gary oldman & antonio banderas in the laundromat (dir : steven soderbergh)
Robert de Niro in the Irishman (dir – martin scorsese)
eddie murphy in dolemite is my name (dir -craig brewer)
above are three images from three separate films, all recent releases based or inspired by true life events aimed at adult audiences and made by established film talents yet not one of them will receive a wide mainstream cinema release.
why? partly because these three films were produced and financed by current primo streaming service Netflix and not by an established major studio and partly due to an industry Continue reading →
A paradigm shift in the consumption of culture? When an acclaimed Oscar-winning director of a studio financed mainstream box office hit – Gravity (2013) – follows up with a low-budget period film shot in black and white and subtitled in Spanish and Mixtec, choosing to (mostly) bypass both the studio system and the standard theatrical exhibition model, instead choosing a distribution deal with online streaming giants Netflix?