Wanna Watch

Wanna Watch

We've watched a lot of movies, but not all the movies. Time to fix that by sharing our most memorable movies with a guest (and you true believer). They get to watch a movie for the first time, we get to rewatch our favourites and have a chat about the things we love. And by we, we mean Luke and Hamza (@instahamz). Join us for chats about how movies have shaped us, what we want from movies and other random tangents that take our fancy. You've got just the right excuse to watch that classic you've always meant to see or dust off and rewatch an old fave .Music by E.M.M.A. (@oiiiemma).

Episodes

September 3, 2021 69 min

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 f...

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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 popul...

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June 10, 2021 57 min

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.

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June 5, 2021 69 min

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?

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May 26, 2021 58 min

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.

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May 19, 2021 58 min

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?


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May 13, 2021 80 min

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 a...

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May 6, 2021 67 min
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 &#...
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April 27, 2021 68 min

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?


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April 22, 2021 63 min

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 ...

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April 14, 2021 57 min

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/e...

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April 8, 2021 56 min

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.


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March 24, 2021 60 min

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.


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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.



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March 11, 2021 60 min

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. 

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March 3, 2021 71 min

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.




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February 25, 2021 72 min

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.


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February 18, 2021 81 min

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 ...

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February 4, 2021 80 min

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?

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December 23, 2020 122 min

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.


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