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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 • 160 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 # 334 Widows with Rafa Sales Ross and Marshall Shaffer

    Episode # 334 Widows with Rafa Sales Ross and Marshall Shaffer

    Marshall Shaffer (Slant Magazine, Decider, /Film, Marshall and the Movie Substack) and Rafa Sales Ross (Sight & Sound, i_D, BFI, Total Film, Little White Lies) return to Flixwatcher to review Marshall’s choice Widows.

    Widows (2018) is a heist thriller from director Steve (12 Years A Slave) McQueen and screenplay by Gillian (Gone Girl) Flynn, based on a Lynda La Plante TV series. The ‘widows’ are Veronica Rawlings (Viola Davis), Linda (Michelle Rodriguez) and Alice (Elizabeth Debicki). Left to deal with the $2,000,000 debt left by a heist gone wrong, led by Veronica’s husband, Harry Rawlings (Liam Neeson), the group decide to carry out a elaborate heist themselves to pay back Jamal and Jatemme Manning (Brian Tyree Henry and Daniel Kaluuya). Cynthia Erivo, Colin Farrell, Jacki Weaver, Carrie Coon, Robert Duvall, Jon Bernthal, Garret Dillahunt and Lukas Haas also star.
    Recommendability scores for Widows were very high, not only does it deliver on plot twists and heist tension but it is also a commentary on gentrification. It also scores highly across other Flixwatcher categories to score a very high 4.52 overall.
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    Episode #334 Crew Links
    Thanks to the Episode #334 Crew of Rafa Sales Ross (@rafiews) and Marshall Shaffer (twitter.com/media_marshall)
     
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    For more info on Widows can visit Widows IMDB page here or Widows Rotten Tomatoes page here.
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    • 49 min
    Episode # 333 Spirited Away with Emma Kathryn and Paul Costello from The Yearbook Committee podcast

    Episode # 333 Spirited Away with Emma Kathryn and Paul Costello from The Yearbook Committee podcast

    Emma Kathryn and Paul Costello from The Yearbook Committee Podcast join Flixwatcher to review Emma’s choice Spirited Away.
    Spirited Away (2001) is an animated Japanese fantasy adventure from Studio Ghibli written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Spirited Away tells the story of 10-year-old Chihiro who enters an enormous bathhouse for Japanese spirits (kami) after taking a short cut on her way to her new house. Her parents also take the short cut but are turned into pigs when they feast on the food left out for the spirits.
    While in the bathhouse Chihiro meets many different spirits, including a polluted river spirit and No-Face, who ends up eating one of the bathhouse workers. There are also lots of other weird and wonderful spirits too complicated to explain here, it is best to just watch and enjoy.
    Recommendability for Spirited Away was very, very high, it was the also the first Studio Ghibli watch for many UK fans. High scores for the other Flixwatcher categories gives Spirited Away an overall rating of 4.39.
     
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    Episode #333 Crew Links
    Thanks to Episode #333 Crew of Emma Kathryn (@GirlofGotham) and Paul Costello (@PaulCinephile) from (@YearbookPodcast)
    Find their Websites online at https://linktr.ee/YearbookPodcast
    And at  https://twitter.com/FatalAttractPod
    And at https://www.twitch.tv/girlofgotham

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    For more info on Spirited Away, you can visit Spirited Away IMDb page here or Spirited Away Rotten Tomatoes page here.
     
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    • 34 min
    Episode # 332 In the Heights with Natalie Jamieson and Genevieve Hassan from Celebrity Catch Up: Life After That Thing I Did podcast

    Episode # 332 In the Heights with Natalie Jamieson and Genevieve Hassan from Celebrity Catch Up: Life After That Thing I Did podcast

    Natalie Jamieson (Bestsellers podcast, BBC Radio 1 & 2) and Genevieve Hassan (Celebrity Catch Up: Life After That Thing I Did podcast) return to to Flixwatcher to review Natalie’s choice In the Heights.
    In the Heights (2021) is a musical directed by Jon (Crazy Rich Asians) M. Chu and is based on the stage musical of the same name written by Quiara Alegría Hudes and Lin-Manuel (Hamilton) Miranda.
    In the Heights tells the story of a community of Dominican residents of a corner of Washington Heights in New York as they follow their dreams for a better life. Usnavi (Anthony Ramos) owns a bodega and is in love with Vanessa (Melissa Barrera), who dreams of being a fashion designer but can’t get an apartment as she doesn’t have credit. Kevin who owns the local taxi firm is selling off his business to fund his daughter Nina’s (Leslie Grace) University education. But Nina has dropped out due to the racism she has experienced and doesn’t want to go back.
    With a run time of 2 hours and 23 minutes In the Heights is a long film. Recommendations were very mixed, without catchy numbers and a perhaps overly complex amount of characters it is a tricky film to warm to. The runtime negatively affected the repeat viewing and engagement scores to give In the Heights an overall rating of 3.52.
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    Episode #332 Crew Links
    Thanks to the Episode #332 Crew of Natalie Jamieson (@Nat_Jamieson) and Genevieve Hassan (Genevieve (@JournoGenevieve) / X (twitter.com))
     
    You can find their website here https://www.celebritycatchup.com/
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    More about In the Heights
    For more info on In the Heights can visit In the Heights IMDB page here or In the Heights Rotten Tomatoes page here.
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    • 55 min
    Episode # 331 Cam with Becky Darke and Joshua Tonks

    Episode # 331 Cam with Becky Darke and Joshua Tonks

    Becky Darke (The Evolution of Horror, Don’t Point That Horror At Me and Return to Eerie, Indiana podcasts) and Joshua Tonks (actor and screenwriter, The Latent Image (2022)) join Flixwatcher to review Becky’s choice Cam.

    Cam (2018) is a psychological horror thriller directed by Daniel (How to Blow Up a Pipeline) Goldhaber. It stars Madeline Brewer as Alice, AKA Lola, a cam girl with ambitions of being the number one ranked girl on the website FreeGirlsLive.
    One day Alice finds herself locked out of her account and discovers a doppelgänger Lola active and performing on livestreams. Unable to access her account, Alice determined to get it back blurs the lines between Alice and Lola to find out who or what is has taken her identity.
    Cam might start as a standard slasher film but it doesn’t go down the usual route. While the set up doesn’t quite match the ending it is still an interesting and chilling film that looks at identity, isolation and the role technology has on our lives.
    Recommendability scores for Cam were high and with a runtime of 93 minutes, engagement and repeat viewing scores were also strong to give an overall rating of 3.74.
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    Episode #331 Crew Links
    Thanks to the Episode #331 Crew of Becky Darke (@bunnydarke) and Joshua Tonks (@JoshuaTonks)
     
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    For more info on Cam can visit Cam IMDB page here or Cam Rotten Tomatoes page here.
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    • 39 min
    Episode # 330 Pom Poko with George Wood and Charlotte Sometimes

    Episode # 330 Pom Poko with George Wood and Charlotte Sometimes

    George Wood and Charlotte Sometimes (freelance film writers) return to Flixwatcher to review Georges’s choice Pom Poko.

    Pom Poko (1994) is a Studio Ghibli animation written and directed by Isao (Grave of the Fireflies) Takahata. Pom Poko is the story of tanuki, which in Japanese folk lore are magical shape shifting creatures, also referred to as Japanese raccoon dogs which has led to the incorrect translation of ‘raccoons’ to the English version.
    The film opens in late 1960s Japan, a group of tanuki (raccoon dogs) find their natural habitat threatened by rampant suburban development. Fast forward to the 1990s and the tanuki are facing reduced resources and space and resorting to fighting with each other for survival. A group of elders come up with a strategy to take back their land that involves killing of humans and learning the art of shapeshifting.
    Testicles are also a prominent feature in tanuki traditions and they feature frequently in Pom Poko, if referred to incorrectly as ‘pouches’ in the English dub. Your enjoyment of Pom Poko rests largely on your tolerance of testicles or your interest in their versatility in battling against environment destruction.
    Mixed recommendability and low repeat viewing scores, at nearly two hours it is a long animation, give Pom Poko an overall rating of 3.48.
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    Episode #330 Crew Links
    Thanks to the Episode #330 Crew of George Wood (@g_woody) and Charlotte Sometimes (@sometimesmovies)
     
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    For more info on Pom Poko can visit Pom Poko IMDB page here or Pom Poko Rotten Tomatoes page here.
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    • 38 min
    Episode # 329 Crazy Stupid Love with Neel Bhatt and Lizzie Swindells

    Episode # 329 Crazy Stupid Love with Neel Bhatt and Lizzie Swindells

    Neel Bhatt (Empire Podcast) and Lizzie Swindells return to Flixwatcher to review Neel’s choice Crazy Stupid Love.
    Crazy Stupid Love (2011) is a romantic comedy drama written by Dan (This is Us) Fogelman and directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa. It stars Steve Carell as Cal Weaver. A middle-aged man who suddenly finds himself single after his wife Emily, played by Julianne Moore, says she has had an affair (with Kevin Bacon’s David Lindhagen) and wants a divorce. On one of his nights out he meets serial womaniser Jacob, played by Ryan Gosling in photoshopped perfection. Jacob teaches Cal how to dress and speak to women to up his romantic game. Law school graduate Hannah, (the effervescent Emma Stone) is having her own romantic troubles with her wet drip boyfriend.
    Crazy Stupid Love succeeds where so many romantic comedies fall in being both romantic and genuinely funny, in this case actually laugh out loud. It also gave us the ‘laughing Ryan Gosling’ GIF.
    Riffing on popular culture and referencing both Dirty Dancing and The Karate Kid and with a sweetness at its heart recommendability for Crazy Stupid Love was very high. Equally high was repeat viewing and small screen which gives an overall rating of 4.79. This means there is a new top film on the Flixwatcher leaderboard! Congratulations Crazy Stupid Love!
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    Episode #329 Crew Links
    Thanks to the Episode #329 Crew of Neel Bhatt (@_Neelsreeldeel) and Lizzie Swindells (@lizzie1708)
     
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    For more info on Crazy Stupid Love can visit Crazy Stupid Love IMDB page here or Crazy Stupid Love Rotten Tomatoes page here.
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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
160 Ratings

160 Ratings

Hitchin85 ,

What a joy!

Just listened to the ep on widows and what a wonderful conversation and insightful guests.

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

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