Christopher Nolan has come out against Netflix, saying that he wouldn't work with the streaming service because "if you make a theatrical film, it’s to be played in theaters.”
The comments came from an interview with IndieWire, “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 continued, “it’s so pointless. I don’t really get it.”
But the director isn't against all streaming platforms, in the same interview he voiced his support for Amazon, which has a 90-day theater release deal with its films before they are shown exclusively on the site.
If you take Nolan's impressive film history into account, it's not surprising that he's not a fan of Netflix. He said his films are best seen on a big screen, and in reviews of his latest movie, Dunkirk, critics are urging fans to go see it in IMAX.
Watch the trailer for the film below and read the full interview over at IndieWire.
Now, read why Dunkirk is the best film of the year so far.