It's finally February 8th, and I woke up early to see the nominees for this year's Oscars! For the past ten or so years, I've been trying to watch all of the Best Picture nominees before the ceremony. That used to mean going to the theater 5-10 times in mid-January. These past few years, it's become easier and easier to watch many of the nominees at home. I figure since I'll be figuring this out for myself, it's worth doing a quick blog post so the 10 of you who frequent this page don't have to do your own Google searches.
I haven't seen this one yet, but it's got a ton of buzz. It's currently available to rent for $19.99 on Google Play and Amazon.
Short for Children of Deaf Adults, I also have not seen this one yet, but it's available on Apple TV
This one I have seen. It's a very heavy-handed allegory about Climate Change and COVID Denial. If you're trying to see all the nominees, it's available on Netflix.
This one was also free on HBO from mid-November to mid-December. If you're like me and missed it, you'll need to pay $20-25 to rent it today. It is getting released on DVD this week, which usually means the rental prices will drop shortly as well.
The Power of the Dog:
With a ton of nominations, this is required viewing for any Oscar fan. It's on Netflix and the second best western I've seen all year. Do yourself a favor and watch this and The Harder They Fall, which really should have been nominated as well