Watch the best of the best before the show.
The 2024 Oscar nominations have been announced, setting the stage for a night filled with glamour, talent, and cinematic excellence on March 10. This year has been significant for the film industry, with movies like “Barbenheimer” – a cultural phenomenon combining “Oppenheimer” and “Barbie” – leading the nominations. However, the list of nominees extends beyond these blockbusters to include a diverse array of films that have captivated audiences worldwide.
Anatomy of a Fall
“Anatomy of a Fall” has not made its way to the major streaming platforms yet, but it is available for rent. Winning the prestigious Palme D’Or at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival, this French legal drama directed by Justine Triet explores the trial of novelist Sandra Voyter, whose husband’s death becomes the center of a gripping courtroom battle.
Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie” stands out as a brilliantly meta-comedy, offering a sharp critique of the iconic doll’s cultural impact. The film has been a major part of the “Barbenheimer” buzz and features an all-star cast and a memorable soundtrack.
Stream on: Peacock Premium
Alexander Payne’s “The Holdovers” delivers a mix of humor and heart, with Paul Giamatti shining as a classics teacher during the holiday season. The film is available on Peacock Premium in the US, while UK audiences might still find it in cinemas. Read our review here.
Killers of the Flower Moon
Streaming on: Apple TV+
Martin Scorsese’s epic “Killers of the Flower Moon” recounts the Osage murders in 1920s Oklahoma. Exclusive to Apple TV+, this film features powerful performances and a riveting narrative that demands your attention.
Stream on: Netflix
Bradley Cooper’s portrayal of Leonard Bernstein in “Maestro” offers a glimpse into the composer’s complex life. The Netflix biopic highlights Bernstein’s struggles and triumphs, making it a must-watch for music and cinema fans alike.
Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” explores the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the father of the atomic bomb. With a stellar cast and Nolan’s signature storytelling, this film is a compelling watch, available for rent on various platforms. Read our review here.
Celine Song’s debut film “Past Lives” presents a touching narrative of missed connections and enduring friendships. This semi-autobiographical tale has garnered critical acclaim and is available for rent. Read our review here.
Streaming: Currently N/A but will come to Disney+/Hulu
Yorgos Lanthimos’s “Poor Things,” featuring Emma Stone, offers a unique take on the Frankenstein myth. Although not yet available for streaming, it’s anticipated to arrive on Disney+ or Hulu soon. Read our review here.
Where to Watch American Fiction, The Zone of Interest
As of now, “American Fiction” and “The Zone of Interest” are not available for streaming or on-demand. Both films are expected to release in UK cinemas on February 2, with US audiences having the opportunity to watch them in cinemas currently. Read our American Fiction review here. Read our The Zone of Interest review here.
As the Oscars approach, this guide offers a convenient way to catch up on the films competing for the top prize. Whether you’re in the mood for a legal drama, a historical epic, or a biographical film, there’s something for everyone in this year’s Best Picture nominees.
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