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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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Feb 13, 2019

 

It’s Episode 95! Josh and Boyd (Footballistically Arsenal) return for Josh’s choice, the award-winning documentary Icarus.

Icarus is 2017 documentary from Bryan Fogel, an amateur cyclist who looks into whether he can improve his performance by injecting drugs. In the process of looking into finding someone to help him dope he accidentally uncovers a legacy of historic doping by the Russian athletics team, as you do.

What starts out as a Supersize Me guinea pig project ends up being one of the biggest whistleblowing documentaries in sport ever uncovered, it even won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

The end result is a mixed bag, the scandal documentary uncovers is mind-blowing and has thrilling elements but it also suffers from being a bit flabby and unfocused (as you expect from a story that didn’t exist when the filming started).

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='98']Kobi scored Icarus a whopping 4.75 for recommendability (no Back to the Future but close!) and it scored reasonably generously across the other categories (except repeat viewing) to score 3.33 overall. A fascinating documentary well worth a watch.

What do you guys think? Have you seen Icarus? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #095 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #095 Crew of Boyd Hilton (@boydhilton) and Josh Landy (@Josh_Landy) from Footballistically Arsenal()

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It has to be Putting on the Ritz, but there is no Gene Wilder version so we have added the Mel Torme Version!

More about Icarus

For more info on  Icarus, you can visit the Icarus IMDB page here or the Icarus Rotten Tomatoes page here.

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