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.

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  • 108. Oscars 2023 Preview: Can Ireland win anything?

    There's a record 14 Irish representatives at the Oscars this year, but will we be going home disappointed? Páraic McGeough and Nigel Wheatley preview the runners and riders at this year's Academy Awards.
  • 107. Best Films of 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 1010. Parallel Mothers9. Barbarian8. Athena7. All Quiet on the Western Front (Im Westen nichts Neues)6. The Stranger5. Kimi4. After Yang3. Aftersun2. Top Gun: Maverick1. An Cailín Ciúin (The Quiet Girl)Páraic's Top 1010. Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery9. Decision to Leave 8. RRR7. Top Gun: Maverick6. Nope5. The Banshees of Inisherin4. All Quiet on the Western Front3. Everything Everywhere All at Once2. Aftersun1. An Cailín Ciúin (The Quiet Girl)-------(Nigel's nearly made it....)20-11HustleCowBlondeElvisMarcel the Shell with Shoes OnThe BatmanEverything Everywhere All at OnceAmbuLAncePreyApollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood
  • 106. Who needs the World Cup?!

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

    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.
  • 104. Oscars Preview Special

    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!!)
  • 103. The Batman is the bee's knees

    Nigel and Paraic take a deep-dive into Matt Reeves' entry into the Dark Knight canon.