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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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Jul 11, 2018

Welcome to Episode 66! Sugar Baby Confessionals Ruby and Sarah Mae return for Ruby’s choice Love and Friendship. A 2016 film based on a lesser non Jane Austen short, Lady Susan, starring Kate Beckinsale and directed by Whit (Last Days of Disco) Stillman. In true Austen style it follows Lady Susan’s quest to secure a wealthy husband for her daughter and herself with wonderful period costume and witty ripostes. If that’s your thing then this will be for you - if it’s not it’s an hour and a half of someone trying to find a husband might not do it for you - your choice!

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='68'] Austen and period costume fans Ruby and Sarah Mae were more generous in their scoring than Flixwatcher and this reflected in the overall scores. Love and Friendship scores 3.82 overall. What do you guys think? Have you seen Love and Friendship? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #066 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #066 Crew of Sara-Mae Tuson @saramaetuson and Ruby  from The Sugar Baby Confessionals podcast @fable_gazers Find their website online here: http://fablegazers.libsyn.com/website Please make sure you give them some love

Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

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 Love and Friendship

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

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Jul 4, 2018

We’ve arrived at episode 65! From true crime podcast "RedHanded" podcast Hannah and Suruthi join us for Hannah’s choice, the Kitty Green documentary/audition reel "Casting JonBenét". Fun fact - the murder of JonBenét was responsible for the creation of RedHanded - yet to be covered in their podcast but you can hear their verdict on this episode! It’s important to note this is not a documentary and it doesn’t shed any new light or offer and closure to one of the most famous and fascinating unsolved crimes. So what is it? It is a short of extended audition reel and imagined reenactment of what happened on the night of 26 December 1996. The end result is a collection of weirdos aiming for their five minutes of fame and beautiful cinematography - with creepy potentially pedophile Santa. If you’re looking for answers there is a two-part CBS documentary that can satisfy that if you’re looking for a insight into small town Americana and dark humour this is your biscuit. Scores [supsystic-tables id='67'] Casting JonBenét is obviously going to lose points on repeat viewing - but scores generally well on recommendability and scores overall 3.57 - strong for a documentary film! What do you guys think? Have you seen Casting JonBenét? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #065 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #065 Crew Suruthi Bala @suruthibala  and Hannah from true crime podcast "RedHanded" @RedhandedThePod Find their website online here: https://www.acast.com/redhanded Please make sure you give them some love

Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

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 Casting JonBenét

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

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Jun 27, 2018

It’s Episode 64! John and Harry from the Beyond the Box Set podcast join us to review John’s choice Gods Own Country. This 2017 film set in Yorkshire (get it?!) is a modern love story between a young disillusioned, laddish young farm Johnny and Gheorghe, a Romanian migrant hired to help out on the farm during lambing season. Cruelly overshadowed by the success and acclaim of Call Me By Your Name despite the critical acclaim Gods Own Country didn’t have the same reach or audience - this is criminal. Starring the beautiful rolling hills of Yorkshire and wonderful performances from its two stars Josh O’Connor and Alec Secarean Gods Own Country is an earthy, slow burning film about passion, family, things unspoken and intimacy. It’s also a fascinating portrait of modern rural life in England.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='66']Unsurprisingly Gods Own Country scores highly across the categories (near perfect in recommendability 5,5,5 and Kobi’s 4.5!). Only let down by repeat viewing and that we wish we’d had the chance to see it on the big screen. Overall a very strong 4.15. Highly recommended. What do you guys think? Have you seen Gods Own Country.? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #064 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #064 Crew of John Lucas @JLucas86 and Harry Chappell @harrychapp from Beyond The Box Set @BeyondTheBoxSet.  Find their website online here : http://beyondtheboxset.com Please make sure you give them some love

Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

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 Gods Own Country.

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

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Jun 20, 2018

Welcome to Episode 63! We welcome Gemma and Annabel from the Anthill Podcast back to Flixwatcher to review Gemma’s choice the 2009 Neill Blomkamp film District 9. Billed as a Peter Jackson presents District 9 was the breakout film for Sharlto Copley. Filmed and set in Johannesburg it mixes (fake) found footage and documentary styles and is was inspired by the true life events of District Six from the apartheid era. The film, despite providing some genuine comic moments, addresses themes of racism, xenophobia, bureaucracy and refugees and immigrants while moving between sci fi, body horror and action genres. District 9 has aged pretty well and it’s themes are still relevant today and it’s all held together by Copley’s performance and interaction with the ‘prawns’.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='65']Our guests and Flixwatcher scored District 9 highly across most categories bringing the overall score to 4.1 (despite Kobi’s low score for repeat viewing!). Highly recommended What do you guys think? Have you seen District 9? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #063 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #063 Crew of Annabel Bligh @kabligh  and Gemma Ware @waresgemma from The Anthill Podcast. Find their website online here: https://theconversation.com/uk Please make sure you give them some love

Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

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 District 9

For more info on District 9, you can visit the District 9 IMDB page here or the District 9 Rotten Tomatoes page here.

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Jun 13, 2018

It’s Episode 62! John and Tom from Best Pick Pod join us to review the 1988 action comedy Midnight Run starring Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin.

Midnight Run is essentially Planes, Trains and Automobiles played Beverly Hills Cop style, meaning swearing, guns and exploding helicopters! Not surprising as it’s from Martin (Beverly Hills Cop) Brest and made in 1988.

De Niro and Grodin made a perfect odd couple on the run from the FBI and the mob making their road trip via ever decreasing levels of comfort in transportation. Considering it’s age, seen through 2018 eyes it still holds up pretty well, it’s as cheesy as it was in the day but De Niro is genuinely enjoyable and it’s a lot of fun.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='64'] Midnight Run scores fairly high across all categories and overall comes in at 4.33. Warmly recommend by Flixwatcher and guests. What do you guys think? Have you seen Midnight Run? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #062 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #062 Crew of John Dorney @MrJohnDorney and Tom Salinsky  @tomsalinsky from Best Pick Podcast@bestpickpod Find their website online here:  http://bestpick.libsyn.com Please make sure you give them some love

Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

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 Midnight Run

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

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Jun 6, 2018

Beth and David from Wooden Overcoats (your premiere comedy drama podcast about rival funeral directors), join Kobi and Helen to review the 1950 Betty Davis classic All About Eve.


Scoring 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, All About Eve is a bona fide Hollywood classic. Nominated for 14 Oscars it won six. It is the only film in Oscar history to receive four best actress nominations though winning non and features an early Marilyn Monroe performance. The story is the classic starlet stealing The limelight from the ageing, but admired star, despite its years it still remains dazzling, hilarious and a masterclass in acting from the whole cast.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='63'] There was a lot of love - if slightly lukewarm from Kobi - for All About Eve and it scores 4.46 overall (not enough to knock WWDITS off the leaderboard) an extremely high Flixwatcher score indeed. Want some more Wooden Overcoats on Flixwatcher? Check out our reviews of Pirates! an Adventure with Scientists and The Woman in Black. What do you guys think? Have you seen All About Eve? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #061 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #061 Crew of Beth Eyre @betheyre  and David K. Barnes – @velvetbarnes  davidkbarnes.com   from Wooden Overcoats @overcoatswooden. Find their website online here: woodenovercoats.com Please make sure you give them some love

Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

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 All About Eve.

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

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May 30, 2018

OMG! Episode 60! Hannah and Jen from Standard Issue (a podcast by women for women BOOM!) return for Hannah’s choice In Bruges. Where to start with In Bruges? It’s a 2008 film from Martin McDonagh starring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson as two hitmen attempting to lay low in Bruges. What follows includes a batshit awesome performance from Ralph Finnes, a coke fueled racist rant from a dwarf actor and enclaves. It’s a comedy in case you were wondering. In the arc of Colin Farrell this is brilliant and hilarious, the chemistry between him and Gleeson is genuine and completely convincing. New comer to In Bruges Jen found it “well bleak” and not the “bantz-a-fucking-rama” she was led to believe - and rightly so. Definitely not up there for her like Bugsy Malone or Kindergarten Cop. It is bleak, spoilers there is a LOT of death but it is also really, really funny. Definitely an acquired taste is required and if you’re into it then you’ll be rewarded, if you’re not, maybe give it another try?

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='62']Generally, this film comes recommended with MASSIVE CAVEATS, it’s violent, it’s bloody, it’s very sweary, it’s pretty weird and it’s fucking bleak, so you have been warned. Overall Flixwatcher and guests award In Bruges 3.58 (so nearly a 4) - a second watch from Jen (with less sleeping) might have bumped it up to a 4, which was generally how Twitter felt too. What do you guys think? Have you seen In Bruges? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #060 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #060 Crew of Hannah Dunleavy @thatdunleavy and Jen Offord-  @inspireajen  from The Standard Issue @standardissueUK. Find their website here: http://standardissuemagazine.com Please make sure you give them some love

Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

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 In Bruges

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

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May 23, 2018

Will and Chris return for Episode 59 and we’re reviewing Will’s choice Nebraska. Not a documentary on the Bruce Springsteen classic album but the 2013 Alexander Payne comedy drama starring Bruce Dern. Part road trip, part snapshot of Middle America and part portrait of dementia, shot in black and white Nebraska is funny, poignant and a fantastic vignette of a dysfunctional extended family. Interestingly this was the first film Payne wasn’t directly involved in writing, yet it feels very much like he could have. It’s very hard not to love this film, the cinematography is beautiful, the whole cast is superb, it’s very, very funny, warm and moves along at a lovely gentle pace. We also discover the most watched films by Chris and Will are Mrs Doubtfire and Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid respectively.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='61']Overall Nebraska scores a very deserving 4.28 from Flixwatcher and guests and there was a lot of love for it from Twitter too. Highly recommended. What do you guys think? Have you seen Nebraska? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #059 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #059 Crew of Chris Smith @ChrisDSmith27  and Will Roe- @willroe2  from Lords  @HomeOfCricket. Find their website online here: https://www.lords.org Please make sure you give them some love

Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

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 Nebraska

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

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May 16, 2018

Welcome to Episode 58! Our guests are Ned from Global Pillage and Grownup Land and stepping in last minute to save the show Tom from all of the podcasts (Global Pillage, Grownup Land, The Guilty Feminist and Best Pick) and we’re reviewing the Coen Brothers classic Fargo. What is there to say about Fargo? It’s the kidnapping gone wrong ‘fake’ true story set in snowy Minnesota with a stellar cast of William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi and Peter Stormare. Oscar winner and genuine modern classic, crossing the line between thriller and dark comedy, largely regarded as one of their finest.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='60']Bringing back dating memories for Tom unsurprisingly Fargo scores highly across all the categories, not good enough to take the crown from What We Do In The Shadows but coming close with 4.47 overall. What do you guys think? Have you seen Fargo? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #058 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #058 Crew of Tom Salinksy @tomsalinsky  and Ned Sedgwick - @NedSedgwick www.susanharrisoncharacters.com  from Global Pillage  : @globalpillage GrownupLand : #GrownupLand  The Guilty Feminist : @GuiltyFeminist Best Pick podcasts: @bestpickpod Please make sure you give them some love

Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

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 Fargo

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

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May 9, 2018

It’s Episode 57! Liam from Spocklight and Eleanor from Bygones join Kobi and Helen to review The Magdalene Sisters, Eleanor’s choice. The Magdalene Sisters is a 2002 film from Peter Mullan that follows the experiences of three young girls sent to the Magdalene ‘laundry’ in 1960s Ireland for their sexual promiscuity. A period in Irish history the Catholic Church would probably not want to celebrate, the laundries became slave houses and the women there suffered horrendous crimes against them. Based on true stories you can probably get the idea that this won’t be a fun film - but it is an incredibly important film and the stories deserve a voice. Knowing this you’ll go in much better prepared than Kobi!

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='59'] Scoring strongly on recommendability and unsurprisingly low on repeat viewing The Magdalene Sisters scores a 4 overall. A powerful piece of historical cinema that deserves a bigger audience. What do you guys think? Have you seen The Magdalene Sisters? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #057 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #057 Crew of Liam H Dempsey @LiamHDempsey  and Eleanor Parker  @EleanorParker24 from the Spocklight @spocklightpod  and  the Bygones @bygonesPodcast podcasts Find their websites online here https://bygonespodcast.podbean.com https://spocklight.podbean.com Please make sure you give them some love

Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

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 The Magdalene Sisters

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

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May 2, 2018

Episode 56 sees The Sugar Baby Confessionals Sara Mae and Ruby join Flixwatcher to review Their Finest, the choice of Sara Mae. Their Finest (and occasionally Their Finest Hour) is a 2016 film from Lone Scherfig (One Day, An Education) starring the wonderfully on form Gemma Arterton and Bill Nighy. Based on the 2009 novel ‘Their Finest Hour and a Half’ it tells the story of the making a moral boosting Ministry of Information film about Dunkirk during The Blitz. You wait until 2016 for a film about Dunkirk and then you get three at once, except only one of them really pays any attention to the role women played during the war. Despite feeling at times very much like a made for TV film and suffering from some heavy-handed moments in the plot, Their Finest is an inoffensive, very charming and well-acted film looking at the (often) hidden roles women played during the war. Scores [supsystic-tables id='58'] Unsurprisingly Their Finest scores high on the small screen score but low on repeat viewing, overall (despite Sara Mae’s enthusiasm and Kobi’s post Easter chocolate coma!) scores a fair 3.4. What do you guys think? Have you seen Their Finest? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #056 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #056 Crew of Sara-Mae Tuson @saramaetuson and Ruby  from The Sugar Baby Confessionals podcast @fable_gazers Find their website online here: http://fablegazers.libsyn.com/website Please make sure you give them some love

Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

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 Their Finest

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

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Apr 25, 2018

Jen and Dave from The Family Tree return for Episode 55 where we review Grandma, a 2015 comedy drama starring the awesome Lily Tomlin. The grandma (lesbian, widow and poet) in this film doesn’t conform to the usual granny stereotype, this film is part road trip for an abortion and part exploration of grief. Grandma benefits from a strong supporting cast in the form of gravelly Sam Elliot, Judy Greer, Marcia Gay Harden and the fabulous Laverne Cox.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='57'] At 79 minutes this is a spectacularly short film and anyone with even the slightest interest in a bad tempered, lesbian Lily Tomlin should definitely check it out.   Scoring a very respectable 4.13 overall (Helen and Kobi scoring the same for the first time!) we recommend Grandma. What do you guys think? Have you seen Grandma? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #055 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #055 Crew of Dave and Jen from The Family Tree @familytreepod and Getting Better Acquainted @GBAPodcast You can listen to Family Tree on iTunes and Getting Better Acquainted on iTunes Too. Dave Pickering can be found on Twitter at @Goosefat101 and Jen Adamthwaite @jadamthwaite Please make sure you give them some love

Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

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 Grandma

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

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Apr 18, 2018

It’s Episode 54! Imrie and Natalie return for the documentary One of Us. This 2017 documentary follows the lives of three people who have chosen to leave the environment of Hasidic Judaism. Did you know Hasidic Jews fear the internet? If the answer is no and you’re curious why you might find this challenging documentary of interest. A sort of expose and sort of suspense thriller this film looks at the treatment of three different people who try to leave their communities. All three stories are sad, depressing and scary, there really isn’t much positivity to take from their experiences.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='56'] While the stories of the individuals here are all important and should be be heard One of Us lacks in resolution or any kind of positivism the film lacks balance or perspective - scoring low on repeat viewing (as do most documentaries) overall we score it at 3.32 - worth an investigation. What do you guys think? Have you seen One of Us? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #054 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #039 Crew of Natalie Nethers and Imriel Morgan @ImiMorgan  Find Imriel’s website here http://shoutoutnetwork.co.uk/wb/  Please make sure you give them some love

Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

Nothing for this week!

More about One of Us

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

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Apr 11, 2018

Welcome to Episode 53, returning guests Chris (Easy Riders, Raging Podcast) and Adam (Truth and Movies - Little White Lies) are back to review Chris’s choice City of God (Cidade de Deus). The 2002 Brazilian drama from Fernando Meirelles is based on a novel by the same name that was loosely based on real events and depicts organised crime in the favelas from the end of 1960s and the beginning of the 1980s.
City of God is a dazzling piece of cinema, mixing almost documentary style story telling with disco, drug dealing, photography and revenge - often violent but also frequently sharp and funny. If you haven’t seen it don’t be put off by the two hours run time or subtitles - it breezes by.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='55'] City of God scores 3.73 overall - let down by the small screen score - but still respectable and received a lot of love from Twitter too. What do you guys think? Have you seen City Of God? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #053 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #035 Crew of Adam Woodward @AWLies from Little White Lies and Chris Johnston @ERRPodcast from Easy Riders Raging Podcast. Please make sure you give them some love

Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

Nothing for this week

More about City Of God

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Apr 4, 2018

Its Episode 52! Kobi and Helen are joined by Chris and Will to review Bernie (Chris’ choice), the 2011 black comedy from Richard Linklater starring Jack Black. The bizarre true story of mortician Bernie Tiede (Black) who amongst making the dead look glamorous also has a penchant for elderly widows and ends up becoming an unlikely companion for a very rich widow, Marjorie Nugent (Shirley MacLaine) and SPOILER ends up killing her.  The film is a mix of straightforward filmmaking and mockumentary with talking heads from real life people from Carthage, Texas and sort of played straight and then sort of played for comedy by Black. The film was strongly received in American after its release but seems to have barely been seen or heard of by UK audiences - and there is good reason why. Its weird - given that it is a true story - about murder - the comedy feels weird and doesn’t achieve what it presumably intends to do and because the comedy is so weird it doesn’t work as dramatisation. One really for Jack Black completists only.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='54'] Unsurprisingly Bernie doesn’t score highly in any category, scoring 2.9 by Flixwatcher but more love was given from Twitter. Seen it? Send us your review @flixwatcherpod What do you guys think? Have you seen Bernie? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #052 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #052 Crew of Chris Smith @ChrisDSmith27  and Will Roe- @willroe2  from Lords  @HomeOfCricket. Find their website online here: https://www.lords.org Please make sure you give them some love

Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

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 Bernie

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

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Mar 28, 2018

Its Episode 51, Annabel and Gemma from the Anthill podcast join us to review Annabel’s choice, the Oscar nominated 2017 film Mudbound. A 2017 American period drama directed by Dee Rees based on the novel of the same name by Hillary Jordan. Mudbound was acquired by Netflix following its Sundance Film Festival premiere and it earned itself four Oscar nominations, including Best Supporting Actress and Best Original Song for Mary J. Blige, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Cinematography - making Rachel Morrison the first woman ever nominated in the category and Blige became the first person to ever be nominated for an acting and song award during the same year. YES, thats Mary J. Blige, in case you were wondering and she is pretty excellent playing the matriarch of the black family. Featured alongside a lot of actual mud is a strong supporting cast including Carey Mulligan, Garett Hedlund, Jason Clarke, Jonathan Banks and Jason Mitchell that all give solid performances, with both families being affected by the aftermath of war against the backdrop of the deep racist Ku Klux Klan.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='53'] Mudbound scores low on repeat viewing - it is not an easy watch - not necessarily rewarding but historically interesting and relevant. Overall it scores 3.25, high on recommendability but not so high on repeat viewing, if its on your list move it to the top now. What do you guys think? Have you seen Mudbound? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #051 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #051 Crew of Annabel Bligh @kabligh  and Gemma Ware @waresgemma from The Anthill Podcast. Find their website online here: https://theconversation.com/uk Please make sure you give them some love

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More about Mudbound

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Mar 21, 2018

Halfway to 100 it is Episode 50! Simon and Sam from the Picturehouse Podcast return for Simon's choice, the 2000 Kenneth (K-Lo) Lonergan drama You Can Count on Me staring the wonderful Mark Ruffalo and Laura Linney. Don't be fooled by the TERRIBLE promotional posters for this film, it isn't a romantic backpacker comedy one of the posters would imply or a grimacing laughter fest either - it is a complex and carefully observed film about family and grief. Both Linney and Ruffle are terrific in what were both breakthrough performances then, supported by a young Rory Culkin and the greatest performance by a moth in the history of cinema (Best Supporting Moth is yours little guy!).

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='51'] Scoring a very respectable 4.1 overall this is definitely worth a watch if only for the moth, JOKES! The film is great, go watch. Episode #050 Crew Links Thanks to the Episode #050 Crew of Sam Clements @sam_clements and Simon Renshaw @SiRenshaw from The Picturehouse Podcast @Picturehouses. Find their website online here Please make sure you give them some love!

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Mar 14, 2018

For Episode 49 we break the no Adam Sandler rule to review the 2017 Noah (Bumbag) Baumbach film The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected). Joining us are returning guests Gail Porter and Heat's Boyd Hilton. The Meyerowitz Stories If you're a fan of dysfunctional family comedy dramas set in New York you'll be in for a treat with Baumbach stepping in to fill the neurotic void now it’s no longer okay to watch Woody Allen films. Anti Sandler enthusiasts Gail and Helen had different reactions - Gail didn't bother to watch the film but Helen enjoyed the film and would consider re-watching Punch Drunk Love as a result. Starring Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Elizabeth Marvel and Emma Thompson, it’s a fantastic ensemble cast and although re-treads some familiar Baumbach territory (difficulty in parking in New York) and isn't his best (see Frances Ha, The Squid and the Whale...) it's funny in places and recommended for completists.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='51'] Scoring 3.85 overall, brought down massively by Gail not having seen it - not a challenger to our highest Flixwatcher rated film What We Do In The Shadows ·but worth a watch. What do you guys think? Have you seen The Meyerowitz Stories? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #024 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #049 Crew of Crew of Gail Porter @Gailporter (gailporter.co.uk) and Boyd Hilton @boydhilton Please make sure you give them some love

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Mar 7, 2018

"It’s Episode 48! We welcome back guests Dave and Jen from Getting Better Acquainted and The Family Tree to discuss The Babadook, Dave’s choice.

The Babadook is a 2014 Australian psychological horror mother and son film, directed by Jennifer Kent, and a firm favourite of Mark Kermode.

Part nightmarish fairytale, part exploration of grief, part creaky house horror The Babadook is a terrifying beautiful journey into madness making one of the most intriguing horror films of recent times.

What it lacks in gore and blood it makes up for in tension and fear, think Don’t Look Now and The Shining, at times genuinely terrifying!

Scores

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Overall The Babadook scores 4.1 - pretty high and strongly recommended by Flixwatcher and Dave and Jen, rather surprising was that less love was shown from Twitter. Potentially a bit of a Marmite film.

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

Episode #048 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #048 Crew of Dave and Jen from The Family Tree @familytreepod and Getting Better Acquainted @GBAPodcast

You can listen to Family Tree on iTunes and Getting Better Acquainted on iTunes Too.

Dave Pickering can be found on Twitter at @Goosefat101 and Jen Adamthwaite @jadamthwaite

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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 The Babadook

For more info on Young Frankenstein, you can visit the The Babadook IMDB page here or the The Babadook Rotten Tomatoes page here.

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Mar 1, 2018

On the eve of their latest season Beth Eyre and David K Barnes came into the Flixwatcher Pod Studio to talk about “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ for Episode 47! P&P&Z, as it will now be called, was chosen by David who wanted to see if this film would satisfy his desire to be the only person sitting in the center of the venn diagram of horror films, comedy films and Jane Austen adaptations. It turns out he might well be the only person! The full weight of the concept of P&P&Z is bourne wholly on the title and unfortunately suffers the same burden as many high concept films. The premise has a great idea, but the execution does not see the film all the way through to the end. The Flixwatcher Crew ranged from apprehensive and reluctant to excited to watch the film and all feelings prior to watching were justified. P&P&Z started off better than most of the crew expected and surprised most the the guys sitting round the table, but that “high” start ebbed away and by the 3rd act there was a lack of interest.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='49'] David admirably defends P&P&Z and gave it a 3 across the board. It picked up it’s highest rating of 3.5 in the Small screen Score category and but there was very little appetite to watch it again! What do you guys think? Have you seen Pride and Prejudice and Zombies? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #047 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #047 Crew of Beth Eyre @betheyre  and David K. Barnes - @velvetbarnes  davidkbarnes.com   from Wooden Overcoats @overcoatswooden. Find their website online here: woodenovercoats.com Please make sure you give them some love

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As you read this season 3 of Wooden Overcoats has just started! Just type in “Wooden Overcoats” into any podcast place and you’ll be able to find them!

More about Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

For more info on Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, you can visit the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies IMDB page here or the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Rotten Tomatoes page here.

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Feb 22, 2018

Its Episode 46! We’re reviewing Creed with Jen and Hannah from Standard Issue! The 2015 sort of spin-off, sort of sequel sequel in the Rocky film series. Michael B. Jordan is the son of Apollo Creed and Sylvester (‘sentient piece of corn beef’) Stallone returns as Rocky. If you have a vague interest in the Rocky series and can get over the fact the main character is called ADONIS Creed then this film is for you. If you have no interest in the Rocky series, or boxing and think a main character called ADONIS Creed is ridiculous then step out of the ring! Scores [supsystic-tables id='48'] Creed scores a respectable score overall of 3.1, considering Helen’s low scoring. If you’re a fan of Rocky and boxing (or The Wire for that matter) you’ll enjoy this - if you don’t then probably don’t bother, unless you have a spare two hours and 13 minutes and no other plans, knock yourself out! What do you guys think? Have you seen Creed? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #046 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #046 Crew of Hannah Dunleavy @thatdunleavy and Jen Offord-  @inspireajen  from The Standard Issue @standardissueUK. Find their website here: http://standardissuemagazine.com Please make sure you give them some love

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Time takes everybody out; time's undefeated!

More about Creed

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Feb 14, 2018

The forecast for Episode 45 is for a hurricane - Hurricane Bianca to be precise! Bake (2016) Off Tom and Izi from The British Museum Membercast return to Flixwatcher to review Tom’s choice, a sort of spin-off from RuPaul’s Drag Race starring the one and only Bianca Del Rio. Hurricane Bianca- Flixwatcher Podcast - Image 004   Hurricane Bianca is a sort of school revenge, gross out comedy, with drag. Tom’s description of the film is much, much better than the actual film, it is sort of well-meaning but the delivery (crass, loud and offensive) doesn’t work, generally, women (not in drag) do not fare well either. It doesn’t even feature a realistic representation of a rat. There are much better films that explore drag and LBGT identity that are much better (we reviewed Paris is Burning recently - check that out instead of this) but if you are particularly invested in RuPaul’s Drag Race you might find something to enjoy here.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='47'] Unsurprisingly Hurricane Bianca doesn’t score highly, across any category. Scoring a Flixwatcher first of a total of 0 from everyone - for repeat viewing. NO ONE wanted to watch this again. Scoring 2.1, it's not great, do let us know @Flixwatcherpod if you braved the forecast and actually enjoyed it! What do you guys think? Have you seen Hurricane Bianca? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #045 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #045 Crew of Iszi Lawrence @iszi_lawrence and Tom Gilliford @Tom_gilliford Find their websites online here Iszi and Tom Please make sure you give them some love

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More about Hurricane Bianca

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Feb 12, 2018

Is it a bird, is it a plane, is it Batman? No its Episode 44! Susan and Gemma from Hayley and Ruth: Two Star return to review Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance. Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Award-winning 2014 black comedy starring everyone’s favourite Batman, Michael Keaton. Birdman - Flixwatcher Podcast - Image 003   Birdman is the other film about drumming that came out in 2014 (the other was Whiplash), well it features drumming and filmed to appear as one sequence. If the prospect of Michael Keaton wondering around Times Square in his tight whiteys doesn’t get you interested, we honestly don’t know what will! Featuring a performance from Keaton that balances comedy with sadness so perfectly its a tragedy in itself it didn’t win the Oscar. Supported by fantastic performances from Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Amy Ryan and Edward Norton (in his pants), more comedy please Ed.   Scores The recommendability was really really high and overall Birdman scores 4.1. Its no Tootsie but we still recommend it, despite the lack of love from Twitter. It would have been higher but Kobi gave it a 2 for small screen score. Boooooooo!   [supsystic-tables id='46']   What do you guys think? Have you seen Birdman? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #044 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #044 Crew of Gemma Arrowsmith @mmaarrow (gemmaarrowsmith.com) and Susan Harrison @SueHarrison123 (www.susanharrisoncharacters.com) from Hayley and Ruth Two Stars @twostarspodcast. Please make sure you give them some love

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The Spotify soundtrack for this week is “Dirty Walk”

More about Birdman

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

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Jan 31, 2018

In episode 43 Adam Buxton and Zoe Jeyes return to review Zoe’s choice The Squid and the Whale. The 2005 semi-autobiographical comedy-drama written and directed by Noah Baumbach with Wes Anderson producing. The Squid and the Whale - Flixwatcher Podcast - Image 002 Now if that doesn’t float your boat you probably won’t enjoy this as much as Zoe and Helen! Set in Brooklyn in the late 80s it tells the story of two boys and their different reactions to their parent's divorce. Walt idolises their father Bernard who happens to be a total douchebag and Frank sides with his mother. Its a film about pretentiously over analysing things and features a memorable performance from Billy Baldwin (everyone’s second favorite Baldwin).

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='45'] At 81 mins runtime this film is a breeze and if you’re a fan of either Bumbag or Wes Anderson you should definitely watch this. Scoring a 4 overall from Flixwatcher and guests and 4 squids from Twitter we highly recommend it! What do you guys think? Have you seen The Squid and the Whale? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #043 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #043 Crew of Adam Buxton @AdamBuxton (adam-buxton.co.uk) from The Adam Buxton Podcast and Zoë Jeyes – @zozrat the curator of The London Podcast Festival and Kings Place Please make sure you give them some love.

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Jan 28, 2018

Episode 42 sees James and Dan from a Gay and a Non Gay podcast return, this time its James’ choice, the 1990 American documentary about ballroom culture in New York City in the 1980s. Paris is Burning - Flixwatcher Podcast - Image 002   Forget what you think you know about voguing, fishy realness and drag queens - this is the ultimate history in drag culture. 80s New York City was a changing time, this documentary follows the different ‘houses’ (LaBeija, Xtravagnza, Ninja), voguing and living their, often dangerous, lives on the streets. The end result is a complex performance of race, gender, class among the African-American and Latino communities and their different identities. The documentary offers an insight into this vibrant, underground world, never judging or making assumptions about its queens.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id=44] Scoring overall 4.2 - a very high score for a documentary (despite low repeat viewing score) and there was a LOT of love for it from the Twitter reviewers. Highly recommended - even for the drag-phobics! What do you guys think? Have you seen Paris is Burning? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #042 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #042 Crew of James Barr @imjamesbarr and Dan Hudson @danhudson from A Gay and a NonGay @gaynongay Find their website online here Please make sure you give them some love

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More about Paris is Burning

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