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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: October, 2019
Oct 30, 2019

Caitlin Quinlan and Steph Watts from Bechdel Fest and Who Is She podcast join Flixwatcher to review Caitlin’s choice Moonstruck.

Moonstruck is an utterly bonkers Oscar winning romantic comedy starring Cher and Nic Cage. Cher plays Loretta, an unlucky in love widow who gets engaged to Johnny (Danny Aiello) but ends up falling for his brother Nic Cage’s Ronny. Ronny, also unlucky in love having lost his fiancée when he lost his hand (mostly just his fingers really) in a bread machine.
 
Unbelievably now Moonstruck won three Oscars, Cher scooped best actress, Olympia Dukakis won best supporting actress and it took home best original screenplay. It’s fair to say 1987 was an odd year for cinema. It’s also fair to say Moonstruck is an odd film, alongside Cher & Nic Cage getting frisky under the moon there are other various infidelities going on.
 

Scores

[supsystic-tables id=135] There is a definitely a certain fondness for Moonstruck - you either have it or you don’t though - if you don’t it’s hard feel much for it and it possibly hasn’t aged that well. There was a lot of love for it on Twitter and helped by Caitlin’s very generous scoring Moonstruck manages a surprising 4.06 overall. What do you guys think? Have you seen Moonstruck? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #130 Crew Links

  Thanks to the Episode #130 Crew of Caitlin Quinlan (@csaquinlan) and Steph Watts (@stephwatts) from Bechdel Fest (@BechdelTestFest) and Who Is She podcast   Find their websites online at: http://bechdeltestfest.com/podcast/ https://caitlinquinlan.contently.com/ and https://about.me/stephwatts   Please make sure you give them some love    

More about Moonstruck

  For more info on Moonstruck, you can visit Moonstruck IMDb page here or Moonstruck Rotten Tomatoes page here.  

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Oct 23, 2019

It's Episode 129! Illustrators Sam Gilbey and David Litchfield join Flixwatcher to review Sam’s choice, John Carpenters The Thing. The Thing is a 1981 sci-fi horror directed by John Carpenter and starring Kurt Russell. Not to be confused with the 2011 version, The Thing or The Thing from Another World from 1951. The film opens with a dog being chased across an ice landscape by a Norwegian helicopter, they fail to kill the dog and accidentally blown themselves up. What follows is a delicious mix of isolation paranoia, gross body horror and big action moments. You may not have seen it, but you’ll probably be familiar with the line “you’ve got to be fucking kidding’ and the disembodied head spider scuttling across the floor. With a score by Ennio Morricone and some excellent dog acting, The Thing has aged reasonably well. The Rob Bottin special effects are as ridiculous and gross as they were in the 80s, even if they do look a little rubbery now.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id=134] Scoring fairly high across all categories (with slightly less from Kobi) The Thing scores an impressive 4.27 overall. There was a lot of love/general terror for The Thing from Twitter too. What do you guys think? Have you seen The Thing? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #129 Crew Links

  Thanks to the Episode #129 Crew of Illustrators Sam Gilbey (@samgilbey) and David Litchfield (@dc_litchfield)   Find their websites online at: https://samgilbeyillustrates.bigcartel.com/ and https://www.davidlitchfieldillustration.com/   Please make sure you give them some love    

More about The Thing

  For more info on The Thing, you can visit The Thing IMDb page here or The Thing Rotten Tomatoes page here.  

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Oct 16, 2019

Its episode 128 Louisa Maycock (Girls on Tops) and Jake Cuningham (Random Acts and Ghibliotheque podcast) return, this time for Louisa’s choice, Mike Mills’ 20th Century Women. 20th Century Women is a 2016 coming of age comedy-drama written and directed by Mike Mills with a stellar cast of Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig and Billy Crudup, and introducing Lucas Jade Zumann (not Timothée Chalamet!) It’s 1975 Santa Barbara and Dorothea (Benning) is trying to bring up her son Jamie (Zumann) on her own and making him the best feminist she can with the help of lodgers Abbie (Gerwig with pink hair) and carpenter and mechanic William (Crudup) and neighbour Julie (Fanning). The film follows Jamie through his various rites of passage but also through the life changing moments of Abbie and Dorothea’s realisation that she can’t control his life but she and those around him can guide and advise. This would make a perfect double bill with The Virgin Suicides.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id=133] There was a lot of love for 20th Century Women - Lousia started Girls on Tops because of this film - and it scores highly across all categories from Flixwatcher and guests and scores 4.48 overall. Highly recommended. Sadly due to the shut down of Twitter we couldn’t share your scores, we suggest you just watch the film! What do you guys think? Have you seen 20th Century Women? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #128 Crew Links

  Thanks to the Episode #128 Crew of Jake Cunningham (@jakehcunningham) from Ghibliotheque and Louisa Maycock(@louisamaycock), co-founder and creative director of Girls on Tops tees(@girlsontopstees)   Find their websites online at: http://jakehcunningham.com/  and https://www.girlsontopstees.com/   Please make sure you give them some love    

More about 20th Century Women

  For more info on 20th Century Women, you can visit the 20th Century Women IMDb page here or the 20th Century Women Rotten Tomatoes page here.  

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Oct 9, 2019

It’s Episode 127. Ben from Excuse the Mess and composer Anne Nikitin return to review Ben’s choice, the 2018 thriller/horror film Calibre. Calibre is a British thriller with strong leanings towards horror by Matt Palmer featuring an original film score by our guest Anne! It stars Jack Lowden as Vaughn Martin McCann as Marcus who are old friends who go on hunting trip in the Scottish Highlands. It isn’t long until they are involved in a devastating incident that leads to a catastrophic chain of events, mainly involving violence. Calibre manages to maintain a high level of tension - a sweaty mix of guilt and fear from the two leads - throughout its 101-minute runtime. The isolated setting and uncomfortable encounters with the locals only add to the building sense of foreboding as the viewer is left wondering what will happen next.  

Scores

[supsystic-tables id=132] Calibre scored generously across all categories, particularly high in recommendability and scores 4.21 overall. What do you guys think? Have you seen Calibre? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #127 Crew Links

  Thanks to the Episode #127 Crew of Film and TV score composer Anne Nikitin (@annenikitin)  and Ben from Excuse the Mess podcast (@etmpod)   Find their websites online at: http://www.annenikitin.com/ and https://www.etmpodcast.com/ Please make sure you give them some love    

More about Calibre

  For more info on Calibre, you can visit  Calibre IMDb page here or  Calibre Rotten Tomatoes page here.  

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Oct 2, 2019

It’s Episode 126. Rosie Wilby (The Breakup Monologues) and Viv Groskop (How to Own a Room) join Flixwatcher to review Rosie’s choice, Blue is the Warmest Colour. Blue is the Warmest Colour is a 2013 French language film starring Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos. Based on a graphic novel by Julie Maroh and directed by Abdellatif Kechiche also won the Palme d'Or with both actresses given the award too. The film follows Adèle from the end of her school days as a 15 year old through her (passionate sexual) relationship with Emma (with the blue hair) and the period that follows their breakup. Famous for its lengthy lesbian sex scenes and later allegations regarding Kechiche’s behaviour and conditions while filming, it is fair to say Blue is the Warmest Colour invites mixed reactions.  

Scores

[supsystic-tables id=131] The reactions from Flixwatcher and guests were equally as mixed. With a run time of three hours Blue is the Warmest Colour isn’t a film you can casually dip into or watch comfortably in company. Rosie’s enthusiasm wasn’t enough to save Blue is the Warmest Colour from Viv’s dislike and not even Flixwatcher could help it score more than 2.98 overall, however Twitter was slightly more generous. What do you guys think? Have you seen Looper.? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #126 Crew Links

  Thanks to the crew of episode 126 Rosie Wilby (@rosiewilby) from The Breakup Monologues and Viv Groskop  (@VivGroskop )from How to Own a Room   Find their websites online at https://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Own-Room-Brilliant-Speaking  and http://rosiewilbynews.blogspot.com/ Please make sure you give them some love    

More about Blue is the Warmest Colour.

  For more info on Blue is the Warmest Colour, you can visit  Blue is the Warmest Colour  IMDb page here or  Blue is the Warmest Colour Rotten Tomatoes page here.  

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