40 episodes

Cinema of Meaning is a conversational podcast that seeks to explore the depths of what cinema has to offer. Each week, we discuss an individual film to get a better understanding of its storytelling qualities, to examine its cinematic techniques, and to uncover its deeper meanings. Hosted by video essayists Tom van der Linden from the channel Like Stories of Old and Thomas Flight.

Cinema of Meaning Thomas Flight and Tom van der Linden

    • TV & Film

Cinema of Meaning is a conversational podcast that seeks to explore the depths of what cinema has to offer. Each week, we discuss an individual film to get a better understanding of its storytelling qualities, to examine its cinematic techniques, and to uncover its deeper meanings. Hosted by video essayists Tom van der Linden from the channel Like Stories of Old and Thomas Flight.

    Ep. 39: Harakiri

    Ep. 39: Harakiri

    Thomas Flight and Tom van der Linden discuss the harm that happens when principles turn into empty facades, how they nevertheless can become entrenched in existing power dynamics, and to what extent individuals can stand up to them, in Masaki Kobayashi’s Harakiri.

    • 44 min
    Ep: 38: Barbarian

    Ep: 38: Barbarian

    Thomas Flight and Tom van der Linden discuss the gender dynamics of stranger danger, social commentary in horror movies, and the nature of predatory men, in Zach Cregger’s Barbarian.

    • 54 min
    Ep. 37: No Country for Old Men

    Ep. 37: No Country for Old Men

    Thomas Flight and Tom van der Linden discuss questions of fate and evil in the Coen Brothers’ surprisingly existentialist western No Country for Old Men.

    • 55 min
    Ep. 36: Midsommar

    Ep. 36: Midsommar

    Thomas Flight and Tom van der Linden discuss grief, relationship struggles, and the differences between individualistic and collectivist cultures, in Ari Aster’s Midsommar.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ep. 35: Primer

    Ep. 35: Primer

    Thomas Flight and Tom van der Linden discuss the beauty of low-budget, independent filmmaking, the intricacies of time travel, and how to navigate and appreciate challenging films, in Shane Carruth’s Primer.

    • 56 min
    Ep. 34: 300

    Ep. 34: 300

    Thomas Flight and Tom van der Linden discuss different notions of heroic masculinity, the conflicting excitement of stylized violence, and enjoying movies with ideas you don’t agree with, in Zack Snyder’s 300.

    • 1 hr 3 min

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