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Regular film show from the Cinetopia podcast team, reviewing the latest releases (slanted towards arthouse cinema), and interviews with film professionals as well as highlighting industry specific masterclasses we produce in Edinburgh. Cinetopia is a organisation aiming to make film and filmmaking more approachable and diverse within Edinburgh and beyond. We offer low-cost film screenings for local communities & organise free networking events that bring filmmakers in the early stages of their careers together with seasoned professionals and festival directors together.
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April 2021 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 -------------------------
02:13:43
April 19, 2021
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)
01:46:43
March 16, 2021
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/
01:43:09
February 23, 2021
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!
01:58:46
February 16, 2021
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
01:31:15
January 19, 2021
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/
02:16:36
December 15, 2020
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
01:18:20
November 17, 2020
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
02:04:46
October 20, 2020
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
01:39:29
September 19, 2020
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/
01:38:22
August 23, 2020
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
01:39:39
July 23, 2020
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
01:53:50
June 4, 2020
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 ************** Human Rights Watch Film Festival https://ff.hrw.org/london   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 Amanda - Stutterer - Dir: Ben Cleary - https://bit.ly/Stutterer (for US) and https://amzn.to/2ZjLARy (for UK). Elle - This Perfect Day - Dir: Lydia Rui - https://youtu.be/FCsp1uvXAv4
01:31:20
May 19, 2020
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
01:29:51
May 5, 2020
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
02:11:30
April 21, 2020
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
52:21
March 17, 2020
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.
42:33
February 26, 2020
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
01:17:47
February 18, 2020
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
01:18:08
January 21, 2020
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
01:39:02
December 16, 2019
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
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November 19, 2019
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.
01:42:28
October 14, 2019
September on EH-FM: IT Chapter Two, The Last Tree, Harry Birrell presents Films of Love and War, interview with Gaze and Take One Action Film Festival, no spooky clowns in studio!
For Cinetopia's September broadcast on EH-FM, Amanda Rogers and Anni Asikainen, co-Founders of Cinetopia, and Jim Ross, Managing Editor of TAKE ONE Magazine, review the recent films, IT Chapter II, The Last Tree and Harry Birrell presents Films of Love and War. Paul Bruce, the Director of Edinburgh Short Film Festival interviews Kuan-Ping Liu from Gaze and Tamara Van Strijthem from Take One Action! Film Festival. 
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September 17, 2019
August on EH-FM: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Pain and Glory, and The Souvenir plus an interviews Mark Jenkin, Matchbox Cineclub & Scalarama Glasgow, Serena Scateni, Andy Danet, and Ruby Hahn.
For Cinetopia's August broadcast on EH-FM, Amanda Rogers, co-Founder Cinetopia, Luka Vukos, and Jim Ross, Managing Editor of TAKEONE Magazine review the recent films, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Pain and Glory, and The Souvenir. Jim Ross sits down with Mark Jenkin, Director of the new film, Bait.  Amanda chats with Megan Mitchell and Sean Welsh from Matchbox Cineclub about their upcoming festival, Weird Weekend, as well as their work with Scalarama Scotland. Paul Bruce, Director of Edinburgh Short Film Festival, interviews upcoming programmers for this year's Scalarama Edinburgh including talking to Serena Scateni about her upcoming Cinetopia DOC screening, Inland Sea, as well as  Andy Danet from Cucumber Lodge on his screenings of Young Soul Rebels and Electro Moscow, and Ruby Hahn from Out at the Cameo about her upcoming screening My Beautiful Launderette. You can find out more about Scalarama and all the events across the country at www.Scalarama.com. 
01:50:38
August 20, 2019
July on EH-FM: The Dead Don't Die, Varda by Agnès, and Armstrong plus an interview with Chris Aitken from Short Com Festival & Sasha Collington, Director of Love Type D
For Cinetopia's July broadcast on EH-FM, Amanda Rogers is joined by Anni Asikainen, and Jim Ross (Managing Editor, TAKE ONE Magazine) to review the films The Dead Don't Die, Varda by Agnès, and Armstrong . Amanda also interviews Chris Aitken from Short Com Film Festival, and we hear a clip from Jim's interview with Sasha Collington, Director of British comedy, Love Type D, during the Edinburgh International Film Festival. That plus our favourite space films! 
01:39:13
July 30, 2019
Cinetopia Masterclass: Don't Fix it in Post!
Cinetopia held the first of our new ‘Masterclass & Networking’ sessions at the Outhouse in Edinburgh, a new strand designed to bring filmmakers together and to give seasoned professionals an opportunity to share their knowledge about the industry. For our first edition, Amanda Rogers, co-Founder of Cinetopia talked to Ali Murray (sound designer), Naomi Spiro (editor and producer), and Stephen C. Horne (colourist), as they took us through the dos and don’ts of working in the post-production process. For a brief synopsis and take-away, Luka Vukos wrote a summary about the event - http://cinetopiashow.com/post-production-masterclass-top-5-tips
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July 22, 2019
TAKE ONE Magazine's Edinburgh International Film Festival 2019 roundup, Part II
A second special edition of the podcast from on the ground at Edinburgh International Film Festival 2019. Show regular Jim Ross, Managing Editor of TAKE ONE Magazine, is joined by his colleagues Serena Scateni, Amber Heath, Elle Haywood, Marc Nelson and Joshua Ragan.  The regular show with the whole Cinetopia crew will be back on EH-FM in July, but here the TAKE ONE Magazine team review some of the films that screened at EIFF 2019. For more information head to @TAKEONECinema or @CinetopiaHub on Twitter, or the websites TAKEONECinema.net or CinetopiaShow.com. 01:03 - Love Type D 09:32 - The Souvenir 32:55 - Bait (our technical problems only last for the first bit!) 44:51 - Aniara
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July 4, 2019
TAKE ONE Magazine's Edinburgh International Film Festival 2019 roundup, Part I
A special edition of the podcast from on the ground at Edinburgh International Film Festival 2019. Show regular Jim Ross, Managing Editor of TAKE ONE Magazine, is joined by his colleagues Serena Scateni, Amber Heath, Chris Dobson, Marc Nelson and Joshua Ragan.  The regular show with the whole Cinetopia crew will be back on EH-FM in July, but here the TAKE ONE Magazine team review some of the films that screened at EIFF 2019. For more information head to @TAKEONECinema or @CinetopiaHub on Twitter, or the websites TAKEONECinema.net or CinetopiaShow.com. 01:01 - Boyz in the Wood 13:29 - Yesterday 27:45 - Manta Ray 39:05 - Scheme Birds
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July 4, 2019
May on EH-FM: Beats, High Life and Madeline's Madeline reviews, interview with CinemaAttic, and a tiny bit about John Wick
For Cinetopia's May broadcast on EH-FM, Amanda Rogers is joined by Anni Asikainen, Luka Vukos, and Jim Ross (Managing Editor, TAKE ONE Magazine) to review the films Beats, High Life and Madeline's Madeline. Amanda also interviews Alberto Valverde and Rafael Cueto, the team behind CinemaAttic about their 2019 events. Anni even gives a mini-review of John Wick 3.
01:18:26
May 21, 2019
April on EH-FM: Loro, Happy as Lazzaro, Vox Lux reviews, interview with Ibero Docs, and we talk our favourite Italian films
For Cinetopia's April broadcast on EH-FM,  Anni  Asikainen is joined by Paul Bruce of Edinburgh Short Film Festival and Jim Ross (Managing Editor, TAKE ONE Magazine) for a show with a Meditteranean theme. The gang review Paolo Sorrentino's Loro, Alice Rohrwacher's Happy as Lazzaro and Brady Corbet's (not-so-Meditteranean) Vox Lux. In addition, the team discuss their favourite Italian films and Jim interviews Mar Felices of IberoDocs, the Spanish and Portuguese language film festival taking place in Edinburgh and Glasgow.
57:39
April 23, 2019
March on EH-FM: Mid90s, The Sisters Brothers and Under the Silver Lake, the streaming debate, Edinburgh Film Guild & Undependence interviews
For Cinetopia's March broadcast on EH-FM, Amanda Rogers is joined by Anni Asikainen, Paul Bruce (Edinburgh Short Film Festival), and Jim Ross (Managing Editor, TAKE ONE Magazine). Following runs in cinemas and at Glasgow Film Festival, the team review Jonah Hill's directorial debut Mid90s and Jacques Audiard's The Sisters Brothers. Jim also reviews Under The Silver Lake, It Follows director David Robert Mitchell's new film - another Glasgow Film Festival screening now available on MUBI. In addition, Jim interviews Nina Schildhauer, director of the upcoming UnDependence Film Festival and Amanda interviews Jim Dunnigan of the Edinburgh Film Guild. Finally, the team weigh in on the ongoing debate about the role of streaming services in modern cinema, following the success of Roma during the awards season.
01:23:17
March 26, 2019
February on EH-FM: Berlinale, Glasgow, If Beale Street Could Talk, Capernaum, Oscar results & interviews with Gabrielle Brady & Shona Thomson
For the February edition of the EH-FM show,  Amanda Rogers is joined by Anni Asikainen, Paul Bruce (Edinburgh Short Film Festival), and Jim Ross (Managing Editor, TAKE ONE Magazine).  The team discuss the Oscar results and recent film festivals, as well as reviewing Barry Jenkins' new film If Beale Street Could Talk and Lebanese drama Capernaum. Amanda interviews Shona Thomson of A Kind of Seeing, and Jim interviews Gabrielle Brady, director of Island of the Hungry Ghosts, after her recent masterclass at the Scottish Documentary Institute.
01:22:57
February 27, 2019
January on EH-FM: The Favourite and Mary Queen of Scots, an interview with Jamie Robson, Oscar predictions, and a debate about audience behaviour in cinemas
Cinetopia launch a brand new show on EH-FM in Edinburgh. Amanda Rogers and Anni Asikainen of Cinetopia are joined by Paul Bruce of Edinburgh Short Film Festival and Jim Ross, Managing Editor of TAKE ONE Magazine. They make some Oscar predictions, and review new releases with a royal theme in The Favourite and Mary Queen of Scots. The ever-controversial topic of audience behaviour is discussed, following a panel at the This Way Up conference and Paul interviews local actor Jamie Robson about his work.
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January 30, 2019