Cinetopia RadioOct 17, 2023
November on EHFM 2023: IDFA Documentary Festival Coverage 2023, reviews of Anatomy of a Fall, Loch Ness: They Created a Monster, Femme, plus interviews with Yi Wang and Juan Palacios
On the November edition of the Cinetopia Radio show and podcast, Cinetopia's Amanda Rogers is joined with show regular Garry Arnot and Amaya Bañuelos Marco as we review the palme d’or winning, Anatomy of a Fall (Justine Triet) plus new release films including the Scottish documentary Loch Ness: They Created a Monster (John MacLaverty), which was screened at the Inverness Film Festival and the British film Femme (Sam H. Freeman and Ng Choon Ping) which featured this year at Edinburgh International Film Festival this year.
Amaya Bañuelos Marco and Amanda Rogers talk all things documentary covering IDFA, the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 2023, reviewing three films together, El Echo (Tatiana Huezo). Alreadymade (Barbara Visser), The Cemetery of Cinema, (Thierno Souleymane Diallo). Amaya also chats with director Juan Palacios who directed the film As the Tide Comes In which was part of the festival’s international competition.
Amanda also sat down with Yi Wang, director of the Queer East Festival which is coming to Edinburgh starting from the 28th Nov-2nd of December (https://queereast.org.uk/).
October on EHFM 2023: London Film Festival Coverage and Interview with Paul Bruce, Director of Edinburgh Short Film Festival and actor Jamie Robson
On this October edition of the Cinetopia radio show and podcast, Show co-producer Jim Ross and show regular Simon Bowie reviewed films from the London Film Festival including
Emerald Fennel's Saltburn as well as Martin Scorsese KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON as well as EILEEN.
Amanda sat down with Paul Bruce Director of the Edinburgh Short Film Festival and Jamie Robson, an actor who features in two films as part of this 13th edition of the festival.
September 2023 on EHFM: reviews of FREMONT, PAST LIVES, EL CONDE, and BROTHER plus an interview with SMOKE SAUNA SITERHOOD director Anna Hints
On the September episode the Cinetopia show, the team (this month Jim Ross, Clara Strachan, Simon Bowie, and Amanda Rogers) cover four new release films that are currently out in cinemas: FREMONT (dir. Babak Jalali), PAST LIVES (dir. Celine Song), EL CONDE (dir. Pablo Larraín) and BROTHER (dir. Clement Virgo). Amanda also interviews Anna Hints, director of the acclaimed film, SMOKE SAUNA SISTERHOOD. Anna won the best direction award for World Documentary competition at Sundance 2023.
Show running order:
07:00 - FREMONT (dir. Babak Jalali)
20:45 - PAST LIVES (dir. Celine Song)
49:00 - EL CONDE (dir. Pablo Larraín)
1:13:00 - BROTHER (dir. Clement Virgo)
1:29:00 - Interview Anna Hints director of SMOKE SAUNA SISTERHOOD
August 2023 on EHFM: Reviews of BARBIE, OPPENHEIMER, and as part of Edinburgh International Film Festival 2023 reviews of PASSAGES and AFIRE
On this August episode the Cinetopia team (this month Jim Ross, Garry Arnot, and Amanda Rogers) cover the Barbenheimer movies, Greta Gerwig's BARBIE and Christopher Nolan's OPPENHEIMER. We continue our coverage of Edinburgh International Film Festival which begins this week (18th-23rd August) with reviews of PASSAGES directed by Ira Sachs, and AFIRE, directed by Christian Petzold plus some of our recommendations for to catch at this edition of Edinburgh's premiere film festival.
16:45 - BARBIE (dir. Greta Gerwig) review
37:30 - OPPENHEIMER (dir. Christopher Nolan) review
1:05:30 Edinburgh International Film Festival Coverage begins
1:06:30 PASSAGES (dir. Ira Sachs) review
1:19:40 AFIRE (dir. Christian Petzold) review
JULY 2023 on EHFM: EDINBURGH FILM FEST PROGRAMME LAUNCH PLUS REVIEWS OF MISSION IMPOSSIBLE, SHABU, and ASTEROID CITY
On this month's episode, Cinetopia's Amanda is joined by film critic and show regular, Simon Bowie, to review a nice selection of summer films. First up is Mission: Impossible 7 - Dead Reckoning Part 1, 2 hours and 49 minutes of action and not much else (in our opinion :)). Next up is a new charming dutch documentary, SHABU, directed Shamira Raphaela. Simon and Amanda, both self-proclaimed Wes Anderson fans talk through his latest, Asteroid City, and how it holds up to his other films over time (or maybe doesn't?). Tune in to find out!
Finally, Amanda also sits down with some of the 2023 Edinburgh International Film Festival programme team including Kate Taylor, Programme Director, and Rafa Sales Ross, one their core programmers to talk through this year's film festival programme!
00:00 - Intro and Industry Topics - WGA/SAG-AFTRA STRIKE & EIFF Intro
10:15 - Mission: Impossible 7 - Review
25:10 - Shabu Review
34:45 - Asteroid City Review
53:20 - Interview with Edinburgh International Film Festival Programming Team including Kate Taylor, Programme Director and Rafa Sales Ross, Programmer.
1:18:15 - Closing Remarks
June 2023 on EHFM: Sheffield Doc/Fest Coverage + interviews with Paul Sng, director of TISH, Dr. Jess Brough, founder of Fringe of Colour Festival, and Rohan Berry Crickmar of Folk Film Gathering
Aired originally 20th June, 2023 on EHFM -
This month, show host and Cinetopia co-founder, Amanda Rogers is joined by Cinetopia curator Amaya Bañuelos Marco and show regular and critic, Clara Strachan, to review the 2023 Sheffield Doc/Fest. They review together 4 films from this year's programme: TISH, YOUR FAT FRIEND, THE CASTLE, and LONELY OAKS.
Clara talks to Dr. Jess Brough, founder and co-director of Fringe of Colour Film Festival which is happening from 23-29 June in Edinburgh. Amanda also sits down with TISH director, Paul Sng, which was the opening film of the 2023 Sheffield Doc/fest and also speaks with Rohan Berry Crickmar, an organiser of the Folk Film Gathering happening across Edinburgh in June 2023.
for more about our events and programmes, go to Cinetopia.co.uk
May 2023 on EHFM: Review of The Eight Mountains, Plan 75, Master Gardener, and Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power
Amanda Rogers from Cinetopia was joined by Garry Arnot and Clara Strachan to discuss four new release films this month: The Eight Mountains directed by Felix Van Groeningen and Charlotte Vandermeersch currently out in cinemas. Plan 75 Chie Hayakawa, a Japanese film also out in cinemas at the moment. Master Gardener, Paul Schrader's latest film out on the 26th of May. And finally, the documentary, Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power, directed by Nina Menkes.
April 2023 on EHFM: Renfield, One Fine Morning, Rodeo, plus Local Hero 40th Anniversary
On our April edition of the Cinetopia Radio show and podcast, Cinetopia's Amanda Rogers is joined by show co-Producer Jim Ross (Editor-in-Chief, TAKEONECinema.net) to talk about the recent activity of the Save Filmhouse campaign and our proposed activity around the 40th Anniversary of the classic Scottish film, LOCAL HERO. Also on this episode, Amanda and Jim review the following new release films: RENFIELD, ONE FINE MORNING, and RODEO.
March 2023 on EHFM: Glasgow Film Festival special, Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival & Save Filmhouse campaign
[originally aired on EFHM 21st March, 2023] On our March edition of the Cinetopia Radio show and podcast, Cinetopia's Amanda Rogers is joined by Amaya Banuelos Marco to talk about the recent activity of the Save Filmhouse campaign and the recent protest outside the building. Also on this episode, show regulars Garry Arnot and Simon Bowie recap their time at the 2023 Glasgow Film Festival including reviewing the following films: Typist Artist Pirate King, Other People's Children, Sanctuary, and March on Rome. Amaya joins Amanda again to talk about the 2023 Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival.
February 2023 on EHFM: Reviews of BLUE JEAN, SUBJECT, NOSTALGIA, and Glasgow Festival Opening Film, GIRL plus an interview with BAFTA nominated Marie Liden, director of ELECTRIC MALADY
For our February episode of 2023, Amanda Rogers from Cinetopia was joined by Garry Arnot to discuss our OSCAR predictions as well as review new release films: BLUE JEAN, a debut feature directed by Georgia Oakley, SUBJECT, Directed by Jennifer Tiexiera and Camilla Hall, NOSTALGIA, director by Mario Martone; We also preview the 2023 Glasgow Film Festival including reviewing the festival's opening film, GIRL. Amanda also sat down with the documentary director, MARIE LIDEN, who was recently nominated for a BAFTA for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director, or Producer, for her direction of ELECTRIC MALADY
January 2023 on EHFM: Reviews of Tar, Enys Men, Saint Omer, EO and an interview with Sean Lìonadh, director of Too Rough
For our first episode of 2023, Amanda Rogers from Cinetopia was joined by Garry Arnot and Simon Bowie, and together they reviewed the following new release films: TAR, directed by Todd Field and starring Cate Blanchett; ENYS MEN, Mark Jenkin's latest feature film; SAINT OMER, documentary filmmaker, Alice Diop's first narrative feature, and Jerzy Skolimowski's EO. Amanda also interviewed Sean Lìonadh, director and writer of TOO ROUGH, a Scottish short film that has already won the Scottish BAFTA awards among many others in 2022.
December 2022 on EH-FM: Reviews of Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio, Decision to Leave, Nanny, and Troll
November on EH-FM: The Banshees of Inisherin, The Oil Machine, and Causeway, interviews with Jim Hickey, Ali Campbell, Patti Mroz, & Bel Ingham.
This month, Cinetopia co-founder and Director Amanda Rogers is joined by show co-producer Jim Ross (TAKEONECinema.net Editor-in-Chief) and show regulars Simon Bowie and Stephanie Brown to review the following films this month: Banshees of Inisherin, The Oil Machine, and Causeway. Amanda Rogers also interviews Jim Hickey, former Director of the Filmhouse and Edinburgh International Film Festival (from 1979-1993) who shares an incredible history of these two Edinburgh film institutions and their importance for both the city but also UK and international cinema, as well as Patti Mroz and Ali Campbell, two former Filmhouse supervisors and Bel Ingham, a former FOH member of staff who set up the Former CMI Staff Welfare Fund
October 2022 on EH-FM: Edinburgh's Filmhouse and film festivals, Blonde, Triangle of Sadness
This month, Cinetopia co-founder Amanda Rogers is joined by show co-producer Jim Ross (TAKEONECinema.net Editor-in-Chief) and Clara Strachan to discuss the demise of Edinburgh's Filmhouse and the Edinburgh International Film Festival, and the impact on the festival scene in the city and Scotland. The team also review Marilyn Monroe biopic BLONDE and Palme D'Or winner TRIANGLE OF SADNESS.
02:25 - Edinburgh's Filmhouse & EIFF in administration
34:41 - Taiwan Film Festival Edinburgh
36:34 - Blonde (Dir: Andrew Dominik)
58:50 - French Film Festival UK
1:00:44 - Triangle of Sadness (Dir: Ruben Östlund)
1:19:22 - Edinburgh Short Film Festival
1:21:57 - ShortCom Film Festival
1:23:10 - Outro and the month ahead
August 2022 on EH-FM: Edinburgh International Film Festival
The Cinetopia radio team including Amanda Rogers, Cinetopia founder, Jim Ross, Editor-in-Chief of Take One Magazine, Isobel Salamon, and Clara Strachan review three films part of this year's Edinburgh International Film Festival in this EH-FM special. In this episode the team review the festival's opener, AFTERSUN, directed by Scottish filmmaker, Charlotte Wells, starring Paul Mescal and Francesca Corio, which made its UK premiere in Edinburgh after winning a jury prize at Cannes earlier this year. The team also reviews the New Zealand comedy, NUDE TUESDAY, directed by Armağan Ballantyne, showcasing the festival's mid-gala film. Finally, the team reviews OFFICIAL COMPETITION, directed by Argentine directors Gastón Duprat, Mariano Cohn and starring Penelope Cruz, Antonio Banderas, and Oscar Martinez. The group also shares their overview of what to look out for in the rest of the festival programme.
June 2022 on EH-FM: Jurassic Park Dominion, Canon Arms and the Arcade Quest, Pleasure, a preview of the Sheffield Doc/Fest plus an interview with Cinemaattic
8:05 - Jurassic World Dominion (Dir: Colin Trevorrow)
30:23 - Cannon Arm and the Arcade Quest (Dir: Mads Hedegaard)
48:20 - Pleasure (Dir: Ninja Thyberg)
I Didn’t see you there (Dir: Reid Davenport)
Swing And Sway (Dir: Fernanda Pessoa and Chica Barbosa)
Midwives - Snow Hnin Ei Hlaing
Interview with Rafael Cueto from CinemaAttic
May 2022 on EH-FM: Everything Everywhere All at Once, Between Two Worlds, Dr. Strange, Emergency, and the Innocents
In our May edition of the show, Cinetopia founder Amanda Rogers is joined by co-Producer and Take One Magazine Editor-in-Chief Jim Ross as well as film critics Simon Bowie, Garry Arnot, and Clara Strachan. Together they review five films this month: The uber-hyped new release from the Daniels, 'Everything Everywhere all at Once,' Emmanuel Carrère's French social realist docu-drama, 'Between Two Worlds,' 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,' MCU's latest mega-blockbuster, Carey William's Sundance sensation, 'Emergency' and Eskil Vogt's Norwegian thriller, 'The Innocents.' Lots of films and lots of opinions from our regular team of film critics.
5:45 - Everything Everywhere all at Once (Dir: The Daniels)
26:23 - Between Two Worlds (Dir: Emmanuel Carrère)
38:30 - Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (Dir: Sam Raimi)
47:38 - Emergency (Dir: Carey Williams)
1:01:50 - The Innocents (Dir: Eskil Vogt)
April 2022 on EH-FM
In the April edition of the show, Cinetopia founder Amanda Rogers is joined by Garry Arnot to review Robert Eggers's Viking epic, The Northman, the new adventure rom-com, The Lost City, and the new Finnish film, Compartment No. 6 directed by Juho Kuosmanen. Amanda also talked to Laura Wadha, director of the short documentary Born in Damascus, which recently won the Crystal Bear at the Berlinale Film Festival for best short film. All that plus a little Oscar chat (of course) on this month's episode of the Cinetopia show.
March 2022 on EH-FM: Glasgow Film Festival Special including reviews of The Worst Person the World, Happening, and Benediction. Interview with Jonas Chernick from Ashgrove and a Berlinale 2022 recap
In this special edition of the show, we cover the Glasgow Film Festival 2022, Cinetopia founder Amanda Rogers is joined by film critics Simon Bowie and Garry Arnot. Together they review three films screening at the festival: Joachim Trier's The Worst Person in the World, Audrey Diwan's Happening, and Benediction, the latest film by Terence Davies. Amanda also talked to Jonas Chernick, writer, producer and actor of the film Ashgrove which made its World Premiere this year at GFF. Amanda and fellow Cinetopia programmer, Amaya Banuelos Marco, also give an overview of their time attending this year's Berlinale Film Festival.
15:41 - The Worst Person in the World (Dir: Joachim Trier)
30:59 - Happening (Dir: Audrey Diwan)
43:20 - Film 3 (Dir: Terence Davies)
01:04:45 - Interview with Jonas Chernick from Ashgrove
01:18:15 - Berlinale 2022 Coverage
February 2022 on EH-FM: Nightmare Alley, Parallel Mothers, Flee, Cow
This month, Cinetopia founder and show host Amanda Rogers (www.cinetopiahub.com) is joined by show co-producer Jim Ross (TAKEONECinema.net Managing Editor) and returning contributors Stephanie Brown and Isobel Salamon. Together they look at Guillermo del Toro's NIGHTMARE ALLEY, Pedro Almodóvar's PARALLEL MOTHERS, the 3-time Oscar and BAFTA nominated animated documentary film, FLEE directed by Jonas Poher Rasmussen, and Andrea Arnold's BAFTA nominated documentary film, COW.
07:05 - Nightmare Alley (Dir: Guillermo del Toro)
32:40 - Parallel Mothers (Dir: Pedro Almodóvar)
46:15 - Flee (Dir: Jonas Poher Rasmussen)
1:06:15 - Cow (Dir: Andrea Arnold)
January 2022 on EH-FM: Licorice Pizza, Memoria, The Souvenir Part II, Spider-Man: No Way Home
This month, Cinetopia founder and show host Amanda Rogers (www.cinetopiahub.com) is joined by show co-producer Jim Ross (TAKEONECinema.net Managing Editor) and returning contributor Simon Bowie. Together they look at Paul Thomas Anderson’s LICORICE PIZZA, Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s MEMORIA, The sequel and second part of Joanna Hogg's semi-autobiographical filmic tale, THE SOUVENIR PART II, and the latest in the Spider-man series, SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME.
07:20 – Licorice Pizza (Dir: Paul Thomas Anderson)
32:45 - Memoria (Dir: Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
47:45 – The Souvenir: Part II (Dir: Joanna Hogg)
1:02:15 – Spider Man: No Way Home (Dir: Jon Watts)
December 2021 on EH-FM: Titane, Boiling Point, C'mon C'mon & The Hand of God
This month, Cinetopia co-founder and show host Amanda Rogers is joined by show co-producer Jim Ross (TAKEONECinema.net Managing Editor) and the returning Marc Nelson and Isobel Salomon. Together they look at Mike Mills' C'MON C'MON, Paolo Sorrentino'a THE HAND OF GOD, single-take restaurant drama BOILING POINT, and anticipated Palme D'Or winner TITANE. The team also talk their favourite films of 2021 and the best - and worst - Christmas films.
05:11 - C'mon C'mon (Dir: Mike Mills)
26:37 - The Hand of God (Dir: Paolo Sorrentino)
39:08 - Titane (Dir: Julia Ducournau)
1:00:41 - Boiling Point (Dir: Philip Barantini)
1:18:52 - Favourite films of 2021
1:32:17 - Best & worst Christmas films
November 2021 on EH-FM: Spencer, Dune, Petite Maman, The Power of the Dog
This month, show co-producer Jim Ross (TAKEONECinema.net Managing Editor) is joined by the returning Simon Bowie and Clara Strachan. Together they look at Princess Diana biopic SPENCER, Celine Sciamma's PETITE MAMAN, upcoming Netflix release THE POWER OF THE DOG from Jane Campion, and epic sci-fi DUNE. The team also make their recommendations for short films and look forward to the next month of film events and festivals
02:23 - Spencer (Dir: Pablo Larraín)
24:05 - Petite Maman (Dir: Céline Sciamma)
35:19 - The Power of the Dog (Dir: Jane Campion)
49:32 - Dune (Dir: Denis Villeneuve)
1:14:49 - Short film recommendations
1:18:26 - Outro and the month ahead
Short film recommendations:
Jim - Uncontrol (Dir: Manon de Reeper) - https://twitter.com/manondereeper
Simon - My Dead Dad’s Porno Tapes (Dir: Charlie Tyrell) - https://vimeo.com/292537862
EveryDuneCharacter - https://twitter.com/EveryDune
October 2021 on EH-FM: No Time To Die, The Beta Test, Luzzu and London Film Festival
This month, Cinetopia founder Amanda Rogers is joined by co-producer Jim Ross (TAKEONECinema.net Managing Editor) and show newcomer Isobel Salomon, founder of Edinburgh Cinema Club. Together they look at the big and small of this month in cinema: the new James Bond film, NO TIME TO DIE; Jim Cummings' latest manic indie flick, THE BETA TEST; and Alex Camilleri's debut feature, LUZZU, which played at London Film Festival. The team also look at their highlights from London Film Festival, both from London and satellite screenings around the country.
00:00 - Intro & award nominations for Redrawing Edinburgh and EH-FM!
08:49 - No Time To Die (Dir: Cary Joji Fukunaga)
32:45 - The Beta Test (Dir: Jim Cummings)
46:35 - Luzzu (Dir: Alex Camilleri)
1:01:03 - London Film Festival 2021
1:12:40 - Networking night & upcoming festivals
September 2021 on EH-FM: Annette, Rose Plays Julie, Gagarine and The Last Forest
This month, Cinetopia founder Amanda Rogers is joined by co-producer Jim Ross (TAKEONECinema.net Managing Editor), and returning critics Steph Brown and Simon Bowie. Together they review Leos Carax's long-awaited feature film return, the musical Annette; psychological drama Rose Plays Julie; a magical realist French social drama, Gagarine; and The Last Forest, screening as part of Take One Action festival taking place across Scotland. The team also pick some short films to watch and talk about upcoming Cinescapes events.
07:54 - Annette (Dir: Leos Carax)
38:29 - Rose Plays Julie (Dir: Joe Lawlor, Christine Molloy)
56:14 - Gagarine (Dir: Fanny Liatard, Jérémy Trouilh)
1:15:05 - The Last Forest (Dir: Luiz Bolognesi) - Take One Action festival
1:32:38 - Short Film Recommendations
1:39:22 - Next month and Cinescapes
Short film recommendations:
Steph - Polly Has The Keys (Dir: Liz Kingsman) - https://vimeo.com/367309011
Simon - Sexy Furby (Dir: Nicole Daddona and Adam Shenkman) - Screened Fantasia 2021
Jim - Keeping Up With The Joneses (Dir: Michael Pearce) - https://vimeo.com/85418378
Amanda - Broadway By Light (Dir: William Klein) - https://vimeo.com/91514090
July 2021 on EH-FM: Limbo interview, Riders of Justice, Deerskin, Martin Eden
The July show continues the flood of new cinema as theatres reopen. Cinetopia co-founder Amanda Rogers is rejoined by co-producer Jim Ross (TAKEONECinema.net Managing Editor) and Betty Stojnić to talk about the Cinescapes festival and review three films: Pietro Marcello's adaptation of Martin Eden, with the Jack London novel transported to Italy; Quentin Dupieux's blackly comedic horror Deerskin, starring Jean DuJardin and Adèle Haenel; and Anders Thomas Jensen's wry Mads Mikkelsen-led drama Riders of Justice. Jim also spoke to both the director and star of the fantastic new film Limbo (out on July 30th), Ben Sharrock and Amir El-Masry.
03:11 - Cinescapes festival
06:13 - Martin Eden (Dir: Pietro Marcello)
24:48 - Deerskin (Dir: Quentin Dupieux)
41:17 - Interview with Ben Sharrock and Amir El-Masry of Limbo
50:29 - Riders of Justice (Dir: Anders Thomas Jensen)
June 2021 on EH-FM: Shiva Baby, Sweat, It Must Be Heaven & Sheffield Doc/Fest Coverage
This month, Cinetopia founder Amanda Rogers is joined with show regulars Marc Nelson and Clara Strachan. Together they review Emma Seligman’s debut film, SHIVA BABY, Magnus von Horn’s SWEAT, and Elia Suleiman’s IT MUST BE HEAVEN. The team also covers the 2021 edition of the Sheffield Doc/Fest, including in-depth reviews of SUMMER OF SOUL (...OR, WHEN THE REVOLUTION COULD NOT BE TELEVISED) directed by Ahmir-Khalib “Questlove” Thompson, THE STORY OF LOOKING by Mark Cousins and ALL LIGHT, EVERYWHERE by Theo Anthony.
03:05 - Shiva Baby (Dir: Emma Seligman)
13:28 - Sweat (Dir: Magnus von Horn)
23:03 - It Must Be Heaven (Dir: Elia Suleiman)
38:57 - Sheffield Doc/Fest
May 2021 on EH-FM: First Cow, The Woman in the Window, Some Kind of Heaven, The Dog Who Wouldn't Be Quiet, Christos Nikou
This month, Cinetopia founder Amanda Rogers is joined by co-producer Jim Ross (TAKEONECinema.net Managing Editor) and show regulars Steph Brown and Simon Bowie. Together they review Kelly Reichardt's frontier tale FIRST COW, Joe Wright's adaptation of thriller novel THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW, Ana Katz's absurdist shaggy dog tale THE DOG WHO WOULDN'T BE QUIET, and Lance Oppenheim's documentary about a "Disneyworld for retirees" SOME KIND OF HEAVEN. Jim also speaks to Christos Nikou, director of festival favourite and upcoming release APPLES.
08:43 - First Cow (Dir: Kelly Reichardt)
27:52 - The Woman in the Window (Dir: Joe Wright)
44:31 - The Dog Who Wouldn't Be Quiet (Dir: Ana Katz)
1:01:34 - Some Kind of Heaven (Dir: Lance Oppenheim)
1:25:46 - Interview with Christos Nikou (Apples)
1:42:12 - Short film recommendations
Steph's short: Small Deaths (Dir: Lynne Ramsay) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFCoLbEKoQ0
Simon's short: Curve (Dir: Tim Egan) - https://vimeo.com/221821296
April 2021 on EH-FM: Oscars, Promising Young Woman, Sound of Metal, Nomadland, Black Bear, and interview with Lawrence Michael Levine
The Oscars form the backdrop of this month's show, where Cinetopia founder Amanda Rogers is joined by co-producer and critic Jim Ross (TAKEONECinema.net Managing Editor), the returning Simon Bowie, and new contributor Clara Strachan. Together they review three films leading the Oscar race and available soon for UK audiences: Emerald Fennell's Promising Young Woman, starring Carey Mulligan; Sound of Metal, Darius Marder's drama of a metal drummer, played by Riz Ahmed, who begins to lose his hearing; and Nomadland, Chloe Zhao's portrait of nomad life as portrayed by Frances McDormand. Out soon, the team also review Black Bear before Jim interviews the film's director, Lawrence Michael Levine. To finish, the team discuss their favourites of the Oscar-nominated short films and deep dive into some of the talking points ahead of the 93rd Academy Awards.
03:21 - The Oscars 2021
14:47 - Promising Young Woman (Dir: Emerald Fennell)
31:08 - Sound of Metal (Dir: Darius Marder)
48:47 - Black Bear (Dir: Lawrence Michael Levine)
1:06:44 - Interview with Lawrence Michael Levine
1:29:21 - Nomadland (Dir: Chloe Zhao)
1:45:35 - Oscar-nominated short films
1:53:53 - Oscar predictions
March 2021 on EH-FM: Palm Springs, Judas And The Black Messiah, The Columnist, and Preparations to be Together for an Unknown Period of Time & interview with Alastair Cole
This month, Cinetopia founder Amanda Rogers is joined by co-producer Jim Ross (TAKEONECinema.net Managing Editor), show regular Steph Brown, and new contributor Simon Bowie. Together they the hotly anticipated releases Palm Springs (starring Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti) and awards candidate Judas And The Black Messiah, starring Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield. They also turn their eye to Lili Horvát's drama, Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time, and Ivo van Aart's Dutch black comedy The Columnist. Amanda also speaks to Alastair Cole, director of Iorram (Boat Song): the first cinema documentary entirely in Scots Gaelic.
05:52 - Judas and The Black Messiah (Dir: Shaka King)
27:11 - The Columnist (Dir: Ivo van Aart)
48:04 - Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time (Dir: Lili Horvát)
59:50 - Palm Springs (Dir: Max Barbakow)
1:19:26 - Interview with Alastair Cole, director of Iorram (Boat Song)
Glasgow 2021 Special on EH-FM: Limbo, Minari, City Hall, Apples and interview with Paul Sng
In this special edition of the show, previewing Glasgow Film Festival 2021, Cinetopia founder Amanda Rogers is joined by co-producer Jim Ross (TAKEONECinema.net Managing Editor) and show regulars and freelance critics Marc Nelson and Steph Brown. Together they review four films screening at the festival: Ben Sharrock's Limbo, the story of a Syrian refugee on a remote Scottish island; Apples, Christos Nikou's absurdist tale of memory loss and identity; Minari, Lee Isaac Chung's family portrait of Korean-Americans settling in 1980s Arkansas; and City Hall, the legendary Frederick Wiseman's observational documentary of local government in Boston. Amanda also spoke to Paul Sng, co-director of documentary Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché, which world premieres at the festival.
06:58 - Limbo (Dir: Ben Sharrock)
22:43 - Minari (Dir: Lee Isaac Chung)
42:37 - Apples (Dir: Christos Nikou)
58:28 - City Hall (Dir: Frederick Wiseman)
1:19:38 - Interview with Paul Sng, co-director of Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché
1:33:26 - Other films playing at GFF 2021
Links to buy tickets for all the films we've spoken about, available for 72 hours after the start time listed:
Minari - Feb 24, 19:00 - https://athome.glasgowfilm.org/film/minari-n-c-15/
Apples - Feb 28, 18:00 - https://athome.glasgowfilm.org/film/apples-n-c-12/
Limbo - Mar 3, 20:30 - https://athome.glasgowfilm.org/film/limbo-n-c-15/
City Hall - Mar 5, 13:00 - https://athome.glasgowfilm.org/film/city-hall-n-c-12/
Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché - Feb 27, 15:30 - https://athome.glasgowfilm.org/film/poly-styrene-i-am-a-cliche-n-c-12/
February 2021 on EH-FM: Malcolm & Marie, The Mauritanian, The Dissident and Notturno, Sundance and Rotterdam Film Festivals
In this edition of the show, Cinetopia founder Amanda Rogers is joined by co-producer Jim Ross (TAKEONECinema.net Managing Editor) and show regular and freelance critic Steph Brown. Between them, they cover four films and gear up for Glasgow Film Festival: Sam Levinson's Netflix lockdown release MALCOLM & MARIE; Guantanamo Bay legal drama THE MAURITANIAN from Kevin Macdonald; Gianfranco Rosi's observational documentary, NOTTURNO, of the war-torn regions recovering from the scars of ISIS; and Bryan Fogel's new documentary about the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, THE DISSIDENT. Jim also speaks to Alex Camilleri, director of LUZZU, which premiered recently at Sundance and won the Special Jury Award for acting, and Betty Stojnic returns to the show to tell us some of her highlights from International Film Festival Rotterdam.
05:45 - Malcolm & Marie (Dir: Sam Levinson)
32:17 - The Mauritanian (Dir: Kevin Macdonald)
46:32 - The Dissident (Dir: Bryan Fogel)
1:10:47 - Notturno (Dir: Gianfranco Rosi)
1:30:05 - Interview with Alex Camilleri, director of Luzzu
1:49:50 - Betty Stojnic at Rotterdam 2021
Short film recommendations will return in our GFF special extra edition on February 23rd!
January 2021 on EH-FM: One Night in Miami, MLK/FBI, Bloody Nose Empty Pockets and interview with Glasgow Film's Allison Gardner
In this edition of the show, Cinetopia founder Amanda Rogers is joined by the show's co-producer Jim Ross (TAKEONECinema.net Managing Editor) and regulars Marc Nelson and Carys Evans. Between them, they cover three films out now: Regina King's ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI, depicting a night shared by Sam Cooke, Jim Brown, Cassius Clay and Malcolm X; hybrid doc about a soon-to-close Vegas bar, BLOODY NOSE, EMPTY POCKETS, directed by Bill and Turner Ross; and Sam Pollard's shocking chronicle of the federal authorities' surveillance of Martin Luther King Jr., MLK/FBI. Jim also speaks to Allison Gardner, Chief Executive of Glasgow Film and co-director of Glasgow Film Festival, about the upcoming 2021 festival, and the team make some new recommendations for short films.
02:25 - Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets (Dir: Bill Ross IV, Turner Ross)
21:45 - MLK/FBI (Dir: Sam Pollard)
43:40 - One Night in Miami (Dir: Regina King)
59:36 - Interview with Allison Gardner, co-director of Glasgow Film Festival
1:18:10 - Short film recommendations
Short film recommendations -
Jim recommends THE LONG GOODBYE (Dir: Aneil Karia) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lzz50xENH4g and London Short Film Festival from Thursday 21st January
Marc recommends STAY AWAKE, BE READY (Dir: Pham Thien An) - https://mubi.com/films/stay-awake-be-ready
Carys recommends THE FABRIC OF YOU (Dir: Josephine Lohoar Self) - https://josephinelohoarself.com/the-fabric-of-you-1
Amanda recommends NIGHT AND FOG (Dir: Alain Resnais) - https://www.criterion.com/films/238-night-and-fog
December on EH-FM: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, American Utopia, Stardust and Il Mio Corpo
In this edition of the show, Cinetopia co-founder Amanda Rogers is joined by co-producer Jim Ross (TAKEONECinema.net Managing Editor) and regulars Marc Nelson and Steph Brown. Between them, they cover three films with a musical theme in David Bowie biopic STARDUST, Spike Lee's recording of stage show DAVID BYRNE'S AMERICAN UTOPIA, Netflix release and the late Chadwick Boseman's screen farewell in MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, before capping things off with hybrid documentary IL MIO CORPO. Amanda also talks to short film director Louis Paxton, and the team recommend their top films of 2020 along with their regular short film recommendations.
04:45 - Stardust (Dir: Gabriel Range)
24:41 - David Byrne's American Utopia (Dir: Spike Lee)
50:18 - Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (Dir: George C. Wolfe)
1:04:24 - Il Mio Corpo (Dir: Michele Pennetta)
1:22:42 - Short film recommendations
1:32:42 - Interview with Louis Paxton
2:00:22 - The team's favourite films of 2020
Short film recommendations -
Amanda recommends SATAN HAS A BUSHY TAIL (Dir: Louis Paxton) - https://vimeo.com/103750385
Marc recommends Techno Mystic (Dir: Apichatpong Weerasethakul) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKA4iLL89hI
Jim recommends THE TRAFFIC SEPARATING DEVICE (Dir: Johan Palmgren) - https://vimeo.com/425030709
Steph recommends LITTLE POTATO (Dir: Wes Hurley & Nathan M. Miller) - https://www.shortoftheweek.com/2020/08/07/little-potato/
November on EH-FM: Another Round, Falling, and About Endlessness, interview with Bassam Tariq, Amplify and Edinburgh Shorts
This month we bring another remote edition of the podcast, first broadcast on EH-FM in Edinburgh. In this edition of the show, co-producer and regular Jim Ross (Managing Editor of TAKEONECinema.net) is joined by Elle Haywood (Associate Editor, TAKE ONE) and Steph Brown (Freelance critic and contributor to TAKE ONE). Between them, they discuss the film communities they are missing with new lockdowns and review three films: Roy Andersson's ABOUT ENDLESSNESS; Thomas Vinterberg and Mads Mikkelsen's latest collaboration, ANOTHER ROUND; and Viggo Mortensen's directorial debut, FALLING. Jim also interviews the director of MOGUL MOWGLI, Bassam Tariq, and the team also recommend some short films at the Amplify Film Festival and upcoming postponed favourite Edinburgh Short Film Festival.
Intro - Upcoming events
09:49 - About Endlessness (Dir: Roy Andersson)
27:05 - Another Round (Dir: Thomas Vinterberg)
44:28 - Falling (Dir: Viggo Mortensen)
1:03:05 - Interview with Bassam Tariq, director of Mogul Mowgli
1:11:24 - Short Film Recommendations for November
Short film recommendations -
Jim recommends A SISTER, screening at Edinburgh Short Film Festival as soon as Edinburgh becomes Tier 2!
Elle recommends SHUTTLECOCK (Dir: Tommy Gillard) - Screening as part of Amplify (amplifyfilm.org.uk)
Keep an eye out for our upcoming collaborations with Short Com Film Festival, November 30th - December 6th! - https://fb.me/e/3btPKLq7B
Our next networking night is November 24th, sign up here and see you then! - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cinetopia-networking-nights-nov-online-edition-tickets-129214709675
October on EH-FM: Saint Maud, The 40-Year-Old Version, On The Rocks, Edinburgh Spanish & London Film Festivals
This month we bring another remote edition of the podcast, first broadcast on EH-FM in Edinburgh. In this edition of the show, co-producers Amanda Rogers (Cinetopia co-founder) and Jim Ross (Managing Editor of TAKEONECinema.net) are joined by Elle Haywood (Associate Editor, TAKE ONE) and Steph Brown (Freelance critic and contributor to TAKE ONE). Between them, they discuss the mixed fortunes of reopened cinemas and review ON THE ROCKS from Sofia Coppola, debutant Rose Glass' SAINT MAUD, and Radha Blank's THE 40-YEAR-OLD VERSION. Jim and Elle also discuss their highlights of the 2020 London Film Festival, with a full review of MOGUL MOWGLI and an interview with Cathy Brady, the director of WILDFIRE. Amanda also interviews Tallulah McCowan Hill of Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival.
17:44 - On the Rocks (Dir: Sofia Coppola)
39:36 - Saint Maud (Dir: Rose Glass)
54:34 - The 40-Year-Old Version (Dir: Radha Blank)
1:09:48 - Jim & Elle's LFF Highlights
1:15:26 - Mogul Mowgli (Dir: Bassam Tariq)
1:27:29 - Cathy Brady Interview (Wildfire)
1:36:49 - Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival w/ Tallulah McCowan Hill
1:54:15 - Short film recommendations
Short film recommendations-
Jim recommends THE HUMAN VOICE (Dir: Pedro Almodóvar), coming November 6th
Steph recommends AT THE END OF THE CUL-DE-SAC (Dir: Paul Trillo) - https://vimeo.com/211551365
link to our survey as mentioned bit.ly/cinetopiasurvey
September on EH-FM: reviews of I'm Thinking of Ending Things, Miss Juneteenth, and Les Miserables, interview with Dave McClean director of Schemers
This month we bring another remote edition of the podcast, broadcast with video on Cinetopia's social media channels. On this edition of the show, co-producers Amanda Rogers (Cinetopia co-founder) and Jim Ross (Managing Editor of TAKE ONE) and Marc Nelson review Charlie Kaufman's IM THINKING OF ENDING THINGS and Channing Godfrey Peoples MISS JUNETEENTH and Ladj Ly's LES MISERABLES. Jim interviews Dave McClean, director of the new Scottish film, SCHEMERS. Amanda, Jim, and Marc suggest short film programmes worth checking out online this month as well.
17:05 - I'm Thinking of Ending Things
44:10 - Miss Juneteenth
55:30 - Les Miserables
1:16:00 - Dave McClean
1:31:50 - Shorts recommendations
Check out our crowdfunder for CINESCAPES at https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/cinescapes
Short film recommendations-
Jim recommends London Film Festival Shorts
Amanda recommends shorts on Taiwan Film Festival Edinburgh https://taiwanfilmfestival.org.uk
August on EH-FM: reviews of Babyteeth and Pinocchio and Q&A and discussions from our Cinetopia: DOC - LOVE YOUR LOCAL online series
This month we bring another remote edition of the podcast, broadcast with video on Cinetopia's social media channels. On this edition of the show, co-producers Amanda Rogers (Cinetopia co-founder) and Jim Ross (Managing Editor of TAKE ONE) review Shannon Murphy's BABYTEETH and Matteo Garrone's PINNOCHIO. We also share segments from our latest Q&A and panel discussions around our recent Cinetopia:DOC - LOVE YOUR LOCAL online series, hosted by co-curator Amaya Bañuelos Marco, including a discussion with director Max Ploeg and sound designer Marten from the Netherland's mid length documentary film, LAST OF THE MOHICANS. The next clip is from a panel discussion that followed our screening of Cinetopia: DOC - Love Your Local screening of the German film, CENTRAL AIRPORT THF, with Soizig Carey (Scottish Refugee Council), Alexandra Colta (Document Human Rights Film Festival, Scottish Documentary Institute), and Violet Hejazi (freelance interpreter, law student) to explore the significance of documentaries which ethically represent the refugee experience and give voice to people seeking refugee protection. Finally, Jim and Amanda suggest short film programmes worth checking out online this month.
23:25 - Babyteeth
35:31 - Pinocchio
51:00 - Q&A for Last of the Mohicans
1:07:45 - Panel Discussion for Central Airport THF
1:32:15 - Shorts recommendations
Check out all curated content from our Cinetopia: DOC - Love Your Local series online at http://cinetopiashow.com/docclub
and our crowdfunder for CINESCAPES at https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/cinescapes
Short film recommendations-
Jim recommends the Mark Jenkin shorts on the BFI Player - https://player.bfi.org.uk/
Amanda recommends checking out the Glasgow Short Film Festival online! https://glasgowshort.org/
July 23rd Episode: Clemency, The Traitor, and interview with Tim Barrow and Robbie Jones from Riptide
This month we bring another remote edition of the podcast, broadcast with video on Cinetopia's social media channels. On this edition of the show, co-producers Amanda Rogers (Cinetopia co-founder) and Jim Ross (Managing Editor of TAKE ONE) are joined by show regular Marc Nelson to review Chinonye Chukwu's Clemency and Marco Bellocchio's The Traitor. The team also discuss their recommendations on the Mubi streaming platform and their regular short film recommendations, and Amanda speaks with filmmakers Tim Barrow and Robbie Jones, Director and DoP of the new Scottish feature film, RIPTIDE which premiered recently at the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival.
03:35 - Clemency
18:53 - The Traitor
35:30 - Interview with Tim Barrow (Director) and Robbie Jones (Cinematographer) of RIPTIDE, https://www.riptidethefilm.co.uk/
1:09:45 - Our Mubi recommendations
1:34:38 - Short film recommendations
Check out Cinetopia's new online doc club, CINETOPIA: DOC new online programme here: cinetopiashow.com/docclub
Short Film Recommendations -
Jim's rec - A History of the Title Sequence (Jurjen Versteeg) https://vimeo.com/26278283
Marc's rec - EASTER SNAP https://hyperallergic.com/517977/easter-snap-ramell-ross-premiere/
Amanda's rec- Cailleach - https://glasgowshort.org/shows/cailleach?programme=cailleach-fabulous-fashionistas
June 4th 2020 Special - Mark Cousins interview, The Lovebirds, Shirley, The Task and BFI Japan 2020
This month we bring another extra edition of the podcast, broadcast with video on Cinetopia's social media channels. On this edition of the show, co-producers Amanda Rogers (Cinetopia co-founder) and Jim Ross (Managing Editor of TAKE ONE) are joined by show regulars Marc Nelson and Carys Evans to review The Lovebirds, Josephine Decker's Shirley, and The Task. The team also discuss their recommendations for the ongoing Japan 2020 BFI season and their regular short film recommendations, and Jim speaks with filmmaker Mark Cousins about his latest project Women Make Film.
01:41 - We Are One Global Film Festival (https://www.youtube.com/weareone)
06:10 - The Lovebirds (https://www.netflix.com/title/81248748
23:39 - Shirley
43:33 - The Task (Dir: Leigh Ledare - https://leighledare.com/The-Task)
1:00:00 - Japan 2020 on BFI Player
1:19:44 - Interview with Mark Cousins, director of Women Make Film
1:46:38 - Short film recommendations
The Lovebirds Q&A with Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani – SXSW Sessions On Demand Video - https://www.sxsw.com/film/2020/the-lovebirds-qa-with-issa-rae-kumail-nanjiani-sxsw-sessions-on-demand-video/
Japan 2020 BFI Player recommendations (https://player.bfi.org.uk/japan-2020):
Amanda - When a Woman Ascends the Stairs (Dir: Mikio Naruse) - https://player.bfi.org.uk/subscription/film/watch-when-a-woman-ascends-the-stairs-1960-online
Jim - Rashomon (Dir: Akira Kurosawa) - https://player.bfi.org.uk/subscription/film/watch-rashomon-1950-online
Carys - Late Spring (Dir: Yasujiro Ozu) - https://player.bfi.org.uk/subscription/film/watch-late-spring-1949-online
Marc - Onibaba (Dir: Kaneto Shindo) - https://player.bfi.org.uk/subscription/film/watch-onibaba-1964-online
Short film recommendations for June 2nd:
Amanda - TOTO (Dir: Marco Baldonado) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eh0wlWwp_M
Jim - KH-4 (Dir: Jon Schorstein) - https://movingimage.nls.uk/film/3631
Carys - Two Cars, One Night (Dir: Taika Waititi) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFmbIO_JTH0
Marc - The Leaden Echo and The Golden Echo (Dir: Margaret Tait)- https://movingimage.nls.uk/film/6217
May on EH-FM: Hollywood, Judy & Punch, The County and Human Rights Watch Film Festival
For Cinetopia's May EH-FM broadcast, Amanda Rogers (Co-Founder of Cinetopia) and Jim Ross (Managing Editor of TAKE ONE Magazine) are joined by Elle Haywood (Associate Editor, TAKE ONE Magazine) to review the new Netflix series Hollywood, hyperreal tale Judy & Punch, and Icelandic drama The County. The team also discuss the prospect of cinema reopening and make their short film recommendations (films recommended are linked below!). Jim speaks with Leah Sapin of Human Rights Watch Film Festival about moving their London program online and the challenges of running a festival during the COVID-19 pandemic.
01:46 - Cinemas reopening?
22:07 - Hollywood
43:11 - Judy & Punch
55:17 - The County
1:07:05 - Interview with Leah Sapin, Human Rights Watch Film Festival
1:25:35 - Short Recommendations for Short Films
Where to watch films reviewed and recommended:
Judy & Punch (Australia) film directed by Mirrah Foulkes [Watch online, check out https://amzn.to/3g1WiCd]
The County (Iceland) film directed by Grímur Hákonarson - [Watch - https://www.curzonhomecinema.com/film/watch-the-county-film-online - released on 22nd of May in the UK on Curzon Home Cinema] 1:05:55
Short film recommendations for May 19th:
Jim - Coyote - Dir: Lorenz Wunderle - https://vimeo.com/groups/659332/videos/414036312
Elle - This Perfect Day - Dir: Lydia Rui - https://youtu.be/FCsp1uvXAv4
May 5th 2020 Special - The Mandalorian, Ocala drive-in interview, Never Rarely Sometimes Always, The Whistlers, Calm With Horses
This month we bring an extra edition of the podcast, broadcast for the first time with video on Cinetopia's social media channels. On this edition of the show, co-producers Amanda Rogers (Cinetopia co-founder) and Jim Ross (Managing Editor of TAKE ONE) are joined by freelance critic and show regular Marc Nelson to review The Mandalorian, The Whistlers from Curzon Artificial Eye, Calm With Horses from Altitude Films and Never Rarely Sometimes Always. Amanda also interviews John Watzke, the proprietor of Florida's Ocala drive-in theatre, which for a short period during the current crisis was the only US theatre playing new releases.
01:41 - We Are One Global Film Festival
07:31 - The Mandalorian
25:08 - The Whistlers
41:16 - Calm With Horses
55:43 - Never Rarely Sometimes Always
1:08:48 - Interview with John Watzke of the Ocala drive-in
1:20:28 - Short and feature film recommendations
Short film recommendations for May 5th:
Amanda - Chat écoutant la musique - Dir: Chris Barker - https://youtu.be/MrEHvDdEPrI
Marc - Valentin de las Sierras - Dir: Bruce Baillie - https://www.dailymotion.com/video/xpa84
Jim - The Frying Game - Dir: Martin Lennon - https://vimeo.com/251064560
April on EH-FM: Tiger King, Moffie, Ema and Vivarium interview with Lorcan Finnegan
For Cinetopia's April EH-FM broadcast, Amanda Rogers (Co-Founder of Cinetopia) and Jim Ross (Managing Editor of TAKE ONE Magazine) are joined by Carys Evans and Betty Stojnic to review Moffie, Ema, Vivarium, and docu-series Tiger King, in addition to making their monthly short film recommendations (films recommended are linked below!). Jim also speaks with Lorcan Finnegan, the director of Vivarium, about the making of the film.
12:03 - Tiger King
44:40 - Moffie
59:45 - Ema
1:15:44 - Vivarium
1:29:16 - Vivarium interview with Lorcan Finnegan
2:04:50 - Short Recommendations for Short Films
Short film recommendations for March:
Carys - Nigel - Dir: Natasza Cetner - https://www.shortoftheweek.com/2020/02/17/nigel/
Betty - Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe - Dir: Les Blank - https://www.criterionchannel.com/werner-herzog-eats-his-shoe
Jim - Urban Isolation - Dir: Russell Houghten - https://vimeo.com/91085172
Amanda - Oor Wally - Dir: Martin Lennon
March on EH-FM: The Assistant, System Crasher & short film recommendations
For Cinetopia's March EH-FM broadcast, Amanda Rogers (Co-Founder of Cinetopia) and Jim Ross (Managing Editor of TAKE ONE Magazine) are joined by Betty Stojnic to review The Assistant and System Crasher, in addition to making their monthly short film recommendations (films recommended are linked below!).
08:32 - The Assistant
24:11 - System Crasher
43:12 - Short Recommendations for Short Films
Short film recommendations for March:
Jim #1 - Brotherhood - Dir: Meryam Jobbeur - https://vimeo.com/363649438
Amanda & Betty - La Jetée - Dir: Chris Marker - https://www.criterion.com/films/329-la-jet-e
Jim #2 - Laps - Dir: Charlotte Wells - https://vimeo.com/237748768
Glasgow Film Festival Special: Bacurau, Son-Mother, and True History of The Kelly Gang
In a special edition of the podcast, Amanda, Jim, Marc, and Carys look at films screening at the upcoming Glasgow Film Festival, February 26th to March 8th.
For more information on GFF2020 go to https://glasgowfilm.org/glasgow-film-festival
3:04 - Bacurau (Mar 3rd & 5th, nationwide/MUBI Mar 13th)
18:18 - True History of The Kelly Gang (Feb 27th/28th, nationwide Feb 28th)
32:16 - Son-Mother (Mar 3rd & 4th, Edinburgh Iranian Mar 6th)
The team will be back for the regular EH-FM on March 18th.
February on EH-FM: Parasite, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Little Joe, interview with Lili Sandelin & Oscar results
For Cinetopia's February EH-FM broadcast, Paul Bruce of Edinburgh Short Film Festival hosts returning reviewers Amanda Rogers (Co-Founder of Cinetopia), Jim Ross (Managing Editor of TAKE ONE Magazine), Carys Evans (Edinburgh Shorts, EIFF) and Serena Scateni. New reviewers Marc Nelson and Betty Stjonic join the team for a bumper show of award-winning films. The team review Parasite and discuss the Oscar results that saw it crowned Best Picture, Portrait of a Lady on Fire and Little Joe. Amanda speaks with Lili Sandelin about her various roles in the Edinburgh film community, including her work with the upcoming 7th IberoDocs festival. Lastly, the team debut a new segment where they recommend freely available short films in under a minute! (Films recommended are linked below!)
05:12 - Little Joe
17:46 - Parasite
39:38 - Oscars & Cinetopia Ballot Results
42:22 - Interview with Lili Sandelin
57:35 - Portrait of a Lady on Fire
1:09:25 - Short Recommendations for Short Films
Short film recommendations for February:
Amanda - Hair Love - Dir: Matthew A. Cherry - https://youtu.be/kNw8V_Fkw28
Carys - The Fall - Dir: Jonathan Glazer - https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p07rq86b/the-fall
Marc - Blue - Dir: Apichatpong Weerasethakul - https://youtu.be/8Hk4zepxyoE
Jim - Enough - Dir: Anna Mantzaris - https://vimeo.com/288230647
Paul - Fauve - Dir: Jeremy Comte - https://vimeo.com/293033666
January on EH-FM: Uncut Gems, Little Women, 1917, A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood & awards season is in full swing
For Cinetopia's January EH-FM broadcast, Amanda Rogers (Co-Founder of Cinetopia), Jim Ross (Managing Editor of TAKE ONE Magazine) are joined by new reviewers Carys Evans (Edinburgh Shorts, EIFF) and freelance critic and journalist Serena Scateni. The team review current Greta Gerwig's Little Women, award-winning 1917 from Sam Mendes, A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood directed by Marielle Heller and starring Tom Hanks and Adam Sandler in Uncut Gems from the Safdie brothers. The team also discuss the awards season (before the Oscar nominations were announced!).
04:21 - Little Women
25:01 - 1917
45:05 - Awards season in full swing
54:41 - A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood
1:03:04 - Uncut Gems
1:14:08 - Events in the month ahead
December End of Year Special: Reviews of Jojo Rabbit, Marriage Story & The Irishman and we choose our films of the decade
For Cinetopia's December end of year special, Amanda Rogers (Co-Founder of Cinetopia), Jim Ross (Managing Editor of TAKE ONE Magazine) , Luka Vukos (Cinetopia), and Paul Bruce (Edinburgh Short Film Festival) review Jojo Rabbit, Marriage Story and The Irishman. The team also pick some of their favourite films of the decade.
00:00 - Cinetopia's 2019, the team's highlights, plans for 2020
12:47 - The Irishman
28:36 - Marriage Story
48:04 - Jojo Rabbit
1:02:48 - The team choose their films of the decade
November on EH-FM: Reviews of Monos, The Nightingale, Meeting Gorbachev, and the release of Martin Scorsese's The Irishman, & Paul Laverty
For Cinetopia's November broadcast on EH-FM, Amanda Rogers (Co-Founder of Cinetopia) and Jim Ross (Managing Editor of TAKE ONE Magazine) review Monos, Meeting Gorbachev from Werner Herzog, and The Nightingale. Jim also briefly discusses the release of Martin Scorsese’s new Netflix epic The Irishman and interviews Paul Laverty about his latest collaboration with Ken Loach, Sorry We Missed You.
05:25 - The Irishman & Upcoming Netflix releases
13:42 - Monos
24:40 - Meeting Gorbachev
34:05 - The Nightingale
45:55 - Paul Laverty Interview & Sorry We Missed You
1:07:48 - What’s On & Next Month
October on EH-FM: Joker, The Day Shall Come, By the Grace of God, Non-Fiction & we interview My Loneliness is Killing Me director Tim Courtney
For Cinetopia's October broadcast on EH-FM, Amanda Rogers (Cinetopia), Luka Vukos (Cinetopia) and Jim Ross (Managing Editor of TAKE ONE Magazine) review Joker, the new Chris Morris feature The Day Shall Come, Francois Ozon's By the Grace of God, and Olivier Assayas's Non-Fiction. Jim also interviews Tim Courtney: the director of BAFTA-winning short film My Loneliness is Killing Me, which will screen on the opening night of Edinburgh Short Film Festival.