It may have over 100 million worldwide subscribers and be valued at $78 billion, but not everyone is a fan of Netflix.
Christopher Nolan, director of The Dark Knight and Inception, falls into that category, having just slammed the streaming site’s business model.
In an interview with IndieWire’s Eric Kohn, the Dunkirk director said Netflix has a “bizarre aversion” to supporting theater releases.
He called the company’s practice of simultaneously releasing movies in cinemas and making them available to stream an “untenable model for theatrical presentations.”
“I think the investment that Netflix is putting into interesting filmmakers and interesting projects would be more admirable if it weren’t being used as some kind of bizarre leverage against shutting down theaters,” Nolan said.
I don’t really get it.”