Cinetopia Radio

Cinetopia Radio

By Cinetopia
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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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
1:31:20
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
1:29:51
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
2:11:30
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
52:20
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.
42:32
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
1:17:46
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
1:18:07
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
1:39:01
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
1:10:01
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.
1:42:27
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. 
1:07:52
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. 
1:50:37
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! 
1:39:13
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
56:35
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
56:53
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
53:37
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.
1:18:25
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.
57:38
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.
1:23:16
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.
1:22:57
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.
1:03:29
January 30, 2019