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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, 2020
Feb 26, 2020

Becky Young (Anti Diet Riot Club) and Honey Ross (The Body Protest) join Flixwatcher to review Becky’s choice The Wife. The Wife is a 2017 drama starring Glen Close and Jonathan Pryce, directed by Björn Runge and based on the novel of the same name by Meg Wolitzer. Pryce plays Jonathan Castleman, a celebrated author, so celebrated he receives the Nobel Prize and travels to Stockholm with his loyal wife Joanie (Close) to receive the honor. Through flashbacks we learn of their early years - he is the tutor and she is the student - their affair and subsequent relationship. It quickly transpires that it all may not be as it seems and Joanie’s stoic veneer begins to falter. The Wife is Close’s film - she won the Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actress for her performance, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress and the BAFTA Award for Best Actress but lost out (was robbed!!) to Olivia Coleman. She is incredible and The Wife is worth watching for her alone.

Scores
 

[supsystic-tables id=151] Unsurprisingly The Wife scores very highly across all Flixwatcher categories and scores a very respectable 4.19 overall. What do you guys think? Have you seen The Wife? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #145 Crew Links

  Thanks to the Episode #145 Crew of  Becky Young (@AntiDietRiot/@Sloppy_spice) from Anti Diet Riot Club   and   Honey Ross @PinkProtest/@HoneyKinny) from The Body Protest Find their websites online at http://antidietriotclub.co.uk/and https://audioboom.com/channels/4993418 Please make sure you give them some love    

More about The Wife

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

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Feb 19, 2020

Frank Didymus (Queer Intersectional Healthcare Activist) and Andrew Johnstone (sometimes podcaster occasional Digital Humanist) return to Flixwatcher to review Frank’s choice The Silence of the Lambs.   The Silence of the Lambs is the 1991 adaptation of the Thomas Harris novel of the same name starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins (both Oscar-winning performances) and directed by Jonathan Demme. Clarice Starling (Foster), trainee FBI agent is brought in to help track down a serial killer “Buffalo Bill” by enlisting the help of the brilliant psychiatrist but cannibalistic serial killer Dr. Hannibal Lector (Hopkins). It won the ‘big five’ at the Academy Awards - Actor, Actress, Picture, Director and Adapted Screenplay - only the third film to ever do so. Every one it deserves, Demme direction is both grotesque and compulsive, slow-burning and unbelievably tense, extremely dark but also occasionally funny.  

Scores

[supsystic-tables id=150] Unsurprisingly The Silence of the Lambs scores highly across pretty much all of the Flixwatcher categories - overall it scores an impressive 4.68 - making it the current 4th top-ranked Flixwatcher film. What do you guys think? Have you seen The NeverEnding Story? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #144 Crew Links

  Thanks to the Episode #144 Crew of  Andrew Johnstone (@podcastsquared) from sometimes podcaster occasional Digital Humanist and Frank (on their podcast debut!) Didymus (@transrmn) (Queer Intersectional Healthcare Activist)   Find their websites online at: https://www.andrewdjohnstone.com/ and  https://transrmn.wordpress.com/ Please make sure you give them some love    

More about The Silence of the Lambs

  For more info on The Silence of the Lambs, you can visit  The Silence of the Lambs IMDb page here or  The Silence of the Lambs Rotten Tomatoes page here.  

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Feb 12, 2020

Illustrators David Litchfield and Sam Gilby return to Flixwatcher to review David’s choice, Back to the Future Part 2.     Back to the Future Part 2 reunited Michael J Fox’s Marty McFly and Christopher Lloyd’s Doc, however, Crispin Glover did not return and Elizabeth Shue joined as Marty’s girlfriend Jennifer. Both Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale returned to direct and write respectively. It was filmed back to back with Part 3 and was the third highest-grossing film of 1989. BTTF 2 picks up exactly where BTTF ended. They go back to the future (2015) to save their future children but Marty picks up an almanac and inadvertently changes the future. They return to 1985, which is now changed - and it’s not good - and they have to fix things by going back to 1955 (again). It’s fair to say BTTF 2 is not the five star classic BTTF is. The plot feels a bit tired, the product placement tie-ins are jarring (Michael Jackson), the vision of 2015 doesn’t really work and Fox playing his own future daughter is just weird! Watching BTTF 2 with 2020 eyes it’s hard to ignore some of the films misogyny - Jennifer being knocked out early on to avoid her hindering the rescue mission - and nothing can hide some of the terrible make up effects (Lorraine’s fake boobs) and the absence of Glover.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id=148] Not as fun or warmed hearted as BTTF this sequel will still hold a special place for die hard fans but maybe not earn many new first time watch fans. Back to the Future Part 2 scores 3.61 overall. What do you guys think? Have you seen The Thing? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #143 Crew Links

  Thanks to the Episode #143 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 Back to the Future part 2  

  For more info on back to the Future part 2 , you can visit Back to the Future part 2 page here or Back to the Future part 2 Rotten Tomatoes page here.  

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Feb 5, 2020

Ben (@TopFilmTip) and Rich (Betamax Video Club podcast) join Flixwatcher to review Ben’s choice the Oscar nominated animation I Lost My Body.

  I Lost My Body is a 2019 French animated film based on the book Happy Hand by Guillaume Laurant (who also co-wrote the screenplay) and directed by Jérémy Clapin. It won the Nespresso Grand Prize (critics choice) at Cannes making it the first animation to do so. I Lost My Body is almost two stories, one is the story of a severed hand, dancing and fighting its way across Paris while having to defend itself against rats and pigeons to rejoin its owner. The second is a sad story of orphan Naoufel, who fails at delivering pizza but by chance meets Gabrielle who opens his world to other opportunities. Scores

[supsystic-tables id=148] I Lost My Body is best watched non dubbed with subtitles to get the full Paris flavours and charms and with a run time of 81 minutes, it’s very much worth your attention. I Lost My Body scored fairly well, let down a little by repeat viewing but still scores a respectable 3.21 overall. What do you guys think? Have you seen I Lost My Body? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #142 Crew Links

  Thanks to the Episode #142 Crew of Ben @topfilmtip and Rich(Betamax Video Club podcast) @BetaMaxPod Find their websites online at https://twitter.com/TopFilmTip and www.patreon.com/BetamaxVideoClub  Please make sure you give them some love    

More about I Lost My Body

For more info on Sense and Sensibility, you can visit I Lost My Body IMDb page here or I Lost My Body Rotten Tomatoes page here.

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