4 items from 2016
Next month, Netflix offers up a big selection of films of all stripes — modern to classic, animated to live action, Best Picture winners to teen phenomenons — and we’ve picked seven that you should watch as soon as humanly possible, either for the first time or as part of a nostalgic little binge. Enjoy.
The winner of four Oscars, including Best Picture, Clint Eastwood’s 1992 film “Unforgiven” is the last Western he directed and starred in, and he made it count. About an aging outlaw tasked with one final job, the film examines the myths of the West and how they’re perverted and distorted over time, as well as the contradictions within established national archetypes. It’s arguably Eastwood’s defining masterpiece, and one of the very best films of the 90s. See it immediately.
The 1993 cult classic “Dazed and Confused »
- Vikram Murthi
Life On The Road review: Following the original two seasons and the Christmas specials, has Ricky Gervais delivered comedy gold or a tone-deaf turkey?
Our Life On The Road review was conducted from a theatrical screening in the UK in August 2016.
Ricky Gervais brings perhaps his most beloved, and most perfectly created screen character David Brent back to the screen 13 years after The Office pertinently shut up shop in 2003 after just two seasons (and a Christmas special). Spin-offs/ different incarnations in multiple countries followed, while Gervais happily went off to do his own thing and find further success with the likes of Extras, Life’s Too Short and the more recent, heart-warming Derek. The Reading-born actor found international acclaim after successfully hosting the Golden Globes four times (gloriously pissing off Hollywood in the process) and appearing in a bunch of high profile movies, including The Invention of Lying, Ghost Town »
- Paul Heath
He may not be much of an impressionist, but Ricky Gervais has plenty of other talents, as the creator of The Office and Extras, a controversial host of the Golden Globes, and the star of films like Ghost Town, The Invention of Lying and, now, Special Correspondents. His Globes hosting stint might still be his most familiar work to American audiences—he played only a brief cameo as David Brent in two episodes of the long-running Us version of The Office—but Special Correspo… »
Ricky Gervais fans are in for a special treat this year. The comic actor is bringing David Brent back with the upcoming "Life On The Road" — but first, he's headed to Netflix for a new film that will hopefully be a better feature-length outing than the other efforts that have seen him take a lead role (we're looking at you, "Ghost Town.") Read More: First Look: Ricky Gervais & Eric Bana In Netflix's 'Special Correspondents,' Coming This Spring Co-starring Eric Bana, Vera Farmiga, Kelly Macdonald, Kevin Pollak, America Ferrera, Raúl Castillo, and Benjamin Bratt, the story follows a couple of radio reporters who spin a wild story from overseas....from the comfort of New York City. Here's the official synopsis: The film is about a struggling New York based radio journalist whose arrogance and decadent lifestyle has hindered his career. With his job on the line, he fakes front »
- Kevin Jagernauth
4 items from 2016
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