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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: March, 2019
Mar 27, 2019

It’s Episode 101! Comedians Myq Kaplan (Broccoli and Ice Cream) and Alice Fraser (The Bugle & Tea With Alice) join Flixwatcher to review The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is the Netflix 2018 Coen Brothers western anthology film. There are six vignettes in this film, with a number of high profile actors including Tim Blake Nelson, James Franco, Brendan Gleeson, Liam Neeson, Tom Waits and Zoe Kazan, varying in length and tone. The stories range from a singing cowboy, a grizzled old prospector and a sinister impresario, what ties them all loosely together is death. There is death everywhere and often without reason or meaning, and definitely gruesome or bloody.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id=106] The Ballad of Buster Scruggs divided audiences much like Flixwatcher and guests. There was more love from Myq and Kobi than Alice and Helen and the reviews from Twitter we’re equally mixed. The overall scores reflected this as The Ballad of Buster Scruggs scores 3.03. What do you guys think? Have you seen The Ballad of Buster Scruggs? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #101 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #101 Crew of Myq Kaplan (@myqkaplan) from Broccoli and Ice Cream podcast and Alice Fraser (@aliterative) from the The Bugle & Tea With Alice Find their websites online at: http://myqkaplan.com/  and  http://www.alicecomedyfraser.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 Ballad of Buster Scruggs

For more info on The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, you can visit  The Ballad of Buster Scruggs IMDB page here or The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Rotten Tomatoes page here.

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Mar 20, 2019

For this special Flixwatcher episode Cathy and Dave from the Cinemile host Kobi and Helen for Kobi’s film choice Robocop! Robocop (the original Paul Verhoeven cyberpunk action film version of course) was the favourite film of nine year-old Kobi, it’s the story of futuristic Detroit where crime is high and the solution is to implant a dead cop into a robot. It should be noted Robocop is not suitable for nine year-olds!! Being Verhoeven it is almost excessively violent, a rogue ED209 peppering an unfortunate employee, Murphy being shot to pieces and the toxic goop incident being particularly graphic and grisly. Surprisingly Robocop hasn’t aged too badly, the stop motion effects from Rob Bottin still look pretty convincing and the performance from Peter Weller adds genuine character and empathy to Robocop. The plot and dialogue maybe haven’t aged as well and forget about the actual science, but it could have been much worse.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id=105] No one loved revisiting Robocop more than Dave, not even nine year-old Kobi would have given such high scores! It’s no Back To The Future so a 4.5 from Kobi for recommendability, so much love from Dave (probably too much love) which brings Robocop an overall score of 3.87. “Excuse me, I have to go. Somewhere there is a crime happening." What do you guys think? Have you seen Robocop? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #100.2 Crew Links

Thanks to the Flixwatcher Podcast Bonus episode #100.2 crew Cathy Cullen (@cathycullen) and Dave Corkery (@thisiscorkery) of The Cinemile (@TheCinemile) and Shitegeist (@Shitegeistpod) Find their websites online at: http://www.shitegeistpod.com/  and  https://www.thecinemile.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 Robocop

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

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Mar 20, 2019

We’re celebrating 100 episodes of Flixwatcher! As a treat, we have TWO bonus episodes! Hosting in this episode are the Cinemile’s Cathy and Dave and the guests are Helen and Kobi! In this episode, we’re reviewing Jordan Peele’s Oscar winning debut Get Out, a satirical American horror from 2017. Get Out is not your typical horror, it manages to be terrifying, provocative, funny and shocking - it’s impossible not to be completely engaged in this film. Get Out benefits from a standout cast of Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford and Catherine Keener, is visually stunning (the Sunken Place), is genuinely terrifying, surprisingly and fiercely intelligent. It also happens to have some fantastic gory bits too.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id=104] No surprises that Get Out scores pretty highly across all the scores from Flixwatcher and Cinemile, with fives for recommendability from Helen and Cathy (only a 4.5 from Kobi and Dave) overall Get Out scores a very respectable 4.55. What do you guys think? Have you seen Get Out? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #100.1 Crew Links

Thanks to the Flixwatcher Podcast Bonus episode #100.1 crew Cathy Cullen (@cathycullen) and Dave Corkery (@thisiscorkery) of The Cinemile (@TheCinemile) and Shitegeist (@Shitegeistpod) Find their websites online at: http://www.shitegeistpod.com/  and  https://www.thecinemile.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 Get Out

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

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Mar 20, 2019

Happy birthday to us! It’s episode 100! Joining us for our special birthday are Edith Bowman (Soundtracking with Edith Bowman) and Cariad Lloyd (Griefcast) and we’re reviewing Christopher Nolan’s 2010 masterpiece Inception.

It’s best not to try and unpick Inception - top line is it is a story about dreams, grief, memory and folding streets soundtracked to Edith Piaf. At first watch it is simply visually stunning, from exploding European streets, Escher staircases and a mind bending anti-gravity fight scene.

It is also blessed with one of the best ensemble casts of recent years, Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Ken Watanabe, Cillian Murphy, Marion Cotillard, Pete Postlethwaite (in one of his final performances), Michael Caine and Lukas Haas. If that doesn’t pique your interest then nothing will.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id=103] Inception unsurprisingly scores high across most of the categories except the small screen (scoring a very low 2.5 from Kobi) and overall scores 4.46, very high! There was a LOT of love for Inception from Twitter too.

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

Episode #100 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #100 Crew of Edith Bowman (@edibow) and Cariad Lloyd (@thegriefcast) from the Griefcast and Soundtracking with Edith (@soundtrackinguk)

Find their websites online at:

https://play.acast.com/s/griefcast  and  http://www.edithbowman.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 Inception

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

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Mar 14, 2019

This is episode 99. Hannah from LWL Truth and Movies and Ella from Cuzon Film and Culture Whisperer join Flixwatcher to review Hannah’s choice Nightcrawler. Nightcrawler is the 2014 film debut from Dan Gilroy starring Jake Gyllenhaal as entrepreneur/psychopath Louis/Lou Bloom. Set in LA it is a biting satire and black humoured look at the murky world of true crime TV. Bloom ends up finding success being a first on the scene of a crime/accident to film the action/victims to sell to ruthless TV producer Rene Russo. Gyllenhaal really gives himself to this film, physically and as a character, gone is the beautiful Jake we’ve come to love and in is creepy, Patrick Bateman meth addict Jake. He is supported by an excellent cast of Russo with Riz Ahmed as an unlucky production assistant and Bill Paxton as a rival cameraman/collateral damage.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id=102] Overall Nightcrawler scores a very high 4.15, it won’t be for everyone’s taste as it is pretty dark but if that’s your bag then go ahead and enjoy. Listen to the end to hear bonus Little White Lies scores too. What do you guys think? Have you seen Nightcrawler ? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #099 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #099 Crew of Hannah Woodhead (@goodjobliz) and Ella Kemp (@efekemp) from Truth & Movies podcast (@TruthAndMovies) Find their websites online at: hewoodhead.co.uk and  howmanystars.co.uk 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 Nightcrawler

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

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Mar 6, 2019

It’s episode 98! Corrina and Sarah from Picturehouse Podcast return for Corrina’s choice, the 2000 Christian Bale film American Psycho.

American Psycho is a 2000 film by Mary Hannon based on the 1991 novel by Bret Easton Ellis starring Christian Bale, Reece Witherspoon, Jared Leto, Willem Dafoe and Chloë Sevigny - if that doesn’t get you excited then go home now.

Misunderstood on its release, loosely thrown into the horror pile for its strangely minimal violence onscreen (most is implied and it doesn’t even come close to the book) despite being a darkly hilarious journey into white privilege, toxic masculinity and rampant consumerism.

Despite Ellis himself saying he didn’t think the film was necessary it feels more necessary in today’s ever more unbelievable society and feels every bit as uncomfortable. If anything it deserves a revisit just for Christian Bale’s performance. Before he focused on physical transformations, Batman and winning Oscars he very nearly killed his career with this hilarious and disturbing performance (apparently inspired by Tom Cruise - the person not one of his characters), the studios wanted Leo di Caprio and what a different film that would have been.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id=101]
Unsurprisingly American Psycho scored very generously across all categories and guests and scores a very high 4.37 overall.

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

Episode #098 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #098 Crew of Corrina Antrobus (@corrinacorrina) and Sarah Cook (@CookieNScreen) from Picturehouse Podcast (@CentralPictureH)

Find their websites online at:

https://corrinacorrina.net/  and  https://moviesonweekends.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 American Psycho

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

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