Monday, 8 August, 2022
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Topic: Netflix

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'.

Thar has Anil-Harshvarrdhan Kapoor star power but what shines is its distinctive art direction

The Kapoors put in serviceable portrayals but are outdone by highly capable character actors like Satish Kaushik and Fatima Sana Sheikh.

Grim, scary, warped — the world of Ozark beyond psychological trauma and physical violence

The medley of several eccentric characters, backed by a superlative script and direction, makes Ozark one of the best thriller-drama web series of the last decade.

In a world of Disney+, HBO Max, Netflix losing subscribers is a sign of less promising future

For Netflix, all of the eggs are in the same basket. Even small changes to subscriber numbers force a re-conceptualisation of their future.

On Camera

YourTurn

Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
A suspension pylon in Tamil Nadu | Commons

You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.

Defence

The Flying Dolphin — how a former Indian Navy submariner qualified as a commercial pilot 

Vivek Chaudhary retired from the Indian Navy in 2017 after serving on the  Short-Service Commission. After that, his dreams took flight. 

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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