It’s a nice end to June with some great new movies added to the library this week. run rabbit runstarring successions Sarah Snook is now available to stream, along with Netflix’s animated feature of the summer, Nimona.
N = Netflix Original
Run Rabbit Run (2023) north
Director: daina reid
Gender: Horror, Suspense | Execution time: 100 minutes
Cast: Sarah Snook, Lily LaTorre, Neil Melville, Katherine Slattery, Damon Herriman
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Thanks to her time as Shiv Roy on Succession, Sarah Snook is one of the biggest names in Hollywood right now. Expect a lot of eyes at Run Rabbit Run this weekend.
As a fertility doctor, Sarah has a firm understanding of the cycle of life. However, when she is forced to make sense of her young daughter’s increasingly strange behavior, Sarah must challenge her own beliefs and confront a ghost from her past.
Nimona (2023) north
Director: Nick Bruno, Troy Quane
Gender: Animation, Action, Adventure | Execution time: 101 minutes
Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz, Riz Ahmed, Eugene Lee Yang, Frances Conroy, Lorraine Toussaint
Nimona is Netflix’s big summer 2023 animated release. Thanks to the talented team at Anapurna Animation, it could be one of Netflix’s best yet.
When a knight in a futuristic medieval world is framed for a crime he didn’t commit, the only one who can help him prove his innocence is Nimona, a mischievous teenager who turns out to be a shape-shifting creature he swore to destroy.
Director: alex garland
Gender: Adventure, Drama, Horror | Execution time: 119 minutes
Cast: Natalie Portman, Benedict Wong, Sonoya Mizuno, David Gyasi, Oscar Isaac
Annihilation is highly regarded by its fans as one of the best horror movies of 2018. Outside of the United States, the movie was distributed by Netflix. Better late than never.
A biologist joins a secret and dangerous expedition to a mysterious area where the laws of nature do not apply.
The Imitation Game (2014)
Director: Morten Tyldum
Gender: Biography, Drama, Suspense | Execution time: 114 minutes
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear, Allen Leech
Alan Turing, one of the greatest minds of the World War II era, was impeccably played by Benedict Cumberbatch. One of the most important stories of the war, if not for the efforts of Turing and the rest of his team, the riddle code may never have been solved.
During World War II, English mathematical genius Alan Turing tries to crack the German Enigma code with the help of other mathematicians while trying to come to terms with his troubled private life.
Eldorado: Everything the Nazis Hate (2023) north
Director: Benjamin Cantu, Matt Lambert
Gender: Documentary, Drama, History| Execution time: 92 minutes
Cast: Livia Matthes, Nicolo Pasetti, David Ali Rashed, Anton Rattinger, Antonio Lallo
There were countless victims of the Nazi occupation of Europe, including many members of the LGBTQIA+ community. The team at Film Base Berlin and directorial couple Benjamin Cantu and Matt Lambert have done an amazing job telling the story of how hate and hypocrisy can destroy freedoms.
Set in Berlin in the late 1920s, Eldorado is a legendary decadent and hedonistic nightclub where gay, lesbian and trans people dance face to face with the rich and powerful. They let loose to the electrifying music of the Weintraub Syncopators, intoxicated by the scents of perfume, rouge, and manly sweat. But Eldorado is also a space of contradictions, where some openly gay visitors come dressed in Nazi uniforms.
What movies have you been watching on Netflix this week? Let us know in the comments below!