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Wanna Watch: The Chain

Wanna Watch: The Chain

2021-09-0301:09:45

Are you a Londoner? Eli Silverman(@elisnoid), Luke and Hamza (@instahamz) are. They take a trip back into London of 1984 when they watch The Chain, the classic British comedy drama written by Jack Rosenthal and directed by Jack Gold.  Eli takes a break from comedy podcast The Cheapshow and his Soho Radio House of Pickle Sounds to be transported into a fantasy world of an affordable housing market.All shot on location, the film is bursting with recognisable faces like Nigel Hawthorne, Billie Whitelaw, Warren Mitchell and Leo McKernto name but a few. It's London that in part no longer exists, but will live forever.Music by E.M.M.A (@oiiiemma)
A mind-bending animation directed by René Laloux and designed by Mœbius, The Masters of Time (Les Maîtres du temps) takes us into a dream-like state. A young boy trapped on a hostile planet waits for rescue from his father's friends.Film-maker Lars Henriks (https://www.larshenriks.de) of the New Hamburg School of Filmmaking tells us why he chose this film. We talk dreams and half-heard voices, and also how this film is so popular it could be a kind of copypasta.Why did it scar Luke as a child? And what did Hamza(@instahamz) wish he had done before listening?Music by E.M.M.A (@oiiiemma)
Chef

Chef

2021-06-1057:23

Film critic and writer Benedick Lewis (@seethisif) had a mouth watering experience watching Chef. Jon Favreau stars and directs this tale of a chef re-igniting his career and family life, with John Leguizamo, Scarlett Johansson, Oliver Platt, Bobby Cannavale, and Dustin Hoffman, along with Robert Downey Jr. Food, working with parents, mysterious hidden doors, we go into it all.Warning, you will be hungry after listening.Music by E.M.M.A (@oiiiemma)
Wanna Watch: The Idiots

Wanna Watch: The Idiots

2021-06-0501:09:26

The Idiots (Idioterne) is a provocative film from Lars von Trier, made under the Dogme 95 manifesto. A group of adults try to find their inner idiot by acting as if they are developmentally challenged.Improviser Duncan Wrigley joins Luke and Hamza (@instahamz) to have an intense and challenging chat about the messages of the movie. Who really comes off looking bad in the movie, and will we ever want to watch it again?Music by E.M.M.A (@oiiiemma)
Top Gun

Top Gun

2021-05-2658:39

Raj Kumarasuriyar from the Arseholics Podcast (@arseholics) takes a break from talking about Arsenal to chat about Top Gun.He tells us about the emotional trauma that kept him from watching Top Gun for all these years.  Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer's volleyball skills leave us shocked and we discuss the machismo of the 80s, war politics and what the new Top Gun film may bring us.Music by E.M.M.A (@oiiiemma)
The 400 Blows

The 400 Blows

2021-05-1958:15

Improviser and PhD candidate Nathan Keates talks about The 400 Blows with Luke and Hamza (@instahamz).We cover our thoughts on education from our youths,  and how François Truffaut took his experience as a youth and turned it into such an influential movie. Where does a kid find decent role models in life?Music by E.M.M.A (@oiiiemma)
Fight Club

Fight Club

2021-05-1301:20:58

Mikey Weinkove (https://thepeoplespeak.org.uk/) talks Fight Club, David Fincher's adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's  novel. Brad Pitt, Edward Norton and Helena Bonham Carter are in fine form in this movie about masculinity and consumerism around the turn of the century.We find out what Talkaoke is, discuss male aggression and testosterone, what Guy Maddin's Sissy Boy Slap Party has to do with Fight Club, and how to find authentic connections with people.Music by E.M.M.A (@oiiiemma)
Movie lover Bobby Carroll (@bcmoviediary), takes a break from his own movie podcast, 'Worst Movies We Own' to have a chat with Luke and Hamza (@instahamz).We delve into Miami Connection, the Taekwondo film to end all Taekwondo films. Action, music, a lot of heart and painful toeholds, this movie has it all.Bobby tells us what the Prince Charles Cinema was really like back in the day, and the proper way to enjoy a 'bad' film. We talk about other underappreciated movies like Hudson Hawk and Last Action Hero, as well as our experience of Spectrum and Amstrad movie games.Music by E.M.M.A (@oiiiemma)
Data analyst Gareth Morinan returns with glad tidings, he has seen every Cube movie and wants the lads, Luke and Hamza (@instahamz) to discuss it. Nobody is escaping this podcast without solving some sort of puzzle.We go over Cube, Cube 2 Hypercube and Cube Zero. Why was the original such an amazing hit, and how do the sequels fare?Music by E.M.M.A (@oiiiemma)
David Duncan (@everybodyspal) is a writer and comedian (he admits under duress). He likes horror and blobs, and Luke and Hamza (@instahamz) learn to love the blob in this episode featuring our own predictions about blob sequels.We talk about Kevin Dillon, Del Close, Shawnee Smith's performances, and Frank Darabont and Chuck Russell's excellent script. Why did it not do so well? Who knows, but we do know that if you want to see more of David's comedy you can follow @beachhunks.Music by E.M.M.A (@oiiiemma)
Luke and Hamza are honoured by Katy Schutte's (katyschutte.co.uk) presence. The legendary improviser suggested Spontaneous, Brian Duffield's romantic black comedy. Starring Katherine Langford, Charlie Plummer, Hayley Law, Piper Perabo, Rob Huebel and Yvonne Orji, it shocks and delights.The story about exploding high school students brings up our own memories of arrogantly exploding at school, and a deep dive into late 80s/early 90s weird culture. The secrets of flying saucers,  Hamza's elite training as part of Vendetta, the source of Katy's hat-making skills and why Luke is the intellectual great-grandson of Albert Einstein. Everything is revealed.Music by E.M.M.A (@oiiiemma)
Citizen Kane

Citizen Kane

2021-04-0856:30

Actor, improviser, tuba-player, the legend Mark Beltzman (https://markbeltzman.com/) chats about Citizen Kane with Luke and Hamza (@instahamz).Influential and still frighteningly relevant today, Orson Wells 1941 drama about a media magnate who runs for office and builds his own Xanadu, brings up talks about connection in acting, online performance and visiting the real Hearst castle.Music by E.M.M.A (@oiiiemma)
Wanna Watch: Wall Street

Wanna Watch: Wall Street

2021-03-2401:00:26

Matt Smith joins Luke and Hamza (@instahamz) to share his insights into city finance and Wall Street. The film stars Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, with Daryl Hannah, Sean Young and Martin Sheen.We talk about real life Gordon Geckos (Michael Douglas) and why Oliver Stone's critique of Wall Street was taken as inspiration by City Bois.Music by E.M.M.A (@oiiiemma)
Clown Hanna Winter went on an adventure, and that adventure was the debut of Buckaroo Banzai. rock-star, brain surgeon, test-pilot.We gush over the epic cast of Peter Weller, Jeff Goldblum, Christopher Lloyd, Ellen Barkin, John Lithgow, and Clancy Brown. And try to work out exactly what was going on.Music by E.M.M.A (@oiiiemma)
Wanna Watch: The Apartment

Wanna Watch: The Apartment

2021-03-1101:00:59

Director Chryssanthi Kouri is here to talk about The Apartment.  Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine and Fred MacMurray in Billy Wilder's comedy romance.We talk about loneliness in the big city, truth and romance and Hamza blows his top. Music by E.M.M.A (@oiiiemma)
Wanna Watch: Seven Samurai

Wanna Watch: Seven Samurai

2021-03-0301:11:43

Akie Kotabe  (@akiekotabe) joins Luke and Hamza (@instahamz) for a true classic, Seven Samurai.We delve into the genius of Akira Kurosawa's directing,  Toshiro Mifune's physical performance and the film's lasting influence on cinema.Music by E.M.M.A (@oiiiemma)
Wanna Watch: Under the Skin

Wanna Watch: Under the Skin

2021-02-2501:12:48

Improviser Chris Mead (@MrChrisMead), joins Luke and Hamza (@instahamz) to talk about Under the Skin. Jonathan Glazer directs Scarlett Johansson in a largely improvised performance as an alien stalking men in Glasgow.Potent imagery, and hair-raising music inspire a discussion about improvising, if an alien could fit into earth society and what we've all had enough of in movies.Music by E.M.M.A (@oiiiemma)
Josh Burdett (@joshburdett1), legendary actor, joins Luke and Hamza (@instahamz) to talk about The Great Beauty (La Grande Bellezza) directed by Paolo Sorrentino. A magic trick of a film, that follows journalist Jep Gambardella as he tries to find meaning amongst the glamorati of Rome.We talk about finding great beauty amongst the cynicism of the world, how to achieve true confidence (according to a lawyer), and what drove Josh to return to acting after loving it at school.Music by E.M.M.A (@oiiiemma)
Wanna Watch: Orlando

Wanna Watch: Orlando

2021-02-0401:20:22

Publicist and entertainment writer Katy Davies talks Orlando, the 1992 tale of a sex-shifting immortal. Based on a novel by Virginia Woolf, its stars Tilda Swinton, with appearances by Billy Zane, Quentin Crisp, Toby Jones and more.We talk gender roles, finding your true voice and self-acceptance. Can we ever be as cool as Tilda riding a motorbike?Music by E.M.M.A (@oiiiemma)
Three idiots talk about the classic Frank Capra picture, It's a Wonderful Life. Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed are a loving couple, Henry Travers is Clarence the Angel.Luke, Hamza (@instahamz) and Bill Barberis (@billbarberis) are the three idiots, discussing life, philosophy and bacteria, in a bonus-length episode.We delve into modern politics, individuality vs collectivism and how language affects our view of the world.Music by E.M.M.A (@oiiiemma)
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