Steven Soderbergh‘s High Flying Bird was one of last year’s best movies, featuring a captivating performance from André Holland, playing a sports agent dealing with an NBA lockout. It’s a must-watch movie, but I never expected it to spawn a franchise. But that’s apparently what’s happening, as Holland revealed that there’s a High Flying Bird sequel in the works, and that instead of a lockout, the follow-up might focus on sports being shut down due to the coronavirus.
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David, Devindra, and Jeff are joined by Tasha Robinson, film and TV editor for the Verge and co-host of The Next Picture Show podcast, to dish on the good, the bad, and the green at the 2019 Oscars. The cast discuss the Netflix film High Flying Bird and then move on to an in-depth review of the third installment in the How to Train Your Dragon franchise.
Read LA Times film critic Justin Chang’s take on how Green Book is one of the worst Oscar wins and the Shadow and Act’s article on why Dr. Shirley’s family opposed the release of the film. Also read Mark Harris’s illustration of the core audience of Green Book and Sean Fennessy’s analysis on what this means for an Academy that’s desperate to reinvent itself.
To understand how films like How to Train Your Dragon dismiss strong female characters, read Tasha Robinson’s theory on “Trinity Syndrome.”
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(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.)
Greetings, movie watchers. It’s time for another edition of Now Stream This, where I attempt to bring you an eclectic mix of movies streaming right this very moment. This week, we have one of Paul Thomas Anderson’s best films; a fantastic horror documentary; a Steven Soderbergh flick shot on an iPhone; a horror classic; a documentary that will make you cry; a cinematic TV series; a haunted baseball field; a dark satire of the Reagan Era; killer A.I.; and an overlooked crime drama. These are the best movies streaming right now. Let’s get streaming!
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It’s pretty cold out there, so it’s a good time to stay cooped up in your home and streaming movies from the comfort of your couch. Even though it’ll warm up a bit in February, you’ll still want to spend plenty of time inside the house, so it’s good that Netflix has a new line-up of movies and TV shows coming to the streaming library next month, including some anticipated Netflix original movies and TV shows. Get a load of the TV shows and movies coming to Netflix in February 2019. Read More »
Director Steven Soderbergh was “retired” once, but those days are long in the past. Now, he has a new working relationship at Netflix that is kicking off with his latest film, a sports drama that threatens to break the system that is professional basketball.
High Flying Bird follows sports agent Ray Burke (André Holland) as he sets out on some kind of bold plan to take down the NBA as we know it and put control of the game back in the hands of those who play it. Watch the High Flying Bird trailer below. Read More »
Steven Soderbergh has been busier than ever since coming out of his short-lived “retirement.” In the past two years, he’s released two feature films (Logan Lucky and Unsane) and seven episodes of the experimental HBO series Mosaic, and thankfully he’s showing no signs of slowing down.
In fact, he’s taking another unprecedented step in his career by working with Netflix for the first time. The streaming service has just purchased global distribution rights for Soderbergh’s next movie, a sports drama called High Flying Bird, which stars actors like Andre Holland, Zazie Beetz, and Kyle MacLachlan. Learn more about the new project below. Read More »