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London Film Festival Closes With ‘The Kitchen’ World Premiere and (Another) Protest by U.K. Crew

The 2023 BFI London Film Festival came to a close on Sunday night in the British capital with the world premiere of The Kitchen, Netflix’s dystopian thriller co-directed by Kibwe Taveras and Daniel Kaluuya in the actor’s feature debut behind the camera. The film, set in a rundown housing project in a near-future London and […]

Netflix’s New Releases Coming in October 2023

Pain Hustlers and new seasons of Big Mouth and Elite are among the high-profile new projects debuting on Netflix in October. Directed by David Yates, Pain Hustlers is a crime drama set in the world of pharmaceuticals. The film, which boasts a starry cast that includes Emily Blunt, Chris Evans and Andy García, debuts on […]

Director of Netflix’s ‘Yellow Door’ Doc Talks Bong Joon-ho’s Early Days, Evolution of Korean Film 

For Korean cinema completists, Netflix’s forthcoming documentary Yellow Door: ’90s Lo-fi Film Club will arrive like manna from heaven when it launches worldwide on Oct. 27.  Among the film’s many pleasures is the depiction of Oscar-winning director Bong Joon-ho’s previously unknown first film, a stop-motion animated short titled Looking for Paradise that he made in […]

Three Questions With Netflix U.K. Content VP Anne Mensah

Whether Sex Education or a doc lens on Robbie Williams or David Beckham, whether The Crown or Black Mirror — London-based TV veteran Anne Mensah, vp, U.K. content at Netflix, has kept bringing global fans the Brit hits since joining the streamer in 2018. “The future is even stronger,” the former BBC and Sky exec […]

Netflix Earnings Preview: Analysts Cut Stock Price Targets As Wall Street Resets Expectations

Netflix is expected to post strong subscriber gains when it reports its latest quarterly results on Oct. 18, but you couldn’t tell that from the stock’s performance since the global streamer’s July earnings update, when it added 5.9 million subscribers to total 238.4 million global paid memberships. That is because shares in the streaming giant, […]

‘Scott Pilgrim Takes Off’ Trailer Teases a Colorful Anime Take on the Battle of the Exes Tale

It’s a battle of the exes like you’ve never seen before in the first full look at Scott Pilgrim Takes Off, the new anime series from Netflix. The two-minute teaser for the show, created for television by executive producers and co-showrunners Bryan Lee O’Malley and BenDavid Grabinski, debuted during New York Comic Con on Saturday. […]

Jada Pinkett Smith Reacts to Chris Rock’s Jokes Targeting Her and Will Smith During Comedy Special

Months after Chris Rock’s Chris Rock: Selective Outrage aired on Netflix, Jada Pinkett Smith is sharing her thoughts on the comedy special. In an interview with The New York Times, published online Saturday, Pinkett Smith reacted to Rock mocking her and Will Smith during his special, which came after the infamous Oscars slap. “I remember […]

Netflix Can’t Escape Defamation Lawsuit Over True Crime Documentary Photo

A federal judge has found that Netflix could have defamed a Kentucky man whose picture was lifted from his social media for use in a documentary that allegedly implied he was involved in a murder. In the 2023 true crime documentary The Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker, a photo of Taylor Hazlewood is shown, with audio saying […]

‘Fall of the House of Usher’: Here’s Every Edgar Allen Poe Reference You Missed

The Fall of the House of Usher is filmmaker Mike Flanagan’s gloriously morbid remix of author Edgar Allen Poe’s best-known stories and poems, and it’s winning raves from critics (with a 92 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes). Even those totally unfamiliar with Poe probably found some glimmer of recognition amid the show’s nods to his […]

Ted Sarandos: SAG-AFTRA Talks Fell Apart After Proposal of Levy on Each Streaming Subscriber

Ted Sarandos, co-CEO of Netflix, said the talks between SAG-AFTRA and the AMPTP fell apart Wednesday because of an additional “levy” the actors union was proposing to put on every streaming subscriber.  Sarandos has been one of the four CEOs, alongside Bob Iger, David Zaslav and Donna Langley, who sat in on negotiations with the […]

Composer Branford Marsalis on His R&B Approach to Writing ‘Rustin’ Score and Big Band Sound of “Show Me Your Ideas” (Exclusive)

In Rustin, George C. Wolfe and Colman Domingo recount how one man helped make a movement. Set to release on Netflix Nov. 17, the biopic — which features a script from Julian Breece and Dustin Lance Black — traces the life and work of civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, a gay Black man and a key architect […]

‘Blue Eye Samurai’ Trailer Promises a Bloody Trail of Revenge for Netflix Series Featuring Randall Park, George Takei

The first trailer for Michael Green and Amber Noizumi’s new anime Blue Eye Samurai promises an epic and bloody trail of action at the hands of a mixed-race master of the sword. The latest look at the upcoming animated series, which was first teased during the streamer’s inaugural Drop 01 event last month, offers a […]