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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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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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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 …
 
Matt Brothers from (Spocklight: A Star Trek Podcast and Is Paul Dano Ok?) and Daryl Bär (Sudden Double Deep podcast, Is Paul Dano Ok?) return to Flixwatcher remotely to review Matt’s choice Stardust. Stardust is a 2007 fantasy action romance directed by Matthew Vaughn and co-written by Vaughn and Jane Goldman, based on the novel by Neil Gaiman. It …
 
Neha and Caria from Not Having It All podcast return to Flixwatcher remotely to review Neha’s choice The Half of It. The Half of It is a 2020 Netflix American coming-of-age comedy drama written and directed by Alice Wu. It stars Leah Lewis as Ellie Chu a shy Chinese-American, Daniel Diemer as jock Paul Munsky who gets Ellie to write his love letter…
 
Paul Costello and Emma Kathryn from The Yearbook Committee podcast return to Flixwatcher remotely to review Paul’s choice Adaptation. Adaptation is the 2002 Charlie Kaufman comedy-drama directed by Spike Jonze and starring Nicolas Cage as Kaufman and his fictional twin brother Donald. It also stars Meryl Streep as real life author Susan Orlean and …
 
Simon Williams (You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat film quiz) and David Trumble (artist/cartoonist/illustrator) return to Flixwatcher remotely to review Simon’s choice Demolition Man. Demolition Man is 1993 sci-fi action comedy film starring Sylvester Stallone as John Spartan (The Demolition Man), Wesley Snipes as Simon Phoenix and Sandra Bullock as L…
 
Akin Aworan (The Swinging Palm Tree Podcast) and Ashanti Omkar (film critic and journalist) return to Flixwatcher remotely to review Akin’s choice Da 5 Bloods. Da 5 Bloods is the Netflix 2020 Spike Lee joint. Paul (Delroy Lindo - unbelievably snubbed by the Academy), Otis (Clarke Peters), Eddie (Norm Lewis), Melvin (Isiah Whitlock Jr.) and their sq…
 
Barbara (Over/underated: a music podcast with Babs and Fran) and Sophie (It’s An S Pod Thing!) join Flixwatcher remotely to review Babs choice Superbad. Superbad is a 2007 coming of age comedy starring Jonah Hill, Michael Cera and Christopher Mintz-Plasse as school friends Seth, Evan and Fogel (McLovin), directed by Greg Mottola and produced by Jud…
 
Liz Campbell and Zach Fortais-Gomm from Realms of Peril and Glory (actual play podcast launching 18 August) return to Flixwatcher remotely to review Zach’s choice Shrek 2. Shrek 2 sees the return of Mike Myers Shrek, his newlywed Fiona (Cameron Diaz), Donkey (Eddie Murphy) plus new additions of Puss in Boots (Antonia Banderas) and Fairy Godmother (…
 
Jake Cunningham and Michael Leder (Ghibliotheque - A Podcast About Studio Ghibli and Ghibliotheque: The Unofficial Guide to the Movies of Studio Ghibli) join Flixwatcher remotely to review Jake’s choice Deep Impact. Deep Impact is a 1997 science-fiction disaster movie starring Robert Duvall, Téa Leoni, Elijah Wood and Morgan Freeman. Teenage amateu…
 
Tremors is the 1990s (not 80s!) monster horror comedy starring Kevin Bacon as Valentine and Fred Ward as Earl, two handymen working in Perfection, Nevada. Fed up with dead end jobs decide to leave but on their way out of town discover a local resident Edgar, dead at the top of electric pylon - apparently scared to dead. They later discover the rema…
 
GLProUK’s Tony Gordon (How To Write A Tune, Bones Knows) and Jay Ludgrove (The Jaily Show) return to Flixwatcher remotely to review Tony’s choice Fury. Fury is a 2014 war drama written and directed by David Ayer it stars Brad Pitt as Don "War Daddy" Collier, Shia LaBoeuf as Boyd "Bible" Swan, Logan Lerman as Norman "Machine" Ellison, Michael Peña a…
 
Will Collins (screenwriter for Wolfwalkers) and Kevin Lehane (screenwriter for Grabbers) from The Best Bits podcast return to Flixwatcher remotely to review Will’s choice No Country for Old Men. No Country for Old Men is the multi award-winning (Best Picture, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenpl…
 
Paul and Ben from Have You Scene This? Podcast join Flixwatcher remotely to review Paul’s choice Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Close Encounters of the Third Kind - The Directors Cut is the 1977 Steven Spielberg sci fi classic starring Richard Dreyfus as Roy Neary, the everyman who after a close encounter with an alien spaceship becomes obsess…
 
Caris and Neha from Not Having It All podcast join Flixwatcher remotely to review Caris’ choice Wild Child. Wild Child is a 2008 teen comedy romance film starring Emma Roberts as the Wild Child Poppy, a spoilt LA brat who is sent to an English boarding school to straighten her out and teach her valuable life lessons. Natasha Richardson also makes h…
 
Ariane Anantaputri (A Drip Town Lemory Mane: The Podcast) and Petros Patsilivas (Caged In: Coppola Connections) join Flixwatcher remotely to review Ariane’s choice Army of the Dead. Army of the Dead is the 2021 Zack Snyder zombie heist action horror film. Based on a story he created and a sort of possible sequel to his remake of 2004’s Dawn of the …
 
Claer Barrett (FT Money Clinic podcast) and Patrick Mills (Pages of Hackney bookshop) return to Flixwatcher remotely to review Claer’s choice Enola Holmes. Enola Holmes is a 2020 young adult mystery adventure film, based on the novels of the same name, about the teenage sister of the famous detective Sherlock Holmes. Enola Holmes, delightfully play…
 
Emma Kathryn and Paul Costello from The Yearbook Committee podcast join Flixwatcher remotely to review Emma’s choice Death Becomes Her. Death Becomes Her is a 1992 goth, camp, PG body horror comedy starring Meryl Streep as Madeline and Goldie Hawn as Helen life long frienemies and Bruce Willis Dr. Ernest Menville, the long suffering man in the midd…
 
Daryl Bär (Sudden Double Deep podcast, Is Paul Dano Ok?) and Matt Brothers from (Spocklight: A Star Trek Podcast and also Is Paul Dano Ok?) join Flixwatcher remotely to review Daryl’s choice Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol is the fourth film in the Mission:Impossible film franchise and was released in 2011…
 
Ashanti Omkar (film critic and journalist) and Akin Aworan (The Swinging Palm Tree Podcast) join Flixwatcher remotely to review Ashanti’s choice Rocks. Rocks is a British coming-of-age drama from director Sarah Gavron starring Bukky (BAFTA Rising Star 2021) Bakray as Olushola "Rocks”, a black teenager who suddenly finds herself the sole carer for h…
 
Scores David Trumble (artist/cartoonist/illustrator) and Simon Williams (You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat film quiz) join Flixwatcher remotely to review David’s choice Collateral. Collateral is a 2004 art house action directed by Michael Mann starring Tom Cruise as a rare villain Vincent, sauve but deadly and Jamie Foxx as cab driver Max who picks u…
 
GLProUK’s Jay Ludgrove (The Jaily Show) and Tony Gordon (How To Write A Tune, Bones Knows) join Flixwatcher remotely to review Jay’s choice Falling Down. Falling Down is a 1993 drama/action film from director Joel Schumacher starring Michael Douglas, in probably a career best as William "D-Fens" Foster. An angry, unemployed, volatile man on a missi…
 
Patrick Mills (Pages of Hackney bookshop) and Claer Barrett (FT Money Clinic podcast) join Flixwatcher remotely to review Patrick’s choice Only the Animals. Only the Animals is a 2019 French murder mystery black comedy from director Dominik Moll. A tale of coincidence, mistaken identity and loneliness collide in the lives of our five central charac…
 
Helen Zaltzman (The Allusionist, Answer Me This! and Veronica Mars Investigations) and Helen O’Hara (Empire Podcast and magazine) return to Flixwatcher remotely to review Helen Z’s choice Center Stage. Center Stage 2000 teen drama about a group of young dancers from different backgrounds that join a prestigious (fictional) ballet school in New York…
 
Ben Bailey Smith (aka Doc Brown, Kermode and Mayo’s Film Review) and Robbie Collin (The Independent and also Kermode and Mayo's Film Review) and return to Flixwatcher remotely to review Ben’s choice Booksmart. Booksmart is the 2019 coming-of-age teen buddy comedy and directorial debut of actress Olivia Wilde. It stars Beanie Feldstein as Molly and …
 
Will Roe from The Times & Sunday Times - Who Killed CJ Davis? and Ben Williams from Rokkwood Audio return to Flixwatcher remotely to review Will’s choice The Dawn Wall. The Dawn Wall is a 2017 documentary about free climber Tommy Caldwell who, along with Kevin Jorgeson completed the first free climb of El Capitan in 2015. This was a 19 day climb an…
 
Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters! Sam Clements and Louise Owen from 90 Min Or Less Film Fest host Flixwatcher 200 episode specials - first up its Kobi’s choice Ghostbusters. Do we need a synopsis for Ghostbusters?!? Undoubtedly one of the greatest films of all time, written by Dan Ackroyd and Harold Ramis and directed by Ivan Reitman it stars Ackro…
 
Did you ever wish you were 30, flirty and thriving as a teen?! If so we’ve got a treat for you for Flixwatcher 200 episode special with Helen’s choice 13 Going On 30. 3 Going On 30 is a 2004 fantasy rom com starring Jennifer Garner as Jenna Rink and Mark Ruffalo as Matt ‘Matty’ Flamhaff with Judy Greer and Andy Serkis co-starring. 13-year-old Jenna…
 
Kevin Lehane (screenwriter for Grabbers) and Will Collins (screenwriter for Wolfwalkers) from The Best Bits podcast join Flixwatcher to review Kevin’s choice The Karate Kid for episode 200! The Karate Kid is a 1984 martial arts cult classic written by Robert Mark (Taken/Transporter) Kamen and directed by John G. (Rocky) Avildsen. 16-year-old Daniel…
 
Jonathan and Fil from the The Pod Charles Cinecast - the official podcast of The Prince Charles Cinema return to Flixwatcher remotely to review Jonathan’s choice Zodiac. Zodiac is the 2007 David Fincher drama based on the real-life Zodiac Killer that not only killed but also terrorised the San Francisco police and the Chronicle. James Vanderbilt’s …
 
Iszi Lawrence (Terrible Lizards, The British Museum Membercast) and Simon Dunn (setisoppO podcast) return to Flixwatcher remotely to review Iszi’s choice Galaxy Quest. Galaxy Quest is a 1999 comedy homage and parody of sci-fi of the 70s and Star Trek and its fans. It stars stars Tim Allen as Commander Taggart/Jason, Sigourney Weaver as Lieutenant T…
 
Sound designers Ben Meechan and Luke Gentry from Sona return to Flixwatcher remotely to review Ben’s choice Super 8. Super 8 is a 2011 alien invasion film directed by J.J. Abrams and produced by Steven Spielberg. It stars Joel Courtney and Elle Fanning in the main child roles and Kyle Chandler, Noah Emmerich and Ron Eldard in the main adult roles. …
 
Robbie Collin (The Telegraph and Kermode and Mayo's Film Review) and Ben Bailey Smith (aka Doc Brown, also Kermode and Mayo) join Flixwatcher remotely to review Robbie’s choice Uncut Gems. Uncut Gems is a 2019 Safdie (Josh and Ben) brothers breakout film starring Adam Sandler (in a career best performance) as Howard Ratner, a New York Jewish-Americ…
 
Fil and Jonathan from The Pod Charles Cinecast - the official podcast of The Prince Charles Cinema join Flixwatcher remotely to review Fil’s choice The Wolf of Wall Street. The Wolf of Wall Street is the 2013 Martin Scorsese-directed film based on the 2007 memoir of the same name from stockbroker Jordan Belfont. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Belfon…
 
Helen O’Hara (Empire Podcast and magazine) and Helen Zaltzman (The Allusionist, Answer Me This! and Veronica Mars Investigations) join Flixwatcher remotely to review Helen O’H’s choice The Prestige. The Prestige is the 2006 mystery thriller starring Christian Bale as Alfred Borden and Robert Angier (Hugh Jackman) as rival magicians in London at the…
 
Brothers Sam and Ben Townsend from Universally Speaking podcast return to Flixwatcher remotely to review Sam’s choice Donnie Brasco. Donnie Brasco is a 1997 true crime drama based on the book Donnie Brasco: My Undercover Life in the Mafia by Joseph D. Pistone, and Richard Woodley and directed by Mike Newell. It stars Johnny Depp as Joseph D. Piston…
 
Adam Buxton and Joe Cornish (from the award-winning 90s TV programme The Adam and Joe Show) join Flixwatcher remotely to review Adam's choice, Bugsy Malone. Bugsy Malone is a 1976 gangster musical comedy film. The directorial debut of Alan Parker stars child actors playing adult roles with Scott Baio (Bugsy Malone), John Cassisi (Fat Sam), and Jodi…
 
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