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New films and series to see on Netflix from April 15 to 21

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 15 to 21, 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?

Choose or Die

Available on Netflix – Duration: 1h24

What does it talk about ? Tempted by a chance to win unclaimed prizes, two friends reboot a mysterious 1980s video game and enter a surreal world of next-level terror.

Why do you have to watch it? ‘Cause standing somewhere in between Jumanji and Stranger Thingswhile starring Asa Butterfield (Sex Education), Choose or Die has everything to become a huge Netflix hit. And for good reason, even if his concept of a video game that has an impact on reality sounds a bit deja vu, the idea retains a playful and horrifying potential that is not uninteresting.

Add to that the fact that this is the first feature film by its director Toby Meakins. We are therefore not not immune to a nice surprise and the emergence of a new filmmaker capable of providing viewers on the platform with a pretty scare. Note also that Eddie Marsan, Kate Fleetwood and even Robert Englund are in the cast.

The presence of the iconic interpreter of Freddy Krugger testifies at least to a minimum of love of Choose or Die for genre cinema. A promise in itself.

Anatomy of a Scandal

Available on Netflix – Duration: 6 episodes of approximately 1 hour

What does it talk about ? Sophie’s privileged life is shattered when scandalous secrets surface and James, her husband and high-flying politician, is framed for a shocking crime.

Why do you have to watch it? Because’Anatomy of a Scandal came straight out of the minds of two specialists in state scandals, David E. Kelley, the creator of Big Little Lies, The Undoing and of Nine Perfect Strangersand Melissa James Gibson, who wrote and produced several episodes ofHouse of Cards. The miniseries follows the Whitehouse spouses, in turmoil after wealthy politician husband was accused of rape.

The challenge of the series will therefore be to discover whether or not the character played by Rupert Friend is responsible or the victim of a deception and whether his wife, played by Sienna Miller, will manage to detect the truth. To accompany this scandalous story, we find a very promising cast, composed among others of Michelle Dockery, interpreter of Lady Mary in Downton Abbeywho will be here the lawyer for the civil party. If you like psychological thrillers and court scenesthis series is made for you.

The curse of the white lady

On Netflix April 17 – Duration: 1h33min

What does it talk about ? When she was alive, she drowned her children in a fit of mad jealousy, then, devastated by grief, she threw herself into the raging river. From now on, her tears have become eternal. Lurking in the shadows, the “Llorana” attacks children, desperately seeking to replace her own.

Why do you have to watch it? We first look (and mainly) for Linda Cardellini, a formidable actress who is unfairly underrated and deserves more recognition. After all, is it really her fault that she participates in so many dubious projects? Good. Besides Cardellini’s sweet eyes and her seamless performance, we also watch for the cynical pleasure of wondering why the hell is the movie called The Curse of the White Lady, when it is not the White Lady, but the Lloronaa Mexican entity seeking at all costs to replace its dead children.

If we do not necessarily claim that The Curse of the White Lady is a very good film, even a good film, the footage directed by Michael Chaves remains however effective footage that will likely startle those with a sensitive heart and easy angst. Without seeking to revolutionize the horror genre (some would even go so far as to say that it does not even fit in), this sixth film in the universe Conjuring can be watched without any other stakes than that of being entertained for 90 minutes… first or second degree.

BETTER CALL SAUL SEASON 6 PART 1

On Netflix April 19 – Duration: 7 episodes of approximately 60 minutes

Jimmy will have to pay the bill

What does it talk about ? Six years before crossing paths with Walter White, Saul Goodman, known as Jimmy McGill, is a struggling lawyer in Albuquerque, New Mexico. To make ends meet, he will have no choice but to indulge in a few petty scams.

Why do you have to watch it? breaking Bad was for many viewers a shock, a gigantic dark thriller, and the revelation of Vince Gilligan’s writing talent. Against all odds, the screenwriter and director has accomplished the feat of transforming a improbable spin-off devoted to a colorful second knife a real lesson in tragedy. Constructed with meticulousness, the pathetic then infernal spiral, of a little crook in search of redemption turned crooked lawyer, Better Call Saul, will have gradually gained in scale and intensity during its first 5 seasons.

And we await with all the more impatience the first part of this final season, which will confront Jimmy with the cruellest of fates, namely the consequences of his actions and betrayals towards Kim, the woman he loves and who will be , out of love for him, let drag into a corrupting maze that risks costing him dearly. Vengeance, symbolic bills, failures and bursts of violence should be on the program for this dreaded conclusion.

Pacific Rim: The Black SEASON 2

On Netflix April 19 – Duration: 7 episodes of approximately 30min

What does it talk about ? Still equipped with their dented jaeger, Taylor and Hayley will have to face a more devious and disturbing threat than before, that of the territory of the sisters.

Why do you have to watch it? ‘Cause after the shine Pacific Rimdirected by Guillermo del Toro, and its less brilliant sequel Uprisingdirected by Steven S. DeKnight, the universe Pacific Rim continues to grow with Pacific Rim: The Black. And if the first season of this animated version of the Kaiju universe was still uneven, some beautiful action proposals remained and intrigued for the rest of the series.

We must therefore see The Black if you like the big beasts who send big tatanes to big robots, but this time in anime. To see if the series will succeed in being, over the length, more than a simple derivative product as are Fast & Furious: Spies in the Race or Jurassic World: Cretaceous Camp. Note however that this season two seems all the more to expand and have fun with the universe of Pacific Rim with the “territory of the sisters.”

Russian doll SEASON 2

On Netflix April 20 – Duration: 7 episodes of about 30min

Natasha Lyonne, Sharlto Copley

Sharlto the charlatan

What does it talk about ? After extracting themselves from a deadly time loop initiated on a birthday night, Nadia and Allan discover that they can travel in the past by taking the metro, the opportunity to probe family secrets, collective and intimate traumas. .or try to correct them.

Why do you have to watch it? Russian doll had created the surprise by thwarting expectations and dodging the pitfalls standing in his way. Rather than playing, like so many other works before it, with the concept stemming froman endless daythe series preferred use it to explore the personality of two antiheroes undermined by their neuroses. A bias that had allowed a handful of terribly clever episodes to explore a rather psychoanalytical, and ultimately poetic vein.

Something rare enough to be mentioned, the lightning fell in the same place, as this new season manages to renew its challenges, find a new playful and devious mechanism, while immersing us in the mental maze of a duo of increasingly endearing protagonists. Struggling with the cynicism of one and the idealism of the other, they explore this melancholy reverie between laughter and tears. Besides; the plot has the good taste to surprise, by undertaking an adventurous European exploration, which makes it possible to renew its decor, but also its ambitions.

BUT ALSO…

May: a mother’s rage, The Man of god, Poltergeist activity, Alcatraz, Le doudou, John Wayne Gacy: self-portrait of a killer, Yakamoz S-245 – Season 1

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