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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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May 26, 2021
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  David Trumble (artist/cartoonist/illustrator) and Simon Williams (You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat film quiz) join Flixwatcher remotely to review David’s choice Collateral. Collateral is a 2004 art house action directed by Michael Mann starring Tom Cruise as a rare villain Vincent, sauve but deadly and Jamie Foxx as cab driver Max who picks up hitman for hire Vincent. It co stars Jada Pinkett Smith as Annie, Mark Ruffalo as Detective Fanning and Javier Bardem as Felix, the drug lord orchestrating the hits. Collateral is both a dialled down and dialled up Cruise all in one. Managing to play the silent and deadly hitman, existing in the shadows of the underworld while demonstrating such expert shooting skills that his tactical draw is used by experts in handgun training. Foxx, who also prepared for the role by driving a taxi, holds his own against arguably the biggest movie star in the world. His lonely Max with failed ambitions forced to assert himself and stop making excuses.   [supsystic-tables id=217] Collateral scores very highly across all Flixwatcher categories - especially on recommendability and engagement to score a highly respectable 4.56 overall. What do you guys think? Have you seen Collateral? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #206 Crew Links

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More about Falling Down

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

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May 19, 2021
GLProUK’s Jay Ludgrove (The Jaily Show) and Tony Gordon (How To Write A Tune, Bones Knows) join Flixwatcher remotely to review Jay’s choice Falling Down. Falling Down is a 1993 drama/action film from director Joel Schumacher starring Michael Douglas, in probably a career best as William "D-Fens" Foster. An angry, unemployed, volatile man on a mission to “go home” as he makes a journey across LA leaving a trail of violence while cop-on-his-last-day-on-the-job Martin Prendergast (Robert Duvall) is trying to stop him. Released in 1993 it was misunderstood - read racist as D-FENs targets are African-American, Latino and Korean but watched through 2021 eyes has a lot to say about the MAGA white angry male Trump supporter - blaming problems on immigrants and refuses to see himself as the problem. Scores 

    [supsystic-tables id=216] Falling Down scores highly across all Flixwatcher scoring categories - a fair few years might have passed since Flixwatcher and guests watched this at a far too young age (why were we allowed to watch these films as children?!!?) to give Falling Down an overall score of 4.41. Highly recommended. Enjoyed this episode? Check out episodes 4 - The Talented Mr Ripley and 12 - Jet Li’s The One for more Jay and Tony film chat!  

Episode #205 Crew Links

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More about Falling Down

For more info on The Only The Animals, you can visit Falling Down IMDb page here or Falling Down Rotten Tomatoes page here.  

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May 12, 2021
Patrick Mills (Pages of Hackney bookshop) and Claer Barrett (FT Money Clinic podcast) join Flixwatcher remotely to review Patrick’s choice Only the Animals. Only the Animals is a 2019 French murder mystery black comedy from director Dominik Moll. A tale of coincidence, mistaken identity and loneliness collide in the lives of our five central characters - Michel, Alice, Joesph, Marion, Armand who are all connected to Evelyne. The story jumps around from the heat and intensity of the Ivory Coast to the snowy and desolate remote French mountains and slowly reveals the chain of events that lead to the disappearance of Evelyne from different perspectives. As the story evolves the absurdity of mistaken identity and pure coincidence is both ridiculous and completely believable. Powered by engaging performances, particularly from veteran French character actor Denis Ménochet and some dark comic moments the near two hour run time zips along nicely. Scores 

    [supsystic-tables id=215] The non-linear narrative storytelling technique hardly feels fresh now but Only the Animals does it well enough to keep the viewer guessing and despite the subtitles is engaging. Only the Animals does well across all Flixwatcher categories, apart from repeat viewing, to score a respectable 4.01 overall. What do you guys think? Have you seen Only the Animals? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #203 Crew Links

Thanks to Episode #203 Crew of Claer (@claerb) from @financialtimes and Patrick from (@pagesofhackney) Find their Websites online at https://pagesofhackney.co.uk/ And at https://twitter.com/LBC And at https://twitter.com/ftweekend And at https://www.ft.com/personal-finance Please make sure you give them some love

More about Only the Animals

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

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May 5, 2021

Helen Zaltzman (The Allusionist, Answer Me This! and Veronica Mars Investigations) and Helen O’Hara (Empire Podcast and magazine) return to Flixwatcher remotely to review Helen Z’s choice Center Stage. Center Stage 2000 teen drama about a group of young dancers from different backgrounds that join a prestigious (fictional) ballet school in New York City. Directed by Nicholas (Madness of King George) Hytner and stars a mix of actors and dancers. Out of the main characters who are dancers, four are professional ballet dancers (Amanda Schull (her debut) Ethan Stiefel, Sascha Radetsky, and Julie Kent), one is a professional figure skater (Ilia Kulik), one had ballet training (Zoe Saldana in her debut also), and two were actors with no ballet training (Susan May Pratt and Shakiem Evans). Body doubles were used for many of the major dance sequences. Peter Gallagher also stars as the company director and choreographer. Center Stage is essentially a high school drama set in a ballet school. Nothing is ambiguous and if you missed anything then it is all summarised - through dance - in the dance finale. The brutal side of ballet - no pizza and bad feet, Mandy Moore and bland boyfriends feature heavily - if that’s your thing then you’ll love it.  

Scores 

[supsystic-tables id=214] If it’s not then you’ll probably not enjoy it - this caveat was heavily reflected in the scores with an average of three for recommendability which ends up giving an overall score of 3.34. What do you guys think? Have you seen Center Stage? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #203 Crew Links

Thanks to Episode #203 Crew of Helen O’Hara (@HelenLOHara) from Empire Podcast and magazine and Helen Zaltzman (@HelenZaltzman)  from The Allusionist, Answer Me This! and Veronica Mars Investigations. Find their Websites online at https://www.empireonline.com/ And at https://www.theallusionist.org/ And at https://podfollow.com/answermethis/view And at https://www.veronicamarsinvestigations.com/ Please make sure you give them some love

More about Center Stage

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

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