In episode 43 Adam Buxton and Zoe Jeyes return to review Zoe’s choice The Squid and the Whale. The 2005 semi-autobiographical comedy-drama written and directed by Noah Baumbach with Wes Anderson producing.

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Now if that doesn’t float your boat you probably won’t enjoy this as much as Zoe and Helen! Set in Brooklyn in the late 80s it tells the story of two boys and their different reactions to their parent’s divorce. Walt idolises their father Bernard who happens to be a total douchebag and Frank sides with his mother. Its a film about pretentiously over analysing things and features a memorable performance from Billy Baldwin (everyone’s second favorite Baldwin).


At 81 mins runtime this film is a breeze and if you’re a fan of either Bumbag or Wes Anderson you should definitely watch this. Scoring a 4 overall from Flixwatcher and guests and 4 squids from Twitter we highly recommend it!

What do you guys think? Have you seen The Squid and the Whale? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

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Thanks to the Episode #043 Crew of Adam Buxton @AdamBuxton ( from The Adam Buxton Podcast and Zoë Jeyes – @zozrat the curator of The London Podcast Festival and Kings Place

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For more info on The Squid and the Whale, you can visit The Squid and the Whale IMDB page here or The Squid and the Whale Rotten Tomatoes page here.

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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 inspiring true story of a woman whose simple invention might make her a millionaire — if she can survive her dysfunctional family.

Added: 25th January 2018

The Worlds End

A group of middle-aged friends attempts a marathon pub crawl, hoping to make it to the World’s End pub — a name that proves rather literal.

Added: 25th January 2018

Howards End

When a husband, acting in his family’s ‘best interest,’ does not accept his wife’s deathbed wish, providence dictates that he pay for his duplicity.

Added: 25th January 2018

Bram Stoker’s Dracula

When Dracula heads to London in search of a woman who looks like his long-dead wife, vampire hunter Dr. Van Helsing sets out to end the madness.

Added: 26th January 2018

Jerry Seinfeld ‘I’m Telling You for the Last Time’

Months after his classic TV sitcom ends, the legendary comic returns to his stand-up roots to deliver his best jokes on a sold-out international tour.

Added: 30th January 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!

The Squid and the Whale


This insightful drama looks at the crumbling marriage between a self-centered novelist — whose career is waning — and his up-and-coming writer wife.

Leaving: 1st February 2018

Now: In the Wings of a World Stage

Go behind the scenes with leading man Kevin Spacey, director Sam Mendes and their collaborators on the Bridge Project’s production of “Richard III.”

Leaving: 1st February 2018

Never Been Kissed

An aspiring reporter goes undercover as a high school student to pen a teen exposé but winds up recruiting her older brother to help her fit in.

Leaving: 1st February 2018

The Guilt Trip

After a young inventor invites his mother on a promotional road trip, she learns that he has an ulterior motive: fixing her up with a long-lost flame.

Leaving: 1st February 2018


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