The idea of self-reference in art is not really new, but it can be quite interesting. In Hamlet, there is a "play within the play." In Romeo and Juliet_, Romeo dreams that "dreamers often lie," which is arguably a paradox, because if that statement is true, then a dream is a lie, but also the statement that dreamers lie must be false, because Romeo dreamed it, therefore dreams must be true. Don Quixote refers to someone writing a different version of Quixote. In this case "NETFLIX" the streaming service created a movie set in 1984, and that movie mentioned and described "NETFLIX." And Stephan knows that some being or force is controlling him. Maybe this movie is a little deeper than some reviewers have realized.