THE DEVIL’S ADVOCATE

Original Release Date: October 17, 1997
Directed by: Taylor Hackford
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Streaming: Netflix

Official Synopsis: An exceptionally adept Florida lawyer is offered a job to work in New York City for a high-end law firm with a high-end boss – the biggest opportunity of his career to date.

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino, Charlize Theron, Craig T. Nelson, & Connie Nielsen


ROPE

Original Release Date: September 25, 1948
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Streaming: Shudder

Official Synopsis: Two young men strangle their “inferior” classmate, hide his body in their apartment, and invite his friends and family to a dinner party as a means to challenge the “perfection” of their crime.

Starring: James Stewart, John Dall and Farley Granger


THE FIGHTER

Original Release Date: December 10, 2010
Directed by:
David O. Russell
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Streaming: Crackle

83rd Academy Awards
Best Picture (Nominee)
Best Director (Nominee)
Best Supporting Actor (Christian Bale) (WINNER)
Best Supporting Actress (Amy Adams) (Nominee)
Best Supporting Actress (Melissa Leo) (WINNER)
Best Original Screenplay (Nominee)
Best Film Editing (Nominee)

Official Synopsis: Based on the story of Micky Ward, a fledgling boxer who tries to escape the shadow of his more famous but troubled older boxing brother and get his own shot at greatness.

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, and Melissa Leo


THE WRESTLER

Original Release Date: December 17, 2008
Directed by: Darren Aronofsky
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Streaming: Starz

81st Academy Awards
Best Leading Actor (Mickey Rourke) (Nominee)
Best Supporting Actress (Marisa Tomei) (Nominee)

Official Synopsis: A faded professional wrestler must retire, but finds his quest for a new life outside the ring a dispiriting struggle.

Starring: Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, and Evan Rachel Wood


RBG

Original Release Date: May 4, 2018
Directed by:
Betsy West & Julie Cohen
Studio: Magnolia Pictures
Streaming: Hulu

Official Synopsis: The exceptional life and career of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon.

Starring: Ruth Bader Ginsburg


COMPULSION

Original Release Date: October 4, 2018
Directed by:
Craig Goodwill
Studio: Atlantic Screen Productions
Streaming: Netflix

Official Synopsis: After a fight with her boyfriend, a successful female erotic novelist on a book tour of Europe joins her ex and his female friend, with whom she falls madly in love, for a party at a castle owned by a dangerous cult.

Starring: Analeigh Tipton, Marta Gastini, Jakob Cedergren, Valentin Merlet, and Jan Bijvoet


PHANTOM THREAD

Original Release Date: December 25, 2017
Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson
Studio: Focus Features
Streaming: HBO Go

90th Academy Awards
Best Picture (Nominee)
Best Director (Nominee)
Best Leading Actor (Daniel Day Lewis) (Nominee)
Best Supporting Actress (Lesley Manville) (Nominee)
Best Original Score (Nominee)
Best Costume Design (WINNER)

Official Synopsis: Set in 1950’s London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover.

Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville, and Vicky Krieps


THE DROP

Original Release Date: September 12, 2014
Directed by:
Michaël R. Roskam
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Streaming: Tubi TV

Official Synopsis: Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood’s past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living – no matter the cost.

Starring: Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini, Matthias Schoenaerts, John Ortiz, Elizabeth Rodriguez and Ann Dowd


BIG MOUTH: SEASON TWO

Original Release Date: October 5, 2018
Streaming: Netflix

Official Synopsis: The series follows 7th grade best friends Nick Birch and Andrew Glouberman as they navigate their way through puberty, masturbation, and sexual arousal. Acting as sex-based shoulder angels are the hormone monsters; Maurice (who pesters Andrew and occasionally Nick and Jay, and strongly resembles Pan), and Connie (who pesters Jessi and occasionally Missy). Throughout the series, the kids interact with people and objects who are personified in one way or another and offer helpful, albeit confusing, advice in their puberty-filled lives including the ghost of Duke Ellington, a French accented Statue of Liberty, a pillow capable of getting pregnant, and even Jessi’s own vagina.

Starring: Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, Jessi Klein, Jason Mantzoukas, Jenny Slate, Fred Armisen, Maya Rudolph, Jordan Peele, Gina Rodriguez, and David Thewlis


HALLOWEEN (1978)

Original Release Date: October 25, 1978
Directed by:
John Carpenter
Studio: Compass International Pictures
Streaming: Shudder

Official Synopsis: A young boy kills his sister on Halloween of 1963, and is sent to a mental hospital. 15 years later he escapes and returns to his home town in order to wreak havoc.

Starring: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Nancy Kyes, P.J. Soles, Charles Cyphers, and Kyle Richards


LEAVING NETFLIX THIS WEEK


SATURDAY
OCTOBER 6TH

  • Marc Maron: Thinky Pain (2013)
  • A Very British Gangster (2007)

SUNDAY
OCTOBER 7TH

  • 90210 – 5 Seasons (2013)
  • Isa TK+ – 120 Episodes (2009)
  • Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

MONDAY
OCTOBER 8TH

  • Durarara!! – 1 Season (2010)
  • The World Made Straight (2015)

TUESDAY
OCTOBER 9TH

  • Into the Abyss (2011)
  • Leap Year (2010)
  • What We Become (2015)

WEDNESDAY
OCTOBER 10TH

  • Len & Company (2015)

THURSDAY
OCTOBER 11TH

  • Bang Gang (2015)

NEXT FRIDAY
OCTOBER 12TH

  • The Nut Job (2014)

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