You’ve reached Episode 68! Returning guests Liam (Spocklight) and Eleanor (Bygones) are back for Liam’s choice, Network.

Network is the 1976 Sidney Lumet film starring Faye Dunaway, William Holder and Peter Finch, winning four Oscars and influencing much of modern film and tv (Aaron Sorkin and Black Mirror for example).

Network is a black comedy and satire, although set in television it can be applied largely to all media. Watching with 2018 it is probably as absurd as it was to 1976 viewers, in that what was outrageous and far fetched then and the reality now. It practically invented reality tv. In Network the news becomes a programmed reality show to boost ratings, sound familiar??!!

Scores

Network was generally well received by Flixwatcher and guests, points it dropped on repeat viewing it picks up on small screen score, overall it scores 3.95, just below the highly recommended but still worth a watch if you’re curious.

Episode #068 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #068 Crew of Liam H Dempsey @LiamHDempsey  and Eleanor Parker  @EleanorParker24 from the Spocklight @spocklightpod  and  the Bygones @bygonesPodcast podcasts Find their websites online here

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It has to be Putting on the Ritz, but there is no Gene Wilder version so we have added the Mel Torme Version!

More about Network

For more info on Network, you can visit the Network IMDB page or the Network Rotten Tomatoes page.

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Films New on Netflix

As well as this weeks episode we think you should know some of the best new films on Netflix UK this week. Subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest news.

The Devil and Father Amorth

In Rome, “Exorcist” director William Friedkin follows a 91-year-old priest who performs a real demonic exorcism on a woman from a small Italian town.

Added to UK Netflix: 23rd July 2018

Jackie

To honor her husband’s legacy, first lady Jacqueline Kennedy allows a reporter to interview her a mere week after the president’s assassination.

Added to UK Netflix: 20th July 2018

Happy End

Estranged from one other and from the world outside, an affluent family in Calais channels its frustrations through harmful, dysfunctional behavior.

Added to UK Netflix: 24th July 2018

The Warning

After his friend is shot, Jon finds a mathematical pattern behind deaths that occurred at the same location and sets out to warn the next young victim.

Added to UK Netflix: 24th July 2018

Father of the Year

A drunken debate between two recent college grads about whose father would win in a fight leads to mayhem when their dads take the challenge seriously.

Added to UK Netflix: 20th July 2018

Films Leaving Netflix

Unfortunately, not all of the films stay on Netflix for ever, booooo! Often you don’t get to find out until its too late. The films listed below are leaving Netflix UK super soon so please don’t miss out!

Chop Shop

Drifting into the gritty world of auto theft, two pals work their way up the post-prison career ladder by heisting muscle cars on the streets of L.A.

Leaving: 29th July 2018

 

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