Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Netflix Joins the MPAA

Following discussions with the Motion Picture Association of America, streaming service, motion picture producer Netflix, now referred to as the 'Seventh Sister" has joined six other major studios in the MPAA, following Netflix films earning 15 Oscar nominations for the 2019 Academy Awards, including Alfonso Cuarón's "Roma" and The Coen Bros.' "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs":

"...'Roma', written and directed by Oscar-winner Alfonso Cuarón ('Gravity', 'Children of Men'), set in the early 1970's...

" a semi-autobiographical take on Cuarón's upbringing in Mexico City, including the life of a live-in housekeeper to a middle-class family..."

"The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" written, directed and produced by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen ("Blood Simple") as an anthology, follows a 'sharp-shooting songster', starring Tim Blake Nelson, Liam Neeson, Zoe Kazan, Tyne Daly and Tom Waits.

" 'Near Algodones', a wannabe' bank robber gets his due and then some. 'Meal Ticket' is a gothic tale about two weary travelling performers.

"'All Gold Canyon' is a story about a prospector mining for gold.

A woman finds an unexpected promise of love, along with a dose of life's cruel irony, on a wagon train across the prairies in 'The Gal Who Got Rattled'. 

"Finally, ghostly laughs haunt 'The Mortal Remains' as a 'Lady' rains judgment upon a motley crew of strangers undertaking a final carriage ride..."

"Roma" and "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" are currently streaming on Netflix.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Roma" and "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs"...