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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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Dec 28, 2016

Episode 6 sees the Flixwatcher team and guests Ben (Top Film Tip) and John (Future Music) reviewing the 2015 Netflix Original Beasts of No Nation. Ben's choice, described in Top Film Tip style "Orphaned African boy is swallowed into the quagmire of #IdrisElba's monstrous child army in crushing spellbinder #BEASTSOFNONATION"  For us first-time watchers the experience was brutal, enchanting, often funny and utterly compelling. Beasts of No Nation - Flixwatcher Podcast The episode #006 crew discussed the how astonishingly well made and at times beautiful the film was, whilst having the backdrop of the unimaginable violence and loss of childhood. Kudos to Idris Elba's remarkable performance as The Commandant, the flawed anti-hero, playing against type and adding depth to a character that could have been reduced to a stereotype. Child actors Abraham Attah (Agu) and Emmanuel Nii Adom Quaye (Strika) gave compelling and assertive performances as the two boys who forge friendship and companionship against the bleakest of outlooks. Despite it being a brutal watch - you have been warned - it is a remarkable piece of filmmaking and in a rare Flixwatcher moment everyone is in universal agreement. With caveats.   Top Film Tip - Flixwatcher Podcast

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='7'] The overall Flixwatcher Rating for "Beasts of No Nation" was a very healthy 4.2! It was uniformly high with 5's across the board in "Recommendability Score" and "Engagement Score" brackets and lowest in the "Repeat Viewing Score". We all agreed that we would want to watch it again... just not soon. That's no slight against the film, more a testament to the tough storyline. It's not an easy Saturday night film!   What do you guys think? Have you seen From Beyond? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #006 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #006 Crew of Ben from @TopFilmTip and John (@JohnLunny) of www.mixcloud.com/john-lunny and futuremusic.fm Please make sure you give them some love

Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

The Soundtrack for the Beasts of No Nation was Scored by Dan Romer and we included the track "I saved your life" to the Flixwatcher Playlist  

More about Beasts of No Nation

For more info on Beasts of No Nation, you can visit the Beasts of No Nation IMDB page here or the Beasts of No Nation on Rotten Tomatoes page here. @BeastsOfNation Cary Joji Fukunaga    @therealfukunaga Idris Elba @IdrisElba Abraham Attah    @AttahNii Emmanuel Affadzi    @Affadzi Ricky Adelayitor   @rickyberwick Andrew Adote    @TandohAdote Vera Nyarkoah Antwi Ama K. Abebrese    @Ama_K_Abebrese Kobina Amissah-Sam    @Kobinaami1 Francis Weddey    @alka_seltzer666  

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