Movie Review: Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049 is like staying up all night to finish a 150,000-word fanfic that you started reading, thought was good but not great, and then just kept reading because you’d committed to it, goddammit. And then the next morning, as you struggle bleary-eyed through the work day, you keep wondering if it was worth it.

While watching Blade Runner 2049, I kept thinking about the first time I saw the original Blade Runner. It was in high school and it was shown as part of our film club, which was really just an excuse to eat food and watch movies in a classroom. After the movie, the room full of high schoolers was completely split in two: half the class loved the movie and the other half thought it was ridiculous and pretentious. Blade Runner 2049 recaptures that divisiveness perfectly.

Some people are going to hate it. Just absolutely loathe it. For one thing, at two hours and 45 minutes, it’s punishingly long. And this isn’t a movie where there’s a ton of action or comedy that gives it momentum where you don’t notice that your butt’s gone numb. Like the original, director Denis Villeneuve has put a lot lingering shots and long scenes where things build slowly. To be sure, the set design, the props, and the cinematography of this movie are stunning—the irradiated orange and yellows of post-apocalyptic Las Vegas stands out—but giving the audience time to appreciate all that also means that they feel every minute of the movie.

There are also a lot of characters and plot threads. Some get a lot of exploration, and some are glossed over so quickly that you spend a lot of time wondering why they were brought up at all. I’m thinking in particular of Lennie James’ Mr. Cotton, who exits and enters as a colorful character with a job unsettling enough as to make you want to call him back to explain what the hell he is even doing. And then there’s Jared Leto.

Leto’s Niander Wallace isn’t, thankfully, in this movie much. First of all, an unintended consequence of his “method” is that it’s now impossible to see him in a film and not think of him as Jared Leto. He doesn’t disappear into roles anymore. If you told me that in the future, Leto becomes a blind tech billionaire who speaks in circular riddles, I’d believe you. It’s just him now. Second, he’s also so over the top that, in a movie where everyone else is giving much lower-key performances, he’s impossible to take seriously.

The plot is straight-up a Blade Runner fanfic. That’s not a criticism; I love fanfic. But the savvy fan is going to pick up on plot cues faster than the average person. And while the first movie’s actual plot is easy to describe, the sequel’s so sprawling, so world-changing, that it defies a two-sentence description. I am not going to spoil the plot, but down to sly references and cameos, the whole movie feels like a fan getting to play in their favorite sandbox. (Edward James Olmos’ cameo is wonderful on every level. He does what you want, with the exact attitude you want.)

While the men of this movie—Leto’s Wallace, Ryan Gosling’s Agent K (serviceable), and a returning Harrison Ford’s Rick Deckard (Ford is very game, which makes him one of the funnest things in the movie)—are ostensibly the major players, it’s the women who really shine. Robin Wright’s Lieutenant Joshi is a wonderfully flawed mentor to K. Sylvia Hoeks’s Luv, who is terrifying and delivers one-liners with devilish aplomb. Ana de Armas’ Joi has an immensely complicated character arc, and she makes it seem effortless and real and her relationship with K, with the world, and with herself is the best part of the film. (No spoilers, but Joi is also where this sequel most obviously and successfully builds on the themes of the first movie.)

The movie giving characters like this—characters not completely essential to the “plot”—space to breathe is one of its greatest strengths. The sheer variety of the lives represented by these characters makes the world of Blade Runner 2049 more real than even the best design ever could. Of course, it also contributes to the swollen running time.

There’s no way to excise to the not-great parts of this movie from the great parts. Blade Runner 2049 is a gestalt, and while some will be enchanted by it, others will not. There are a number of reveals and twists that worked and fed into the themes of consciousness, identity, and connection that the first film explored. And there’s at least one major moment that felt a bit like a cop out. Everyone is going to react differently to this movie—everyone’s going to have some things they love, and some things they can’t stand. I’m still not sure if it was worth all of the time it demanded, but the fact that I can’t stop turning it over in my head is a point in its favor.

Blade Runner 2049 is gorgeous and thought-provoking, basically everything a fan could want. It’s also overly-long, overstuffed, and slightly too proud of its own cleverness. For fans, it’s definitely worth seeing. For everyone else: Just be prepared to puzzle over it for days after.

Catch This Stephen King Classic Before It’s Untimely Depature From Netflix

The Overlook Hotel is suddenly looking that much more isolated. The Shining(1980), Stanley Kubrick’s take on Stephen King’s 1977 novel of the same name, is officially leaving Netflix on October 4. So, while other King-inspired scares such as 1922 and Gerald’s Game will be available on the streaming service, The Shining won’t be there on Halloween to throw you down the cabin fever rabbit hole.

Removing The Shining from its inventory might seem like a weird move on Netflix’s part. The world is currently in the middle of a Stephen King renaissance of sorts, with the number of television shows and movies this year based on his works verging on ridiculous. Five films (ItThe Dark TowerSuffer the Little ChildrenGerald’s Game, and 1922) and three television series (The MistMr. Mercedes, and Castle Rock) have either premiered, are in the works, or were just announced in 2017.

And while the success of these projects has varied just as wildly as Jack Torrance’s personality in The Shining, there’s little room to doubt King’s influence on modern-day entertainment.

Unlike The Shining, though, at least King has seemed to enjoy the majority of 2017’s takes on his past work.

King famously hates Kubrick’s version of The Shining, calling it a “great big gorgeous car with no engine in it” in a 1985 interview. Kubrick ignored King’s own screenplay for the adaptation and hired another author to help pen it. And Kubrick supposedly promised to be more faithful to the original work than he was. King also called the ending too “cold” and disagreed with Kubrick’s casting of both Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance and Shelley Duvall as Wendy Torrance.

Despite King’s protests, though, the movie remains a horror classic. So, if you haven’t seen The Shining before, if it’s been a while, or even if you just watched it last night, maybe give it another watch before Netflix yanks it away.

We’re not saying we’ll come at you with an ax or anything if you don’t… but maybe you should get into the Halloween spirit a little early this year.

31 Horror Movies Streaming On Netflix For Every Day Of October

Tiger House

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An underrated home invasion gem you may not have heard of about a girl who sneaks into her boyfriend’s house only to be trapped when her his family is under attack.

Dark Signal

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A killer movie about a group of women who realize they’re the targets.


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If you liked Julliane Hough in Safe Haven but you kind of wished it was a horror movie instead…

Taking Lives

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Technically a thriller, not a horror movie, but there’s a moment in this movie that haunts me every time I turn out the lights and get into bed without checking underneath first.

Come Back to Me

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A movie not many have heard of but with a genuinely good twist ending.

Children of the Corn

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This franchise gets a lot of grief, the but the original is still scary after all these years. Up the ante by reading the Stephen King short story and then watching.

The Day the Earth Stood Still

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The unnerving horror classic. Watch if you have not seen.

The Sixth Sense

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If you’re like me, you didn’t think to rewatch this one since it came out almost 20 years ago because you already know the big ending. This suspenseful thriller is worth a rewatch, however, and it’s scares hold up.

Sleepy Hollow

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Nothing like a nice murder mystery starring Johnny Depp.

It Follows

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One of the best horror films of the last decade.


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If you haven’t seen this yet, you’re missing out. It’s a new twist on a classic serial killer slasher movie.


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A fresh feeling horror anthology of very scary stories. There are two other movies in the V/H/S series that are streaming, so you could make it a trilogy night!

The Invitation

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It was hard to see where this one was going to go, but the twist was upsetting and worth it. A group of old friends meet for a dinner party, but the host has a proposition not everyone will want to get on board with…

13 Cameras

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The man in this is terrifying. Don’t watch this alone if you’re a renter.

The Girl in the Photographs

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Wes Craven executive produced this slash film about a killer who takes photographs of his victims.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

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Worth adding to your watch list for when you need a break from horror, or to have something on hand you can watch with your family and still stay in the Halloween spirit.


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During a weekend storm a young woman isn’t as alone in her apartment as she thinks.


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They’ve made five of these films, it’s just good campy fun.

The Astronaut’s Wife

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A sci-fi thriller with genuinely scary moments, for a lighter night.


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A girl at her deserted college campus is terrorized by masked madmen over a holiday weekend.


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A genuinely creepy flick about a couple honeymooning at a remote cabin.

The Rezort

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A dystopian future in which people go on “big game” hunting trips to zombie infested reserves.

The Houses October Built

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A perfect Halloween movie that follows a camera crew investigating the absolute scariest haunted houses.


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A beloved sleeper hit that’s getting a sequel next year.

The Craft

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Has a few scary moments if you’re afraid of snakes, but mostly worth the watch for the wardrobe inspiration.


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I’ve never heard anyone else talk about this movie, but it genuinely scared me. A small group on a camping trip run into some bad news strangers.

Beyond the Gates

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Two brothers clean up their dad’s stuff after he goes missing and find a mysterious VHS that may explain where he went.

Be Afraid

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A man’s insomnia coincides with supernatural beings interacting with his son.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning

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The beginning of Leatherface.

The Holidays

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Only a true horror fan would appreciate an anthology that helps you put a dark spin on every holiday.

Perfect Stranger

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More of a thriller than a horror film, but dark and unsettling all the same.

‘It’ Sequel Will Drop In Theatres In 2019

Days after It became the highest grossing domestic horror film of all time — bringing in a whopping $226 million USD since September 8, the sequel has been given a date.New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. have said the terrifying clown Pennywise will return to screens post-Labor Day 2019.

Reports are that Andy Muschietti will be back in the director’s seat — filming the Losers Club in the present day, 27 years after they thought they had finished off Pennywise. Muschietti said that while the first movie was all about the children and their bonds of friendships, the sequel will focus more on the origins of It. Stay tuned for further details.

‘IT’ Now Claims the Top Spot as Highest Grossing Horror Film of All-Time

IT continues to burn up the box office — en route to earning its place atop the feature film horror flick category. At the time of writing, the Andy Muschietti-directed picture is expected to surpass The Exorcist at any moment, which eventually went on to earn $232.9 million USD from the global box office. When all is said and done, several industry insiders have IT pegged to exceed $300 million USD — following The Passion of the Christ, Deadpool and American Sniper as only the fourth R-rated film to reach such a mark.

Tasked with mighty big shoes to fill, many feel Bill Skarsgård’s chilling portrayal of Pennywise more than lived up to expectations — even surpassing Tim Curry’s equally-impressive adaption of the creepy clown in the 1990 made-for-TV movie version. Where do you rank IT amongst other horror flick greats?

New on Netflix: All the Movies and TV Coming in October

The spookiest month of the year is right around the corner, and while Netflix is adding very little by way of horror movies and television, the streamer’s incoming selection is still, as they themselves say, “terrifyingly good.” Let’s find out what’s going to be distracting us all from our social lives this Halloween season, shall we?

Netflix’s biggest addition of October is unquestionably the second installment of their hit supernatural adventure series Stranger Things, due out on Oct. 27. At the end of the show’s massively popular debut season, Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) had disappeared into the Upside Down after vanquishing the Demogorgon, while young Will Byers (Noah Schnapp) had been returned safely to his family. Season two takes place one year later, per Netflix’s official synopsis: “It’s 1984 and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the Demogorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived.” We say bring it on. Other notable Netflix originals coming next month include season one of David Fincher’s Mindhunter and season four of Voltron: Legendary Defender, both of which start streaming on Oct. 13.

Where film is concerned, Netflix is adding a number of must-see titles, including Stanley Kubrick’s final film Eyes Wide Shut, Quentin Tarantino’s claustrophobic Western The Hateful Eight, Paul Thomas Anderson’s sprawling porn drama Boogie Nights, charming bromantic comedy I Love You, Man, Leo DiCaprio-led thriller Blood Diamond, underrated Will Ferrell farce Talladega Nights, Richard Linklater’s acclaimed Before Midnight, and the Chris Farley-starring comedy classic Tommy Boy. The streamer has also queued up a couple of intriguing original films, including Noah Baumbach’s The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) and Frank Grillo vehicle (no pun intended) Wheelman, plus much-anticipated documentaries The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson on Oct. 6 and Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold on Oct. 27.

And lest we forget that “Netflix is a joke,” it bears noting that the streamer has a handful of new stand-up specials on the way, led by the always-excellent Patton Oswalt’s Annihilation on Oct. 17 and Judah Friedlander’s America Is The Greatest Country In The United States on Oct. 30. For stand-up fans interested in digging a little deeper, next month will also see new comedy specials from Rodney Carrington, Christina P and Alex Fernández.

All good things must come to an end, and in October, that includes the Netflix tenure of a number of outstanding movies and TV shows. In film, we’re losing the likes of Kubrick’s classic adaptation of The Shining (our number-one horror movie on Netflix, and a particularly egregious loss in October, of all months), David Lynch’s masterpiece Mulholland Drive, Best Picture-winning biopic Patton and James Cameron’s romantic epic Titanic. On the television side of things, on their way out are all seven seasons of 30 Rock, all five seasons of Louie and Friday Night Lights, seasons nine through fourteen of Family Guy, and seasons five through eleven of Bones. Ouch.

Check out Netflix’s October sizzle reel below, and find the full list of next month’s additions and subtractions beneath that.

Avail. 10/1/17
88 Minutes
A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song
Before Midnight
Blood Diamond
Boogie Nights
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Cleverman: Season 2
Death Sentence
Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood
Eagle vs. Shark
Eyes Wide Shut
Generation Iron 2
Ghost Patrol
I Love You, Man
Ice Guardians
Lockup: Disturbing the Peace: Collection 1
Made of Honor
Miss Congeniality
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous
Must Love Dogs
Never Let Me Go
No Reservations
PJ Masks: Season 1
Set Up
The Reaping
Tokyo Idols
Tommy Boy

Avail. 10/2/17
Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown
Sleeping with Other People

Avail. 10/3/17
13 Demons
Rodney Carrington: Here Comes The Truth — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Cult of Chucky
The Survivalist

Avail. 10/4/17

Avail. 10/5/17
Bonus Family (Bonusfamiljen): Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Schitt’s Creek: Season 3
The Fosters: Season 5

Avail. 10/6/17
Skylanders Academy: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Suburra: Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Word Party: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Avail. 10/7/17
Chris Brown: Welcome To My Life
Middle Man

Avail. 10/10/17
Christina P: Mother Inferior — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Skyjacker’s Tale

Avail. 10/11/17
Donnie Darko

Avail. 10/12/17

Avail. 10/13/17
El Especial de Alex Fernández, el Especial — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Super Monsters: Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) — NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM
Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 4 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Avail. 10/15/17
Belief: The Possession of Janet Moses
LEGO: City: Season 1
She Makes Comics
West Coast Customs: Season 6

Avail. 10/17/17
Patton Oswalt: Annihilation — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Slasher: Guilty Party — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Avail. 10/19/17
Wedding Unplanned

Avail. 10/20/17
Haters Back Off: Season 2— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Smurfs: The Lost Village
The Day I Met El Chapo: The Kate del Castillo Story— NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Avail. 10/23/17
Meet the Robinsons
While We’re Young

Avail. 10/24/17
Wanted: Season 1— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Wanted: Season 2— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Mist: Season 1

Avail. 10/25/17
The Hateful Eight
The Final Master
La Querida del Centauro: Season 2

Avail. 10/26/17
Strange Weather

Avail. 10/27/17
Stranger Things 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold— NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Avail. 10/28/17
Pup Star: Better 2Gether

Avail. 10/30/17
Judah Friedlander: America Is The Greatest Country In The United States— NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Zumbo’s Just Desserts: Season 1 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL


Leaving 10/1/17
30 Rock: Seasons 1 – 7
A Love in Times of Selfies
Across the Universe
Barton Fink
Big Daddy
Cradle 2 the Grave
Crafting a Nation
Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest
Daddy’s Little Girls
Dark Was the Night
David Attenborough’s Rise of the Animals: Triumph of the Vertebrates: Season 1
Day of the Kamikaze
Death Beach
Dowry Law
Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief
Friday Night Lights: Seasons 1 – 5
Happy Feet
Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison
Love Actually
Malcolm in the Middle: Seasons 1 – 7
Max Dugan Returns
Million Dollar Baby
Mortal Kombat
Mr. 3000
Mulholland Dr.
My Father the Hero
My Name Is Earl: Seasons 1 – 4
One Tree Hill: Seasons 1 – 9
Picture This
Prison Break: Seasons 1 – 4
The Bernie Mac Show: Seasons 1 – 5
The Shining
The Wonder Years: Seasons 1 – 6

Leaving 10/19/17
The Cleveland Show: Seasons 1 – 4

Leaving 10/21/17
Bones: Seasons 5 – 11

Leaving 10/27/17
Lie to Me: Seasons 2 – 3
Louie: Seasons 1 – 5
Hotel Transylvania 2

Leaving 10/29/17
Family Guy: Seasons 9 – 14

Watch Alicia Vikander in the First Trailer for ‘Tomb Raider’

It’s been almost 15 years since one of video games’ most iconic heroines, Lara Croft, hit the big screen. Now the Tomb Raider reboot starring Academy Award winner Alicia Vikander has just dropped its first full length trailer after a posting some teaser footage to its official Twitter account just yesterday. Loosely based off the reimagined Tomb Raider game from 2013, Vikander as Croft sets out to find her missing father. She soon finds herself stuck on an island where she must learn to adapt to her surroundings in order to survive.

Tomb Raider, which also stars Daniel Wu, Nick Frost, Dominic West, Walton Goggins, and Kristin Scott Thomas, is set for a March 16, 2018 release.

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Critics Are Saying ‘mother!’ Is One of the Most Shocking Hollywood Films Ever

mother! has only been out for a few days, but it has already divided both critics and viewers. The Darren Aronofsky-directed film received a rare ‘F’ grade from CinemaScore audiences and only earned $7.5 million on opening weekend, which is pretty dismal compared to fellow horror movie IT‘s record-setting $117 million intake just a week prior.

Critics, on the other hand, have been kinder to the film — though not that kind. Interestingly, both negative and positive reviews focused on Aronofsky’s “auteur” vision. Where some saw genius, others saw a movie falling apart, with one reviewing calling it the worst film of the century. Jennifer Lawrence fans, however, will be happy to know that many attributed her skill to the film not being a total disaster.

Watch the trailer for the movie below, then browse through our selected reviews.

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It’s shocking

It may be the most vile and contemptible motion picture ever released by one of the major Hollywood studios.

 Kyle Smith / National Review

It’s extremely bad

I hesitate to label it the “Worst movie of the year” when “Worst movie of the century” fits it even better.

 Rex Reed / Observer US

If you gave an extremely bright fifteen-year-old a bag of unfamiliar herbs to smoke, and forty million dollars or so to play with, “mother!” would be the result.

 Anthony Lane / The New Yorker

A miscast Jennifer Lawrence plus no coherent vision from Aronofsky. An empty shell of a movie.

 Jackie K. Cooper / Huffington Post

mother! – Darren Aronofsky’s beguiling, frustrating new thriller – is the kind of movie that makes me want to avoid the internet for a century.

 K. Austin Collins / The Ringer

It’s watchable but not great

Lawrence’s exceptionally moving performance, the one subtle thing here, is probably all that makes the film bearable.

 Tom Gliatto / People Magazine

It’s a film maker seeing how far he can push you, not realizing that the line was passed about half an hour in.

 James Luxford / Metro (UK)

This is a movie that we experienced as thrilling for the first hour and annoying for the second; the annoying part was likely just our own longing for a recognizable narrative structure.

 Liz Braun / Toronto Sun

Even Lawrence’s magnetic powers can’t keep “mother!” from going off the rails, which at first occurs cumulatively, then in a mad rush during the film’s outlandish climax.

 Ann Hornaday / Washington Post

When the film leaves the realm of the impolite or even criminal for something far more extreme, it achieves a level of excess that makes the whole enterprise increasingly cartoonish, rather than just awful.

 John Anderson / Wall Street Journal

It’s a work of genius

The further away I get from mother!, the closer it moves to my heart. It’s a delirious, disgraceful experience – just make sure you give it space to breathe.

 Mark Kermode / Observer (UK)

Grappling with this climax — steeped in gore, religious symbolism, hundreds of marauding strangers (including Kristen Wiig) and sheer chutzpah — is the moviegoing gauntlet of the year.

 Joshua Rothkopf / Time Out

There’s a small, or perhaps not so small, part of this beautiful, spectacular attack of a movie that wants to be booed, but that doesn’t mean we should be swift to do so.

 Guy Lodge / Vanity Fair

‘Michelin Stars’ Documentary Delves Into How Restaurants Earn the Culinary Honor

Infamous restaurant rater Michelin Guide is getting its own feature length documentary in Michelin Stars: Tales From the Kitchen. Danish filmmaker Rasmus Dinesen sits down with some of the industry’s most notable figures — Daniel Humm, René Redzepi, Alain Ducasse, Guy Savoy, Andoni Luis Aduriz, and ten other renounced chefs and big-time food critics to hear why the Michelin-star became the pinnacle of culinary excellence.

Earning a one-star rating is already an accomplishment but reaching three is an achievement worthy of being put on a pedestal. The trailer shows footage of the guide’s director of business, Michael Ellis, calling the restaurants to tell them their star rankings on Michelin day. It intends to delve into the “dark flip side of the shiny coin” that comes with Michelin’s effect. The film will premiere worldwide on September 23, during the San Sebastián Film Festival.

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Here’s Everything Coming to & Leaving Netflix in September

Next week we’ll witness the beginning of a new month, which of course means it’s time for Netflix to unleash a fresh selection of titles, while unfortunately calling it quits for others. The streaming service continues to crank out the original content, as you’ll find September is filled with new Netflix creations.

Highlights coming this month include Narcos season three, Dead Poets SocietyNewsies: The Broadway MusicalThe Blacklist season four, Fire Chasers season one, The Walking Dead season seven, Portlandia season seven, Jerry Before SeinfeldDisney’s Beauty and the Beast, and much more.

Also, you’ll want to take advantage of these standout pictures while you can: Jackass: The MovieThe OmenA Nightmare on Elm StreetRaising Hope season one, Déjà Vu, and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, among others.

For everything coming to and leaving Netflix this September, see below.

Arriving September 1

Amores Perros
City of God
Dead Poets Society
Deep Blue Sea
Disney’s Hercules
Disney’s Mulan
FINAL FANTASY XIV Dad of Light: Season 1 (Netflix original)
Gangs of New York
Gone Baby Gone
High Risk
Hotel for Dogs
Jaws 2
Jaws 3
Jaws: The Revenge
LEGO Elves: Secrets of Elvendale: Season 1 (Netflix original)
Little Evil (Netflix original)
Maniac: Season 1
Narcos: Season 3 (Netflix original)
Outside Man: Volume 2
Pulp Fiction
Requiem for a Dream
Resurface (Netflix original)
Shaq & Cedric the Entertainer Present: All Star Comedy Jam
Shaquille O’Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam: Live from Atlanta
Shaquille O’Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam: Live from Dallas
Shaquille O’Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam: Live from Las Vegas
Shaquille O’Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam: Live from Orlando
Shaquille O’Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam: Live from South Beach
She’s Gotta Have It
The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography
The Last Shaman
The Lost Brother
The Rugrats Movie
The Secret Garden
The Squid and the Whale
West Coast Customs: Season 5
Who the F**K is that Guy

September 2

Vincent N Roxxy

September 4


September 5

Carrie Pilby
Facing Darkness
Like Crazy
Marc Maron: Too Real (Netflix original)
Newsies: The Broadway Musical

September 6

A Good American
Hard Tide

September 7

The Blacklist: Season 4

September 8

#realityhigh (Netflix original)
Apaches: Season 1
BoJack Horseman: Season 4 (Netflix original)
Fabrizio Copano: Solo Pienso En Mi (Netflix original)
Fire Chasers: Season 1
Greenhouse Academy: Season 1 (Netflix original)
Joaquín Reyes: Una y no más (Netflix original)
Spirit: Riding Free: Season 2 (Netflix original)
The Confession Tapes: Season 1 (Netflix original)
The Walking Dead: Season 7

September 9

Portlandia: Season 7

September 11

The Forgotten

September 12

Jeff Dunham: Relative Disaster (Netflix original)

September 13

Offspring: Season 7
Ghost of the Mountains

September 14

Disney’s Pocahontas

September 15

American Vandal: Season 1 (Netflix original)
First They Killed My Father (Netflix original)
Foo Fighters: Back and Forth
George Harrison: Living in the Material World
Project Mc²: Part 5 (Netflix original)
Strong Island (Netflix original)
VeggieTales in the City: Season 2 (Netflix original)

September 18

Call the Midwife: Series 6
The Journey Is the Destination

September 19

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Jerry Before Seinfeld (Netflix original)
Love, Sweat and Tears

September 20


September 21

Gotham: Season 3

September 22

Fuller House: New Episodes (Netflix original)
Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father: Season 1 (Netflix original)
The Samaritan

September 23

Alien Arrival

September 25

Dark Matter: Season 3

September 26

Night School
Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan
Terrace House: Aloha State: Part 4 (Netflix original)

September 27

Absolutely Anything

September 29

Big Mouth: Season 1 (Netflix original)
Club de Cuervos: Season 3 (Netflix original)
Gerald’s Game (Netflix original)
Real Rob: Season 2 (Netflix original)
Paul Hollywood’s Big Continental Road Trip: Season 1 (Netflix original)
Our Souls at Nights (Netflix original)
The Magic School Bus Rides Again: Season 1 (Netflix original)

September 30

Murder Maps: Season 3

Leaving September 1

Better Off Ted: Season 2
Do Not Disturb
Hope Floats
Jackass: The Movie
LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu: King of Shadows
LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu: Way of the Ninja
The Batman: Season 1-5
The Deep End: Season 1
The Omen
Wilfred: Season 1-2
Something’s Gotta Give
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Tears of the Sun
A Nightmare on Elm Street

September 3

Drumline: A New Beat

September 4

The A-List

September 5

Lilo & Stitch
The Emperor’s New Groove

September 9

Teen Beach 2

September 10

Army Wives: Season 1-7

September 11

Terra Nova: Season 1

September 15

Katt Williams: Kattpacalypse

September 16

Jackass 3.5: The Unrated Movie
One Day

September 19

Persons Unknown: Season 1

September 20

Bombay Velvet
Finding Fanny
Raising Hope: Season 1

September 22


September 24

Déjà Vu

September 26

A Gifted Man: Season 1
Sons of Tucson: Season 1
CSI: Miami: Season 1-10

September 30

Last Man Standing: Season 1-5