Dear Listeners

We have come to the end of the current season of the Cinematologists podcast. We have been involved with some fantastic events and spoken to many amazing people that it’s difficult to know where to begin. Some of our highlights include contributions from Academics Prof. Richard DyerProf. B. Ruby RichDr. Sabina StentDr. Felicity GeeJaakko Seppälä and Matt Smith. We have also interviewed filmmakers such as Lenny AbrahamsonHope Dickson LeachMania AkbariJuho Kuosmanen and Ben Wheatley.

And thanks to other amazing collaborators this season including Sophie Mayer and Club Des FemmesCorrina Antrobus from the Bechtel Test Fest, Criterion Cast blogger David Blakeslee and, of course, regular co-presenters Kingsley MarshallMark JenkinDr. Emre CaglayhanDr Douglas McNaughton and Alex Fitch.

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Also you may be interested to check out our audio essay titled Knowing Sounds: Podcasting as Academic Practice which is soon to be formally published through the Journal of Media Practice.

We are currently formulating our schedule for the coming autumn season so if you want to collaborate with us in putting on a screening at your institution please feel free to contact us at

Right now we are taking our summer hiatus but, the Cinematologists will return, in September.

Dario and Neil


Our first ever filmed episode of the Cinematologists is now available. Dario is joined by Neil at the Electric Palace Cinema in Hastings to watch and discuss Kelly Reichardt's Old Joy.

Listen here to the full 1 hour discussion between Dario and Mania Akbari. The Iranian filmmaker, now based in London, gives amazing honest and powerful insight into her life and career.

Listen here to the full 45 minute discussion between Neil and Violet Lucca who is the Digital Editor of Film Comment and the presenter of the Film Comment Podcast.