148 episodes

Long-time friends Alex Geringer and Jonathan Satchell sit down each month and analyze the intersections of cinema to find out what makes great films great.

The Filmlings The Filmlings

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 14 Ratings

Long-time friends Alex Geringer and Jonathan Satchell sit down each month and analyze the intersections of cinema to find out what makes great films great.

    142. Kiarostami's Koker

    142. Kiarostami's Koker

    Sit back and enjoy the ride as Alex and Jonathan talk through the road-trip style films of Abbas Kiarostami in Where Is the Friend's House? (1987), And Life Goes On (1992), Through the Olive Trees (1994), and Taste of Cherry (1997). We discuss the way Kiarostami blends truth and fiction, how he uses long takes to provoke deeper thought from the audience, and the detailed attention he pays to the way people interact with their environment and each other.



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    7:56 – Where Is the Friend's House?
    24:33 – And Life Goes On
    42:19– Through the Olive Trees
    55:24 – Taste of Cherry
    1:15:53 – Overall
    1:31:54 – Coming Attractions



    Coming Attractions:


    Laura (1944)
    Bonjour Tristesse (1958)
    Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
    Bunny Lake is Missing (1965)



    For more information, visit the blog:
    https://thefilmlings.wordpress.com/2022/06/29/kiarostami

    Join us on Discord for ongoing film discussion:
    https://discord.gg/MAF6jh59cF

    Support the Show!
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    • 1 hr 35 min
    Trailer for Episode 142

    Trailer for Episode 142

    Find more info about the upcoming episode on The June Marquee.

    Join us on Discord to keep up with the discussion throughout the month:
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    • 4 min
    141. How to Train Your Podcast

    141. How to Train Your Podcast

    This month Alex and Jonathan fly to a mythical Nordic world and discuss the recent animated trilogy How to Train Your Dragon (2010), How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014), and How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019). We discuss a brief history of dragons, ways to incorporate high stakes and family into children's movies, and adapting a sprawling fantasy world from book to screen.



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    16:28 – How to Train Your Dragon
    38:56 – How to Train Your Dragon 2
    51:36 – How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
    1:01:44 – Overall
    1:10:32 – Coming Attractions



    Coming Attractions:


    Where Is the Friend's House? (1987)
    And Life Goes On (1992)
    Through the Olive Trees (1994)
    Taste of Cherry (1997)



    For more information, visit the blog:
    https://thefilmlings.wordpress.com/2022/06/01/httyd

    Join us on Discord for ongoing film discussion:
    https://discord.gg/MAF6jh59cF

    Support the Show!
    Patreon: https://patreon.com/thefilmlings
    Ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/thefilmlings

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Trailer for Episode 141

    Trailer for Episode 141

    Find more info about the upcoming episode on The May Marquee.

    Join us on Discord to keep up with the discussion throughout the month:
    https://discord.gg/MAF6jh59cF

    • 7 min
    140. One and Only Olivier

    140. One and Only Olivier

    When it comes to acting, few names loom as large in the recent history of stage or screen as that of Laurence Olivier. Alex and Jonathan discuss his contributions to the film medium through his roles in Wuthering Heights (1939), Rebecca (1940), Richard III (1955), and Marathon Man (1976). We talk about his growth as a performer, his interactions with leading directors from various periods of film history as well as his own merits as a director, and his impact on the acting profession for anyone following in his footsteps.



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    19:53 – Wuthering Heights
    35:44 – Rebecca
    52:40 – Richard III
    1:12:39 – Marathon Man
    1:26:24 – Overall
    1:34:11 – Coming Attractions



    Coming Attractions:


    How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
    How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)
    How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019)



    For more information, visit the blog:
    https://thefilmlings.wordpress.com/2022/04/27/olivier

    Join us on Discord for ongoing film discussion:
    https://discord.gg/MAF6jh59cF

    Support the Show!
    Patreon: https://patreon.com/thefilmlings
    Ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/thefilmlings

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Trailer for Episode 140

    Trailer for Episode 140

    Find more info about the upcoming episode on The April Marquee.

    Join us on Discord to keep up with the discussion throughout the month:
    https://discord.gg/MAF6jh59cF

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Philip Heard ,

Great Show

These guys are knowledgeable, but not pretentious. My kind of film podcast!

baroleaux ,

Films, Filmmaking, & Filmmakers

Unique insights each week on films, filmmaking, and filmmakers from two aspiring young men in the craft. Love the history and biography folded in with the analysis of storytelling and techniques of filmmaking.

HayPiano4te ,

The Cool Cats of Cinema

NPR meets Mystery Science Theater 3000 expertly squeezed into a podcast . Lots of depth, and well crafted opinions on an impressive variety of films. Jonathan (The Beard) and Alex (The Glasses) play off of each other like Starsky, and Hutch, delivering laughs, insight, and a good time.

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