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Flixwatcher: A Netflix Film Review Podcast

Every week the Flixwatcher crew team up with other podcasters to talk about what to watch on Netflix! Flixwatcher is hosted by Helen Sadler and Kobi Omenaka. Every episode discusses and rates a film from Netflix as chosen by special guests from other podcasts using our unique Flixwatcher scoring system. We tackle classic films including Woody Allen's "Manhattan" and "Pulp Fiction" , Netflix Originals such as "Amanda Knox" and "Beasts of No Nation" through to bargain bin b-movies such as Sharknado 3. The choice what to watch on Netflix is given wholly to the podcaster guests. Team Flixwatcher has no say in what they watch from the huge Netflix library! Tune in every week to get Netflix film recommendations and rejections with spoilers guaranteed! If you are ever struggling with what to watch on Netflix then this is the podcast for you! If you do want to skip to the end that is when you'll get all of our film scores using our unique Flixwatcher Netflix scoring system! Tell your friends AND SUBSCRIBE!
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Now displaying: April, 2018
Apr 25, 2018

Jen and Dave from The Family Tree return for Episode 55 where we review Grandma, a 2015 comedy drama starring the awesome Lily Tomlin. The grandma (lesbian, widow and poet) in this film doesn’t conform to the usual granny stereotype, this film is part road trip for an abortion and part exploration of grief. Grandma benefits from a strong supporting cast in the form of gravelly Sam Elliot, Judy Greer, Marcia Gay Harden and the fabulous Laverne Cox.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='57'] At 79 minutes this is a spectacularly short film and anyone with even the slightest interest in a bad tempered, lesbian Lily Tomlin should definitely check it out.   Scoring a very respectable 4.13 overall (Helen and Kobi scoring the same for the first time!) we recommend Grandma. What do you guys think? Have you seen Grandma? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #055 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #055 Crew of Dave and Jen from The Family Tree @familytreepod and Getting Better Acquainted @GBAPodcast You can listen to Family Tree on iTunes and Getting Better Acquainted on iTunes Too. Dave Pickering can be found on Twitter at @Goosefat101 and Jen Adamthwaite @jadamthwaite Please make sure you give them some love

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It has to be Putting on the Ritz, but there is no Gene Wilder version so we have added the Mel Torme Version!

More about Grandma

For more info on Grandma, you can visit the Grandma IMDB page here or the Grandma Rotten Tomatoes page here.

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Apr 18, 2018

It’s Episode 54! Imrie and Natalie return for the documentary One of Us. This 2017 documentary follows the lives of three people who have chosen to leave the environment of Hasidic Judaism. Did you know Hasidic Jews fear the internet? If the answer is no and you’re curious why you might find this challenging documentary of interest. A sort of expose and sort of suspense thriller this film looks at the treatment of three different people who try to leave their communities. All three stories are sad, depressing and scary, there really isn’t much positivity to take from their experiences.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='56'] While the stories of the individuals here are all important and should be be heard One of Us lacks in resolution or any kind of positivism the film lacks balance or perspective - scoring low on repeat viewing (as do most documentaries) overall we score it at 3.32 - worth an investigation. What do you guys think? Have you seen One of Us? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #054 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #039 Crew of Natalie Nethers and Imriel Morgan @ImiMorgan  Find Imriel’s website here http://shoutoutnetwork.co.uk/wb/  Please make sure you give them some love

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More about One of Us

For more info on One of Us, you can visit the  One of Us IMDB page here or the One of Us Rotten Tomatoes page here.

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Apr 11, 2018

Welcome to Episode 53, returning guests Chris (Easy Riders, Raging Podcast) and Adam (Truth and Movies - Little White Lies) are back to review Chris’s choice City of God (Cidade de Deus). The 2002 Brazilian drama from Fernando Meirelles is based on a novel by the same name that was loosely based on real events and depicts organised crime in the favelas from the end of 1960s and the beginning of the 1980s.
City of God is a dazzling piece of cinema, mixing almost documentary style story telling with disco, drug dealing, photography and revenge - often violent but also frequently sharp and funny. If you haven’t seen it don’t be put off by the two hours run time or subtitles - it breezes by.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='55'] City of God scores 3.73 overall - let down by the small screen score - but still respectable and received a lot of love from Twitter too. What do you guys think? Have you seen City Of God? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #053 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #035 Crew of Adam Woodward @AWLies from Little White Lies and Chris Johnston @ERRPodcast from Easy Riders Raging Podcast. Please make sure you give them some love

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More about City Of God

For more info on City of God, you can visit the City of God IMDB page here or the City of God Rotten Tomatoes page here.

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Apr 4, 2018

Its Episode 52! Kobi and Helen are joined by Chris and Will to review Bernie (Chris’ choice), the 2011 black comedy from Richard Linklater starring Jack Black. The bizarre true story of mortician Bernie Tiede (Black) who amongst making the dead look glamorous also has a penchant for elderly widows and ends up becoming an unlikely companion for a very rich widow, Marjorie Nugent (Shirley MacLaine) and SPOILER ends up killing her.  The film is a mix of straightforward filmmaking and mockumentary with talking heads from real life people from Carthage, Texas and sort of played straight and then sort of played for comedy by Black. The film was strongly received in American after its release but seems to have barely been seen or heard of by UK audiences - and there is good reason why. Its weird - given that it is a true story - about murder - the comedy feels weird and doesn’t achieve what it presumably intends to do and because the comedy is so weird it doesn’t work as dramatisation. One really for Jack Black completists only.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='54'] Unsurprisingly Bernie doesn’t score highly in any category, scoring 2.9 by Flixwatcher but more love was given from Twitter. Seen it? Send us your review @flixwatcherpod What do you guys think? Have you seen Bernie? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #052 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #052 Crew of Chris Smith @ChrisDSmith27  and Will Roe- @willroe2  from Lords  @HomeOfCricket. Find their website online here: https://www.lords.org Please make sure you give them some love

Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

It has to be Putting on the Ritz, but there is no Gene Wilder version so we have added the Mel Torme Version!

More about Bernie

For more info on Bernie you can visit the Bernie IMDB page here or the Bernie Rotten Tomatoes page here.

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