Gotta accept: Netflix’s cinema show is less exciting and less exciting. The original catalog is somewhat worn out, events are rare, and the supposedly prestigious additions aren’t sure enough to make everything sexier – sorry, but World Health Organization Subscribe to Netflix or keep your subscription to watch François Truffaut films?
Fortunately, not everything is taken away, which is especially the case with these five films, which raise the bar to varying degrees. And remember that Netflix, even if we often forget it, is not just a platform for consuming series.
“The top of the basket”, the novice in the airlock
Adam Sandler’s career consists of an impressive set of peaks (Drunk love punchAnd the Uncut Gemstones) and large turnip (from Jack and Jill to me silly 6This second category is more comprehensive than the first. the top of the basket (Acceleratesin the original) to the list of the actor’s best films, as well as a list of the most interesting basketball films – along with another one from Netflix, high flying birds by Steven Soderbergh.
The plot is classic: a middle-aged recruit, who promised a bright future as a player before he ruined everything, tries everything to let a street basketball player from Spain join the NBA team. the top of the basket It is a high-flying sports movie, which says very nice things about being. Is there anything more important than a profession? What is a successful life? There is a small side creed In the film directed by Jeremiah Zagar. Except that if actor (and Toronto Raptors basketball player) Juancho Hernangomez doesn’t have the charisma of Michelle C. Jordan, Adam Sandler is ten times better than Sylvester Stallone.
A successful sports movie is one that manages to provide as many thrills during the sequence that takes place on the ground as it is in between. Because basically a sports career is definitely hours of effort, sometimes superhuman, but it’s also a good dose of questions, doubts, and pitfalls to avoid. Accelerates It totally lives up to this note. Sandler’s eyes, filled with tiredness and emotions of all kinds, do the rest.
“Spiderhead”, masked guinea pigs
This is a good movie, stimulating through and through even if it’s not perfect. spider It is a devilishly clever movie, without causing a headache; He quietly articulates his hypothesis, to say the least, that it is truly a pleasure to attend such a spectacle. Welcome to the near future: at an institute on an island, a scientist played by Chris Hemsworth (yes, which is very believable) experiences an unprecedented experiment, in which guinea pigs are condemned to people who are sentenced to prison but would rather make them useful – and also benefit from Unpleasant semi-freedom.
Equipped with a box that allows them to remotely inject material, Jeff (Miles Teller, Champion injury) and his companions undergo a series of experiments where alchemy can instantly make them talk like magpies, excited like bonobos, or even depressed to the last degree. Are we heading towards the Nobel Prize or to disaster? Maybe you have an idea for the answer.
eminently witty, often funny despite its subject matter, spider Not even a very difficult movie – depicted violence is rare, and the look of Joseph Kosinski (director of the last movie Top Gun: Maverick) is never satisfied. It’s a fairly predictable moral – it’s better to work on yourself than stick anything in your veins – in no way detracting from the quality of a feature film that is well above the average big-production Netflix recently introduced.
“I came by”, bunker rebels
yet very strange wounds, a painful yet indigestible thriller that will undoubtedly remain one of Armie Hammer’s last roles, here signs Babak Anvari for his second Netflix movie. in I came beforethe Anglo-Saxon filmmaker focuses first on two young graffiti artists who wish to enter the homes of bourgeois families to mark “I came from there” (“I went there”).
On his first solo assignment, one of them enters the home of a retired judge and discovers that his basement is far from being used to store only bottles of wine. But when you illegally enter the home of a man who is respected by all, it is difficult to make your voice heard. Surprise: This is all just the beginning. Babak Anvari and his co-screenwriter Namsi Khan have embroidered a turbulent plot.
Not content with developing a pleasant sticky atmosphere, I came before It is characterized by its refusal to compromise. The prestige of this or that hero does not matter: if the tragic end should come prematurely, then it will come. Playing with ellipses and changes in perspectives, the film has the charm of ’90s thrillers. In the intimidating role of ex-judge, Hugh Bonneville (one of the Downton Abbey) works wonders.
“Under his thumb,” the demon is dressed as Mama
Here, too, the magic of the 90s is not far away. The first feature film of Spain’s Fran Torres, under his thumb oscillates between hand on cradle And the The poison in the veinsTwo films about female rivalry and fertility. but it’s first The devil wears Prada One thinks, because the film begins with the arrival of an ambitious but witty young woman among the collaborators of a great fashionista.
Soon, the relationship between Sofia (Comlin Sanz) and her boss Beatriz (Aitana Sanchez Gijón, recently seen in Almodovar) transcends the professional framework. One of them is pregnant but doesn’t want to have a baby or have an abortion, and the other dreams badly of being a mother. An impromptu surrogate hire that will be set up on completely rotten foundations: agreeing not to go out for months until no one knows she’s carrying a child, Sophia will end up realizing she’s a prisoner. by all mean of the word.
It would be a lie to confirm it under his thumb It is the movie of the year. On the other hand, it’s clearly won the fight against most of the Netflix thrillers of late, reminiscent of TF1’s “Hollywood Night” TV movies in the ’90s – if you’re too young to experience this era, know that no, that’s not a compliment. Masked actresses, grounded vibes, up-to-the-target twists: That’s a great Saturday night show, and sometimes, that’s all you need.
‘Transformation Day’, the vampires respond
Forgive the contempt, but when a specialist realizes a stunt, there’s enough to get you some cold sweats. However; In his first film, J.J. Perry, 150 films to his credit as an action scene coordinator, he does well. without perfection, Rosy day He fulfills his mission: to renew the vampire movie by giving it freshness and creativity. When it comes to entertainment, it can’t be stopped.
Always charismatic, Jamie Foxx embodies a California father who works undercover: no, he’s not a pool maintenance specialist; His thing is to beat up vampires. In broad daylight. The opening sequence announces the color: Rosy day It is a true horror comedy, one of those comedies that make you laugh while lifting your heart. Because it’s as loaded with fuses as it is with battle scenes, that’s to say the least about the epic.
funny and sticky Rosy day He doesn’t skimp on the movie Friend either, because the protagonist, repeatedly warned by his employer to break regulations, is forced to embark on a cowardly probation officer played by Dave Franco. The duo between the two men, which does very well, won’t develop as planned – and the presence of a third thief played by Snoop Dogg only adds to the craziness. In this genre, we probably haven’t seen much fun since the first Zombie landAnd that’s so much fun.