Netflix releases a number of films and series in its catalog each week, without anyone noticing them or the platform officially announcing it. Ecran Large reviews the new features added by Netflix from April 8 to 14, 2022, films and series combined in a non-exhaustive list.
What are the films and series not to be missed this weekend on the streaming platform?
elite season 5
Available on Netflix – Duration: 8 episodes of approximately 45min
When it’s back to school again in Las Encinas
What does it talk about ? In Las Encinas, new school year rhymes with new victim, new suspects and new mystery, while the students are drowned under a new wave of secrets.
Why do you have to watch it? Because if you’ve held out so far, it’s either because you like the show, or because you like hurting yourself, or because you work for a series review site. Let things be clear, there is technically no valid reason to delve into this fifth season ofElite given the number of high quality series also available on Netflix (and on all other platforms).
But let’s say your catalog is buggy, all that’s left isElite available and you have access to absolutely nothing else (books, video games, guns), then you will have a good excuse for yourself immerse yourself in these adventures between sex, drugs, alcohol and stupid investigation.
Our review of season 4 ofElite
Available on Netflix – Duration: 1h38
What does it talk about ? Two not-so-popular teenagers throw themselves into metal to win the battle of the bands, achieve glory and be worshiped as gods.
Why do you have to watch it? DB Weiss and David Benioff leave out the dragons of Game Of Thrones to get into the teenage movie with Metal Lords, a film directed by Peter Sollett. In line with rock academy, the film seems to use music, and more specifically metal, to allow the characters to flourish in their teenage lives. Hunter and Kevin, two unknown teenagers, want to form a group to become popular. A problem remains: in what high school in the world does being a metalhead make you popular? Let’s be honest, characters have a better chance of becoming outcasts than becoming gods.
Besides this somewhat simplistic idea of the quest for popularity, and the cliché of the stuck cellist who doesn’t like rock, Metal Lords could be a pleasant comedy, exploring both music and adolescent malaise. Obsessed with the idea of winning a rock competition, apparently less epic than that of Scott Pilgrimteenagers seem ready to do anything to become the kings of high school.
Our review of Metal Lords
the in between
Available on Netflix – Duration: 1h57
What does it talk about ? Heartbroken by the loss of the love of her life in a tragic accident, a teenage girl begins to believe he’s sending her signs from beyond the grave.
Why do you have to watch it? Because after the trilogy Kissing Booth, The In Between will most certainly be the next Netflix teen hit with Joey King. This time, we will find a very sweet love story, a fantastic element treated with sentimentality, some pretty pseudo-romantic shots and a gallery of stereotypical secondary characters. A beautiful program that will undoubtedly satisfy an audience looking for comforting comforter content.
And the team of The in Between seems ready for this type of production. Director Arie Posin directed the teen movie The Chumscrubber and romance The Face of Lovewhile screenwriter Marci Klein worked on the romance A love in New York and on the live action adaptation of Snow White. What to find happiness if you seek a kind of Ghost 2022 release.
yaksha: a demon on a mission
Available on Netflix – Duration: 2h05
What does it talk about ? While inspecting a special forces team and its legendary leader in a fearsome city, a righteous prosecutor bursts into the heart of a deadly spy war.
Why do you have to watch it? Because a sharp action film can never really do any harm. Because we find there with pleasure Park Hae-soo, who played the very detestable Cho Sang-woo in Squid Gameand because we see the je-t-aime-moi-non-plus bromance happening between his character (a prosecutor wishing to do justice while respecting the law) and that of Yaksha (a disillusioned leader of the forces for whom all means are good) as big as a house.
Should we expect a great Korean thriller à la Park Chan-wook (Miss, Old Boy) or Bong Joon-ho (Parasite, Snowpiercer)? No. Definitely not. Yaksha – A demon on a mission nevertheless remains an entertainment as effective as it is unpretentious, which will satisfy the oh so primary desire to watch a skewer of mafiosos and spies remake their portraits with their bare hands (or not), and split the urban landscape at the wheel cars that go very fast, and make more noise than an unbridled scooter at 2am. Carried by a striking staging and a colorimetry which is reminiscent of that of John Wickthe film can be viewed a bit like a Atomic Blonde : by discussing his day without too much risk of losing the thread.
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