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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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Jun 19, 2019

It’s Episode 112! Comedians Alice Fraser (The Bugle & Tea With Alice) and Myq Kaplan (Broccoli and Ice Cream) return to review Alice’s choice Fast & Furious 6. Fast & Furious 6 is the sixth outing in the Fast & Furious franchise. Did you want more plot? Fast & Furious 6 sees the previous films plots of street racing left behind in a screech of tyres, featured returning characters Luke (Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson) Hobbs and Owen (Luke Evans) Shaw and brought back Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) and brought much more of an action vibe to the franchise.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id=117] Unlikely to win over haters Fast & Furious 6 has everything you’ve come to expect and enjoy from a Fast and Furious film and if that’s your bag you’ll enjoy this. If it isn’t there are plenty of other films on Netflix you can try. Fast and Furious doesn’t require much brainpower to watch and it scores a pretty respectable 3.8 overall.   What do you guys think? Have you seen Fast & Furious 6? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #112 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #112 Crew of Myq Kaplan (@myqkaplan) from Broccoli and Ice Cream podcast and Alice Fraser (@aliterative) from 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 Fast & Furious 6

For more info on Fast & Furious 6, you can visit  Fast & Furious 6 IMDB page here or  Fast & Furious 6 Rotten Tomatoes page here.

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Jun 12, 2019

It’s Episode 111! Clarisse Loughrey (Independent and Kermode and Mayo) and Adelle Drover (Roll Credits) join Flixwatcher to review Clarisse’s choice Snowpiercer. Snowpiercer is a 2013 dystopian science fiction action film by Korean genius Bong Joon-ho starring Chris (Steve Rogers) Evans, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Song Kang-ho, Octavia Spencer, John Hurt and Ed Harris. Despite being released in America in 2013 its biggest UK release was May 2019 on Netflix. In an attempt to combat global warming (take note planet) climate engineering goes wrong and turns the planet into a barren iced wasteland and the only survivors left are travelling, in order of class (upper at the front having orgies, middle class in the middle and the lower class at the back eating cockroach protein bars and keeping the travel running) on Snowpiercer as it travels at speed to no apparent destination. Following the abduction of two children from the back of the train Evans launches a mission to get to the front of the train to take control and violence and bizarreness ensues, including Octavia Spencer cracking an egg on a child’s face.  

Scores

[supsystic-tables id=116] There was a LOT of love for Snowpiercer, especially Clarisse but there was a record number of reviews tweeted too (thanks everyone!) and rightly so, only losing points on repeat viewing (over two hours is a long repeat viewing) and some for small screen but high all round for recommendability and engagement, scoring 4.11 overall. What do you guys think? Have you seen Snowpiercer? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #111 Crew Links

  Thanks to the Episode #111 Crew of Clarisse Loughrey (@clarisselou)(Independent and Kermode and Mayo) and Adelle Drover(@adelledrover)  from Roll Credits   Find their website online at:  https://www.independent.co.uk/author/clarisse-loughrey  and https://www.rollcredits.net/   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 Snowpiercer

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

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Jun 5, 2019

It’s Episode 110! Jeanette and Daryl from Sudden Double Deep join us to review the 2017 documentary Faces Places.

Faces Places follows director Agnès Varda and photographer and muralist JR as they journey through rural France and form an unlikely friendship. On their journey, they meet ordinary people and take their photos which are then printed larger than life and pasted to buildings and other large scale objects.

 

Faces Places in an hour and a half of celebrating the ordinary and making everyday beautiful. It’s also a wonderful entry-level piece for anyone interested in the work and films of Agnès Varda.

 

Scores

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Don’t be put off by being subtitled or that it sways in and out of conceptual art, with a run time of an hour and a half you’ll be left smiling and feeling a little bit better about the world after. There was a lot of love for Faces Places from guests and Flixwatcher and it scores 4.14 overall.

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

 

Episode #110 Crew Links

 

Thanks to the Episode #110 Crew of Jeanette (@missjsoundtrack) and Daryl from the Sudden Double Deep (@SDDFilmPodcast)

 

Find their website online at:

https://suddendoubledeep.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 Faces Places

 

For more info on Faces Places, you can visit the Faces Places IMDb page here or the Faces Places Rotten Tomatoes page here.

 

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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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Apr 17, 2019

Its Episode 104! Gareth and Miriam (fellow Shabbos Rollers quizzers at the Bigger Boat Film Quiz) return for Gareth’s choice, Gerald’s Game. Gerald’s Game is a 2017 Netflix film by Mike Flanagan based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. It stars Carla Gugino and Bruce Greenwood. A weekend away to spice up the marriage between Jessie and Gerald takes an unexpected and unfortunate turn when Gerald has a heart attack and dies, with Jessie handcuffed to the bed. This happens early on and the rest of the film is focused on whether Jessie will find the mental and physical strength to escape or will she die handcuffed to the bed. No spoilers here but let’s say the outcome is not for the faint-hearted or anyone really, it will take a certain strength to make it through.  

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='109'] Overall Gerald’s Game scored quite high from everyone apart from Miriam and takes a bit of a hit in the repeat viewing (when you’ve watched it you’ll know why!) but scores a very respectable 3.52 overall. What do you guys think? Have you seen Gerald’s Game? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #104 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #104 Crew of Miriam Silverman @mymimsicle and Gareth Dimelow  @gdimelow 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 Gerald’s Game.

For more info on Gerald’s Game, you can visit the  Gerald’s Game IMDB page here or the  Gerald’s Game Rotten Tomatoes page here.

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Apr 10, 2019

It’s Episode 103 and Flixwatcher are joined by British filmmakers Eran Creevy and Mat Whitecross to review the 2019 Netflix produced Triple Frontier. Triple Frontier boasts an all star cast of Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund and Pedro Pascal, direction from J. C Chandor with the story by Mark Boal. They are a group of Special Operations soldiers who reunite for a heist to steal a lot of money from a South American drug lord.   The first half of the film is the classic get the gang back together and the second half is the fallout from them stealing more money than they expected to steal. Which is the films major downfall, the motivation for the heist is they think they deserve to steal this money that isn’t theirs and the chain of events are triggered by their bigger greed of stealing more than originally planned to take. If you can buy this as a major plot point then you’ll probably enjoy this film.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id=108]Triple Frontier has all the elements that should make a great heist film but fails to deliver, it lacks the tension and surprise that is required to make this anything more than a standard action flick. Given the talent involved it is a massive disappointment. Overall Triple Frontier scores just 2.78.  

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

Episode #103 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #103 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 Triple Frontier

For more info on Triple Frontier, you can visit  Triple Frontier IMDB page here or Triple Frontier Rotten Tomatoes page here.

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Apr 3, 2019

It’s Episode 102 of Flixwatcher podcast. Kelly and Sam from Curzon Cinema Podcast to review Sam’s choice Thelma and Louise. Thelma and Louise is the 1991 Ridley Scott directed film written by Callie Khouri (Nashville) which won its only Oscar for Original Screenplay. It stars Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon in the title roles and a very famous and naked first appearance of Brad Pitt. A girls weekend away escalates quickly into a manhunt after Louise shoots a man who attempts to rape Thelma, they plan an escape to Mexico with Harvey Keitel’s potentially sympathetic police officer on their tail.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id=107] Thelma and Louise is a feminist classic before making feminist classics was a thing, it’s ending is so ingrained in popular and film culture and it’s impossible not feel and love the two title characters. It has dated a little but that doesn’t detract from the films overall themes of friendship. Overall Thelma and Louise scores a very respectable 4.25.  

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

Episode #102 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #102 Crew of Sam Howlett @SamHowlett_1 and Kelly Powell @ks_powell from the Curzon Film Podcast @CurzonCinemas Find their website online here: https://www.curzoncinemas.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 Thelma and Louise

For more info on Thelma and Louise, you can visit  Thelma and Louise IMDB page here or Thelma and Louise Rotten Tomatoes page here.

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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

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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)

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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)

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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()

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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

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Jan 30, 2019

It’s Episode 93! Miriam and Gareth, fellow Shabbos Rollers, join Flixwatcher to review Joe (Adam & Joe) Cornish’s debut film Attack the Block. As well as being Cornish’s debut it is also John Boyega’s first film too, starring as Moses. A gang leader whose Bonfire Night features mugging, being arrested and battling aliens. Showing his influences on his sleeve, Attack the Block takes e.t, Aliens, Signs and Star Wars and transplants them into the social housing towers of south London.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='96'] Mixing sci-fi and horror with a sort of coming of age story Attack the Block manages to be both spectacularly cinematic and terribly British at the same time while throwing in some social commentary for good measure. Scoring highly from Miriam, Gareth and Kobi but a lit lower from Helen, Attack the Block scores a very respectable 3.63 overall. What do you guys think? Have you seen Attack the Block.? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

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Jan 23, 2019

It’s Episode 92! Kelly and Sam from the Curzon Film Podcast join us for Kelly’s choice the award-winning 2018 film Roma from Alfonso Cuarón. Roma is a semi-autobiographical memoir to his childhood in 1970s Mexico. Cuarón wrote, directed, produced and edited this film and is unsurprisingly his most personal film to date. It wouldn’t be out of place to declare Roma a masterpiece. It tells the story of Cleo the live-in housekeeper of a family in Mexico against the backdrop of the Corpus Christi Massacre and the marital breakdown of the parents. Roma moves between banal normality, washing the floors and cleaning the house to extreme drama, a still birth and near drowning and moments of joy in the everyday with visits to the cinema and holidaying with the family.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id=95] Roma was unfortunately let down by the small screen score - it’s black and white cinematography deserves the big screen and the scores reflect this, overall Roma scores a very respectable 4.3.

Episode #092 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #092 Crew of Sam Howlett @SamHowlett_1 and Kelly Powell @ks_powell from the Curzon Film Podcast @CurzonCinemas Find their website online here: https://www.curzoncinemas.com/ Please make sure you give them some love

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Jan 16, 2019

It’s Episode 91! Joining us to review the 2017 documentary Out of Thin Air are returning guests Taylor (her choice) and Hannah from Drunk Women Solving Crime.

Out of Thin Air mixes interviews and dramatisation to investigate the mystery surrounding the disappearances of Guðmundur Einarsson and Geirfinnur Einarsson in 1974 in Iceland and the subsequent arrests and imprisonments of six suspects, at which point things are definitely not what they seem.

The story itself the perfect true crime stuff, two people disappear and to this day have never been found. The suspects are arrested, some of them have shady backgrounds and (despite little evidence) are convicted and then the twist, in 2013 a report brought forward the motion to retrial the suspects.

This documentary, however, fails to really capture the mystery and intrigue and it ends up being a bit confusing and at worst, quite boring. True crime fans will probably enjoy this as would anyone who remembers the case but as a piece of documentary cinema, it doesn’t deliver the goods.

Scores 

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Flixwatcher and guests were mostly in agreement about Out of Thin Air and despite some of its weaknesses it still scored 3.25 overall.

Episode #091 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #091 Crew of Hannah George @taylorglennUK and Taylor Glenn @taylorglennUK from Drunk Women Solving Crime podcast @drunkwomenpod

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Jan 9, 2019

Happy New Year it’s Episode 90! We’re starting 2019 with returning guests JoJCast’s Jo and Jay, reviewing Jo’s choice Pride.

 

Pride is a 2014 British film true story of the Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners campaign during the 1980s that supported and raised funds for the miners during the strikes.

It’s easy to lump this in with the likes of The Full Monty - Pride does have moments of humour but it’s not the driving force. Its story was very nearly lost and if you know it then you’ll realise how it’s almost unbelievable - while the film does employ some artistic license most of what is depicted is the truth. So important is its story it could have been leaden with over sentimentality or sugarcoated over some of the more serious elements.

It’s not a documentary or a biopic, it’s a starting point for learning more about the story and the work LGSM, a documentary would certainly be welcomed though. Pride has such a wide appeal that you can’t feel for everyone involved, supported by an excellent cast that includes Dominic West, Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton and Paddy Considine is it unsurprising Flixwatcher and guests gave it a lot of love.

Scores

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Pride scores very highly in all categories and overall a very respectable 4.32, highly recommended if you haven’t watched it already. 

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

Episode #090 Crew Links

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