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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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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 re…
 
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 te…
 
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 Di…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 sex…
 
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 diam…
 
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 te…
 
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…
 
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 Lin…
 
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 Samu…
 
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…
 
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 whi…
 
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 t…
 
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 …
 
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 neve…
 
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 …
 
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 responsibl…
 
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 girlfrien…
 
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…
 
Rich Nelson (Betamax Video Club podcast) and Ben Dadds (Top Film Tip) return to Flixwatcher to review Rich’s choice Coming to America. Coming to America is a 1998 romantic comedy directed by John Landis and starring Eddie Murphy (in a number of roles - starting what would become a staple of his), Arsenio Hall, and James Earl Jones. The plot is surp…
 
Felix Trench (Wooden Overcoats and Quid Pro Euro) and Tom Crowley (Wooden Overcoats and Crowley Time) join Flixwatcher to review The Twelve Tasks of Asterix. The Twelve Tasks of Asterix is a Belgian/French 1976 animation feature film based on the Asterix comic books. It is the only Asterix animated film (to date) that is based on original material …
 
Matt Brothers (Spocklight Podcast) and Amelie Thomas (Fatal Attraction Podcast) return to Flixwatcher to review Matt’s choice Friday Night Lights. Friday Night Lights is a 2004 American football drama directed by Peter Berg based on Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream, a non-fiction book by H. G Bissinger based on the story of the 1988…
 
Greg Akerman and Steve Cross (Chaotic Adequate podcast) join Flixwatcher to review Greg’s choice Happy Death Day. Happy Death Day is a 2017 comedic horror film from Blumhouse starring Jessica Rothe trapped and reliving the same day until she is brutally murdered directed by Christopher (Paranormal Activity) Landon. Essentially a horror version of G…
 
Scott Davis (Hey You Guys) Amon Warmann (Empire Magazine) join Flixwatcher to review Scott’s choice Groundhog Day. Groundhog Day is a 1993 romantic comedy starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell, co-written and directed by Harold Ramis. Murray plays Phil Connor, a TV weatherman sent to cover the annual Groundhog Day event who for reasons unknown e…
 
James King BBC Radio 2 (previously Radio 1) Rhianna Dhillon (BBC 6music, also previously Radio 1) return to Flixwatcher to review James’ choice John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum. John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (JW3) picks up exactly where Chapter 2 ends, Wick (Keanu Reeves) is now “excommunicado” after an unauthorized killing on the grounds of T…
 
For this week JW2 James Dyer (Empire Magazine and Pilot TV Magazine) and Chris Hewitt (Empire Magazine) join Flixwatcher (remotely) to review James’ choice John Wick: Chapter 2. John Wick: Chapter 2 (JW2) is the second film in the John Wick franchise, Keanu Reeves returns as John Wick and Chad Stahelski returns to direct. Having come out of retirem…
 
Georgie Grier (The Screenster Podcast) and Hannah Russell (Mags Creative: Deliciously Ella, Honestly with Clement Telford) return to flixwatcher to review Georgie’s choice the 2014 biographical drama Wild. Based on the memoir, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, Reece Witherspoon stars as Cheryl Strayed who, despite having zero hid…
 
p>Ella Watts from Orphans podcast, BBC Sounds, and Becky Brynolf from And Then What podcast return to Flixwatcher to review Ella’s choice How to Train Your Dragon. How to Train Your Dragon is a 2010 animated fantasy loosely based on the book of the same name by Cressida Powell, directed by Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois, and produced by DreamWorks …
 
Amelie Thomas (Fatal Attraction Podcast) and Matt Brothers (Spocklight) join Flixwatcher to review Amelie’s Choice La La Land. La La Land is a 2016 musical from director Damien (Whiplash) Chazelle starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone that nearly won the Best Picture at the Oscars. Mia (Stone) is a struggling/aspiring actress in LA who has a series …
 
Steph Watts and Caitlin Quinlan from Bechdel Fest and Who Is She podcast return to Flixwatcher to review Steph’s choice Prisoners. Prisoners is a 2013 thriller directed by Denis Villeneuve starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Paul Dano. Two girls are abducted from outside their homes and one of their fathers (Jackman) takes matters into his …
 
Becky Young (Anti Diet Riot Club) and Honey Ross (The Body Protest) join Flixwatcher to review Becky’s choice The Wife. The Wife is a 2017 drama starring Glen Close and Jonathan Pryce, directed by Björn Runge and based on the novel of the same name by Meg Wolitzer. Pryce plays Jonathan Castleman, a celebrated author, so celebrated he receives the N…
 
Frank Didymus (Queer Intersectional Healthcare Activist) and Andrew Johnstone (sometimes podcaster occasional Digital Humanist) return to Flixwatcher to review Frank’s choice The Silence of the Lambs. The Silence of the Lambs is the 1991 adaptation of the Thomas Harris novel of the same name starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins (both Oscar-win…
 
Illustrators David Litchfield and Sam Gilby return to Flixwatcher to review David’s choice, Back to the Future Part 2. Back to the Future Part 2 reunited Michael J Fox’s Marty McFly and Christopher Lloyd’s Doc, however, Crispin Glover did not return and Elizabeth Shue joined as Marty’s girlfriend Jennifer. Both Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale returned…
 
Ben (@TopFilmTip) and Rich (Betamax Video Club podcast) join Flixwatcher to review Ben’s choice the Oscar nominated animation I Lost My Body. I Lost My Body is a 2019 French animated film based on the book Happy Hand by Guillaume Laurant (who also co-wrote the screenplay) and directed by Jérémy Clapin. It won the Nespresso Grand Prize (critics choi…
 
Rhianna Dhillon (BBC 6music, previously Radio 1) and James King BBC Radio 2, also previously Radio 1) join Flixwatcher to review Rhianna’s choice Sense and Sensibility. Sense and Sensibility is the 1995 Ang Lee directed adaptation of the Jane Austen classic starring Emma Thompson (winning Best Adapted Screenplay), Kate Winslet and Alan Rickman and …
 
Hannah Russell (Mags Creative: Deliciously Ella, Honestly with Clemmie Telford) and Georgie Grier (The Screenster Podcast) join Flixwatcher to review the 2013 Richard Curtis romantic drama About Time. Tim (Domhnall Gleeson) is let into a secret by his father James (Bill Nighy) that all the men (yes, the men only) can travel back in time. Tim uses t…
 
Ali Plumb (BBC Radio 1) and Ally Wybrew (Empire Magazine) return to Flixwatcher to review Ali’s choice Moneyball. Moneyball is a 2011 baseball film based on true events starring Brad Pitt, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Jonah Hill. Directed by Bennett (Capote, Foxcatcher) Miller and co written by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin it tells the story of t…
 
Happy 2020 everyone!! Viv Groskop (How to Own a Room) and Rosie Wilby (The Breakup Monologues) return to Flixwatcher to review Viv’s choice, Goodfellas. Goodfellas is the 1990 gangster crime epic from Martin Scorsese starring Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci based on the non-fiction book Wiseguy. It tells the rise and fall of mob wannabe He…
 
Suzy Buttress (Casual Birder Podcast) and Sara-Mae Tuson (Fable Gazers) return to Flixwatcher to review Suzy’s choice Mystic Pizza. Mystic Pizza is a 1988 romantic drama starring Julia Roberts, Lili Taylor and Annabeth Gish that also features Matt Damon’s film debut. Not a huge hit on its release, Mystic Pizza has gained a dedicated cult following …
 
Scarlett Russell (Sunday Times Style and Secrets of the Side Hustle podcast) and Anna Smith (Girls on Film, Metro and Time Out) return to Flixwatcher to review Scarlett’s choice Good Will Hunting. Good Will Hunting is a 1997 film written by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck and directed by Gus Van Sant. Damon plays Will, a genius with issues who works as …
 
Andrew Johnstone (sometimes podcaster occasional Digital Humanist) and Frank (on their podcast debut!) Didymus (Queer Intersectional Healthcare Activist) join Flixwatcher to review Andrew’s choice The Never Ending Story. A contender for the worst use of puppets in film, The Never Ending Story is a 1984 fantasy adventure from director Wolfgang (Das …
 
Liz Campbell (Wooden Overcoats, No Space for Heroes) and Zac Fortais-Gomm (The Orphans) return to Flixwatcher to review Zac’s choice The Cabin in the Woods. The Cabin in the Woods is a 2011 horror/mystery/sort of comedy. Directed by Drew Goddard with a screenplay from Joss Whedon it also features an early Chris (Thor) Hemsworth performance. The Cab…
 
Comedians Funmbi Omotayo (Quotas Full) and Dane Baptiste (Questions Everything) return to Flixwatcher to review Funmbi’s choice, Training Day. Training Day is a 2001 film from Antoine Fuqua and written by David Ayer, it stars Ethan Hawke as rookie officer Jake Hoyt on his first day with live wire Detective Alonzo Harris played by Denzel Washington …
 
Ally Wybrew (Empire Magazine) and Ali Plumb (BBC Radio 1) join Flixwatcher to review Ally’s choice Legally Blonde. Legally Blonde is a 2001 romantic comedy starring Reese Witherspoon as Elle Woods, the seemingly ‘dumb blonde’ who goes to Harvard to study law and impress her ex-boyfriend. Legally Blonde could easily be awful, there is a LOT of pink …
 
Becky Brynolf (And Then What podcast) and Ella Watts (Orphans podcast) join Flixwatcher to review Becky’s choice A Simple Favour. A Simple Favour is a 2018 black comedy from director Paul (Bridesmaids) Feig starring Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively. Anna Kendrick plays single mum vlogger Stephanie who becomes friends with Blake Lively’s ultra-glam Em…
 
Caitlin Quinlan and Steph Watts from Bechdel Fest and Who Is She podcast join Flixwatcher to review Caitlin’s choice Moonstruck. Moonstruck is an utterly bonkers Oscar winning romantic comedy starring Cher and Nic Cage. Cher plays Loretta, an unlucky in love widow who gets engaged to Johnny (Danny Aiello) but ends up falling for his brother Nic Cag…
 
It's Episode 129! Illustrators Sam Gilbey and David Litchfield join Flixwatcher to review Sam’s choice, John Carpenters The Thing. The Thing is a 1981 sci-fi horror directed by John Carpenter and starring Kurt Russell. Not to be confused with the 2011 version, The Thing or The Thing from Another World from 1951. The film opens with a dog being chas…
 
Its episode 128 Louisa Maycock (Girls on Tops) and Jake Cuningham (Random Acts and Ghibliotheque podcast) return, this time for Louisa’s choice, Mike Mills’ 20th Century Women. 20th Century Women is a 2016 coming of age comedy-drama written and directed by Mike Mills with a stellar cast of Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig and Billy Crudup…
 
It’s Episode 127. Ben from Excuse the Mess and composer Anne Nikitin return to review Ben’s choice, the 2018 thriller/horror film Calibre. Calibre is a British thriller with strong leanings towards horror by Matt Palmer featuring an original film score by our guest Anne! It stars Jack Lowden as Vaughn Martin McCann as Marcus who are old friends who…
 
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