Scannain Podcast - #19 - 2019

May 18, 2019 @ 4:39 am

It's time for the Scannain podcast!

This week, I join Jay Coyle, Grace Duffy and Luke Dunne from Film in Dublin to discuss the week in film. Jay has returned from holidays but has still had the time to take in a variety of films including Steven Spielberg's remake of War of the Worlds. Grace has enjoyed both Lady Macbeth and Short Term 12. Luke has watched a variety of films including Netflix's Something Great, which is more like something so-so.

In film news, the Cannes Film Festival is underway. Closer to home, eight Irish film festivals have undertaken the 5050 x 2020 challenge to improve gender representation and transparency in how these festivals are organised and run. Alex Gibney is attending the new DOCS Ireland festival in Belfast in June. The Irish Film Institute is hosting their third Dark Skies season focusing on killer artificial intelligences.

The top ten:

  1. Detective Pikachu
  2. Avengers: Endgame
  3. The Hustle
  4. Long Shot
  5. A Dog's Journey
  6. Dumbo
  7. The Curse Of La Llorona
  8. Dialogues Des Carmelites – Met Opera 2019
  9. Wild Rose
  10. Wonder Park

New releases:

  • Beats
  • Birds of Passage
  • Breakthrough
  • John Wick: Chapter III - Parabellum
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Scannain Podcast - #18 - 2019

May 9, 2019 @ 9:12 pm

It's time for the Scannain podcast!

This week, Darren Mooney, Jay Coyle, and Ronan Doyle to discuss the week in film. Ronan is just back from Paris and from the Trish McAdams season at the Irish Film Institute. Jay has been continuing his journey into Columbian noir and enjoyed Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles.

In film news, there's a bumper crop of Quentin Tarantino news, including the Netflix cut of The Hateful Eight, the late Cannes entry of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and his continuing plans to make a Star Trek film. Beyond that, the Writers' Guild of Ireland announced the nominees of their annual ZeBBie awards.

The top ten:

  1. Avengers: Endgame
  2. Long Shot
  3. A Dog's Journey
  4. The Curse Of La Llorona
  5. Dumbo
  6. Wonder Park
  7. Tolkien
  8. Wild Rose
  9. Greta
  10. Shazam!

New releases:

  • Amazing Grace
  • The Corrupted
  • Destination Wedding
  • High Life
  • The Hustle
  • The Rosie Project
  • Madelaine's Madelaine
  • Wine Country
  • Float Like a Butterfly
  • Detective Pikachu
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Scannain Podcast - #17 - 2019

May 3, 2019 @ 9:46 pm

It's time for the Scannain podcast!

This week, Darren Mooney, Jay Coyle, Grace Duffy and Ronan Doyle discuss the week in film. Ronan has been away for a few weeks at the Irish Film Institute's "Our Battle in Images" season, looking at (largely outside) perspectives of the Troubles and curated by Donal Foreman, and so discusses a few films that he saw as part of the season. Jay has been watching more Columbian noir on the Criterion Channel and took in the latest Liam Neeson action joint Hard Powder Cold Pursuit. Grace watched Colossal and took in her first Agnés Varda film. Darren watched The Dig and took in a couple of classic Marvel Cinematic Universe films.

In film news, there's a lot to cover, including the passing of director John Singleton. There is also the IFI Spotlight coming in early May and the announcement of the latest batch of W.R.A.P. funding. As ever, we also cover the top ten and the new releases in a crowded week under the shadow of Avengers: Endgame.

The top ten:

  1. Avengers: Endgame
  2. Dumbo
  3. Wonder Park
  4. Shazam!
  5. Greta
  6. Wild Rose
  7. Peppa Pig: Festival of Fun
  8. Missing Link
  9. Little
  10. Five Feet Apart

New releases:

  • Woman at War
  • Vox Lux
  • Tolkien
  • Long Shot
  • Hotel Mumbai
  • A Dog's Journey
  • Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile
  • The Curse Of La Llorona

Note: We accidentally omitted Vox Lux from our discussion of new releases. We apologise for this error.

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Scannain Podcast - #16 - 2019

April 26, 2019 @ 8:09 pm

It's time for the Scannain podcast!

This week, Darren Mooney, Jay Coyle, and Grace Duffy discuss the week in film. There's a lot to discuss. As one might expect given the big release of the week, there's a lot of Marvel Cinematic Universe talk; The Incredible Hulk, Avengers: Infinity War, Thor: Ragnarok and Guardians of the Galaxy. There's also time to discuss Tropic Thunder, Catch Me If You Can and The Shallows. In terms of film news, Lorcan Finnegan's Vivarium is screening at Cannes and the IFI is hosting a Trish McAdam season in May.

The top ten:

  1. Dumbo
  2. Shazam!
  3. Wild Rose
  4. Greta
  5. Wonder Park
  6. Captain Marvel
  7. Pet Sematary
  8. Little
  9. Five Feet Apart
  10. Hellboy

New releases:

  • Avengers: Endgame
  • The Dig
  • Eighth Grade
  • The World is Yours
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Scannain Podcast - #15 - 2019

April 22, 2019 @ 10:06 pm

It's time for the Scannain podcast!

This week, I join Jay Coyle and Grace Duffy to discuss the week in film.  As usual, we talk about what we watched this week, including another in-depth discussion of Brie Larson's directorial debut Unicorn Store, the cynicism of Netflix's The Silence, the enduring appeal of Road House, the insanity of Jupiter Ascending, and the strange nostalgia of Hotel Artemis. In film news, there is a lot happening. Close to home, the IFI is hosting a season dedicated to memory on screen and has added The Loopline Connection to the online IFI Player. In international news, the latest Star Wars movie has a name and a trailer, Avengers: Endgame spoilers sweep across the internet, and the Cannes film festival announced its line-up.

All of this plus the top ten and the new releases.

The top ten:

  1. Dumbo
  2. Shazam!
  3. Wonder Park
  4. Wild Rose
  5. Pet Sematary
  6. Little
  7. Hellboy
  8. Peppa Pig: Festival of Fun
  9. Captain Marvel
  10. Missing Link

New releases:

  • Dragged Across Concrete
  • Honey in My Head
  • Loro
  • Greta
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Scannain Podcast - #14 - 2019

April 12, 2019 @ 10:10 pm

It's time for the Scannain podcast!

This week, Darren Mooney joins Jay Coyle and Luke Dunne from Film in Dublin to discuss the week in film.  As usual, we talk about what we watched this week, including an in-depth discussion of Unicorn Store, a reflection on the two sequels to The Matrix and the inevitability of remaking Akira. In terms of film news, the big news of the week is the launch of Criterion Channel, which is now streaming classic movie content online. There is also the passing of veteran character actor Seymour Cassel. And a nice bracing dose of tax reform, with revisions made to Section 481.

All of this plus the top ten and the new releases.

The top ten:

  1. Dumbo
  2. Shazam!
  3. Pet Sematary
  4. Peppa Pig: Festival of Fun
  5. Us
  6. Captain Marvel
  7. Missing Link
  8. The Sisters Brothers
  9. Five Feet Apart
  10. What Men Want

New releases:

  • Wonder Park
  • Hell Boy
  • Don't Go
  • Little
  • mid90s
  • Wild Rose
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Scannain Podcast - #13 - 2019

April 5, 2019 @ 8:24 pm

It's time for the Scannain podcast!

This week, Darren Mooney, Grace Duffy, Ronan Doyle and Jay Coyle discuss the week in film. There's a lot to cover this week, most obviously the passing of Agnès Varda, who was something of a patron saint of the podcast. However, the film news also covers the United States Justice Department's intervention in the row between Netflix and the Academy, big announcements from Cinema Con, news about Disney's purchase of Fox, the Newport Beach Film Festival, and the Celtic Media Awards.

All of this plus the top ten and the new releases.

The top ten:

  1. Dumbo
  2. Us
  3. Captain Marvel
  4. What Men Want
  5. Lucifer
  6. Instant Family
  7. Green Book
  8. The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
  9. Die Walkure – Met Opera 2019
  10. How to Train Your Dragon III: The Hidden World

New releases:

  • Holy Lands
  • The Keeper
  • Peppa Pig: Festival of Fun
  • Happy as Lazzaro
  • Unicorn Store
  • The Sisters Brothers
  • Shazam!
  • Pet Sematary
  • Missing Link

 

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Scannain Podcast - #12 - 2019

March 30, 2019 @ 9:39 am

It's time for the Scannain podcast!

This week, Darren Mooney, Ronan Doyle and Jay Coyle to discuss the week in film. It's a light week for Ronan and Darren, but Jay has us covered with deep dives that extend from Varda through to the joy of Music and Lyrics or the siren call from Under the Silver Lake. In terms of film news, we mark the passing of Broncho McLoughlin, take a look at April at the Irish Film Institute, check in on the release date of The Dig and chart a number of upcoming Irish digital releases.

The top ten:

  1. Us
  2. Captain Marvel
  3. What Men Want
  4. Instant Family
  5. The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
  6. Green Book
  7. How to Train Your Dragon III: The Hidden World
  8. A Dog's Way Home
  9. Fighting With My Family
  10. Fisherman's Friends

New releases:

  • The Vanishing
  • Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story
  • Dumbo
  • Out of Blue
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Scannain Podcast - #11 - 2019

March 23, 2019 @ 9:38 am

It's time for the new Scannain Podcast!

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Scannain Podcast - #10 - 2019

March 16, 2019 @ 10:42 am

It's time for the Scannain podcast!

This week, Darren Mooney, Ronan Doyle and Jay Coyle discuss the week in film. Because Varda season never ends, both Ronan and Jay have a new film to discuss from the legendary French director. Meanwhile, in film news, we mark the passing of veteran Irish character actor Pat Laffan, study the recent funding decisions of the Broadcast Authority of Ireland, discuss the opening of applications to the WRAP fund, navigate the line-up of the Belfast Film Festival, and discuss the availability of Ross Whitaker's Katie on Netflix.

The top ten:

  1. Captain Marvel
  2. The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
  3. Instant Family
  4. Green Book
  5. How to Train Your Dragon III: The Hidden World
  6. Fighting With My Family
  7. The Aftermath
  8. The Hole in the Ground
  9. A Dog's Way Home
  10. Cold Pursuit

New releases:

  • Fisherman's Friends
  • Girl
  • The Prodigy
  • Under the Silver Lake
  • Ben is Back
  • What Men Want
  • Triple Frontier
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