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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 Shar ...
 
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Sam Clements is curating a fictional film festival. He'll accept almost anything, but the movie must not be longer than 90 minutes. This is the 90 Minutes Or Less Film Fest podcast. In episode 83 Sam is joined by co-host of the Cinematic Universe podcast, James Hunt. James has chosen horror thriller The Belko Experiment (89 mins), directed by Greg …
 
Steven Geekface (So Geeked About Movies) and Kelechi Ehenulo (Confessions From A Geek Mind, Film Stories, VultureHound Magazine) return to Flixwatcher remotely to review Steven’s choice The Mask. The Mask is a 1994 comedy starring Jim Carrey and Cameron Diaz in her debut role. Carrey plays Stanley Ipkiss, a hapless bank clerk who lives a very avera…
 
Rich and Dave from Unequal Sequel return to Flixwatcher to review Rich’s choice Point Break. Point Break is 1991 action film directed by Kathryn Bigelow starring Keanu Reeves as FBI Agent Johnny Utah and Patrick Swayze as surfer and bank robber Bodhi. In supporting roles are Gary Busey as jaded FBI agent Angelo Pappas and Lori Petty as Tyler the lo…
 
Film writers Hanna Flint (Fade to Black podcast, The First Film Club) and Leila Latif (Little White Lies, Curzon, Total Film) return to Flixwatcher remotely to review Hannah’s choice Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is a 2000 wuxia (the adventures of martial artists in ancient China) film. Directed by Ang Lee and starr…
 
Sam Clements is curating a fictional film festival. He'll accept almost anything, but the movie must not be longer than 90 minutes. This is the 90 Minutes Or Less Film Fest podcast. In episode 82 Sam is joined by Loren Bouchard, the creator of Bob's Burgers, and director, writer, and producer of The Bob's Burgers Movie. Loren has chosen Heavy Metal…
 
Clare (W-Rated podcast) and Em (Verbal Diorama podcast) and return to Flixwatcher remotely to review Em’s choice Never Rarely Sometimes Always. Never Rarely Sometimes Always is a 2020 American drama written and directed by Eliza Hittman. It stars Sidney Flanigan (in her debut) as 17-year-own Autumn who takes a trip from her hometown of Pennsylvania…
 
Sam Clements is curating a fictional film festival. He'll accept almost anything, but the movie must not be longer than 90 minutes. This is the 90 Minutes Or Less Film Fest podcast. In episode 81 Sam is joined by film writer and critic Christina Newland. Christina has chosen Agnès Varda's Le Bonheur (80 minutes). The 1965 film stars Jean-Claude Dro…
 
Lissi Simpson (development assistant, scriptwriter and director) and Karen Gabay (TV producer, award-winning film-maker, exhibition curator and radio presenter) join Flixwatcher remotely to review Lissi’s choice Baby Driver. Baby Driver is a 2017 Edgar Wright action drama starring Ansel Elgort as Baby, a getaway driver with tinnitus, Lily James as …
 
Tatton Spiller and Diane Daniels from Simple Politics (Instagram, Podcast) return to Flixwatcher remotely to review Tatton’s choice The Naked Gun. The Naked Gun is the 1988 police spoof comedy from David and Jerry Zucker and Jim Abrahams starring Leslie Nielsen as Det. Sgt. Frank Drebin, Priscilla Presley as Jane and O. J. Simpson as Det. Fred Nord…
 
Kelechi Ehenulo (Confessions From A Geek Mind, Film Stories, VultureHound Magazine) and Katie Smith-Wong (Movie Marker, Film Stories, New Scientist) return to Flixwatcher remotely to review Kelechi’s choice The Harder They Fall. The Harder They Fall is a 2021 Western debut film written and directed by Jeymes Samuel. Loosely based on real cowboys an…
 
Sam Clements is curating a fictional film festival. He'll accept almost anything, but the movie must not be longer than 90 minutes. This is the 90 Minutes Or Less Film Fest podcast. In episode 80 Sam is joined by Catherine Bray, film & TV producer and co-host of new podcast Not Another F**king Elf: A Lord of the Rings Character Guide. Catherine has…
 
Babs and Fran from Over/underrated: a music podcast join Flixwatcher remotely to review Babs’ choice Beats. Beats is a 2019 American coming of age hip hop drama (not to be confused with the other 2019 called film Beats) that tells the fictional story of a musical prodigy in Chicago experiencing PSTD from a violent incident, who ends up being mentor…
 
Sam Clements (90 Minutes or Less Film Fest podcast) and Josh Pappenheim (Truly Happily Madison Podcast) return to Flixwatcher remotely to review Sam’s choice Les Misérables. Les Misérables is a 2012 adaptation of the 1985 West End English translation of the 1980 French musical, which is adapted from the 1862 French novel of the same name by Victor …
 
Meg Fozzard (writer and disability rights campaigner) and Fran Turauskis (On the Outside podcast, Pod Bible Digital Editor) return to Flixwatcher remotely to review Meg’s choice Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood (OUATIH). OUATIH is the 10th film by director and writer Quentin Tarantino. Set in a semi-reality of 1969 Hollywood it stars Leonardo DiCapri…
 
Sam Clements is curating a fictional film festival. He'll accept almost anything, but the movie must not be longer than 90 minutes. This is the 90 Minutes Or Less Film Fest podcast. In episode 78 Sam is joined by film writer, festival director and co-founder of the Final Girls podcast & film collective, Anna Bogutskaya. Anna has chosen Charlie Chap…
 
Chris Johnston (Easy Riders Raging Podcast) and Liam H Dempsey (Spocklight podcast) join Flixwatcher remotely to review Chris’ choice The Mitchells vs. the Machines. The Mitchells vs. the Machines is a 2021 animated family comedy produced by Sony Pictures Animation and Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The Lego Movie). It was scheduled for a cinema relea…
 
Kelechi Ehenulo (Confessions From A Geek Mind, Film Stories, VultureHound Magazine) and Steven Geekface (So Geeked About Movies) join Flixwatcher remotely to review The Tindler Swinder. The Tinder Swindler is a 2022 Netflix true-crime documentary that tells the story of the Israeli conman Simon Leviev who used the dating app Tinder to emotionally m…
 
Sam Clements is curating a fictional film festival. He'll accept almost anything, but the movie must not be longer than 90 minutes. This is the 90 Minutes Or Less Film Fest podcast. In episode 78 Sam is joined by Craig Roberts, director of The Phantom Of The Open starring Mark Rylance and Sally Hawkins. Craig has chosen David Lynch's 1977 feature d…
 
Joe Kiely (The Wire Stripped, Shitegeist podcast) and Ben Challoner (Third Window Films Podcast) return to Flixwatcher remotely to review Joe's choice tick, tick... BOOM! Tick Tick Boom is a 2021 musical theatre biographical film starring Andrew Garfield as Jonathan Larson. Directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda and written by Steven (Dear Evan Hansen) Lev…
 
Dave and Rich from Unequal Sequel podcast join Flixwatcher remotely to review Dave’s choice Highlander.Dave and Rich from Unequal Sequel podcast join Flixwatcher remotely to review Dave’s choice Highlander. Highlander is a 1986 British fantasy action film directed by Russell (The Buggles' Video Killed the Radio Star) Mulcahy starring Christopher La…
 
Sam Clements is curating a fictional film festival. He'll accept almost anything, but the movie must not be longer than 90 minutes. This is the 90 Minutes Or Less Film Fest podcast. In episode 77 Sam is joined by Mike Rianda, writer and and director of Oscar-nominated animation The Mitchells Vs. The Machines. Mike has chosen Grave Of The Fireflies …
 
Film writers Leila Latif (Little White Lies, Curzon, Total Film) and Hanna Flint (Fade to Black podcast, The First Film Club) join Flixwatcher remotely to review Leila’s choice Easy A. Easy A is a 2010 teen comedy loosely inspired by The Scarlet Letter starring Emma Stone, Stanley Tucci, Patricia Clarkson, Thomas Haden Church, Amanda Bynes, Penn Ba…
 
Em (Verbal Diorama podcast) and Clare (W-Rated podcast) join Flixwatcher remotely to review Clare’s choice Howls Moving Castle. Howl's Moving Castle is a 2004 Japanese Studio Ghibli animation written and directed by the legendary Hayao Miyazaki. Howls Moving Castle blends fantasy, multiple kingdoms, wizardry, romance and strong anti-war messages. A…
 
Sam Clements is curating a fictional film festival. He'll accept almost anything, but the movie must not be longer than 90 minutes. This is the 90 Minutes Or Less Film Fest podcast. In our previous episode Sam spoke to Peter Lord, co-founder and Creative Director of Aardman Animations, about Władysław Starewicz's The Mascot (aka Fétiche 33-12). Dur…
 
Diane Daniels and Tatton Spiller from Simple Politics (Instagram, Podcast) join Flixwatcher remotely to review Diane’s choice Silver Linings Playbook. Silver Linings Playbook is a 2012 comedy-drama directed by David O. Russell and starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. Although based on the novel The Silver Linings Playbook the plot is quit…
 
Rich Nelson and Catrin Lowe from Don‘t You Want Me? podcast return to Flixwatcher remotely to review Rich’s choice About A Boy. About A Boy is a 2002 comedy-drama starring Hugh Grant, Toni Collette and Nicholas Hoult, directed by Paul Weitz and Chris Weitz it is based on the Nick Hornby novel of the same name. Grant stars as Will, a man child livin…
 
Sam Clements is curating a fictional film festival. He'll accept almost anything, but the movie must not be longer than 90 minutes. This is the 90 Minutes Or Less Film Fest podcast. In episode 76 Sam is joined by Peter Lord, co-founder and Creative Director of Aardman Animations. Peter is the creator of Morph, co-director of Chicken Run and executi…
 
Josh Pappenheim (Truly Happily Madison Podcast) and Sam Clements (90 Minutes or Less Film Fest podcast) join Flixwatcher remotely to review Josh’s choice Cats. Considered one of the worst films of all time and was only released in 2019, Cats is a “live-action” film based on the Andrew Lloyd Webber stage musical of the same name. It inexplicably sta…
 
Fran Turauskis (On the Outside podcast, Pod Bible digital editor) and Meg Fozzard (writer and disability rights campaigner) join Flixwatcher remotely to review Fran’s choice Apollo 13. Apollo 13 is a 1995 docudrama film directed by Ron Howard and starring Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Ed Harris and Gary Sinise. Based on Lost Moon: The Perilo…
 
Sam Clements is curating a fictional film festival. He'll accept almost anything, but the movie must not be longer than 90 minutes. This is the 90 Minutes Or Less Film Fest podcast. In episode 75 Sam is joined by puppeteer and voice actor Brian Herring. Brian has chosen Don Bluth's 1982 animated feature, The Secret of NIMH (82 minutes). Bluth's dir…
 
Arlie Adlington (award-winning audio producer) and Kate Leaver (Who’s A Good Dog podcast) return to Flixwatcher remotely to review Arlie’s choice Twister. Twister is a 1996 disaster film directed by Jan de Bont with a screenplay by Michael (ER, Jurassic Park) Crichton and Anne-Marie Martin. It stars Bill Paxton as Bill, a retired storm chaser-turne…
 
Carrie Morrison (Lights, Carrie, Action podcast) and Jessica Regan (Best Pick podcast) return to Flixwatcher remotely to review Carrie’s choice My Neighbor Totoro. My Neighbor Totoro is the 1988 iconic Studio Ghibli animation. Written and directed by the legendary Hayao Miyazaki it tells the story of sisters Satsuki and Mei who move to a rural sett…
 
Sam Clements is curating a fictional film festival. He'll accept almost anything, but the movie must not be longer than 90 minutes. This is the 90 Minutes Or Less Film Fest podcast. Sam spoke to Boiling Point director Philip Barantini about shooting the film in one 90 minute take. The movie stars Stephen Graham, Vinette Robinson and Jason Flemyng. …
 
Ben Challoner (Third Window Films Podcast) and Joe (The Wire Stripped, Shitegeist podcast) join Flixwatcher remotely for the last episode of 2021 to review Ben’s choice Tokyo Godfathers. Tokyo Godfathers is a 2003 Japanese animation tragicomedy written and directed by Satoshi Kon. Three homeless people Gin - a middle-aged alcoholic, Hana - a transg…
 
Katie Smith-Wong (Movie Marker, Film Stories, New Scientist) and Kelechi Ehenulo (Confessions From A Geek Mind, Film Stories, VultureHound Magazine) join Flixwatcher remotely to review Katie’s choice The Power of the Dog. The Power of the Dog is a 2021 release from acclaimed director Jane Campion based on Thomas Savage's 1967 novel. It stars Benedi…
 
Sophie (It’s An S Pod Thing!) and Barbara (Over/underated: a music podcast with Babs and Fran) return to Flixwatcher remotely to review Sophie’s choice School of Rock. School of Rock is a 2003 comedy directed by Richard Linklater and starring Jack Black as Dewey Finn, a failing rock musician who pretends to be his best friend Ned filling in as a su…
 
Zach Fortais-Gomm and Liz Campbell from Realms of Peril and Glory (actual play podcast) return to Flixwatcher remotely to review Liz’s choice Mean Girls. Mean Girls is a 2004 teen comedy written by Tina Fey and directed by Mark (Freaky Friday) Waters. It stars Lindsay Lohan as newcomer Cady, a superb Rachel McAdams as Regina George the rich popular…
 
Sam Clements is curating a fictional film festival. He'll accept almost anything, but the movie must not be longer than 90 minutes. This is the 90 Minutes Or Less Film Fest podcast. In episode 74 Sam is joined by actor, writer and director Reggie Yates. Reggie has chosen the classic 1980 parody Airplane! (87 mins) by comedy filmmaking trio Zucker, …
 
Catrin Lowe and Rich Nelson from Don‘t You Want Me? podcast join Flixwatcher remotely to review Catrin’s choice Dirty Dancing. Dirty Dancing is a 1987 romantic drama written by Eleanor Bergstein and directed by Emile Ardolino and stars Patrick Swayze as dance instructor Johnny Castle and Jennifer Grey as Baby. Set in the summer of 1963, Baby and he…
 
Sam Clements is curating a fictional film festival. He'll accept almost anything, but the movie must not be longer than 90 minutes. This is the 90 Minutes Or Less Film Fest podcast. Sam spoke to Portrait of a Lady on Fire director Céline Sciamma about her latest film, Petite Maman. Sam and Céline discuss the making of Petite Maman and the importanc…
 
Sam Clements is curating a fictional film festival. He'll accept almost anything, but the movie must not be longer than 90 minutes. This is the 90 Minutes Or Less Film Fest podcast. In episode 73 Sam is joined by Scroobius Pip, actor and host of the Distraction Pieces podcast. Pip has chosen A Room For Romeo Brass (90 mins), the second feature film…
 
14 Peaks: Nothing Is Impossible is a 2021 documentary that follows fearless Nepali mountaineer Nirmal (Nims) Purja as he attempts to climb all 14 of the world’s 8,000 m peaks in under seven months. 14 Peaks will have its European premiere as part of the Kendal Mountain Festival with a Q&A with the director Torquil Jones and Nirmal Purja. Find out m…
 
Kate Leaver (Who’s A Good Dog podcast) and award-winning audio producer Arlie Adlington join Flixwatcher remotely to review Kate’s choice Notting Hill. Notting Hill is a 1999 romantic comedy from writer Richard Curtis, starring Hugh Grant as bumbling Englishman Will and Julia Roberts as Hollywood actress Anna Scott who enters his life after a meet-…
 
Michael Leder and Jake Cunningham (Ghibliotheque - A Podcast About Studio Ghibli and Ghibliotheque: The Unofficial Guide to the Movies of Studio Ghibli) return to Flixwatcher remotely to review Michael’s choice American Graffiti. In a galaxy far, far away in 1973 George Lucas directed American Graffiti. Set in 1962 it tells the story of a group of …
 
Sam Clements is curating a fictional film festival. He'll accept almost anything, but the movie must not be longer than 90 minutes. This is the 90 Minutes Or Less Film Fest podcast. In episode 72 Sam is joined by Eric Molinsky, host of the podcast Imaginary Worlds. Eric has chosen The Iron Giant (87 mins), directed by Brad Bird and starring the voi…
 
Cam the Provocateur and Agent Scott from SpyHards podcast return to Flixwatcher remotely to review Cam’s choice The Untouchables. The Untouchables is the 1987 Brian De Palma’s Prohibition-era gangster film, loosely based on the activities of Al Capone and ‘The Untouchables’ - an enforcement group led by Eliot Ness who helped bring down Capone. It s…
 
Ben and Paul from Have You Scene This? Podcast return to Flixwatcher remotely to review Ben’s choice Oxygène. Oxygène (Oxygen) is. 2021 French science fiction thriller released by Netflix starring Mélanie Laurent and directed by Alexandre (Crawl) Aja. Laurent plays a woman who wakes up in a airtight cryogenic medical unit. She discovers she is trap…
 
Petros Patsilivas (Caged In: Coppola Connections) and Ariane Anantaputri (A Drip Town Lemory Mane: The Podcast) return to Flixwatcher remotely to review Petros’ choice 8 Mile. 8 Mile is a 2002 vaguely auto biographical drama starring Eminem as B-Rabbit, a white rapper struggling to launch his rap career with support from Kim Basinger as his trailer…
 
Sam Clements is curating a fictional film festival. He'll accept almost anything, but the movie must not be longer than 90 minutes. This is the 90 Minutes Or Less Film Fest podcast. Episode 71 is a special live episode, and Sam is joined by comedian, writer and broadcaster Robin Ince. Recorded at the London Podcast Festival 2021. Robin has chosen t…
 
Jessica Reagan (Best Pick podcast) and Carrie Morrison (Lights, Carrie, Action podcast) join Flixwatcher remotely to review Jess’s choice Kill Bill Vol 1. Kill Bill Vol 1 is the first part of Quentin Tarantino and Uma Thurman’s homage to martial arts, samurai, blaxploitation, spaghetti western, grind house films revenge epic. Thurman stars as ‘The …
 
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