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While some might refer to the recent new batch of “The Get Down” episodes on Netflix as the show’s second season, that’s actually not the case: Netflix decided to get a jump on its production schedule by splitting the first season in half, causing fans to wonder if a third season was indeed in the works. “The Get Down” has always been a show that walked a fine line between style and substance — our own review of the second batch of episodes described it as “blustery razzle-dazzle” in search of a more authentic Harlem — but whatever the second season has in store, it probably will mean a diminished capacity for showrunner Baz Luhrmann. Continue reading Baz Luhrmann Looks To Step Down From Season 2 Of Netflix’s ‘The Get Down’ at The Playlist.
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When Justin Simien‘s “Dear White People” arrived a few years back in the waning days of the Obama presidency, it was a pointed comedy, that spoke some hard truths. However, with Trump in the White House, Simien’s satire now seems to carry a more pointed charge, and one that will get a chance to really land a punch with in the new Netflix series based on the film. Continue reading New Trailer For Netflix Series ‘Dear White People’ Welcomes You To “Post-Racial” America at The Playlist.
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You have to have some sympathy for Thierry Frémaux. Like his counterparts, the creative head of a major film festival will never make everyone happy. Especially in his case with only 49 slots and over 200 potential countries eligible to submit. Throw in the fact it’s the 70th edition of what is considered the greatest film festival in the world (depending on the year, some of us may disagree) and you’ve got even more external pressure to satisfy as many countries, filmmakers and pesky members of the press as possible.   Continue reading Nicole Kidman, Oscars, Netflix And Other Quick Thoughts On The Initial Cannes 2017 Line-Up at The Playlist.
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You have to have some sympathy for Thierry Frémaux. Like his counterparts, the creative head of a major film festival will never make everyone happy. Especially in his case with only 49 slots and over 200 potential countries eligible to submit. Throw in the fact it’s the 70th edition of what is considered the greatest film festival in the world (depending on the year, some of us may disagree) and you’ve got even more external pressure to satisfy as many countries, filmmakers and pesky members of the press as possible.   Continue reading Nicole Kidman, Oscars, Netflix And Other Quick Thoughts On The Initial Cannes 2017 Line-Up at The Playlist.
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The rise of streaming hasn’t just been a game-changer for audiences, but for filmmakers, as outlets like Netflix and Amazon that reside outside the Hollywood system have provided a new avenue to get their movies made. However, this has led to an ongoing conversation about what it means for the landscape as we’ve known it for decades, where at least in the indie realm, films premiere at festivals, get acquired, open in limited release, and then hopefully, find an audience. Continue reading Joe Swanberg & Macon Blair Explain The Appeal Of Netflix For Indie Filmmakers at The Playlist.
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