockdown #2

    Nigel and Páraic sit down for a WhatsApp video call to talk films they've been "enjoying" Ireland's second full lockdown. Includes Cork FIlm Festival favourite WOLFWALKERS, Ben Wheatley's REBECCA, the Emily Mortimer-starring RELIC, Pixar's ONWARD, Robert Zemeckis' THE WITCHES, British film LYNN + LUCY and many more.... Plus Páraic goes through his Sky Movies offer, and Nigel reveals the best time to watch horror films - 5.30am.

    • 31 min
    Making sense of TENET with some big fat spoilers

    Making sense of TENET with some big fat spoilers

    It’s taken us 6 weeks but we’ve finally gotten back to the cinema and so this episode is mostly a big giant discussion on Tenet and whether it was worth the big wait. And after all that we’ll be digging through some of the new releases that have shown up on Netflix in the last few weeks and discussing 'The Batman'. And Nigel shills for 'Palm Springs' which isn't coming to a screen near you...

    • 33 min
    A return to the cinema? // (Virtual) Galway Fleadh // David Lynch's 'Wild at Heart'

    A return to the cinema? // (Virtual) Galway Fleadh // David Lynch's 'Wild at Heart'

    Nigel makes it to The Stella cinema in Rathmines for some socially distant cinema, Páraic virtually attends the Galway Film Fleadh for the Philip Doherty's Cavan-set 'Redemption of a Rogue', we set ourselves the challenge to tackle David Lynch's 1990 'Wild at Heart'... and a selection of what's been floating our boat on Disney+, Netflix and Amazon Prime.

    • 37 min
    Space Jam, Never Rarely Sometimes Always, The Assistant (Social Distancing Cinema #2)

    Space Jam, Never Rarely Sometimes Always, The Assistant (Social Distancing Cinema #2)

    We believe we can fly right back to 1996 to take on the Michael Jordan, Bugs Bunny opus 'Space Jam', Nigel review new on-demand releases 'Never Rarely Sometimes Always' and 'The Assistant', and Páraic takes on 'Extraction' and 'The Wrong Missy'. And we remember Lynn Shelton and Fred Willard.

    • 33 min
    American Psycho (Social Distancing Cinema #1)

    American Psycho (Social Distancing Cinema #1)

    4 weeks into shut cinemas, we're remote-recording to dip into a film that is considered a modern classic - 2000's 'American Psycho' from director Mary Harron and starring Christian Bale. We also go through some of the other random stuff we've been watching from Disney+, Netflix and Amazon Prime.

    • 22 min
    Coronavirus and Cinema.....

    Coronavirus and Cinema.....

    We try to make sense of what is going on in the world around the coronavirus pandemic, and how this affects cinema-going, on-demand viewing at home and the entire cinema industry. Amidst this we also review 'The Invisible Man', 'Portrait of a Lady on Fire' and 'Colour out of Space' and remember Max von Sydow.

    • 27 min

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5.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

ManicCinam ,

Relaxed and funny

The guys know their stuff, makes for a fun, chilled-out 45 minutes every month.

Euphio ,

Great show altogether

Great analysis and laughs from the Spooool lads. As a bonus for Irish film fans it's nice to have a podcast with a bit of an Irish slant.

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