Change is empowering women–from the Women’s Marches in the United States, and female mentorship programs like Sheryl Sandberg’s #LeanInTogether–and on television Netflix has been a strong supporter of bringing women together, and to the forefront of their own stories.
As a work of cinema, Chasing Coral is ambitious and unprecedented. As a work of advocacy, it has the power to open eyes and make people at least try to save something that we frighteningly might have done too much damage to already. It’s also a film that isn’t afraid of making its advocacy into a personal crusade for the people involved, but it does so without being hokey, preachy, maudlin, or sentimental. It’s honest, unflinching, and unabashed in how it depicts coral as an unseen force that should unite us all. It’s also one of the most unmissable films of the year.
Korean filmmaker Bong Joon Ho delivers another fantastical allegory with Okja, following similarly themed, but perhaps more action packed efforts like The Host and Snowpiercer. While those films were a lot darker and more relentless in their approach and aims, don’t let Okja’s overall gentility and flashes of kindness fool you. This is just as cutting, biting, and insightful as his previous works. It’s still not a subtle effort, and a lot of the messages can easily be seen on the film’s surface without much digging or unpacking, but that approach works well with Joon Ho’s tendency towards science fiction and the ethereal.
We talk to filmmaker Brian Knappenberger about the infamous Gawker vs. Hulk Hogan trial, the rise of Donald Trump, threats to the media, and the director’s latest film, Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press, now streaming on Netflix.
You’ve watched the show, and now that it’s Halloween, it’s time to celebrate with two Stranger Things dishes that are just awesome: Demogorgon Pie and French Onion Barb. Yes, you read those right, and they look as delicious as they are just a little bit gross, which is what Halloween is all about.
Surprise! It’s June and it’s busy! I always know what to expect, and I won’t complain because it’s always a fun, action-packed month full of adventures. Last week started it all off with a few highlights, including the screening for Now You See Me 2, actress Ellen Page and director Patricia Rozema in town to talk about Into The Forest, director Allan Ungar for his film Gridlocked, and star Bianca Del Rio and director Matt Kugelman for Hurricane Bianca at Inside Out Film Festival, to name a few things.
The Wachowskis are bringing their unique style to Netflix this June with the launch of their series Sense8, starring Brian J. Smith, Tuppence Middleton, Jamie Clayton, Miguel Angel Silvestre, and featuring Daryl Hannah and Naveen Andrews.
The third season of House of Cards debuted on Netflix a few weeks ago, and once again it has fans talking about their favorite characters, and the plight of Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey), and his friends and enemies. Among that group of politicians and those stuck between politicians, some characters fall into a grey zone of intentions, even between villain and anti-hero, including Remy Danton, played by Mahershala Ali, who is now the White House Chief of Staff in season three.
It’s the gift that keeps on giving for 12 months: The GATE and Netflix Canada are celebrating the holiday spirit by giving away five 1 year subscriptions to Netflix in celebration of the new Netflix Retail Gift cards.
Netflix has released the first teaser from their upcoming dramatic series, Marco Polo, which stars newcomer Lorenzo Richelmy in the title role, as the famed explorer set off on his epic adventure to Kublai Khan’s court in 13th century China.