Spool Film Podcast

Arts & Culture Podcasts

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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Location:

Ireland

Description:

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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Twitter:

@spool

Language:

English


Episodes

Best Films of 2022

12/14/2022
We've been doing this for a decade and while we're seeing less brand few feature films (at a time when there's more than ever), rarely have we ever been so strongly in agreement on some of the top films. Comhghairdeas An Cailín Ciúin!! Nigel's Top 10 10. Parallel Mothers 9. Barbarian 8. Athena 7. All Quiet on the Western Front (Im Westen nichts Neues) 6. The Stranger 5. Kimi 4. After Yang 3. Aftersun 2. Top Gun: Maverick 1. An Cailín Ciúin (The Quiet Girl) Páraic's Top 10 10....

Duration:00:38:35

Who needs the World Cup?!

11/22/2022
Film reviews from Páraic McGeough and Nigel Wheatley including Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Bros, All Quiet on the Western Front, The Banshees of Inisherin and The Wonder. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:27:41

Best of 2022's first 6 months. Plus "Elvis".

6/27/2022
Paraic and Nigel share 10 picks from the first half of the year, along with where your can watch them. Plus reviews of Baz Luhrman's ELVIS and JURASSIC WORLD: DOMINION. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:37:21

Oscars Preview Special

3/25/2022
Nigel and Paraic go through all the major categories at the 2022 Academy Awards and predict who will be going home with Oscar statuettes (spoiler: probably CODA & Dune!!) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:27:38

The Batman is the bee's knees

3/9/2022
Nigel and Paraic take a deep-dive into Matt Reeves' entry into the Dark Knight canon. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:19:58

Encanto / Parallel Mothers / Licorice Pizza

2/11/2022
Wrapping up some of the movies we've seen since Christmas which made an impact! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:29:24

Best Films of 2021 - Ep #101 Special

12/22/2021
We’ve gone dark for the last 12 months but are back for a special episode to recap the year in cinema. With all the variables around cinemas and distribution in mind, we’re just going to include any new feature films we saw this year, some may have gotten wide or limited releases here in Ireland, some may not! Páraic's Top 10 of 2021 1) Pig (Volta.ie) 2) Riders of Justice (Youtube) 3) Dune (Youtube) 4) C'mon C'mon (In Cinemas Now) 5) King Rocker (NowTV) 6) Herself (Available for...

Duration:00:44:23

Best Films of 2020 - Ep #100 special

12/22/2020
It's the most wonderful time of the year.... end of year list time!! In this annual tradition Nigel and Páraic run through their respective best films of the year in a 12 month block like no other, and work out what their combined favourite film of 2020 was. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:59:16

Films for lockdown #2

11/19/2020
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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:31:00

Making sense of TENET with some big fat spoilers

9/4/2020
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... Closer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rc7-HbYvD9I Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for...

Duration:00:33:05

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

7/13/2020
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 including... Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:37:01

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

5/18/2020
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. Watch 'The Making of Space Jam': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBBdm19I7iE Watch the closing clip from 'My Sister's Sister': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ci-FAqJJOkU Hosted on Acast. See...

Duration:00:33:02

American Psycho (Social Distancing Cinema #1)

4/19/2020
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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:22:50

Coronavirus and Cinema.....

3/14/2020
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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:27:50

The Ultimate Oscars Preview!

2/6/2020
Eithne Shortall joins Nigel and Páraic for the ultimate Academy Awards 2020 preview as they unveil their picks, discuss the big omissions and predict who'll be walking home with a gold statuette (Joaquin, Renée, Laura and Brad probably!)... Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:38:49

*spoilerz* - Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

12/24/2019
Páraic and Nigel dissect the disappointment of the latest part of the Star Wars franchise... Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:13:31

The Best Films of 2019 - Marriage Story and Bait take top spots + Friends of Spool!

12/20/2019
Nigel and Páraic debate the best films of the year, with nods to Marriage Story (Nigel's #1), Bait (Páraic's #1), The Farewell, Pain and Glory, The Irishman and many more! PLUS some friends of Spool record their picks for 2019's best work. *SPOILER* Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:37:24

The Best Films of the 2010s!

12/9/2019
2010 - Inception, Unstoppable, The Social Network, Blue Valentine, Looking for Eric, Winters Bone, Black Swan, Scott Pilgrim, Greenberg 2011 - Drive, The Tree of Life, a Separation, Hugo, Moneyball, Take Shelter, Shame, Fast Five, Midnight in Paris, We Need to Talk About Kevin 2012 - Silver Linings Playbook, Skyfall, The Avengers, Amour, The Grey, Good Vibrations, After Lucia, Central Park Five, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, What Richard Did, Moonrise Kingdom, The Master 2013 -...

Duration:00:57:33

Getting comfy for 210 minutes of The Irishman!

11/12/2019
Reviews of.... The Irishman, Monos, Marriage Story, Sorry We Missed You, Bait, The Last Black Man in San Francisco, and Terminator: Dark Fate. Plus a look ahead to Knives Out and Frozen II! Boom. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:34:37

The brilliance of JOKER, the (pointless) joy of EL CAMINO... + more

10/14/2019
It's about time we sat down and dissected Todd Philips' JOKER, with both of us absorbed by the 70mm presentation of the film at Dublin's IFI. Also on the slab this month is Vince Gilligan's Breaking Bad film EL CAMINO, the superb Awkwafina-starring THE FAREWELL, and James Gray and Brad Pitt's opus AD ASTRA. Plus remembering Robert Forster with a nod back to JACKIE BROWN. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:25:01