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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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Mar 4, 2020

Steph Watts and Caitlin Quinlan from Bechdel Fest and Who Is She podcast return to Flixwatcher to review Steph’s choice Prisoners.  

 
Prisoners is a 2013 thriller directed by Denis Villeneuve starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Paul Dano. Two girls are abducted from outside their homes and one of their fathers (Jackman) takes matters into his own hands after key the suspect (Dano) is arrested but subsequently released. As a result of Detective Loki (Gyllenhal) then has two cases to try and solve and time is running out for both the missing girls and the prime suspect. Prisoners is a bleak film - no plot that centers around child abduction was ever going to be Disney lite - but it starts dark and then goes darker, and darker still. In another directors hands and without the acting chops of Jackman, Gyllenhal and Dano Prisoners could quickly fall into torture porn/violence for violences sake - it’s a fine line but it (just about) doesn’t cross it.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id=152] You’ll spend most of the film working out who are the good guys and who are the bad guys, whilst trying to figure out who took the girls - be prepared for two hours of intense concentration. For something, so dark Prisoners scores fairly well in the Flixwatcher categories and scores a fairly high 3.97 overall. What do you guys think? Have you seen Prisoners? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #146 Crew Links

  Thanks to the Episode #146 Crew of Caitlin Quinlan (@csaquinlan) and Steph Watts (@stephwatts) from Bechdel Fest (@BechdelTestFest) and Who Is She podcast   Find their websites online at: http://bechdeltestfest.com/podcast/ https://caitlinquinlan.contently.com/ and https://about.me/stephwatts   Please make sure you give them some love    

More about Prisoners

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

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