Spool Film Podcast
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.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.
Oscars Preview Special
Season 1, Ep. 103
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!!)
The Batman is the bee's knees
Season 1, Ep. 103
Nigel and Paraic take a deep-dive into Matt Reeves' entry into the Dark Knight canon.
Encanto / Parallel Mothers / Licorice Pizza
Wrapping up some of the movies we've seen since Christmas which made an impact!
Best Films of 2021 - Ep #101 Special
Season 1, Ep. 101
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 20211) 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 pre-order)7) The French Dispatch (Youtube)8) The Nest (Available for pre-order)9) In the Earth (Youtube)10) Boys from County Hell (Youtube)Nigel's Top 10 of 2021:1. The Power of the Dog (Netflix)2. C'mon C'mon (In Cinemas Now)3. Minari (Online Rental)4. The Nest (Available for pre-order)5. Dune (YouTube)6. The Crime of the Century (NowTV, Sky Go)7. King Richard (Google Play)8. Pig (Volta.ie)9. Herself (Available for pre-order)10. Pieces of a Woman (Netflix)** Páraic's almost made it list (all Oscar nominees): The Father / Promising Young Woman / Sound of Metal / Minari / Judas and the Black Messiah** Nigel's almost made it list: In the Heights / West Side Story / Tick Tick Boom / Nomadland / Eternals / Nobody / Last Night in Soho / Judas and the Black Messiah / Old / SpencerNOTE: We mention on the recording that some films are available on Amazon Prime, however it seems this is territory specific. Check your local service before giving Jeff Bezos your cash!Special thanks to producer Lisa McGeough
Best Films of 2020 - Ep #100 special
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.
Films for lockdown #2
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.
Making sense of TENET with some big fat spoilers
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