Every month, Netflix announces dozens of films that make it into the catalog. But, not all news is worth the time spent watching it. So, to help readers who are looking for good releases, Bula has put together a list of the top ten that were recently added to the streaming service. The selection includes features from different genres, such as the documentary “The Deaths of Dick Johnson” (2020), by Kirsten Johnson; the dramatic comedy “The 40-Year-Old Version” (2020), by Radha Blank; and the science fiction “Blade Runner 2049” (2017), directed by Denis Villeneuve. The titles are organized according to the year of release.
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A few years ago, Dick Johnson, father of filmmaker Kirsten Johnson, was diagnosed with dementia. As a therapeutic activity to face her father's inevitable death, Kirsten decides to enact the ways in which he can die. In each scenario, the elderly person plays with Kirsten's acid humor and imaginative fantasies. Thus, father and daughter prepare for separation and create eternal memories together.
In this documentary, British naturalist David Attenborough talks about his career as the main voice and face of the main programs on nature in the last 57 years. During that time, Attenborough visited every continent on Earth, exploring and documenting wild places. The naturalist calls for everyone to take care of the planet and shares his vision for the future.
The story takes place in the 1960s, in a rural Ohio community, and follows several peculiar characters who were affected by the war in different ways. Chief among them, Willard Russell, is a veteran tormented for failing to save his wife from death. His son, Arvin Eugene, grows up trying to become a good man, but ends up being hit by the violence that dominates the city.
“Soil Fertile” addresses how a global movement, called Regenerative Agriculture, can be the solution to recover land spaces degraded by monoculture and livestock. Experts, scholars and celebrity activists prove that, through soil restoration, it is possible to balance the climate, replenish our vast water supply and feed the world.
In 1968, in New York, a group of gay friends get together to celebrate the birthday of one of them, Harold. The host of the night is Michael, a drunk and wasteful screenwriter, who bought a special gift for the birthday boy. But the drink night is interrupted when Michael proposes a game of confessions. The truths said end up threatening the friendship of the group.
Written, directed and starred by Radha Blank, this semi-biographical feature follows a 40-year-old actress, whose career is on the decline. In search of reinventing herself, she starts rapping and discovers a new passion. Now, she must survive in a world dominated by younger men. In addition, the rapper tries to deal with various personal and family problems.
Christine McPherson is a teenager who lives in Sacramento, California, and calls herself "Lady Bird". She is in her last year of high school and says that her dream is to enter a prestigious university, preferably in a big city, and to leave Sacramento. But, Christine's family faces many financial difficulties and her mother says she will not support her in moving.
In the 1950s, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned stylist who works alongside his sister, Cyril, to dress up big names in the British elite. His inspiration comes from women who constantly enter and leave his life. But everything changes when he meets the intelligent waitress Alma, who becomes his muse and lover. Despite loving Woodcock, Alma does not accept his systematic and aggressive way.
In 2049, replicants – artificial human beings manufactured thanks to the development of bioengineering – are more evolved and obedient. One is K, a blade runner who hunts outlaws for the police. In one of his missions, K discovers a secret: a replicant had a son. The reproduction of replicants can trigger their war with humans. So, K's boss demands that he eliminate the child.
Mobster John “Whitey” Bulger is convinced by FBI agent John Connolly to make a collaboration agreement to exterminate a common enemy: the Italian mafia. Over time, the agency allows Whitey to ignore the rules and consolidate his territory, so that he becomes one of the most powerful criminals in the country. But he is later betrayed by the FBI, making it to the US's most wanted list.