Netflix is hoping for centre stage at TIFF

Published on September 6, 2018, 9:22 am

Published by BC Local News

Streaming giant Netflix is taking eight movies to the Toronto International Film Festival That's the largest number of films it's ever brought to TIFF They're movies that could appeal to mainstream audiences and generate Oscar buzz The festival's opening film will be Netflix's historical epic "Outlaw King," starring Chris Pine It is the first movie from a streaming company to ever open the festival Critics say Netflix is trying to strengthen its image for prestige films Past Netflix movies like "Mudbound" have been nominated for Oscars but didn't win major trophies The company's most buzzworthy films have been on the lighter side, like "A Christmas Prince" (The Canadian Press)

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