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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: May, 2018
May 30, 2018

OMG! Episode 60! Hannah and Jen from Standard Issue (a podcast by women for women BOOM!) return for Hannah’s choice In Bruges. Where to start with In Bruges? It’s a 2008 film from Martin McDonagh starring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson as two hitmen attempting to lay low in Bruges. What follows includes a batshit awesome performance from Ralph Finnes, a coke fueled racist rant from a dwarf actor and enclaves. It’s a comedy in case you were wondering. In the arc of Colin Farrell this is brilliant and hilarious, the chemistry between him and Gleeson is genuine and completely convincing. New comer to In Bruges Jen found it “well bleak” and not the “bantz-a-fucking-rama” she was led to believe - and rightly so. Definitely not up there for her like Bugsy Malone or Kindergarten Cop. It is bleak, spoilers there is a LOT of death but it is also really, really funny. Definitely an acquired taste is required and if you’re into it then you’ll be rewarded, if you’re not, maybe give it another try?

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='62']Generally, this film comes recommended with MASSIVE CAVEATS, it’s violent, it’s bloody, it’s very sweary, it’s pretty weird and it’s fucking bleak, so you have been warned. Overall Flixwatcher and guests award In Bruges 3.58 (so nearly a 4) - a second watch from Jen (with less sleeping) might have bumped it up to a 4, which was generally how Twitter felt too. What do you guys think? Have you seen In Bruges? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #060 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #060 Crew of Hannah Dunleavy @thatdunleavy and Jen Offord-  @inspireajen  from The Standard Issue @standardissueUK. Find their website here: http://standardissuemagazine.com 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 In Bruges

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

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May 23, 2018

Will and Chris return for Episode 59 and we’re reviewing Will’s choice Nebraska. Not a documentary on the Bruce Springsteen classic album but the 2013 Alexander Payne comedy drama starring Bruce Dern. Part road trip, part snapshot of Middle America and part portrait of dementia, shot in black and white Nebraska is funny, poignant and a fantastic vignette of a dysfunctional extended family. Interestingly this was the first film Payne wasn’t directly involved in writing, yet it feels very much like he could have. It’s very hard not to love this film, the cinematography is beautiful, the whole cast is superb, it’s very, very funny, warm and moves along at a lovely gentle pace. We also discover the most watched films by Chris and Will are Mrs Doubtfire and Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid respectively.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='61']Overall Nebraska scores a very deserving 4.28 from Flixwatcher and guests and there was a lot of love for it from Twitter too. Highly recommended. What do you guys think? Have you seen Nebraska? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #059 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #059 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 Nebraska

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

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May 16, 2018

Welcome to Episode 58! Our guests are Ned from Global Pillage and Grownup Land and stepping in last minute to save the show Tom from all of the podcasts (Global Pillage, Grownup Land, The Guilty Feminist and Best Pick) and we’re reviewing the Coen Brothers classic Fargo. What is there to say about Fargo? It’s the kidnapping gone wrong ‘fake’ true story set in snowy Minnesota with a stellar cast of William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi and Peter Stormare. Oscar winner and genuine modern classic, crossing the line between thriller and dark comedy, largely regarded as one of their finest.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='60']Bringing back dating memories for Tom unsurprisingly Fargo scores highly across all the categories, not good enough to take the crown from What We Do In The Shadows but coming close with 4.47 overall. What do you guys think? Have you seen Fargo? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #058 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #058 Crew of Tom Salinksy @tomsalinsky  and Ned Sedgwick - @NedSedgwick www.susanharrisoncharacters.com  from Global Pillage  : @globalpillage GrownupLand : #GrownupLand  The Guilty Feminist : @GuiltyFeminist Best Pick podcasts: @bestpickpod 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 Fargo

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

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May 9, 2018

It’s Episode 57! Liam from Spocklight and Eleanor from Bygones join Kobi and Helen to review The Magdalene Sisters, Eleanor’s choice. The Magdalene Sisters is a 2002 film from Peter Mullan that follows the experiences of three young girls sent to the Magdalene ‘laundry’ in 1960s Ireland for their sexual promiscuity. A period in Irish history the Catholic Church would probably not want to celebrate, the laundries became slave houses and the women there suffered horrendous crimes against them. Based on true stories you can probably get the idea that this won’t be a fun film - but it is an incredibly important film and the stories deserve a voice. Knowing this you’ll go in much better prepared than Kobi!

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='59'] Scoring strongly on recommendability and unsurprisingly low on repeat viewing The Magdalene Sisters scores a 4 overall. A powerful piece of historical cinema that deserves a bigger audience. What do you guys think? Have you seen The Magdalene Sisters? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #057 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #057 Crew of Liam H Dempsey @LiamHDempsey  and Eleanor Parker  @EleanorParker24 from the Spocklight @spocklightpod  and  the Bygones @bygonesPodcast podcasts Find their websites online here https://bygonespodcast.podbean.com https://spocklight.podbean.com 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 The Magdalene Sisters

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

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May 2, 2018

Episode 56 sees The Sugar Baby Confessionals Sara Mae and Ruby join Flixwatcher to review Their Finest, the choice of Sara Mae. Their Finest (and occasionally Their Finest Hour) is a 2016 film from Lone Scherfig (One Day, An Education) starring the wonderfully on form Gemma Arterton and Bill Nighy. Based on the 2009 novel ‘Their Finest Hour and a Half’ it tells the story of the making a moral boosting Ministry of Information film about Dunkirk during The Blitz. You wait until 2016 for a film about Dunkirk and then you get three at once, except only one of them really pays any attention to the role women played during the war. Despite feeling at times very much like a made for TV film and suffering from some heavy-handed moments in the plot, Their Finest is an inoffensive, very charming and well-acted film looking at the (often) hidden roles women played during the war. Scores [supsystic-tables id='58'] Unsurprisingly Their Finest scores high on the small screen score but low on repeat viewing, overall (despite Sara Mae’s enthusiasm and Kobi’s post Easter chocolate coma!) scores a fair 3.4. What do you guys think? Have you seen Their Finest? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #056 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #056 Crew of Sara-Mae Tuson @saramaetuson and Ruby  from The Sugar Baby Confessionals podcast @fable_gazers Find their website online here: http://fablegazers.libsyn.com/website 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 Their Finest

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

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