Wednesday, 6 July, 2022

Topic: Netflix

Stranger Things season 4 is mediocre. Duffer brothers amplify mistakes from the past

The Netflix original has mostly descended from being an enjoyable summer watch every couple of years to a soulless slog.

‘Asia a great proxy for other markets’ — Netflix on fixing its subscription crisis

Streaming platform to curb spending, while maintaining investments in Asian market, producing local films and creating partnerships with wireless operators to reach potential customers.

Netflix and TikTok are ‘levelling up’ to keep you engaged. Gaming is their new weapon

Netflix introduced mobile gaming last year for all its subscribers, including two notable Stranger Things tie-ins. And it's all about engagement.

She Season 2’s edgy vulgarity will keep you watching. But it doesn’t take the series forward

She's dialogues are wonderfully crass but also unimaginative. From the police to gangsters to the prostitutes, stereotypes play out.

Netflix’s Spiderhead could have been the new Black Mirror. But plot, characters let it down

Joseph Kosinski's sci-fi film is no Top Gun—in a hurry to say everything, it says nothing at all. But Miles Teller and Chris Hemsworth shine.

$4.56 mn prize, 456 players — In ‘Squid Game’ reality show, contestants won’t be shot if they lose

The Netflix show will mimic the hugely popular original series, where a group of people with debts compete in versions of childhood games to win money as super-rich VIPs watch.

Squid Game stock surges as Netflix announces Season 2 featuring killer doll’s boyfriend

Netflix is betting that a second season may help stymie this year’s 70% slump in shares after announcing in April that it had lost 200,000 subscribers in the first quarter.

Jana Gana Mana is a carefully crafted cinematic gem that loses shine after interval

Streaming on Netflix, the film is a political thriller that means business. Right from the get go, it brings several uncomfortable debates at the forefront.

Netflix lays off 150 employees mostly in US amid slow revenue growth

The Netflix firings follow the unexpected loss of 200,000 subscribers in the first quarter and a forecast for the loss of another two million this period.

Zoya Akhtar’s films on rich people appealed to the masses. ‘The Archies’ does not

Zoya Akhtar's 'The Archies' is just a desperate imitation of White West with Bollywood's 'little ones'.

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(L-R) Joe Biden, Xi Jinping, and Narendra Modi | ThePrint

India has interests on both sides of US-China divide. Cold War holds clues for path ahead

India’s strategic balance is weighted towards the West and its economic balance is towards China. But it needs more to build a multipolar world order.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

Army puts out tender for 30k ‘night sights’ so its US-made assault rifles can aim better in dark

While an open tender has been issued for procurement of the optical instruments, Bengaluru-based firm Tonbo Imaging, whose services the Army has previously used, is a frontrunner.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.