The Quorum

New to The Quorum: BRUISED, PASSING, THE HARDER THEY FALL

Watch out, folks. Netflix is not messing around this year.

Earlier this week, the streamer announced release dates for over 40 upcoming films, all for the fall of 2021. We won’t be tracking all of them but we will be collecting data on the high-profile titles and those slated for a theatrical run.

While more titles will be added to The Quorum in the coming days, three have been added already. Here’s a closer look.

BRUISED has Halle Berry firmly in un-glamorous dramatic mode that is reminiscent of her Oscar-winning turn in MONSTER’S BALL. While it would be great to see Berry mentioned again during award season, the thing that has us most excited about this project is the fact that Berry directed it herself. Color us intrigued.

We don’t get a ton of westerns these days, but when we do, they’re usually worth checking out. Recent examples include HELL OR HIGH WATER, NEWS OF THE WORLD, and TRUE GRIT. THE HARDER THEY FALL looks to be another intriguing entry on that list. Just look at the cast. It stars Idris Elba, Regina King Jonathan Majors, LaKeith Stanfield, and Zazie Beetz to name just a few. On top of that, HARDER is directed by musician and producer Jeymes Samuels, aka The Bullitts. While he has made a few short films to accompany his music, this is his first feature-length film.

PASSING is yet another film from a first-time director. This time it’s actor (and now writer and director) Rebecca Hall at the helm. Hall is certainly having a moment. She is currently in theaters starring in the critically-acclaimed horror film THE NIGHT HOUSE. Based on the 1929 novel of the same name by Nella Larsen, the film about racial “passing” was an eight-figure acquisition from Sundance and also looks to be an awards contender.

We’ve got three cool-looking movies made by three very compelling directors. So,to these three films, we say welcome to The Quorum.

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