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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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Oct 21, 2020
Wayne and Paul from the Countdown podcast join Flixwatcher remotely to review Wayne’s choice Out of Sight.   Out of Sight is the 1998 Steven Soderbergh comedy crime adaptation of the Elmore Leonard novel of the same name starring George Clooney as sexy bank robber Jack Foley and Jennifer Lopez as sexy U.S Marshal Karen Sisco. Ving Rhames, Don Cheadle, Dennis Farina, Nancy Allen, Steve Zahn, Catherine Keener, and Albert Brooks co-star with cameos from Michael Keaton and Samuel L. Jackson. During a prison break out Sisco ends up in the car boot (trunk for you Americans) with Foley. Unable to resist the charms of Clooney, Sisco follows him through his next caper under the guise of arresting him for his crimes while also spending a romantic evening with him. Out of Sight is a sexy cat and mouse film, despite being a (non-violent) bank robber it's hard not to fall for Foley/Clooney and enjoy the colorful supporting character's interactions. Is this the sexiest movie ever made? Quite possibly, Clooney and Lopez have genuine chemistry and while this isn’t a rom-com it’s an extremely enjoyable two hours and three minutes.   Scores 

[supsystic-tables id=186] Fun and flighty with a great ensemble cast Out of Sight scores very highly on the recommend ability, less highly on the repeat viewing (due to the two hours run length) but it manages to score a very respectable 4.23 overall. What do you guys think? Have you seen Out Of Sight? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #179 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #179 Crew of Wayne from The Countdown Podcast and Paul also from  The Countdown Podcast. Find their Websites online at https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-countdown-movie-and-tv-reviews/id979577413 And at https://twitter.com/thecountdownpc Please make sure you give them some love

More about Out Of  Sight

For more info on Out Of Sight, you can visit the Out Of Sight IMDb page here or the Out Of Sight Rotten Tomatoes page here.  

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Oct 14, 2020

Al Horner and Kamil Dymek from Script Apart podcast join Flixwatcher remotely to review Al’s choice The Truman Show.

 

The Truman Show is the 1998 comedy-drama that also falls into the science fiction and touches on deep psychological traumas. Pre-dating reality TV, The Truman Show stars Truman Burbank (Jim Carrey) as the unsuspecting star in his own TV show that follows him 24-7. The supporting characters are his wife, Meryl (Laura Linney), his best friend Marlon (Noah Emmerich), and his true love Sylvia (Natascha McElhone), Ed Harris exists as Christof the creator of The Truman Show on the outside controlling Truman’s narrative.

We join Truman as he is experiencing a sort of mid-life crisis, unusual events happen that cause him to begin to question his reality - spotlights fall from the sky, single streams of rainfall on him and his estranged/presumed dead father reappears. He becomes increasingly more suspicious and reconnects with Sylvia and manages to escape from his home and cameras which leads to a dramatic showdown with Christof at sea.

 

Scores 

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It is fair to say The Truman Show is a modern classic, watching it leaves you with more questions (existence, reality, artificiality, destiny, free will, God) than answers. It is genuinely thought-provoking and despite the high-concept incredibly warm and full of heart. The Truman Show deservedly scores high across all Flixwatcher categories to score a very high 4.50 overall.

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

 

Episode #178 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #178 Crew of Al Horne ( @Al_Horner ) from Script Apart Podcast and Kamil Dymek (@KamilDymek) also from  Script Apart podcast.

Find their Websites online at https://www.scriptapart.com/

And at https://www.al-horner.com/

And at http://www.kamildymek.com/about-2/

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More about The Truman Show

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

 

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Oct 7, 2020
Brian from New Zealand and Dan LeFebvre from Based on a True Story podcast join Flixwatcher remotely to review Brian’s choice Hereditary.   Hereditary is Ari Aster’s horror tragedy directorial debut starring Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, and Milly Shapiro. After the death of her secretive and creepy mother, miniatures artist Annie (Collette) attends an open support group and tells the group about her mother's overbearing relationship with her equally creepy daughter Charlie (Shapiro). Her son Peter (Wolff) is reluctant to take his creepy sister to a party but gives in to his mother's pressure and while at the party Charlie suffers an allergic reaction. When driving at speed to take Charlie to the hospital in a freak turn of events Peter is responsible for decapitating Charlie. The death of Charlie sends Annie further into grief and leads her to Joan who sets up a seance to communicate with Charlie. Through further investigation of her mother's belongings and history, Annie reveals a history of spells, the occult, and a plan to bring the spirit King Paimon to life with three headless sacrifices.   Scores 

[supsystic-tables id=184] Not for the fainthearted, Hereditary is part an exploration through family grief and part supernatural thriller with some inventive decapitations and jump scares. Ambitious and richly detailed, Hereditary definitely rewards on the rewatch, if you can get through the first watch. The scores for Hereditary on recommendability are mixed and more favorable from Brian and Helen generally to give an overall score of 3.37. What do you guys think? Have you seen Hereditary? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #177 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #177 Crew of Brian from New Zealand and Dan LeFevbre (@DanLefeb)  from  Based on a True Story podcast. Find their Websites online at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/ Please make sure you give them some love

More about Hereditary

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Sep 30, 2020
Harry and Amy from Mum and Mummer Podcast join Flixwatcher remotely to review Harry’s choice Burn After Reading.   Burn After Reading is the 2008 sex farce caper from the Coen Brothers starring John Malkovich, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Frances McDormand, and Tilda Swinton. McDormand and Pitt are dimwitted gym employees who stumble across a memoir from disgraced Malkovich. Mistaking it for top-secret documents they end up in a blackmail plot that goes wrong and at the same time, Clooney and Swinton are having an affair. Coming straight after the critical success of No Country for Old Men the reaction to this Coen effort was mixed, to say the least. It might be Harry’s favorite Coen caper, but it’s possibly Helen’s least favorite Coen film. On the positive, though it is only 96 minutes long.   Scores 

[supsystic-tables id=183] Despite Helen’s low scores Burn After Reading still manages to score a very respectable 4.16 overall. What do you guys think? Have you seen  Burn After Reading? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #176 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #176 Crew of Harry   (@mumandmummerpod)  and Amy (@mumandmummerpod) both from  Mum and Mummer podcast. Find their Websites online at https://twitter.com/mumandmummerpod And at https://www.justgiving.com/funhttps://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lolashairdraising/lolashair And at https://www.instagram.com/mumandmummerpod/ Please make sure you give them some love

More about Burn After Reading

For more info on Burn After Reading, you can visit Burn After Reading IMDb page here or Burn After Reading Rotten Tomatoes page here.

Sep 23, 2020
Giles Paley-Phillips and Jim Daly from Blank Podcast join Flixwatcher remotely to review Giles’ choice The Big Lebowski.   The Big Lebowski is the 1998 comedy from the Coen Brothers starring Jeff Bridges as The Dude (Jeff Lebowski), John Goodman as unhinged Vietnam Vet Walter, Steve Buscemi as their bowling pal Donny who end up embroiled in a case of stolen rugs and mistaken identity with another Jeff Lebowski, his trophy wife Bunny (Tara Reid), his daughter Maude (an outstanding Julianne Moore) and three German nihilists (including Peter Stormare, Aimme Mann, and Flea) - narrated by Sam Elliot. The plot, loosely, is centered around a fake kidnapping of Bunny where The Dude ends up being the go-between for Jeff Lebowski and the German nihilists. A series of events leads to the ransom money being lost, some bowling, loads of weed and White Russians, a severed toe, nude painting, a marmot, and an erection doodle. Completely bonkers yet enduring, mainly in part to Bridges Dude, a man, who despite repeated beatings and having his rug pissed on still remains a Dude throughout. The Big Lebowski is also a love letter to bowling - gorgeous cinematography and sounds of falling pins.   Scores 

[supsystic-tables id=182] The Big Lebowski unsurprisingly scores very highly across all Flixwatcher categories (full five marks across all from Giles) and scores a very respectable 4.67 overall. The Dude abides. What do you guys think? Have you seen  The Big Lebowski What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #175 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #175 Crew of  Giles Paley-Phillips    (@eliistender10)  and Jim Daly (@jimdalycomedy)  from  Blank Podcast. Find their Websites online at https://ko-fi.com/gilespaley_phillips And at https://linktr.ee/jimdalycomedy And at https://twitter.com/blankpod Please make sure you give them some love

More about The Big Lebowski

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

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Sep 16, 2020
James King from Radio 2 and Ben Travis from Empire Magazine join Flixwatcher remotely to review James’s choice Twilight.   Twilight (2008) is the first film in the Twilight Saga series based on the romantic fantasy novels of the same name starring Robert Pattison and Kristen Stewart, directed by Catherine Hardwick. Twilight focuses on the romantic relationship between Bella Swan (Stewart) and the mysterious Edward Cullen (Pattison) who as well as being incredibly handsome with great hair also a 104-year-old vampire. This first installment also sets the scene for the following films and introduces the history and rivalry between vampires and werewolves. When it was released in 2008 it was, to quote James King “The must-see movie of the year”, it also launched Pattison and Stewart into superstardom. Slated on its release by critics - many of them middle-aged men - not teenage girls who for many of them the story of a teenage girl falling in love with a sexy vampire was just the film they wanted to see. With a run time of over two hours, it’s probably a bit too long but it is enjoyable - particularly the ferocious animal attraction between Bella and Edward.   Scores 

[supsystic-tables id=181] Twilight scores highly on recommendability - definitely feels like now is a good time to revisit it and holds its own in the teen movie genre. Twilight loses some points with engagement and scores 3.68 overall. What do you guys think? Have you seen  Twilight? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #174 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #174 Crew of  James King     (@jameskingmovies) from Radio 2 and Ben Travis (@BenSTravis)  from  Empire Magazine. Find their Websites online at https://www.amazon.co.uk/Be-More-Keanu-James-King/dp/1529110327/ref=sr_1_1?crid=PBQGVU2AF9LT&dchild= And at https://www.empireonline.com/ Please make sure you give them some love

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Sep 9, 2020

Esther Lisk-Carew and Jass Thethi from Well Spoken Tokens join Flixwatcher remotely to review Jass’s choice BlacKkKlansman.

 

BlacKkKlansman is a 2018 Oscar-Winning (Best Adapted Screenplay) Spike Lee joint starring John David Washington and Adam Driver.

 

BlacKkKlansman is based on the 2014 memoir by Ron Stallworth. Set in 1970s Colorado Springs it tells the story of the first African-American detective in the police department who manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan chapter with the help of Flip (Driver) Zimmerman.

Even though BlacKkKlansman is set in the 1970s a lot of the themes running through it are still very prevalent in today’s America. Lee using artistic license adds dry humour and moments of light relief whilst tackling the unpleasant and disturbing KKK.

 

Scores 

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Up there with Do The Right Thing, BlacKkKlansman is contemporary and Lee at his best. Unsurprisingly BlacKkKlansman scores very highly across all the categories - particularly in the recommendability category to score a very respectable 4.58 overall.

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

 

Episode #173 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #173 Crew of  Esther Lisk-Carew     (@shegeekbham) from, Well Spoken Tokens and Jass Thethi (@JassKThethi) also from Well Spoken Tokens.

Find their Websites online at https://anchor.fm/well-spoken-tokens

And at https://intersectionalglam.org/

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More about BlacKKKlansman

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

 

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Sep 2, 2020

Matt Houlihan and Thea Gilien from The Podcast Review Show join Flixwatcher remotely to review Matt’s choice Being John Malkovich.

 

Being John Malkovich is a 1999 surreal comedy-drama from the weird and wonderful mind of Charlie Kaufman and visionary director Spike Jonze - both making their debuts with this. John Cusack, Catherine Keener, Cameron Diaz star alongside John Malkovich playing himself in a career-best performance.

Cusack plays Craig Schwartz, an unemployed puppeteer and fair to say control freak sex pest, who discovers a portal into John Malkovich’s head behind a filing cabinet in a room of the 7 1/2 floor of LesterCorp. Diaz plays his injured animal obsessed dowdy wife Lottie. Schwartz falls instantly in love with Keener’s Maxine, a sexy, hardheaded, and manipulative bitch who ends up in a sex farce love triangle with Malkovich but only when he is being controlled by Lottie or Schwartz.

 

Scores 

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It is fair to say Being John Malkovich is not your average rom-com, if there was one word to describe it surreal would be it. Its best not to try and think too much about the logistics of the portal into John Malkovich’s head and enjoy the weird and wonderful journey instead. If you’ve always wanted to see John Malkovich’s face on the body of a woman this is the film for you! Despite being pretty bonkers Being John Malkovich scores highly across all categories to score a very respectable 4.20 overall.

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

 

Episode #172 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #172 Crew of  Matt Houlihan    (@Podreviewshow) from,  The podcast Review Show and Thea Gilien  (@Podreviewshow) also from The Podcast Review Show.

Find their Websites online at https://linktr.ee/PodReviewShow

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More about Being John Malkovich

For more info on Being John Malkovich, you can visit Being John Malkovich IMDb page here or Being John Malkovich Rotten Tomatoes page here.

 

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Aug 26, 2020
George and Charlie from the Retro Ramble Podcast return to Flixwatcher remotely to review The Martian.   The Martian is a 2015 science fiction comedy-drama starring Matt Damon and directed by Ridley Scott, based on the Andy Weir novel of the same name. Matt Damon is Mark Watney - astronaut and botanist - left for dead by his crew when they are forced to make an emergency departure from their colony on Mars, who uses remarkable resources and knowledge to grow potatoes to keep himself alive while waiting for rescue. Supporting cast includes Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels, Kristen Wiig, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sean Bean, Michael Peña, Kate Mara, Sebastian Stan, Aksel Hennie, Mackenzie Davis, Donald Glover, and Benedict Wong - but it’s Damon’s film, winning a Golden Globe for his efforts. The Martian is a believable space movie in that it explains the science in a way that is easy to understand and in the hands of Ridley Scott the landscapes and technology are equally as believable. Ignore the science and it’s a human survival story and you can’t root for Watney. Is it better than the book? That’s for you to decide!   Scores 

[supsystic-tables id=178] The Martian scores highly on recommendability. But with a run time of 2 hrs 21 mins, the repeat viewing and small screen scores are lower. An excellent film but best watched on the big screen, The Martian scores 3.60 overall. What do you guys think? Have you seen  The Martian? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #171 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #171 Crew of  George   (@GeorgeMcghee) from,  the Retro Ramble Podcast and  Charlie (@RetroRambleBlog) also from the Retro Ramble Podcast. Find their Websites online at https://retroramble.blog/ Please make sure you give them some love

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Aug 19, 2020
Chris and Matt from the Movie Bunker Podcast return to Flixwatcher to review Chris’ choice Boyhood.   Boyhood is Richard Linklater’s 2014 coming of age drama spanning 2001-2013 in real-time of the life of Mason as he grows up in Texas. Starring Ethan Hawke (Mason Snr), Ellar Coltrane (Mason), Lorelei Linklater (Samantha), and in an Oscar-winning role Patricia Arquette (Olivia). And that’s it. Mason Snr and Olivia split up and Mason and Samantha grow up - over three hours. If that’s not your bag then you’ll probably struggle to get over the initial gimmick of being recorded over real-time. If affecting drama played out with amazing performances with warmth and passion Boyhood is for you.   Scores

[supsystic-tables id=177] Scores for Boyhood were mixed - recommendability is high from Chris, Helen, and Kobi less so for Matt. It’s near three hour run time lets the score down for repeat viewing but Boyhood scores 4.03 overall. What do you guys think? Have you seen  Boyhood? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #170 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #170 Crew of Chris  (@ChrisOlden) from,  the Movie Bunker Podcast and  Matt (@Saint_matt) also from the Movie Bunker Podcast. Find their Websites online at http://moviebunkerpodcast.com/ and at http://www.thealaskanpipeline.com/ Please make sure you give them some love

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Aug 12, 2020
  Steve Cross and Greg Akerman (Chaotic Adequate) return to Flixwatcher to review Steve’s choice Road House.     Road House is a 1989 action film starring Patrick Swayze as Dalton a ‘cooler’ (specialist bouncer) hired to protect a newly refurbished roadside bar from violence by using violence. Sam Elliot co-stars as Dalton’s mentor and Kelly Lynch as sexy female doctor. If you like your films with lots of tits and punching in the balls look no further. The dialogue in Road House is as fascinating as it is ridiculous. There is a Monster Truck for no other reason that it’s cool to have a Monster Truck and Swayze rips a man's throat out with his bare hands.   Scores

[supsystic-tables id=176] If you were a teenage boy in the 80s this could well be your guilty pleasure glove. To get the most out of Road House get really, really drunk. With a run time of two hours Road House drops some point on repeat viewing and engagement but manages to score a very respectable 3.93 overall. What do you guys think? Have you seen  Road House? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #169 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #169 Crew of Steve Cross  (@steve_x) from, Chaotic Adequate Podcast and  Greg Akerman  (@gregory_akerman) also from Chaotic Adequate Podcast. Find their Websites online at https://chaoticadequate.wordpress.com/ and at http://www.scienceshowoff.org/ and at https://gregorywilliamakerman.wordpress.com/podcasts/ Please make sure you give them some love

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Aug 5, 2020
  Cressida Ward and Daniel Levine from Food Tryb Table podcast join Flixwatcher to review Cressida’s choice Reservoir Dogs.     Reservoir Dogs is the debut feature-length film from Quentin Tarantino. Released in 1992 it stars Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Chris Penn, Steve Buscemi, Lawrence Tierney, Michael Madsen, Quentin Tarantino, and Edward Bunker as diamond thieves caught up in a heist gone wrong when one of the gang is discovered to be an undercover cop. It features what we now know and recognize at Tarantino traits - violent crime, pop culture references, profanity, and nonlinear storytelling - possibly marking the arrival of modern cinema as we know it. Uncharacteristically though for a Tarantino film though the runtime is a punchy 99 minutes.   Scores

[supsystic-tables id=175] Iconic, violent, endless quotable, the answer to your hipster Halloween costumes, Tarantino might have made much better films since but Reservoir Dogs paved the way for independent filmmaking and is essential Tarantino viewing. Reservoir Dogs scores 3.79 overall, losing a couple of points on repeat viewing and small screen. What do you guys think? Have you seen  Reservoir Dogs? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #168 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #168 Crew of Cressida Ward  (@FoodTryb) from, Food Tryb Table Podcast and  Daniel Levine (@TheDanielLevine) also from Food Tryb Table Podcast. Find their Websites online at https://foodtryb.com/ and at https://twitter.com/FoodTryb Please make sure you give them some love

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Jul 29, 2020
  Dan LeFebvre (Based on a True Story) and Brian from New Zealand join Flixwatcher remotely to review Dan’s choice Inglourious Basterds.     Inglourious Basterds (2009) is the seventh film from Quentin Tarantino and stars Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Michael Fassbender, Eli Roth, Diane Kruger, Daniel Brühl and Mélanie Laurent. Set during World War 2 it tells an alternate history story of two plots to assassinate Nazi leaders - one by a French Jewish cinema owner (Laurent) whose family were murdered by Hans Landa (Waltz) and the second by a group American Jewish soldiers led by Aldo Raine (Pitt) who instill fear into Nazis for their reputation of scalping Nazi officers that cross their paths. Inglourious Basterds has everything you’d expect from a Tarantino film - violence (often and bloody), chapters, borrowing from popular culture, pop soundtrack, meticulous dialogue, and black humour Scores

[supsystic-tables id=174] Inglourious Basterds scores strongly across recommendability and engagement - dropping points on repeat viewing in part due to its two hour and 33 minute run time - to score overall a respectable 3.8. What do you guys think? Have you seen Inglourious Basterds? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #167 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #167 Crew of Dan LeFebvre  (@DanLefeb) from, Based on a True Story Podcast and Brian from, New Zealand. Find their Websites online at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/ Please make sure you give them some love

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Jul 22, 2020
Amon Warmann (Empire Magazine) and Scott Davis (Hey You Guys) return to Flixwatcher to review Amon’s choice Inside Man.     Inside Man is a 2006 heist thriller from Spike Lee starring Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, and Christopher Plummer. Inside Man begins with Dalton (Owen) sat in an unidentified cell explaining how he has committed the perfect robbery. Cut to masked robbers calling each other “Steve” taking down a Manhattan bank dressed as decorators. The police and Det. Frazier (Washington) arrive and begin their negotiations. It quickly becomes apparent that it is the robbers have the upper hand and there are multiple misdirections and false executions. The plot thickens when the bank's wealthy but dubious founder is involved and seeks the help of “fixer” Madeline (Foster). Inside Man has everything you’d expect from a Spike Lee joint including his trademark dolly shot, Denzel being cool as f**k, and a score that includes “Chaiyya, Chaiyya Bollywood Joint”.     Scores

[supsystic-tables id=173] Inside Man scores very, very highly on recommendability and it definitely benefits from repeat viewing. Smart and slick, Inside Man scores overall a very respectable and deserved 4.35. If you’ve ever wanted to hear Jodie Forster being called a “magnificent c**t” this film is for you. What do you guys think? Have you seen Inside Man? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #166 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #166 Crew of Amon Warmann  (@AWarmann) from, Empire Magazine and Scott Davis   (@ScottWritesFilm) also from, Hey You Guys. Find their Websites online at https://www.empireonline.com/ and at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLytMEVetwf9_A9xF8e7NDTQw9Vn0icOKf Please make sure you give them some love

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Jul 15, 2020
Charlie and George from the Retro Ramble Podcast join Flixwatcher remotely to review Charlie’s choice The Lincoln Lawyer.   The Lincoln Lawyer is a 2011 drama/thriller film based on the 2005 novel of the same name by Michael Connelly and directed by Brad Furman. It stars Matthew McConaughey as The Lincoln Lawyer Mick Haller (so-called because his Lincoln car is his office) and has strong support from Marisa Tomei, Ryan Phillippe, Josh Lucas, John Leguizamo, Michael Peña, Bryan Cranston and William H. Macy. Haller is hired to defend the son (Phillippe) of a wealthy Los Angeles businesswoman in an assault case, but the high profile case quickly turns after similarities with a previous case Haller worked arise. Part courtroom drama part whodunit, The Lincoln Lawyer is a fairly enjoyable film. Carried by McConaughey who (according to Helen’s chart) is the beginning of the McConaissance with The Lincoln Lawyer.       Scores

[supsystic-tables id=172] The Lincoln Lawyer scores pretty well in the Flixwatcher categories, very high on the small screen but its low repeat viewing brings the overall score to 3.6. What do you guys think? Have you seen The Lincoln Lawyer? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #165 Crew Links

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Jul 8, 2020
Chris Hewitt (Empire Magazine) and James Dyer (Empire Magazine and Pilot TV Magazine) return to Flixwatcher (remotely) to review Chris’ choice The Fugitive.       The Fugitive is a 1993 action-thriller starring Harrison Ford as Richard Kimble on the hunt for the one-armed man who may or may not have killed his wife and Tommy Lee Jones as U.S Marshal Samuel Gerard hot on his heels. Famous at the time for two specific special effects moments - the train crash and the dam dive - are only minor moments in the whole film. For a film with a run time of over two hours, the film (just about) manages to sustain a high level of tension. Strangely nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars (it didn’t win) the real star of the film is Tommy Lee (also nominated and won Best Supporting Actor). He gets all the best lines and is clearly having a lot of fun. Ford is the most un-Ford, acting mostly with his crinkly face and moving around largely unnoticed. The Fugitive isn’t perfect - the flashback scenes are a bit clumsy and it feels very 90s and you have to question the evidence for convicting Kimble in the first but there is something about the classic cat and mouse genre being played out by two superstars that make it an enjoyable piece of 90s film. Scores

[supsystic-tables id=171] The Fugitive smashes it out of the park for recommendability - with fives from everyone and super high across the other categories bringing the overall score to 4.78. Meaning there is a new JOINT number one (with When Harry Met Sally) in the Flixwatcher scores! What do you guys think? Have you seen The Fugitive? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #164 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #164 Crew of Chris Hewitt  (@ChrisHewitt) from, Empire Magazine and James Dyer (@jamescdyer) also from, Empire Magazine and Pilot TV Magazine. Find their Websites online at https://www.empireonline.com/ and at https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/pilot-tv-podcast/id1435481214?mt=2   Please make sure you give them some love

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Jul 1, 2020
Mike Muncer (The Evolution of Horror) and Anna Bogutskaya (The Final Girls and The Next Supremes) return to Flixwatcher remotely to review Mike’s choice The Invitation.   The Invitation is a 2015 horror film directed by Karyn Kusama starring Logan (discount Tom Hardy) Marshall-Green as Will and Tammy Blanchard as Eden playing ex-husband and wife. The less you know about The Invitation if you haven’t seen it before the better. This sinister slow burn revolves around a dinner party hosted by Eden in a swanky Hollywood Hills home with unusual home security features. The guests include Will, his new girlfriend, freaky hippy Sadie, old friends, and guests who may or may not be members of a strange cult. Will’s evening starts badly when his car hits a coyote and everything goes downhill from there. Through flashbacks, the viewer pieces together that Will and Eden had a son who died and Eden attempted suicide. Grief and sadness battle with creepiness throughout the film creating an uneasy tension. Full of Manson vibes, home invasion fears, and genuine shocks The Invitation is a fascinating horror with a crushingly devastating ending that hints at something much darker than you’ll imagine.   Scores

[supsystic-tables id=170] The Invitation scores very highly across all Flixwatcher scores especially recommendability to score a very impressive 4.64 overall. What do you guys think? Have you seen The Invitation? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #163 Crew Links

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Jun 24, 2020
Matt and Chris from the Movie Bunker Podcast join Flixwatcher to review Matt’s choice Jaws!   If you’ve never heard of Jaws who are you even?!? Jaws is the 1975 blockbuster from Steven Spielberg starring Bruce the Shark. Essentially, Jaws is a monster in the house film set in the open sea and utterly terrifying. What else is there to say? A great white shark attacks beachgoers and sea swimmers at Amity Island. Police Chief Brody (Roy Scheider) tries to close the beaches but when he is overruled by the Mayor he sets out to sea with oceanographer Matt (Richard Dreyfuss) Hooper and gnarly, alcoholic professional shark hunter Quint (Robert Shaw) to kill the shark. There are so many stories and trivia about Jaws that is definitely worth reading and getting into - even if you’ve seen Jaws hundreds of times it will add to your viewing pleasure. Scores

[supsystic-tables id=169] Jaws scores very highly on the recommendedability but with a runtime of over two hours it scores less well on repeat viewing and small screen. Jaws scores overall 3.93. Want more of the Movie Bunker? Listen to Helen guesting on the Movie Bunker talking all things Final Destination 5. What do you guys think? Have you seen Jaws? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #162 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #162 Crew of Matt  (@Saint_matt) from, the Movie Bunker Podcast and Chris (@ChrisOlden) also from, the Movie Bunker Podcast. Find their Websites online at http://moviebunkerpodcast.com/ and at http://www.thealaskanpipeline.com/ Please make sure you give them some love

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Jun 17, 2020

Tom Crowley (Wooden Overcoats and Crowley Time) and Felix Trench (Wooden Overcoats and Quid Pro Euro) return to Flixwatcher to review Tom’s choice Christine.

  Christine is a 1983 supernatural horror film directed by John Carpenter based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. A study of toxic masculinity of 1970s men seen through their love of their cars. The car in this film happens to be a living evil car - and the car is a woman. In the hands of Carpenter (a trashy companion to Stanley Kubrick) Christine mixes high school tropes with amazing special effects and car animatronics with a killer (sorry) soundtrack. The self-repair scene in particular is worth the one hour 50 minutes run time alone.   Scores

[supsystic-tables id=168] For a horror fan, you get two car-based deaths in the opening scenes - even if the rest of the film is quite low on gore and shocks. With a run time of nearly two hours, Christine could either be pacier or have more character development. Christine scores generally well across most of the categories apart from repeat viewing to score 3.82 overall. What do you guys think? Have you seen Christine? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #161 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #161 Crew of Tom Crowley  (@atomCrowley) from, Wooden Overcoats and Crowley Time and Felix Trench (@FelixTrench) from, Wooden Overcoats and Quid Pro Euro. Find their Websites online at http://crowleytom.com/ and at http://crowleytom.com/crowley-time/ https://www.quidproeuro.com/ and at https://www.woodenovercoats.com/ Please make sure you give them some love

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Jun 10, 2020

Honey Ross (The Body Protest) and Becky Young (Anti Diet Riot Club) return to Flixwatcher to review Honey’s choice The Two Popes.

  The Two Popes is a 2019 biographical drama starring Anthony Hopkins as Pope Benedict XVI and Jonathan Pryce as Pope Francis. It follows the period after 2005 and the Vatican scandals - with Argentinean football. The Two Popes is the ultimate film for the pope fan but offers very much little else. Hopkins and Pryce do a good job with their impersonations and you can genuinely imagine them hanging out together. Where this semi-biographical and part fictionalisation meet is when the film fails to tackle the controversies and child abuse scandals that have plagued the news as you’d expect. Worse it ignores the issue rather than beginning to offer an apology. Scores

[supsystic-tables id=167] The Two Popes unsurprisingly scores quite low score apart from the small screen score - it feels quite TV like in its approach but lacks in a real story. The Two Popes scores overall 3.08 - bumped up by its high small screen score. What do you guys think? Have you seen The Two Popes? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #160 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #160 Crew of Honey Ross(@PinkProtest) from, The Body Protest and Becky Young(@AntiDietRiot) from, Anti Diet Riot Club. Find their Websites online at https://www.instagram.com/pinkprotest/?igshid=1vykquyc9z896 and at https://linktr.ee/antidietriotclub Please make sure you give them some love    

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Jun 3, 2020

Gareth (The Raid, Gangs of London) Evans and Sope (Gangs of London) Dirisu join Flixwatcher to review Gareth’s choice Enter the Dragon.

Enter the Dragon is the 1973 Bruce Lee martial film directed by Robert Clouse. Famous for many things but mainly for being the last film Lee completed before his untimely death at the age of 32. Even if you’ve never seen Enter the Dragon you seen the poster and the iconic image of Lee shirtless with the bloody claw marks across his body. You’ll probably also know the final battle in the room mirrors too, most recently John Wick 2 played homage to the scene. In Enter of the Dragon Lee plays erm Lee, who is hired James Bond style to attend a high profile martial arts competition being held on the private island belonging to suspected crime lord Han. He is also given the opportunity for revenge when he finds out Han’s bodyguard was responsible for the death of his sister. Sadly Enter the Dragon also suffers from very outdated James Bond 70s writing and inappropriate references. That said, Lee is the star and his physical presence and skills just about make up for the weaknesses in plot/characters. I’m 2004 it was deemed culturally significant and rightfully so. Scores

[supsystic-tables id=166] Adored by martial arts fans Enter the Dragon scores highly across recommendability and extremely highly from Kobi and guests to score a very respectable 4.25 overall. What do you guys think? Have you seen Enter the Dragon? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #159 Crew Links

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May 28, 2020

This is a special episode crossover with our Stripped Media pals SONG BY SONG Podcast!

In case you don't know them Song by Song is documenting each song by Tom Waits in podcast form. How do we do a crossover episode with them?

Find a Tom Waits film on Netlix. That Brings us to...

Seven Psychopaths!

Sam and Martin from Song By Song join us for this special episode. If you like the "cut of their jib" please search for Song By Song podcast at the same place that you listen to Flixwatcher!

 

May 27, 2020

   

    Daniel Levine and Cressida Ward from Food Tryb Table podcast join Flixwatcher to review Daniel’s choice Fyre.         Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened is a 2019 documentary about Billy McFarland and the failed Fyre Festival that took place in 2017. It was directed by Chris Smith and co-produced by Jerry Media, the social media agency responsible for promoting Fyre Festival. Fyre Festival was billed as a luxury, exclusive, influencer festival - the reality was something quite different. Fyre was organized by McFarland and Ja Rule (neither particularly experienced in event management) to initially promote the Fyre music booking app. Trouble begins very early on when, after the promo video is shot on Norman’s Cay island - on the agreement not to mention the connection with Pablo Escobar - is advertised as being once owned by Pablo Escobar. From there things escalate in a series of excruciating misguided and unbelievably arrogant style-car crash viewing at its best. Scores

[supsystic-tables id=165] Fyre scores very highly across all categories - except repeat viewing. As with most documentaries they offer little reward for repeat viewings. Despite this Fyre scores 3.88 - highly recommended but repeat viewing not required! What do you guys think? Have you seen Fyre? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #158 Crew Links

  Thanks to the Episode #158 Crew of daniel Levine   (@TheDanielLevine)  from Food Tryb Table podcast and Cressida Ward  (@FoodTryb) also from Food Tryb Table podcast. Find their websites online at https://www.foodtryb.com/ and at https://twitter.com/FoodTryb   Please make sure you give them some love    

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May 20, 2020

 

 

 

Faye and Rachael from Her Dark Materials join Flixwatcher remotely to review Faye’s choice Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

 

 

 

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is a 2010 film adaption of the graphic novel series Scott Pilgrim directed by Edgar Wright starring Michael Cera as Scott Pilgrim.

In this film Scott must defeat the seven evil ex’s of his new girlfriend Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) - while playing in a local battle of the bands (which happens to be sponsored by one of the evil ex’s Gideon (Jason Schwartzman) with his band Sex Bob-Omb.

It’s pretty clear that bringing to life Scott Pilgrim from the page to film was done with love and attention - visually it is dazzling and sounds like nothing else (thanks to Nigel (Radiohead) Godrich. It also features an unbelievably good supporting cast - Kieran Culkin, Chris (Captain America) Evans, Anna Kendrick, Brie Larson, Brandon Routh, Mae Whitman - to name a few.

2020 is a very different time to 2010 - there are a few moments in Scott Pilgrim that are particularly problematic - mostly in the treatment of Knives Chau and some off handed culturally insensitive references. There is also an unpleasant undertone to Gideon’s control over his ex Ramona. And it’s hard to gloss over that Scott is quite a bit of a dick.

 

 

Scores

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However, die-hard fans of the comic will find a lot to enjoy (there was a lot of love for it on Twitter) and it’s an interesting offer from Edgar Wright. Despite scoring low on recommendability Scott Pilgrim picks up some higher scores across the other categories to score a reasonable 3.95 overall.

What do you guys think? Have you seen Scott Pilgrim. Vs The World? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

 

Episode #157 Crew Links

 

Thanks to the Episode #157 Crew of Faye (@fayeleyyy)  from Her Dark Materials and Rachael  (@rach_makes) also from Her Dark Materials. 

Find their websites online at https://anchor.fm/her-dark-materials

and at https://twitter.com/HDMPod

 

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May 13, 2020

 

  Anna Bogutskaya (The Final Girls and The Next Supremes) and Mike Muncer (The Evolution of Horror) join Flixwatcher remotely to review Anna’s choice Under the Shadow.   Under the Shadow is a 2016 Persian-language psychological horror film written and directed by Iranian British Babak Anvari. Set in 1980s Tehran during the War of the Cities, mother and former medical student Shideh and her daughter Dorsa are haunted by a spirit or djinn. Under the Shadow draws easy comparisons with both The Babadook (Shideh’s maternal shortcomings are visualised by the spirit) and The Devils Backbone (a political war as seen by a child) and this is no detriment. Supported by strong performances from its two leads Under the Shadow is a powerful (while not strictly a horror in the traditional sense) film that deserves a wider audience.   Scores

[supsystic-tables id=163] With a runtime of 84 minutes Under the Shadow is definitely worth a watch and scores a very high 4.20 overall. You can also watch Babak Anvari’s latest film Wounds available on Netflix now. What do you guys think? Have you seen Under the Shadow? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #156 Crew Links

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