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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 • 159 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 # 258 The Mask with Kelechi Ehenulo and Steven Geekface from So Geeked About Movies and Confessions From A Geek Mind

    Episode # 258 The Mask with Kelechi Ehenulo and Steven Geekface from So Geeked About Movies and Confessions From A Geek Mind

    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 average and unremarkable life. Until he finds a magical mask which transforms him into a rubbery green-faced cartoonish alter ego. Acting as a sort of superhero, he begins to use his new found powers for fighting crime and general silliness.
    The Mask was one of three films starring Carrey that came out in 1994 (Ace Ventura and Dumber and Dumber) and was the most successful commercially and critically. It also launched the career of Diaz. It’s mixture of wacky visuals and quotable lines made it a huge hit for cinema kids of the 1990s too.
    Scores for The Mask from Steven, Kelechi and Kobi were strong on recommendability, less high from Helen though (not sad Jim Carrey enough). When combined with lower scores in the other other categories gave an overall rating of 3.52. S-ssss-ssss-sssss-smokin!
     
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    Episode #258 Crew Links
    Thanks to Episode #258 Crew of Kelechi Ehenulo​ (@kehenulo) and Steven Geekface (@Stevengeekface)
    Find their Websites online at https://twitter.com/nnesaga
    And at https://www.youtube.com/c/SoGeekedAboutMovies
    And at https://twitter.com/GeekMindUK
    And at https://twitter.com/SetTheTape
    And at https://twitter.com/VultureHoundMag
    And at https://twitter.com/FILMHOUNDSmag
    And at https://twitter.com/filmstoriespod
    And at https://twitter.com/JumpCut_Online
    And at https://confessionsfromageekmind.com/
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    More about The Mask
    For more info on The Mask, you can visit The Mask IMDb page here or The Mask Rotten Tomatoes page here.
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    • 36 min
    Episode # 257 Point Break with Dave and Rich from Unequal Sequel

    Episode # 257 Point Break with Dave and Rich from Unequal Sequel

    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 love interest.
    Rookie agent Utah is brought in to investigate with Pappas a series of bank robberies by the ‘Ex-Presidents’ - named because of the rubber masks they wear. After some sleuthing they deduce that the gang are surfers and Utah is tasked with infiltrating the local surfers by going “undercover”. It soon transpires that Utah’s new friend Bodhi and his friends are prime suspects and Utah is conflicted in his feelings towards the surfer.
    Point Break is undeniably one of the quintessential films of the 1990s. It positioned Bigelow as a mainstream director and is the ultimate bromance action film. Unsurprisingly Point Break scores highly on the Flixwatcher categories - especially recommendability and it scores a very impressive 4.45 overall.
     
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    Episode #257 Crew Links
    Thanks to Episode #257 Crew of Dave and Rich from Unequal Sequel
    Find their Websites online at https://anchor.fm/unequal-sequel
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    More about Point Break
    For more info on Point Break, you can visit Point Break IMDb page here or Point Break Rotten Tomatoes page here.
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    • 37 min
    Episode # 256 Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon with Leila Latif and Hanna Ines Flint from The First Film Club

    Episode # 256 Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon with Leila Latif and Hanna Ines Flint from The First Film Club

    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 starring Chow Yun-fat as Li Mu Bai, Michelle Yeoh as Yu Shu Lien and Zhang Ziyi as Jen Yu. Li Mu Bai, a warrior, asks Yu Shu Lien, the woman he loves, to pass on his sword, Green Destiny, to Sir Te. However, when the sword is stolen, Li embarks on a mission to find it.
    It broke records for its box office gross for a foreign-language film and was nominated for 10 Academy Awards in 2001, including Best Picture, and won Best Foreign Language Film. The highest ever for a non-English language film, until it was equaled by Roma in 2018. The film gave a boost in popularity of Chinese wuxia films and led the way for films such as House of Flying Daggers and Hero having success with Western audiences.
    Unsurprisingly Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon scores highly from Flixwatcher and guests - with a very, very strong recommendability rating. Slightly lower scores for small screen give an overall rating of 4.39
     
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    Episode #256 Crew Links
    Thanks to Episode #256 Crew of Leila Latif (@Leila_Latif) and Hanna Ines Flint (@HannaFlint) from first_filmclub
    Find their Websites online at https://www.leilalatif.com/
    and at https://twitter.com/artsemergency
    and at https://twitter.com/thegoodagencyuk
    and at https://twitter.com/first_filmclub
    and at https://twitter.com/fadetoblackpod
    and at https://www.flintonfilm.com/
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    More about Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
    For more info on Never Rarely Sometimes Always, you can visit Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon IMDb page here or Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon Rotten Tomatoes page here.
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    • 44 min
    Episode # 255 Never Rarely Sometimes Always with Em and Clare from wratedpod and VerbalDiorama

    Episode # 255 Never Rarely Sometimes Always with Em and Clare from wratedpod and VerbalDiorama

    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 with her cousin Skylar (Talia Ryder) to a New York City Planned Parenthood to carry out a legal abortion.
    One of the best films of 2020, it feels even more important now as the Wade vs Roe reversal threatens to remove the legal rights for women to access safe abortions across America.
    Never Rarely Sometimes Always is an intimate and powerful female led film about resilience, friendship and choice, without blame and judgment for the central characters choices.
    Never Rarely Sometimes Always scores high on recommendability but as it is a film that is a difficult watch the lower repeat viewing scores gives an overall rating of 4.11
     
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    Episode #255 Crew Links
    Thanks to Episode #255 Crew of Em (@EmWillDoIt) and Clare (@clareellenhope) from VerbalDiorama and wratedpod
    Find their Websites online at https://twitter.com/EmWillDoIt
    and at https://linktr.ee/verbaldiorama
    and at  https://www.verbaldiorama.com/
    and at https://twitter.com/filmstoriespod
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    Please make sure you give them some love
     
    More about Never Rarely Sometimes Always
    For more info on Never Rarely Sometimes Always, you can visit Never Rarely Sometimes Always IMDb page here or Never Rarely Sometimes Always Rotten Tomatoes page here.
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    • 40 min
    Episode # 254 Baby Driver with Karen Gabay and Lissi Simpson

    Episode # 254 Baby Driver with Karen Gabay and Lissi Simpson

    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 his love interest Deborah, Jon Hamm and Eiza González as love bird bank robbers Buddy and Darling and Kevin Spacey as Doc, the kingpin of the organised crime syndicate. Jon Bernthal and Jamie Foxx also appear as colourful criminals. Baby is forced to use his driver skills to be the getaway driver to pay back a car he stole from Doc, despite clearing his debt he is forced to do one last job - that obviously goes wrong!
    Baby Driver was a longtime passion project for Wright and it clearly shows in the visuals and audio. Sadly, given the association now with disgraced Spacey and Elgort is it less the exciting and exhilarating watch that it was back in 2017 and this is reflected in the recommendability scores. Low scores for small screen due to the soundtrack as much as the action gives a solid overall rating of 4.12.
     
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    Episode #254 Crew Links
    Thanks to Episode #254 Crew of Karen Gabay (@KazGabay) and Lissi Simpson (@lissi_SW)
    Find their Websites online at https://www.karengabay.co.uk/
    And at http://lissisimpson.co.uk/
    Please make sure you give them some love
     
    More about Baby Driver
    For more info on Baby Driver IMDb, you can visit Baby Driver IMDb page here or Baby Driver Rotten Tomatoes page here.
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    • 45 min
    Episode # 253 The Naked Gun with Tatton Spiller and Diane Daniels Simple Politics

    Episode # 253 The Naked Gun with Tatton Spiller and Diane Daniels Simple Politics

    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 Nordberg. In this outing of the Police Squad! franchise Det. Frank Drebin is in charge of security for a visit of Queen Elizabeth II to LA while at the same time investigating a drug bust gone (hilariously) wrong.
    The Naked Gun manages to cram in a multitude of slapstick comedy and visual and verbal puns into its lean 85 minute runtime. Gags which have been burned into the memory of Flixwatcher and guests - who doesn’t recall “it’s Enrico Pallazzo!” or “ice beaver”??!!
    Could you make The Naked Gun now? Maybe not! The opening scene probably not but the majority of the humour is very childish rather than malicious. The Naked Gun scores highly across all Flixwatcher categories to score a very respectable 4.21 overall.
     
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    Episode #253 Crew Links
    Thanks to Episode #253 Crew of Diane Daniels and Tatton Spiller Simple Politics
    Find their Websites online at https://linktr.ee/SimPol
    Please make sure you give them some love
     
    More about The Naked Gun
    For more info on The Naked Gun IMDb, you can visit The Naked Gun IMDb page here or The Naked Gun Rotten Tomatoes page here.
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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
159 Ratings

159 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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