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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, 2019
May 29, 2019

It’s Episode 109! Helen O’Hara (Empire Magazine) and Zoe Jeyes (the home of podcasting Kings Place) join to Flixwatcher to discuss Helen’s choice Hearts Beat Loud. Hearts Beat Loud is a 2018 American comedy-drama with a stellar cast that includes Nick Offerman, Kiersey Clemons, Ted Danson, Sasha Lane, Blythe Danner and Toni Collette. Grumpy record store owner Offerman is facing the closure of his store and his only daughter living home for the university while also dealing with his mother's dementia and the on and off affections of his landlady but manages to also write an awesome pop tune with his daughter on the side. Hearts Beat Loud could be High Fidelity’s sweeter, less of dick, Spotify friendly sibling. It features some nice niche music moments including karaoke to Chairlift’s Bruises and up-selling of Animal Collective and that 90s nostalgia.  

Scores

[supsystic-tables id=114] With a runtime of one hour and 37 mins it zips along in a breezy way and is a joy to spend time with. There was a LOT of love for Hearts Beat Loud, it even gets a five for recommendability from Kobi, giving it a very high 4.46 score overall (making the top ten in the rankings). What do you guys think? Have you seen Hearts Beat Loud? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #109 Crew Links

  Thanks to the Episode #109 Crew of Helen O’Hara (@HelenLOHara) from Empire magazine and Zoë Jeyes (@zozrat) from the home of podcasting Kings Place   Find their websites online at:  https://www.empireonline.com/ and https://www.kingsplace.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 Hearts Beat Loud

  For more info on Hearts Beat Loud, you can visit the Hearts Beat Loud IMDb page here or the Hearts Beat Loud Rotten Tomatoes page here.  

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May 22, 2019

It’s Episode 108! Mat Whitecross and Eran Creevy return this time for Matt’s choice The Other Side of the Wind the last film directed, co-written, co-produced and co-edited by Orson Wells, released in in 2018 by Netflix after more than 40 years in development. To say The Other Side of the Wind is experimental is an understatement - shot in 1970 it was meant to be Wells’ big comeback but continued into the 1980s and was caught up in various legal and financial troubles and languished in film purgatory, despite some attempts after his death, until Netflix gave it a new lease of life. The plot is a film-within-a-film narrative, following the last day of a Hollywood director (assume based on Wells) as he hosts a screening of his last film (assume this film) and the film footage screened is his satire on avant-garde European and Hollywood cinema of 1970s. How you feel about this film very much depends of your relationship with Wells and his work and history, it is ultimately a filmmakers film, and there is very little more than that, other than a period piece for the decline of classic Hollywood and the arrival of auteurs.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id=113] Definitely, a companion piece to the documentary They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead and The Other Side of the Wind scores mixed reviews from guests and Flixwatcher. Overall scoring 3.3, helped along by some solid fives from Matt.  

What do you guys think? Have you seen The Other Side of the Wind? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #108 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #108 Crew of Eran Creevy and Mat Whitecross (@MatWhitecross) 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 Other Side of the Wind

For more info on The Other Side of the Wind, you can visit The Other Side of the Wind IMDB page here or The Other Side of the Wind Rotten Tomatoes page here.

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May 15, 2019

It’s Episode 107! Cariad Lloyd (Griefcast) and Edith Bowman (Soundtracking With) return, this time for Cariad’s choice Don’t Think Twice. Don’t Think Twice is a 2016 comedy drama about an improv troupe (The Commune) in New York written, directed and starring Mike Birbiglia. It also stars Keegan-Michael Key and Gillian Jacobs. The Commune’s harmony is threatened when a scout from a Saturday Night Live-style show - Weekend Live - comes to see their show and offers an audition to two of the members. If the thought of an improv comedy drama fills you with dread, don’t fear, it is as much a film about friendship as it is about the improv scene. At 92 minutes you can easily give this film a good and have an hour and a half with wonderful company with bonus Ben Stiller.  

Scores

[supsystic-tables id=112] Don't Think Twice scores very generously across all the categories, helped by its zippy runtime of 92 minutes to score a very respectable 4.28 overall. What do you guys think? Have you seen Don’t Think Twice? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #107 Crew Links

  Thanks to the Episode #107 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 Don’t Think Twice

  For more info on Don’t Think Twice, you can visit the  Don’t Think Twice IMDb page here or the Don’t Think Twice Rotten Tomatoes page here.  

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May 8, 2019

Its Episode 106! Hannah (LWL) and Ella (Culture Whisper) return for Ella’s choice Miss Stevens. Miss Stevens is a 2016 drama directed by Julia Hart starring Lily Rabe in the titular role and Timothée Chalamet. Miss Stevens chaperones three drama students to a weekend state drama competition and that’s the plot. At the same time the students are competing against each other at the event reciting their favourite drama pieces there is drama in real life. Miss Stevens is struggling with the death of her mother and on a personal journey through grief but distracted by the advances of a sleazy teacher and the complicated affections of a teenage Timothée. The star of the show is Chalamet, acting his chops off for the competition and everyone in the film, the result of this leaves everyone else looking a bit average. Ultimately, Miss Stevens is a road trip for her, but her journey is eclipsed by how good Chalamet is and while he is brilliant he takes the focus away from her and into his less developed character. There is also an awkward subplot of their romantic attraction that the film didn’t need to have.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id=111] Miss Stevens is not quite the profound and moving experience the filmmakers want it to be but it’s still an interesting film and a must view for any Chalamet fans. That said at 86 minutes you won’t regret spending time with it and it zips along with a breezy soundtrack. Miss Stevens scores 3.29 overall, scoring strongly on small screen. What do you guys think? Have you seen Miss Stevens? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #106 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #106 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 Miss Stevens

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

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May 1, 2019

It’s Episode 105! Sam and Louise from the Picturehouse and 90 Minutes or Less Film Fest podcasts return for Sam’s choice The Holiday.

The Holiday is a 2006 Nancy Meyers (What Women Want, Something’s Gotta Give) romantic drama/comedy starring Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet as pre-Airbnb home swappers and Jude Law and Jack Black as their respective if not wholly convincing love interests.

Set at Christmas is it a guaranteed feature on TV over Christmas despite not being particularly Christmassy other than continuing to give an illusion of picturesque snow in a (fake) English village, rather than the slush fest it is in reality. Diaz swaps her massive LA home for Winslet’s tiny village cottage and encounters a drunk and charming Law. Winslet is depressingly obsessed with a complete slimeball at work and trying to wean herself off him meets an old man and for no romantic reasons ends up with Black.

If you can buy Jack Black as a romantic lead and that Winslet would ever be rejected by anyone ever you’ll probably enjoy this. If you haven’t seen it before, it might have something to with the terrible film posters, it isn’t as bad as you might expect it to be. It is too long - over two hours - it could easily be 90 minutes.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id=110]The runtime definitely loses The Holiday points on repeat viewing and engagement - it doesn’t need the full two hours and fifteen minutes - however it still manages 3.78 overall.

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

Episode #105 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #105 Crew of Louise and Sam Clements (@sam_clements)  from 90 Minute or Less Film Fest. @90minfilmfest

Find their website here: https://ninetyminfilmfest.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 Holiday

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

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