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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: February, 2019
Feb 27, 2019

It’s episode 97! Stephanie and Ems from The Mighty Foof return to review Arrival, Stephanie’s choice. Arrival is a 2016 science fiction film from Denis Villenenue starring Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner. Arrival is not your typical alien invasion film, it’s much deeper and thoughtful and there’s no green aliens with long fingers. Aliens arrive on earth and refreshingly don’t want to wipe out humanity but instead communicate with Amy Adams linguist. Scores [supsystic-tables id='100'] Arrival is all about Amy Adams, her performance is incredible and you believe in the aliens because of her. What is also incredible is Jóhann Jóhannsson’s amazing soundtrack. Unsurprisingly Arrival scores pretty highly across all Flixwatcher categories and comes in at 4.37 overall. What do you guys think? Have you seen Arrival ? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #097Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #097 Crew of Emma  and Stephanie from The Mighty Foof ( @TheMightyFoof ) Find their website online here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-mighty-foof/id1409816749 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 Arrival

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

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Feb 20, 2019

It’s Episode 96! Sofie Hagen (Secret Dinosaur Cult and Made of Human) and Imriel Morgan (Wanna Be & Shout Out Network) return for Sofie’s choice 22 July.

22 July is a 2018 film from Paul Greengrass, it is a fictional dramatisation of the real life events from 2011 when Anders Behring Breivik committed horrific violence on the island of Utøya and Oslo.

The film could be viewed as three parts. The first part shows the calculated destruction and massacre that Breivik inflicts upon defenceless teens as they try and escape. The second part is standard drama, giving a voice to the victims as they try to recover and Breivik in court. The final part is a rushed attempt at offering hope and some kind of reconciliation of guilt for those who survived.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='99']The end result is over two and half hours of messy filmmaking, while its intentions are to tell the victims stories and maybe to show the strength of family but it is still unbearably bleak. Overall 22 July scores 2.53 - let down by recommendability and that it’s over two and half hours.

What do you guys think? Have you seen 22 July? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #096 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #096 Crew of Imriel Morgan (@ImiMorgan)  from Wanna Be Podcast (@WannaBePodcast) and Shout Out Network(@ShoutOutLdn) and Sofie Hagen (@SofieHagen)  from Made of Human (@podmoh) and Secret Dinosaur Cult (@SecretDinoCult)

Find their website online here: https://www.wannabepodcast.com/  and  http://www.sofiehagen.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 22 July

For more info on  22 July, you can visit the 22 July IMDB page here or the 22 July Rotten Tomatoes page here.

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Feb 13, 2019

 

It’s Episode 95! Josh and Boyd (Footballistically Arsenal) return for Josh’s choice, the award-winning documentary Icarus.

Icarus is 2017 documentary from Bryan Fogel, an amateur cyclist who looks into whether he can improve his performance by injecting drugs. In the process of looking into finding someone to help him dope he accidentally uncovers a legacy of historic doping by the Russian athletics team, as you do.

What starts out as a Supersize Me guinea pig project ends up being one of the biggest whistleblowing documentaries in sport ever uncovered, it even won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

The end result is a mixed bag, the scandal documentary uncovers is mind-blowing and has thrilling elements but it also suffers from being a bit flabby and unfocused (as you expect from a story that didn’t exist when the filming started).

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='98']Kobi scored Icarus a whopping 4.75 for recommendability (no Back to the Future but close!) and it scored reasonably generously across the other categories (except repeat viewing) to score 3.33 overall. A fascinating documentary well worth a watch.

What do you guys think? Have you seen Icarus? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #095 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #095 Crew of Boyd Hilton (@boydhilton) and Josh Landy (@Josh_Landy) from Footballistically Arsenal()

Find their website online here:
http://playbackmedia.co.uk/podcasts/footballistically-arsenal/

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 Icarus

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

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Feb 6, 2019

It’s Episode 94! Louise and Sam from 90 Minute or Less Film Fest join Flixwatcher for Louise’s choice The Birdcage (which is not a 90 minute film!) https://ninetyminfilmfest.podbean.com/ The Birdcage is a 1996 remake of La Cage aux Folles starring Robin Williams (Armand) and Nathan Lane (Albert) as a gay couple who own a Miami drag club, who are forced to play a straight couple and entertain Gene Hackman and Dianne Wiest at a dinner party. It also features a Hank Azaria performance wearing very little apart from denim hotpants. The Birdcage was the 9th highest grossing film in American in 1996, while that seems surprising it is a testament to the draw of Robin Williams. While The Birdcage is a good 40 minutes longer than it should be the performances from Williams and Lane make it just about worth the inflated runtime.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id=97']With a run time of 1 hour and 59 minutes The Birdcage scores low on repeat viewing and engagement, however, Williams and Lane and the dinner party bring enough fun for The Birdcage to score overall 3.47. What do you guys think? Have you seen The Birdcage? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #094 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #094 Crew of Louise and Sam Clements (@sam_clements)  from 90 Minute or Less Film Fest. @90minfilmfest 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 The Birdcage

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

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