Monday, July 16, 2018

The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society

Netflix is spending billions to make itself a destination for original content you can enjoy without ever leaving your house. But the streaming service is also currently on a losing streak when it comes to creating and distributing films that people actually like. Critical drubbings given to Bright, The Cloverfield Paradox, and Mute may not actually matter to the company as long as the streaming numbers for those films are high (and indeed, Bright was apparently its biggest hit ever despite being loathed by critics everywhere). At the same time, if Netflix earns a reputation for being the straight-to-video bin of the new millennium, viewers will eventually stop wasting their time on it. The ease of not getting off your couch to watch a new movie won’t be enough if all those new movies are garbage.


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