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Netflix goes into test-run mode: How theatrical does it need to be? Netflix will release twenty-two films in theaters this fall, including Rian Johnson's "Glass Onion" sequel

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    There are ambitious theatrical windows for Noah Baumbach’s Don DeLillo adaptation “White Noise” (35 days) and Iñárritu’s Mexico-shot poetic comedy “Bardo,” which has 42 days between its premiere in U.S. theaters November 4 and Netflix release December 16; it first premieres in Mexico theaters October 27. All represent prime scheduling for awards consideration, of course.

    Receiving theatrical releases with timing and length TBD are awards-season maybes “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” from Rian Johnson (streaming December 23) and Guillermo del Toro’s stop-motion “Pinocchio” (streaming December 9).

    There’s also the recently shifted “Blonde” (theaters September 16, Netflix September 28), plus newly slotted German Oscar entry “All Quiet on the Western Front” (theaters September 29 in Germany and select markets; streaming October 28), and Tobias Lindholm’s serial killer story “The Good Nurse” (theaters October 19; Netflix October 26) starring Jessica Chastain and Eddie Redmayne.

    Netflix also announced theatrical-streaming dates for “Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical” (theaters December 9; Netflix December 25); dark stop-motion fantasy “Wendell & Wild” (theaters October 21; streaming October 28); and Scott Cooper’s “The Pale Blue Eye” (theaters December 23; streaming January 6). Still in search of a date is Sebastian Lelio’s “The Wonder,” starring Florence Pugh, which is expected to hit theaters in November and then stream in December.