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The Cineskinny is the film review podcast from The Skinny – this week we review Hoard, The Idea of You and Hit Man

Article by The Skinny | 03 Feb 2022
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The Cineskinny is the film podcast from some of the team behind The Skinny – every fortnight we take some kind of look at the wide world of The Movies. We're talking classic films, brand-new films, film festivals, the politics of film, arthouse thinkers *and* action bangers with loads of explosions.  

New episodes of The Cineskinny are out every fortnight; listen below. You can also listen to The Cineskinny on SpotifyApple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. If you like what you hear, subscribe to be notified of new episodes! Leave us a five-star review! Share the podcast on social media!

Latest Episode

This time on The Cineskinny, we go running in the fields of streaming cinema. Anahit reviews Hit Man (good!), Jamie joins her for The Idea of You (bad! and weird!), then the whole gang discusses the good, bad and ugly of the streaming revolution. How many of Netflix's top ten films are actually elaborate pranks on this podcast? More than you'd think!

We also discuss the inventive, intriguing and v freaky British debut Hoard ahead of its release in cinemas. It's a fun one this week – come for the serious film chat, stay for Jamie's list of 'older women he likes'. 

What We've Been Watching: LostBaby ReindeerBlue SkyTriangle of Sadness (1:45)
Hoard review (12:35)
Hit Man review (22:30)
The Idea of You review (28:05)
The Great Streaming Glut, aka Where Have All The Good Rom Coms gone? (35:15)

Follow the team on Twitter @ptrsmpsn @anahitrooz @jamiedunnesq @lew_rob_, get us on Twitter, Instagram, Letterboxd and TikTok @thecineskinny, email us at; recorded at EHFM, Summerhall –

Music: Too Cool by Kevin MacLeod ( License:

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The Cineskinny team

The Cineskinny is hosted by a selection of The Skinny’s finest film folk:  

Jamie Dunn, our Film Editor, who you may also have heard on BBC Radio Scotland’s Afternoon Show, or read in Sight & Sound, IndieWire or The Guardian

Anahit Behrooz, our Listings, Heads Up and Zap Editor, and a regular contributor to our Film section. Anahit’s film writing has also featured in The Quietus, Girls on Tops, One Room With A View and Little White Lies.

Peter Simpson, our Digital Editor. Big film fan, lots of enthusiasm and energy, and also responsible for the magazine’s Food and Drink pages if that helps at all. 

Ellie Robertson, our Digital Editorial Assistant, regular film and TV writer for our website, with a really good range of shoes.

Past Episodes

GFF Interview: Matt Johnson on telling the rise and fall of Blackberry

GFF Interview: Daniel Goldhaber and Daniel Garber on How To Blow Up A Pipeline

GFF 2023: How To Blow Up A Pipeline, Ramona, I Like Movies, Skin Deep

Broker, Best in Show, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

Blue Jean, Saint Omer, and the Dread Spectre of Margaret Thatcher

All The Beauty and the Bloodshed, Tár, and AI in film

Cool Kids, Hot Guys, Great Knitwear: The Cineskinny End of 2022 Round-up

Films of 2022: Aftersun, Everything Everywhere All at Once...

A Very Merry Cineskinny Christmas...

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Bones and All, and lovely Timothée Chalamet

No Bears, Bros and Wendell and Wild

EIFF & Filmhouse; Triangle of Sadness; Decision to Leave; The Banshees of Inisherin

Girls Girls Girls! Horror, Horror, Horror! Bryan! M! Ferguson

Take One Action, Funny Pages, Venice Film Festival and Strawberry Mansion (w/ Xuanlin Tham)

David Cronenberg, Ride The Wave, and Glasgow Youth Film Festival

Live! At Edinburgh Film Festival! (w/ Will Anderson, Xuanlin Tham, Rory Doherty and Carmen Paddock)

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2022: Please Baby Please, Official Competition + more

Hit The Road, Fire of Love, and the Good Kind of Film Marathon

Wim Wenders, Javier Bardem, Futura and... Minions: Rise of Gru?!?

Elvis, Pleasure, and Sex in Cinema

Earwig, The Girl and the Spider, and Horror Films Directed by Women

Top Gun: Maverick, Psycho, and Cannes Film Festival 2022 (w/ Iana Murray)

Everything Everywhere All At Once, Doctor Strange, and The Purpose of The Multiverse

Cabaret, Grease, and 1970s Movie Musicals

Benedetta, and The Wild World of Paul Verhoeven

Compartment No. 6, Snowpiercer, The Narrow Margin

The Worst Person In The World, and Glasgow Short Film Festival

The Batman, Red Rocket, and a chat about superhero movies

Glasgow Film Festival 2022: Superior, Zalava, Once Upon A Time In Uganda & more

Romance on Screen: The Souvenir Part II, Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy & Romantic Comedies

Films of 2021, pt.2: First Cow, Limbo, Petite Maman and The Power of the Dog

Films of 2021, pt. 1: Shiva Baby, Titane, The Green Knight & more