Netflix Originals often find themselves (regardless of how unfair it may be) lumped by many into a sub-theater quality category for lesser movies. They certainly have their share of stinkers (just like the big screen). But I’ve found several Netflix films that I not only loved but that made my year end Top 10 list. Not to mention Netflix offers a great platform for independent filmmakers who can easily get lost in the blockbuster-soaked theater landscape.
Take indie filmmaker Noah Baumbach and his latest movie “Marriage Story”. Netflix produced and distributed, this comedy-drama stars Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver as a couple on the outs. Interestingly two trailers were dropped, one from her perspective and one from his. As a fan of Baumbach and a bigger fan of Driver, this could really be good. And hopefully this will be a case of Netflix actually getting their marketing right.
“Marriage Story” makes a few festival stops before releasing on Netflix later this year. Check out both trailers below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.