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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: December, 2021
Dec 22, 2021

Ben Challoner (Third Window Films Podcast) and Joe (The Wire Stripped, Shitegeist podcast) join Flixwatcher remotely for the last episode of 2021 to review Ben’s choice Tokyo Godfathers. Tokyo Godfathers is a 2003 Japanese animation tragicomedy written and directed by Satoshi Kon. Three homeless people Gin - a middle-aged alcoholic, Hana - a transgender woman and Miyuki - teenage runaway discover an abandoned baby on Christmas Eve and end up on a wild adventure when they try to reunite baby and mother. Son himself calls Tokyo Godfathers “a twisted sentimental story” despite the Christmas setting and Three Wise Men elements that is where the warming festive spirit ends as the story progresses there is murder, beatings, suicide and the reality of being homeless. This might sound depressing but there is also humour and hope.   [supsystic-tables id=248] Recommendations for Tokyo Godfathers were very high - even from Helen! Slightly lower repeat viewing but higher engagement - unless you find subtitled animation sleepy - gives an overall rating of 4.20. Merry Christmas from Kobi and Helen, see you in 2022!

Episode #236 Crew Links

Thanks to Episode #236 Crew of Ben Challoner (@BenjyBox) and Joe Kiely (@Shitegeistpod)

Find their Websites online at https://letterboxd.com/benjybox/

And at https://letterboxd.com/benjybox/ And at https://blubrry.com/shitegeist/ And at http://www.shitegeistpod.com/   Please make sure you give them some love

More about Tokyo Godfathers

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

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Dec 15, 2021

Katie Smith-Wong (Movie Marker, Film Stories, New Scientist) and Kelechi Ehenulo (Confessions From A Geek Mind, Film Stories, VultureHound Magazine) join Flixwatcher remotely to review Katie’s choice The Power of the Dog. The Power of the Dog is a 2021 release from acclaimed director Jane Campion based on Thomas Savage's 1967 novel. It stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Phil an alpha male cowboy/repressed homosexual, Jesse Plemons as his brother George, Kirsten Dunst as Rose, George’s new wife and Kodi Smit-McPhee as her effeminate and quiet son Peter. Phil’s perfect set up is throw into disarray when his brother George marries widower Rose who moves into their family home with her son Peter and threatens tightly controlled world. He retaliates by bullying and intimating Rose and starts an unpredictable relationship with Peter. The Power of the Dog was a highlight at London Film Festival 2021 and its arrival on Netflix comes with high expectations. Despite the Western setting The Power of the Dog is more a film about gender identity and psychological power with a third act reveal that comes out of nowhere than cowboys and horses.   [supsystic-tables id=247] Flixwatcher scores for The Power of the Dog for recommendability and engagement were very high but lower scores for small screen viewing gives a very respectable overall rating of 4.16. What do you guys think? Have you seen The Power of the Dog? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #235 Crew Links

Thanks to Episode #235Crew of  Kelechi Ehenulo (@kehenulo) and Katie Smith-Wong (@KatieSmithWong)

Find their Websites online at https://twitter.com/flickfeast

And at https://twitter.com/filmstoriespod And at https://twitter.com/NewScientist And at https://twitter.com/MovieMarker And at https://twitter.com/theOAFFC And at https://twitter.com/londoncritics And at https://twitter.com/GeekMindUK And at https://twitter.com/SetTheTape And at https://twitter.com/VultureHoundMag And at https://twitter.com/FILMHOUNDSmag And at https://twitter.com/filmstoriespod And at https://twitter.com/JumpCut_Online And at https://confessionsfromageekmind.com/ And at https://muckrack.com/katiesmithwong Please make sure you give them some love

More about The Power of the Dog

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

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Dec 8, 2021

Sophie (It’s An S Pod Thing!) and Barbara (Over/underated: a music podcast with Babs and Fran) return to Flixwatcher remotely to review Sophie’s choice School of Rock. School of Rock is a 2003 comedy directed by Richard Linklater and starring Jack Black as Dewey Finn, a failing rock musician who pretends to be his best friend Ned filling in as a substitute teacher and consequently uses his pupils to enter a Battle of the Bands competition. It also co-stars Joan Cusack as the uptight Principal ”Roz" Mullins, Sarah Silverman as Ned’s nagging girlfriend and Mike White (who wrote the film) as Ned Schneebly, Dewy’s best friend and the real Mr Schneebly. Not a musical but there is a stage musical adaptation it was the highest-grossing music-themed comedy of all time until 2015. If High Fidelity was Black’s breakout film, School of Rock put him firmly into the mainstream and it is very much his film and still his most known and loved character.   [supsystic-tables id=246] School of Rock scored very highly for recommendability and repeat viewing from Sophie and Babs but slightly lower scores for engagement gives an overall rating of a very respectable 4.08. What do you guys think? Have you seen School of Rock? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #234 Crew Links

Thanks to Episode #234 Crew of Sophie Davies (@ItsSophieDavies) and Bárbara Mendes-Jorge (@flame_me_up) from @SPodThing

And at https://twitter.com/greatbigowl And at https://twitter.com/OUmusicpod And at https://linktr.ee/overunderratedmusicpod Please make sure you give them some love

More about School of Rock

For more info on School of Rock, you can visit  School of Rock IMDb page here or School of Rock Rotten Tomatoes page here.  

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Dec 1, 2021

Zach Fortais-Gomm and Liz Campbell from Realms of Peril and Glory (actual play podcast) return to Flixwatcher remotely to review Liz’s choice Mean Girls. Mean Girls is a 2004 teen comedy written by Tina Fey and directed by Mark (Freaky Friday) Waters. It stars Lindsay Lohan as newcomer Cady, a superb Rachel McAdams as Regina George the rich popular leader of The Plastics, Lacey Chabert as Gretchen Wieners and Amanda Seyfried, in her breakout role as Karen Smith, the sweet but dumb member of The Plastics. Cady arrives at High School having been homeschooled previously in “Africa” and befriends two outsiders Janis and Damien who convince her to befriend Regina and The Plastics to take revenge. Even if you haven’t seen Mean Girls you will have seen the numerous GIFs and memes (93 and counting) it has spawned - ever worn pink on a Wednesday?!? It has quite possibly become the defining teen film in popular culture. Despite some aspects having aged like (according to Zach) milk - the casual racism and sexual relationships - questionable whether underage grooming by male teachers was funny even in 2004 but Mean Girls is top tier teen film.   [supsystic-tables id=245] Recommedability scores for Mean Girls were high - with fives from Liz, Zach and Helen and strong scoring across the remaining categories gives a very high overall rating of 4.28. What do you guys think? Have you seen Mean Girls? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #233 Crew Links

Thanks to Episode #233 Crew of Zachary Fortais-Gomm (@zackfg) and Elizabeth Campbell (@LizxCampbell) from Realms of Peril and Glory

Find their Websites online at https://twitter.com/OvercoatsWooden

And https://twitter.com/Victoriocity And https://twitter.com/OrphansAudio And https://twitter.com/QuidProEuro And https://www.lightandtragic.com/ Please make sure you give them some love

More about Mean Girls

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

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