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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 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!

Flixwatcher: A Netflix Film Review Podcast Stripped Media

    • TV & Film
    • 4.7 • 158 Ratings

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!

    Episode # 268 Ponyo with Danni Haughan and DaveSmith from Wardour Studios

    Episode # 268 Ponyo with Danni Haughan and DaveSmith from Wardour Studios

    Danni Haughan and David Smith from Small Wardour join Flixwatcher remotely to review Danni’s choice Ponyo.

    Ponyo is a 2008 Studio Ghibli animation written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki (Miyazaki’s eighth film for Ghibli). In this film a magical fish called Ponyo escapes from her overprotective father Fujimoto and meets five-year-old Sōsuke. After tasting human blood she gains the ability to change into human form and eats ham. Believing her to have been kidnapped Fujimoto imprisons her. With the help of her fish sisters Ponyo escapes and inadvertently spills magic into the ocean that causes a huge tsunami to flood the town.
    Ponyo, as you’d expect from a Studio Ghibli film, is a mixture of everyday life and the utterly bonkers - all captured in stunning animated detail. We recommend you watch it with Japanese audio and subtitles first and second time with the English dub with Liam Neeson!
    Ponyo scored highly across all Flixwatcher categories to give an impressive overall rating of 4.11. Currently placing it second in the Flixwatcher rankings of Studio Ghibli films reviewed so far!
     
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    Episode #268 Crew Links
    Thanks to Episode #268 Crew of Danni Haughan (@HeDanni) and DaveSmith from Wardour Studios
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    More about Ponyo
    For more info on Ponyo, you can visit Ponyo IMDb page here or Ponyo Rotten Tomatoes page here.
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    • 36 min
    Episode # 267 The Father with Hana Walker Brown and Jen Offord

    Episode # 267 The Father with Hana Walker Brown and Jen Offord

    Hana Walker Brown (Broccoli Productions, author A Delicate Game) and Jen Offord (Standard Issue Podcast, author The Year of the Robin) join Flixwatcher remotely to review Hana's choice The Father.

    The Father is a 2020 drama directed by Florian Zeller and is based on the stage play of the same name. It stars Anthony Hopkins, in an Oscar-winning performance, as the father, Anthony, Olivia Coleman as his daughter Anne, Mark Gatiss, Imogen Poots, Rufus Sewell, and Olivia Williams Co star.
    Anthony is in his 80s and has dementia, his daughter Anne is frustrated as he has rejected several carers and it is putting a strain on her relationship with her partner. Through their interactions we move between Anthony's flat and Anne's flat. We meet Laura, a carer, who bears a likeness to his other daughter Lucy or is she his memory of Lucy? There are two different men in the flat, sometimes Paul and sometimes James.
    The Father is a powerful and disorientating experience of how it feels to slowly lose your memory to dementia. Characters and rooms shift and change and the viewer questions what is real and what is imagined.
    The Father is a difficult watch but it is also an incredible film with stellar performances. Unsurprisingly the scores for recommendability were very high. Slightly lower scores for repeat viewing give The Father an overall rating of 3.96.
     
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    Episode #279 Crew Links
    Thanks to Episode #279 Crew of Hana Walker Brown (@HWalker_Brown) and Jen Offord (@inspireajen)
    Find their Websites online at https://twitter.com/broccolicontent
    And at https://twitter.com/hodderbooks
    And at https://linktr.ee/hana_walker_brown
    And at https://linktr.ee/JenOfford
    And at https://twitter.com/llmonts
    And at https://twitter.com/standardissueUK
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    More about The Father
    For more info on The Father, you can visit The Father IMDb page here or The Father Tomatoes page here.
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    • 49 min
    Episode # 266 His House with Ian Harries and Graham Jones from The Podcast Nobody Asked For

    Episode # 266 His House with Ian Harries and Graham Jones from The Podcast Nobody Asked For

    Graham Jones and Ian Harries from The Podcast Nobody Asked For return to Flixwatcher to review Graham’s choice His House.

    His House is a 2020 horror film written and directed by Remi Weeks and starring Wunmi Mosaku, Sope Dirisu and Matt Smith.
    Bol (Sope Dirisu) and Rial (Wunmi Mosaku) are refugees fleeing from war-torn South Sudan. After surviving the dangerous journey across the English Channel in an overcrowded boat they are granted asylum in England. They find themselves assigned a grotty house on a nondescript housing estate with a sympathetic but firm case worker (Matt Smith) keeping a close eye on them. As Bol and Rial struggle to fit in with their new environment they are visited by a “night-witch” or apeth that torments them at night.
    While His House was a hit for Flixwatcher and guests its tough subject made it hard to easily recommend. However, with a tight run time of 93 minutes and excellent performances from both Dirisu and Mosaku His House still scores a respectable 3.98 overall.
     
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    Episode #266 Crew Links
    Thanks to Episode #266 Crew of Ian Harries (@lordharries) and Graham Jones from The Podcast Nobody Asked For

    Find their Websites online at https://thepodcastnobodyasked4.captivate.fm/
    And at https://twitter.com/nobodyasked4pod
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    More about His House
    For more info on His House, you can visit His House IMDb page here or His House Rotten Tomatoes page here.
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    • 33 min
    Episode # 265 The Edge of Seventeen with Bárbara Mendes-Jorge and Fran from Over/underrated music podcast

    Episode # 265 The Edge of Seventeen with Bárbara Mendes-Jorge and Fran from Over/underrated music podcast

    Fran and Babs from Over/underrated: a music podcast return to Flixwatcher remotely to review Frans choice The Edge of Seventeen.
    The Edge of Seventeen is a 2016 coming-of-age comedy-drama starring Hailee Steinfeld as 17 year-old Nadine who is dealing with recently losing her beloved father, falling out with her best friend, boys and other teenage dramas. Directed by Kelly Fremon Craig is also stars Woody Harrelson as her school teacher, Haley Lu Richardson as Nadine’s (ex) best friend Krista and Kyra Sedgwick as Nadine’s mum.
    Despite its slightly gloomy synopsis The Edge of Seventeen swings more towards the comedy elements as Nadine navigates being a teenager in a world that doesn’t understand her while realising the world is not actually as against her as she thinks.
    Anchored by a strong performance by Steinfeld, The Edge of Seventeen is an above average teen film. However, Edge of Seventeen the song sadly does not feature on the soundtrack. Strong recommendability but slightly repeat viewing scores gives The Edge of Seventeen an overall score of 3.75.
     
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    Episode #265 Crew Links
    Thanks to Episode #265 Crew of Barbara (@flame_me_up) and Fran (@OUmusicpod) from Over/underrated music podcast
    Find their Websites online at 
    And at https://t.co/84i7d2rDrA
    And at https://linktr.ee/overunderratedmusicpod
     
    More about The Edge of Seventeen
    For more info on The Edge of Seventeen, you can visit The Edge of Seventeen IMDb page here or The Edge of Seventeen Tomatoes page here.
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    • 36 min
    Episode # 264 Into The Wild with Amelie Thomas and Matthew Turner from Fatal Attractions podcast

    Episode # 264 Into The Wild with Amelie Thomas and Matthew Turner from Fatal Attractions podcast

    Amelie Thomas and Matthew Turner from Fatal Attractions podcast join Flixwatcher remotely to review Amelie’s choice Into the Wild.

    Into the Wild is a 2007 drama about the life and adventures of Chris McCandless ("Alexander Supertramp”) directed by Sean Penn. Based on the non-fiction book of the same name written by Jon Krakauer which was based on McCandless’ journal, the film stars Emile Hirsch as McCandless, Marcia Gay Harden as his mother, William Hurt as his father, Jena Malone, Catherine Keener, Brian Dierker, Vince Vaughn, Kristen Stewart, and Hal Holbrook.
    The film begins in April 1992 as McCandless arrives in Alaska and finds “The Magic Bus”. He is content and is very much living into the wild. The story of how he got to Alaska is told in flash back chapters and begins in May 1990 as he graduates. Disillusioned with modern life and angry that the story of how his parents met and feel in love was a lie makes the conscious decision to drop out of society. He donates his savings to Oxfam, cuts up his ID and hits the road.
    Scores for Into the Wild were strong for recommendability from Amelie, Matthew and Helen but lower from Kobi. Lower scores from everyone for engagement gives an overall rating of 3.40.
     
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    Episode #264 Crew Links
    Thanks to Episode #264 Crew of Amelie Thomas (@TheOnlyCleoLuna) and Matthew Turner (@FilmFan1971) from Fatal Attractions podcast
    Find their Websites online at
    And at https://letterboxd.com/filmfan1971/
    And at https://twitter.com/wratedpod
    And at https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/fatal-attractions/id1229261184?mt=2
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    More about Into The Wild
    For more info on Into The Wild, you can visit Into The Wild IMDb page here or Into The Wild Rotten Tomatoes page here.
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    • 38 min
    Episode # 263 The Gray Man with Helen and Bill from When One Thing Leads To Another

    Episode # 263 The Gray Man with Helen and Bill from When One Thing Leads To Another

    Helen and Bill from When One Thing Leads to Another podcast join Flixwatcher remotely to review Helen’s choice The Gray Man.

    The Gray Man is a 2022 action thriller directed by Anthony and Joe (Avengers: Endgame) Russo based on the novel of the same name by Mark Greaney.
    It stars Ryan Gosling as Six, an assassin in the CIA's Sierra program, Chris Evans as Lloyd Hansen, a sociopathic ex-CIA agent, Billy Bob Thornton as Fitzroy, a senior CIA official and Ana de Armas, Jessica Henwick and Regé-Jean Page co star.
    After a hit goes wrong in Bangkok Six finds himself on the run with some classified info from Hanson and his gang of take no prisoners extraction teams. There is a ridiculous extended action scene involving a tram and lots of fighting.
    With a production budget of $200 million, it is among the most expensive films made by Netflix. It has a limited cinema release and received lukewarm reviews.
    The recommendability scores for The Gray Man were mixed, with Helen and Bill scoring highly and Helen and Kobi a bit lower to give an overall rating of 3.60.
     
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    Episode #263 Crew Links
    Thanks to Episode #263 Crew of Helen and Bill from When One Thing Leads to Another

    Find their Websites online at https://www.whenonethingleadstoanother.com/
    Please make sure you give them some love
     
    More about The Gray Man
    For more info on The Gray Man, you can visit The Gray Man IMDb page here or The Gray Man Rotten Tomatoes page here.
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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
158 Ratings

158 Ratings

jburke89uk ,

Film reviews as they should be.

Great podcast focussing on U.K. Netflix, which means if I haven’t seen a film and their review draws me to it. I can just watch it. Great insights and some really good content. Not afraid to disagree, but in a healthy and respectful way.

LizB61 ,

Excellent podcast

A perfect way to find new films and revel in those you’ve loved

batmanatemyshoe ,

Great idea, poor choice in guests

While I love the idea of the podcast and the hosts are great, the critics did my head in and put me off within 20 mins of listening to their episodes.

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