It was a big week for some of the most acclaimed auteurs in the business, starting with Quebecois visionary Xavier Dolan, who posted a passionate open letter to Twitter after he found out Netflix UK altered the ratio changes that are so crucial when viewing his 2014 drama “Mommy.” Netflix UK quickly fixed the change, citing how they never intentionally changed the aspect ratio and that the alternation was simply a technical mistake. Dolan followed up by apologizing for reacting with such anger, though he was certainly right to want the film to be restored to its original edit.
Elsewhere, Darren Aronofsky made headlines by confirming his plans to move to television, making him the latest high profile filmmaker to make the transition to the small screen, while heavyweights like Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino and Christopher Nolan all joined forced to support a new Kodak Super 8 initiative. Get all of the week’s top stories by clinking the links below.
Xavier Dolan Lashes Out at Netflix UK in Open Letter