THE WHITE TIGER Review. Plus: Netflix vs The World director Shawn Cauthen
Ramin Bahrani's adaptation of the New York Times Best-Selling Novel THE WHITE TIGER dropped on Netflix over the weekend and landed firmly in the Netflix Top 10 as one of the most watched films on the platform. This week, host Andrew Morgan and film critic Chris Frodel of Arguing With Myself come together to review the Indian crime drama and discuss its early comparisons to films like Scarface & Parasite, the protagonist's moral complexity, the breakout performance from Adarsh Gourav, the backdrop of the Caste System & the master/servant relationship, & much more (1:00). Then, Andrew is joined by documentary director Shawn Cauthen for an interview about the origins of Netflix, their battle with Blockbuster, the gamble on Netflix Originals, & much more about his latest film, Netflix vs The World (37:55).
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From Executive Producers Ava DuVernay & Priyanka Chopra Jonas, THE WHITE TIGER is the epic journey of a poor Indian driver (Balram, played by Adrash Gourav) who must use his wit and cunning to break free from servitude to his rich masters and rise to the top of the heap. Starring Gourav, Rajkummar Rao, & Priyanka Chopra Jonas as Pinky Madam.
NETFLIX VS THE WORLD is the story of how a tiny, broke Silicon Valley startup slew giants of the movie rental world, warded off Amazon and forced movie making and distribution into the digital age. Directed by Shawn Cauthen (The Orange Years: The Nickelodeon Story; Fan Level Midnight: Devoted to The Office). Available NOW on Amazon Prime https://www.amazon.com/Netflix-vs-World-Derek-Cecil/dp/B087MW5JG4