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The Cinematologists Podcast: Exploring, Analysing and Celebrating Film Culture

The Cinematologists Podcast The Cinematologists

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The Cinematologists Podcast: Exploring, Analysing and Celebrating Film Culture

    Ep96 - Adam Mars-Jones

    Ep96 - Adam Mars-Jones

    Adam Mars-Jones is an award-winning novelist and critic. His most recent novel, Box Hill, won the 2019 Fitzcarraldo novel prize. An apt award for someone who is also one of Britain’s most erudite and singular voices in film criticism. In late 2019 a collection of his film criticism, Second Sight, was published. It collects a significant portion of his reviews from his days as The Independent’s film critic (the paper’s first) as well as work for outlets including the Spectator.
    In this, the first episode of season 11 proper, Neil sits down in Adam’s kitchen for a chat that takes in art, reappraisal, Kubrick, Altman, music, Galaxy Quest, masterpieces and Don Siegel.
    Thanks to Adam for his time and to Reaktion Books for sending out a copy to us and facilitating this conversation.

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    • 1 hr 48 min
    Filmstock Extra - Kieran Evans

    Filmstock Extra - Kieran Evans

    Recorded at Luton’s Filmstock Film Festival (co-directed by Neil) in November 2019, this series features long-form conversations with filmmakers recorded specially for the podcast.
    Thanks to The School of Film & Television at Falmouth University for sponsoring this strand of Filmstock to enable these conversations to take place.
    The series features conversations with directors Jeanie Finlay and Kieran Evans and screenwriter M.R. Carey.
    Finally, it’s Neil’s conversation with director Kieran Evans. Clips screened at the talk came from Kieran’s works Be Pure. Be Vigilant. Behave., The Outer Edges, Kelly + Victor and his music video for Edwyn Collins’ I Guess We Were Young.
    Filmstock screened Kieran’s film Truth & Memory, prior to the recording of this conversation.
    Follow him on Twitter here.
    Thanks to Mark Wooldridge for event photos.
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Filmstock Extra - M.R. Carey

    Filmstock Extra - M.R. Carey

    Recorded at Luton’s Filmstock Film Festival (co-directed by Neil) in November 2019, this series features long-form conversations with filmmakers recorded specially for the podcast.
    Thanks to The School of Film & Television at Falmouth University for sponsoring this strand of Filmstock to enable these conversations to take place.
    The series features conversations with directors Jeanie Finlay and Kieran Evans and screenwriter M.R. Carey.
    Next up, it’s Neil’s conversation with comics, novel and screenwriter M.R. Carey. The conversation covers his work in on legendary comics such as Lucifer, his YA novel and subsequent screenplay adaptation of The Girl With All The Gifts (screened at the festival) and his writing process in depth.
    For more on Mike (M.R.) go here, or follow him on Twitter here.
    Thanks to Mark Wooldridge for event photos.
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    • 1 hr
    Filmstock Extra - Jeanie Finlay

    Filmstock Extra - Jeanie Finlay

    Recorded at Luton’s Filmstock Film Festival (co-directed by Neil) in November 2019, this series features long-form conversations with filmmakers recorded specially for the podcast.
    Thanks to The School of Film & Television at Falmouth University for sponsoring this strand of Filmstock to enable these conversations to take place.
    The series features conversations with directors Jeanie Finlay and Kieran Evans and screenwriter M.R. Carey.
    First up, it’s Neil’s career-spanning conversation with documentary filmmaker Jeanie Finlay. Clips screened at the talk came from Jeanie’s films Goth Cruise, Orion: The Man Who Would Be King, Game of Thrones: The Last Watch and Seahorse.
    Filmstock screened Jeanie’s film Sound It Out, prior to the recording of this conversation.
    For more on Jeanie, go here, or follow her on Twitter here.
    Thanks to Mark Wooldridge for event photos.
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    • 1 hr
    Ep95 2019 review

    Ep95 2019 review

    In the final episode of season 10, we look back over 2019 with film highlights we wanted to discuss again. This is not a ranking or a best of, merely a celebration of the year in film and our personal choices of the work we think should be seen and discussed. Here's a list of all the films on our agenda:
    Ad Astra; Amazing Grace; Apollo 13; Atlantics; Bait; Burning; Capernaum; Dolemite is My Name; Hale County This Morning, This Evening; Happy as Lazzaro; Her Smell; High Flying Bird; High Life; If Beale Street Could Talk; The Irishman; Knife and Heart; Madeline's Madeline; Rolling Thunder Review; Three Faces; Transit.
    We very much appreciate the loyalty of our audience throughout the year. It is one of the key motivators for doing on the show the way we do as we continue to grow. As you probably know, one of the issues for independent podcasts, which don't have 'stars' and the automatic audience that brings, is visibility and discoverability. We hope you continue to find value in the show and we really appreciate it when you share and recommend our episodes on social media:
    Twitter: @Cinematologists;
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    If you ever have time to review the podcast on your podcast player of choice, this also helps with expanding the audience. For those who want to go a stage further please consider signing up for our Patreon membership: https://www.patreon.com/cinematologists. It is only $2.50 per month and you get our monthly newsletter along with bonus content and extended interviews with our guests. We are committed to keeping the show ad-free and this small support really helps with running costs and production improvements that we are always looking to make.
    All the best for 2020 and thank you for your continued support. Lots of love, Dario and Neil.
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    • 2 hr 28 min
    Ep94b - BFI Musicals Pt. 2 / Funny Girl

    Ep94b - BFI Musicals Pt. 2 / Funny Girl

    The second of instalment of our BFI Musicals two-parter sees Neil and Dario take a deep dive into the glorious world of Barbra Streisand. Neil was invited to Plymouth Arts Centre to take part in the Reclaim The Frame screening of Funny Girl (a film neither Neil nor Dario had seen), hosted by Mia Bays and the brilliant Birds Eye View organisation.
    This episode sees Neil and Dario discuss the stardom and career of Streisand, alongside an interview between Neil and Mia, Mia’s introduction to the screening and the post-screening panel featuring Neil, director and music video legend Andrew ‘Wiz’ Whiston and Professor of Performance Studies at the University of Plymouth, Prof. Roberta Mock.
    Thanks to Annabel Grundy and the team at BFI National Seasons for the opportunity and support.
    You can also listen to The Cinematologists here:
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    Our Website: www.cinematologists.com
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    • 1 hr 24 min

Customer Reviews

Dan S_ ,

Excellent!

My absolute favorite film podcast. So far they have done a fantastic job choosing a variety of great films and the analysis is in-depth without being pretentious or overly academic - the discussions are both accessible and intelligent/nuanced. Neil and Dario’s passion for film is very apparent in their chats, hearing them speak (and argue!) gives me a greater appreciation for the films I’ve already seen and gets me excited to seek-out the ones that I haven’t seen.

I also quite enjoy the format of the program. They always interview an interesting person between the before and after analysis of the film, this breaks up the discussions nicely and differentiates The Cinematologists from other film discussion podcasts that are quite monotonous.

I highly recommend the Cinematologists to both cinephiles and casual viewers. I enjoy it immensely and I hope it continues for a long time.

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