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101 Films You Should Have Seen... Probably

Recommend films for Lewis and Ian to watch at 101filmsyoushouldhaveseen.com. And feel free to buy us a Ko-Fi! https://ko-fi.com/101filmsyoushouldhaveseen.

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#86: Weird Science

How does the 1980s classic cult movie hold up today? Well, Ian hadn’t seen it until now, so let’s find out what a middle-aged man makes of a teen film from 30 years ago…

10 Mar 2018

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#48: Dogtown and Z-Boys

This week we look at the skateboarding documentary Dogtown and Z-Boys, discuss the merits of darts and moan about the drizzle in Hertfordshire.

7 Feb 2013

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#56: The Wizard of Oz

Believe it or not, Lewis had never seen The Wizard of Oz. Until now, that is.

2 May 2013

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#71: Gone With The Wind

In celebration of Mother’s Day, we review Ian’s mum’s favourite film, Gone With The Wind. Cue emphatic praise about Vivien Leigh, followed by extensive hand-wringing about racism. 101 Films Podcast 071 – Gone With The WindDownload

31 Mar 2014

Rank #4

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Extra #6: Star Wars The Last Jedi

After a gap of four (4!) years, 101 Films have released another ‘Extra’. Now the dust has settled, Lewis and Ian take a look at Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Is it good? Is it? IS IT? Yeah, sort of. 101 Films Extra #06 – Star Wars: The Last JediDownload

19 Feb 2018

Rank #5

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#7: The Fisher King

This week we review The Fisher King, but we sound more like we’re in Twelve Monkeys: an unidentified plague has swept across 101 Films Towers, leaving Lewis and Ian as croaky, self-pitying shadows of their former selves. If you can put up with us hacking, coughing and spluttering for 40 minutes, you can enjoy our insights into why all men are selfish, why Robin Williams is good when he’s not being ‘Robin Williams’ and why Ian doesn’t seem to get on with Terry Gilliam’s films, even though he loves Monty Python. Also, why lying naked in the park is fun.

24 Nov 2011

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#75: The Warriors

This week we have another slightly crackly Skype podcast in which we discuss reader recommendation The Warriors and get all carried away with making up gang costumes. 101 Films Podcast 075 – The WarriorsDownload

13 Nov 2014

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#78: Nine to Five

A very, very belated International Woman’s Day-influenced podcast. Lewis and Ian watch the 1980 screwball classic Nine to Five. 101 Films Podcast 078 – Nine to FiveDownload

19 May 2015

Rank #8

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Extra #5: Dallas Buyers Club

We have a special guest star this week – Jason sits in for Ian as we talk about Dallas Buyers Club, a rodeo-themed, questionably accurate movie about a man dying of AIDS. Fun for all the family. 101 Films Extra #05 – Dallas Buyers ClubDownload

27 Feb 2014

Rank #9

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#81: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Never let it be said that 101 Films shies away from jumping on band wagons. Especially when that band wagon is hooked up to one of the most successful film franchises ever! Listen to Lewis and Ian’s thoughts on the the new Star Wars film. Is it better than the prequels? (yes) Does it hold up to the originals? (more or less) Will Ian give it his standard 3-star rating? (nearer 3.5). WARNING: SPOILERS WITHIN. 101 Films Podcast 081 – Star Wars: The Force AwakensDownload

18 Jan 2016

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#85: Seven Samurai

A reader recommendation this week – Seven Samurai from Japanese director Akira Kurosawa. What a treat it was! 101 Films Podcast 085 – Seven SamuraiDownload

8 Jan 2018

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#83: Rosemary’s Baby

It’s 101 Films favourite time of year, Halloween (or HALLOWEEEEEEEEENNNN!). Now we know our podcasting isnt as regular as it once was, but we always make a special effort for Halloween. This year we’ve picked as our subject what many consider to be finest horror film ever made; Rosemary’s Baby. Enjoy! 101 Films Podcast 083 – Rosemary’s BabyDownload

25 Oct 2016

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#8: Tristram Shandy: A Cock And Bull Story

Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story has a particular resonance for 101 Films, featuring as it does two egotistical men who love the sound of their own voices and who bicker and bumble their way through the adaptation of a novel that is confusing, meanders all over the place, and doesn’t really achieve what it sets out to do. We’ll let you draw your own parallels.

1 Dec 2011

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Extra #4: Room 237

For 101 Films Extra number four we take a look at Room 237, in which various oddbods profess their theories about the meaning behind Stanley Kubrick’s film interpretation of The Shining. With hilarious results. 101 Films Extra #04 – Room 237Download

28 Nov 2013

Rank #14

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#9: Inception

This week we look at Inception, the slightly trippy dream heist film. Other than a very long discussion about what dreams feel like, Lewis and Ian look at some Listener Letters, shush each other, and spend much of the podcast mispronouncing the name of pretty much every single actor in Inception.

8 Dec 2011

Rank #15

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#51: Godzilla (1954)

Lewis and Ian watch the harrowing Godzilla. Yes, that’s right, harrowing! For an almost 60 year old film about a giant atomic lizard, the original film is still surprisingly powerful.

7 Mar 2013

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#57: My Dinner With Andre

This week we get drawn into an in-depth conversation about conversation as we discuss My Dinner With Andre.

9 May 2013

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#58: Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

If you like it when Lewis and Ian disagree then you’ll enjoy this podcast. Listen as Lewis waxes lyrical about Once Upon a Time in Anatolia while Ian shrugs his shoulders.

23 May 2013

Rank #18

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#52: Once

In an echo of the infamous Brick podcast, this week we slag off another listener’s recommendation in our review of Once. We are good people though, honest.

28 Mar 2013

Rank #19

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#74: Quatermass and the Pit

In a belated Halloween podcast, we review the classic Hammer film Quatermass and the Pit. Apologies for the poor sound quality, this is our first attempt to record over Skype! 101 Films Podcast 074 – Quatermass and the PitDownload

6 Nov 2014

Rank #20