It’s Episode 87! Not Another Book Podcast return one last time for Books and Rhymes choice the 2014 documentary Iris, about the 97 year old fashion icon Iris Apfel.

Who is Iris and why would you make a documentary about her? Two questions that the documentary doesn’t really answer. This documentary follows Iris around as she shops for the unusual and colourful clothes and accessories she is now know for, gives speeches on fashion and style and hanging around with her adorable husband.

Her fame as we know her now arrived about 2005 after an exhibition of her clothes by The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art but she achieved success with the textile company she owned with her husband prior to this.


As a documentary, Iris doesn’t really teach you much about her life or Iris behind the clothes and accessories. It merely captures on film a snapshot of her life, which feels like a wasted opportunity to learn more about this fascinating person. Iris scores more generously from our guests than from Flixwatcher and Iris scores a respectable 3.1 overall.

What do you guys think? Have you seen Iris? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #087 Crew Links

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More about Iris

For more info on Iris, you can visit the Iris IMDB page here or the Iris 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.


In 1905, a drifter on a dangerous mission to rescue his kidnapped sister tangles with a sinister religious cult on an isolated island.

Added to UK Netflix: 12th October 2018

Nocturnal Animals

Reading her ex-husband’s violent novel manuscript destabilizes gallery owner Susan’s life, upending her present while digging up their past.

Added to UK Netflix: 13th October 2018

22 July

After devastating terror attacks in Norway, a young survivor, grieving families and the country rally for justice and healing. Based on a true story.

Added to UK Netflix: 10th October 2018

Looking Glass

After taking over a remote desert motel, a grieving couple gets dangerously entangled in the property’s secret sinister history.

Added to UK Netflix: 16th October 2018


A team of doctors is tasked with stopping a deadly viral outbreak before it annihilates mankind.

Added to UK Netflix: 15th October 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!

Money Monster

A scandal erupts when the host of an investing show is taken hostage on live TV by a regular guy who lost everything heeding his advice.

Leaving: 18th October 2018


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