The May Marquee: Cartoon Saloon

Throughout the month of May we'll be looking at the feature films produced by the Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon. The four films we'll be looking at on the podcast are: The Secret of Kells (2009) Song of the Sea (2014) The Breadwinner (2017) WolfWalkers (2020) (Click on a poster to watch a trailer) And… Continue reading The May Marquee: Cartoon Saloon

Episode 128. Long Live Lubitsch

Travelling back to the Golden Age, Alex and Jonathan take a look at one of the early masters of the budding film medium, Ernst Lubitsch, through his films Ninotchka (1939), The Shop Around the Corner (1940), To Be or Not to Be (1942), and Heaven Can Wait (1943). We discuss Lubitsch's history as a German… Continue reading Episode 128. Long Live Lubitsch

Episode 127. So-Bad-It’s-Good

We all know those movies that are so bad you just have to watch them, and today Alex and Jonathan are talking through the history of these terribly good films with Plan 9 From Outer Space (1957), Birdemic: Shock and Terror (2010), Sharknado (2013), and The VelociPastor (2018). We discuss the role intention plays in… Continue reading Episode 127. So-Bad-It’s-Good

The March Marquee: So-Bad-It’s-Good

Throughout the month of March we'll be exploring a range of films that have gained notoriety for their accidental or intentional departure from the cinematic standards of quality. The four films we'll be looking at on the podcast are: Plan 9 From Outer Space (1957) Birdemic: Shock and Terror (2010) Sharknado (2013) The VelociPastor (2016)… Continue reading The March Marquee: So-Bad-It’s-Good

Episode 126. Adapting Austen

For the first episode of season 5, Alex and Jonathan take a look at the many and on-going adaptations of the works of Jane Austen. The specific adaptations we'll be talking about are Sense and Sensibility (1995), Northanger Abbey (2007), Love & Friendship (2016), and Emma. (2020). We discuss the changing style of period pieces,… Continue reading Episode 126. Adapting Austen

The February Marquee: Jane Austen

To kick off our new podcast season we'll be exploring the works of Jane Austen through various film adaptations. The four adaptations we'll be looking at on the podcast are: (Click on a poster to watch a trailer) Sense and Sensibility (1995) Northanger Abbey (2007) Love & Friendship (2016) Emma. (2020) And although we won't… Continue reading The February Marquee: Jane Austen

Episode 125. The End of the World

To wrap up the fourth season of the Filmlings Podcast Alex and Jonathan take a look at three films taking different angles on the downfall of the world as we know it in 28 Days Later... (2002), Children of Men (2006), and Mad Max: Fury Road (2015). We discuss apocalyptic worldbuilding, themes inherent to the… Continue reading Episode 125. The End of the World

Episode 124. Silver Screen Sports: Documentary Dreams

For the final installment of the Silver Screen Sports series Alex and Jonathan look at three documentaries that cover a range of sports: Tokyo Olympiad (1965), Hoop Dreams (1994), and Senna (2010). We discuss three different approaches to the creation of a documentary, the difference between fictional and non-fictional representation of sports, and the appeal… Continue reading Episode 124. Silver Screen Sports: Documentary Dreams