For the next few weeks, the Russos will be spending their Friday nights broadcasting on Instagram Live with this new show, which is designed to `educate and spread some love to favorite classic films.` Each week, they'll announce a movie that inspired them to become filmmakers and give audiences one week to watch it; then they'll spend the following week's episode talking about that movie with a special guest, talking about `how different flicks have transformed their relationship to cinema, while enjoying pizza from a local pizzeria.`
The Russos, of course, started out in the indie world making films like Welcome to Collinwood and established themselves as go-to directors of intelligent television comedies like Arrested Development, Happy Endings, and Community. They were hired by Marvel Studios to direct Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and eventually became that studio's pride and joy by helming Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, the latter of which is now the highest-grossing movie of all time.
The first movie they chose to spotlight in their new show is La Haine, a 1995 French drama directed by Mathieu Kassovitz (Gothika, Babylon A.D.) and starring Vincent Cassel (Ocean's Twelve, Westworld), Hubert Kounde (The Constant Gardener), and Saïd Taghmaoui (Wonder Woman, John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum).
The movie was added to the Criterion Collection several years ago, and leading up to that release, the company put out this video explaining three reasons why they chose that film to be a part of its prestigious collection.