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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: July, 2020
Jul 29, 2020
  Dan LeFebvre (Based on a True Story) and Brian from New Zealand join Flixwatcher remotely to review Dan’s choice Inglourious Basterds.     Inglourious Basterds (2009) is the seventh film from Quentin Tarantino and stars Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Michael Fassbender, Eli Roth, Diane Kruger, Daniel Brühl and Mélanie Laurent. Set during World War 2 it tells an alternate history story of two plots to assassinate Nazi leaders - one by a French Jewish cinema owner (Laurent) whose family were murdered by Hans Landa (Waltz) and the second by a group American Jewish soldiers led by Aldo Raine (Pitt) who instill fear into Nazis for their reputation of scalping Nazi officers that cross their paths. Inglourious Basterds has everything you’d expect from a Tarantino film - violence (often and bloody), chapters, borrowing from popular culture, pop soundtrack, meticulous dialogue, and black humour Scores

[supsystic-tables id=174] Inglourious Basterds scores strongly across recommendability and engagement - dropping points on repeat viewing in part due to its two hour and 33 minute run time - to score overall a respectable 3.8. What do you guys think? Have you seen Inglourious Basterds? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #167 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #167 Crew of Dan LeFebvre  (@DanLefeb) from, Based on a True Story Podcast and Brian from, New Zealand. Find their Websites online at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/ Please make sure you give them some love

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

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Jul 22, 2020
Amon Warmann (Empire Magazine) and Scott Davis (Hey You Guys) return to Flixwatcher to review Amon’s choice Inside Man.     Inside Man is a 2006 heist thriller from Spike Lee starring Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, and Christopher Plummer. Inside Man begins with Dalton (Owen) sat in an unidentified cell explaining how he has committed the perfect robbery. Cut to masked robbers calling each other “Steve” taking down a Manhattan bank dressed as decorators. The police and Det. Frazier (Washington) arrive and begin their negotiations. It quickly becomes apparent that it is the robbers have the upper hand and there are multiple misdirections and false executions. The plot thickens when the bank's wealthy but dubious founder is involved and seeks the help of “fixer” Madeline (Foster). Inside Man has everything you’d expect from a Spike Lee joint including his trademark dolly shot, Denzel being cool as f**k, and a score that includes “Chaiyya, Chaiyya Bollywood Joint”.     Scores

[supsystic-tables id=173] Inside Man scores very, very highly on recommendability and it definitely benefits from repeat viewing. Smart and slick, Inside Man scores overall a very respectable and deserved 4.35. If you’ve ever wanted to hear Jodie Forster being called a “magnificent c**t” this film is for you. What do you guys think? Have you seen Inside Man? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #166 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #166 Crew of Amon Warmann  (@AWarmann) from, Empire Magazine and Scott Davis   (@ScottWritesFilm) also from, Hey You Guys. Find their Websites online at https://www.empireonline.com/ and at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLytMEVetwf9_A9xF8e7NDTQw9Vn0icOKf Please make sure you give them some love

More about Inside Man

For more info on Inside Man, you can visit Inside Man IMDb page here or Inside Man Lawyer Rotten Tomatoes page here.  

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Jul 15, 2020
Charlie and George from the Retro Ramble Podcast join Flixwatcher remotely to review Charlie’s choice The Lincoln Lawyer.   The Lincoln Lawyer is a 2011 drama/thriller film based on the 2005 novel of the same name by Michael Connelly and directed by Brad Furman. It stars Matthew McConaughey as The Lincoln Lawyer Mick Haller (so-called because his Lincoln car is his office) and has strong support from Marisa Tomei, Ryan Phillippe, Josh Lucas, John Leguizamo, Michael Peña, Bryan Cranston and William H. Macy. Haller is hired to defend the son (Phillippe) of a wealthy Los Angeles businesswoman in an assault case, but the high profile case quickly turns after similarities with a previous case Haller worked arise. Part courtroom drama part whodunit, The Lincoln Lawyer is a fairly enjoyable film. Carried by McConaughey who (according to Helen’s chart) is the beginning of the McConaissance with The Lincoln Lawyer.       Scores

[supsystic-tables id=172] The Lincoln Lawyer scores pretty well in the Flixwatcher categories, very high on the small screen but its low repeat viewing brings the overall score to 3.6. What do you guys think? Have you seen The Lincoln Lawyer? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #165 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #165 Crew of Charlie  (@RetroRambleBlog) from, the Retro Ramble Podcast and George (@GeorgeMcghee) also from, the Retro Ramble Podcast. Find their Websites online at http://retroramble.blog/   Please make sure you give them some love

More about The Lincoln Lawyer

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

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Jul 8, 2020
Chris Hewitt (Empire Magazine) and James Dyer (Empire Magazine and Pilot TV Magazine) return to Flixwatcher (remotely) to review Chris’ choice The Fugitive.       The Fugitive is a 1993 action-thriller starring Harrison Ford as Richard Kimble on the hunt for the one-armed man who may or may not have killed his wife and Tommy Lee Jones as U.S Marshal Samuel Gerard hot on his heels. Famous at the time for two specific special effects moments - the train crash and the dam dive - are only minor moments in the whole film. For a film with a run time of over two hours, the film (just about) manages to sustain a high level of tension. Strangely nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars (it didn’t win) the real star of the film is Tommy Lee (also nominated and won Best Supporting Actor). He gets all the best lines and is clearly having a lot of fun. Ford is the most un-Ford, acting mostly with his crinkly face and moving around largely unnoticed. The Fugitive isn’t perfect - the flashback scenes are a bit clumsy and it feels very 90s and you have to question the evidence for convicting Kimble in the first but there is something about the classic cat and mouse genre being played out by two superstars that make it an enjoyable piece of 90s film. Scores

[supsystic-tables id=171] The Fugitive smashes it out of the park for recommendability - with fives from everyone and super high across the other categories bringing the overall score to 4.78. Meaning there is a new JOINT number one (with When Harry Met Sally) in the Flixwatcher scores! What do you guys think? Have you seen The Fugitive? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #164 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #164 Crew of Chris Hewitt  (@ChrisHewitt) from, Empire Magazine and James Dyer (@jamescdyer) also from, Empire Magazine and Pilot TV Magazine. Find their Websites online at https://www.empireonline.com/ and at https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/pilot-tv-podcast/id1435481214?mt=2   Please make sure you give them some love

More about The Fugitive

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

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Jul 1, 2020
Mike Muncer (The Evolution of Horror) and Anna Bogutskaya (The Final Girls and The Next Supremes) return to Flixwatcher remotely to review Mike’s choice The Invitation.   The Invitation is a 2015 horror film directed by Karyn Kusama starring Logan (discount Tom Hardy) Marshall-Green as Will and Tammy Blanchard as Eden playing ex-husband and wife. The less you know about The Invitation if you haven’t seen it before the better. This sinister slow burn revolves around a dinner party hosted by Eden in a swanky Hollywood Hills home with unusual home security features. The guests include Will, his new girlfriend, freaky hippy Sadie, old friends, and guests who may or may not be members of a strange cult. Will’s evening starts badly when his car hits a coyote and everything goes downhill from there. Through flashbacks, the viewer pieces together that Will and Eden had a son who died and Eden attempted suicide. Grief and sadness battle with creepiness throughout the film creating an uneasy tension. Full of Manson vibes, home invasion fears, and genuine shocks The Invitation is a fascinating horror with a crushingly devastating ending that hints at something much darker than you’ll imagine.   Scores

[supsystic-tables id=170] The Invitation scores very highly across all Flixwatcher scores especially recommendability to score a very impressive 4.64 overall. What do you guys think? Have you seen The Invitation? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #163 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #163 Crew of Mike Muncer  (@TheMovieMike) from, The Evolution of Horror and Anna Bogutskaya (@annabdemented) from, The Final Girls and The Next Supremes. Find their Websites online at https://www.evolutionofhorror.com/ and at https://www.annabogutskaya.com/ and at https://www.thefinalgirls.co.uk/ Please make sure you give them some love

More about The Invitation

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