The Golden Globe Awards is a good guide for briefing the U.S. entertainment market over the past year. Due to the pandemic situation and the subsequent rise of various OTT platforms, many nominated works can be seen comfortably at home instead of at theatres. PRESSREELS introduces some of the films nominated for the 2022 Golden Globes that you can watch on Netflix.
The Power of the Dog
Based on the novel written by Thomas Savage and directed by the Academy Award winner Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog is a Western psychological drama film that mesmerizes viewers with universal themes, such as love, grief, resentment, jealousy, and sexuality. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch.
Don’t Look Up
Two astronomers, played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence, try to inform mankind of a comet approaching to destroy the Earth. The comet is an allegory for climate change and the film is a satire of the media’s indifference to the climate crisis. Directed by Adam McKay.
Jon, acted by Andrew Garfield, is a young theater composer who faces pressures from everywhere, on the brink of his showcase. A remarkable adaptation of the autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, who revolutionized theater as the creator of Rent. Hurry to watch, the clock keeps ticking.. tick, tick…BOOM!
Inspired by the adventures of Arsène Lupin, “gentleman thief” Assane Diop sets out to avenge his father for an injustice inflicted by a wealthy family. A French mystery thriller series consisting of ten episodes. Netflix has renewed Lupin for a new season. Stay tuned.
HALSTON, starring Ewan McGregor, is the untold story of the meteoric rise and fall of the first American celebrity fashion designer Halston. Adapted from the 1991 book Simply Halston by Steven Gaines. Even if you’re not a fashion geek, do not miss the glamorous party scenes at Studio 54.
What does it take to catch a killer? The Serpent is a British crime drama series based on real events, co-produced by BBC and Netflix. It reveals the story of a serial killer of the 70s played by the Golden Globe nominee, Tahar Rahim.
POSE is about the NY City’s African-American and Latino LGBTQ scene of the 80s. LGBTQ ball fixture Blanca, acted by a transgender actress Mj Rodriguez, starts her own house, soon becomes an ‘alternative mother’ to a gifted dancer and a sex worker. Feel the dynamic, turbulent, yet colorful emotions of POSE.
It is undeniable that the Squid Game was the hottest work of 2021. It recorded the largest number of viewers, beating the Game of Thrones just in a few months. The unique concept of adding childish games to a realistic thriller made this masterpiece nominated in three categories. If you still haven’t seen Squid Game, the first Korean series to be nominated at the Golden Globes, don’t hesitate to start binge-watching.