Is it a movie? Or a Netflix streaming event? Why can’t it be both? We’re going to have to get used to the one-two punch in the new age of cinema, which now cedes the multiplex to blockbusters and often sends the creative minds of indie cinema scrambling to find a financing and a home.
The Netflix logo stamped on Okja got booed at Cannes, not because it’s a lousy movie, but because the French are hating on Netflix for not opening South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho’s latest movie in the country’s cineplexes.
U.S. theater owners are also getting antsy: Why should filmgoers go out when they can stream a movie at home at exactly the same time? You can duke out over the semantics.
I’m calling Okja a real movie, whichever way you see it.
12 Best Movies of 2017 So Far From social horror to superheroes, crime musicals to culture-clash rom-coms – Peter Travers picks the highlights of an already stellar movie year.
The beast is a cutie, and the movie gets a ton of fun mileage out of watching her roll around and bash into furniture.
A movie that’s part kiddie treat and part horrorshow – who else but this visionary filmmaker could blend sentiment and blood splatter with such righteous abandon? Yes, this far-out fable is too much in every department.