Tribeca 2018: Bobby Kennedy for President

Bobby Kennedy for President is a stark reminder of what the world lost when Senator Robert Kennedy was killed in June 1968. The documentary comes on the heels of the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s presidential run.  It was a presidential campaign that, while shy of 90 days, would change a nation for better or worse.  With the ongoing Vietnam War, there was a lot of conflict within the Democratic Party.  RFK was running a campaign…

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The Cloverfield Paradox Is Not The Event Film We Wanted

Despite taking the world by surprise when Netflix announced to the world that the film would be released immediately after the Super Bowl, The Cloverfield Paradox is not the event film that streaming provider thought they were getting.  Instead, it was worse–way worse.  It’s a bad sign for a film when it struggles to not only keep one awake but make them want to gouge their eyes out while watching. Directed by Julius Onah from…

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One Of Us: Ex-Chasidic Documentary is Heartbreaking, Devastating

One of Us is a heartbreaking and devastating documentary that takes a look at three people who made the decision to leave their Chasidic communities. Documentary filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady follow three ex-Chasidic Jews over the course of three years.  With their access over that time span, they give us a glimpse at Chasidic Judaism that many communities are not going to be happy with.  Not with the amount of abuse that’s been covered…

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The Meyerowitz Stories: A Typical Dysfunctional Jewish Family

Netflix’s The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) is the dysfunctional Jewish family that This Is Where I Leave You wanted to be. Written and directed by Noah Baumbach, the film stars Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Elizabeth Marvel, Grace Van Patten, Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson.  Judd Hirsch, Rebecca Miller, Adam Driver, Matthew Shear, and Candice Bergen co-star. Baumbach has given us some very strong films before and The Meyerowitz Stories is no exception. It’s his…

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Jerry Before Seinfeld: The Comic is As Funny As Ever in Netflix Special

Jerry Seinfeld is as funny and observant as ever in Jerry Before Seinfeld, his first stand-up comedy special for Netflix. Before Jerry Seinfeld hit national fame by way of his appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson on May 6, 1981, he could be seen performing in comedy clubs.  Jerry Before Seinfeld takes the comic back to The Comic Strip, where he first started performing in the mid-1970s.  It’s a change of pace from…

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David Letterman moves to Netflix

Former Late Show host David Letterman is making the move to Netflix, Netflix announced this morning. What we currently know about the unnamed series is that it will run for six episodes.  Letterman will utilize two of his strengths: in-depth conversations and in-the-field segments.  The conversations will be longform.  It is unknown at this time whether or not there will be an audience. “I feel excited and lucky to be working on this project for…

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Netflix acquires comic writer Mark Millar’s Millarworld

Netflix announced today that it has acquired Millarworld, Mark Millar’s comic book publishing company. Millar previously created (with other artists) Wanted, Kick-Ass, Kingsman, and Old Man Logan, to name a few.  He’s one of the most popular comic book writers out there along with Brian Michael Bendis, etc. The acquisition is the first of any publishing company by Netflix.  In many ways, this gives Netflix the first-look to adapt anything that’s been or will be…

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The Incredible Jessica James is innovative, genuine

Releasing on Netflix this week, The Incredible Jessica James is one of the best comedies that I’ve seen this year. Written and directed by Jim Strouse, the comedy stars Jessica Williams, Chris O’Dowd, Lakeith Stanfield and Noël Wells.  Zabryna Guevera, Taliyah Whitaker, Sarah Jones, Will Stephen, Susan Heyward, and Megan Ketch also star. Jessica Williams, The Daily Show alumnus, breaks out in her role as Jessica James, a young playwright in New York City.  At…

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Netflix releases new Bright trailer at Comic Con

Netflix has released the first trailer for the December’s action-thriller, Bright, whose cast appeared on Conan last night during Comic Con. Directed by David Ayer from a screenplay written by Max Landis, action-thriller stars Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, Lucy Fry, Edgar Ramirez, Ike Barinholtz, Enrique Murciano, Jay Hernandez, Andrea Navedo, Veronica Ngo, Alex Meraz, Margaret Cho, Brad William Henke, Dawn Olivieri, and Kenneth Choi.  David Ayer, Eric Newman, and Bryan Unkeless serve as…

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Director Christopher Nolan declares war on Netflix

Director Christopher Nolan, whose new film Dunkirk hits theaters on Friday, had some not-so-nice things to say about Netflix and their aversion to theatrical releases. Nolan spoke with Indiewire this week in an interview. “Netflix has a bizarre aversion to supporting theatrical films,” Nolan said in an interview this week. “They have this mindless policy of everything having to be simultaneously streamed and released, which is obviously an untenable model for theatrical presentation. So they’re…

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