All this to say: YesAwards season is just around the corner, with the Venice, Toronto and New York film festivals kicking off next month. Going by the standard release schedule, that means the movies you’ll be hearing about for the next several months (in theaters, on streamers, and on the giant billboards you drive by as you drive down the highway) are starting to appear. slowly. as they make their festival debut.
Netflix is, of course, preparing accordingly. After narrowly missing out on the top prize at this year’s Oscars (don’t get me started), the streaming service is once again setting its sights on the top Best Picture honor — and if not, at least a few more trophies. in other categories.
Earlier today, Netflix released its full 2022 movie slate, offering a peak of some of the titles coming to its list in the last four months of the year. With child rate (ivy + bean Y my father’s dragon), intriguing adult dramas (luckiest girl alive Y pale blue eye), some light-hearted holiday rom-coms (christmas with you and Linsday Lohan falling in love with christmas), and several sequels to recent hits (Enola Holmes 2), there is something for everyone here.
But the most exciting titles were the ones that could end up in the Oscars conversation. These include high-concept animated features such as Pinocchio by Guillermo del Toro and Key & Peele, starring wendell and wildwhich use handmade stop-motion, as well as animated documentaries, such as the Sundance winner Descendant and Elvis Mitchell’s retrospective look at the film noir of the 1970s, Is it black enough for you? Various titles, such as the French activist short story by Romain Gavras athena and Edward Berger’s anti-war drama All quiet on the western frontcould find success in international careers, while others, like Jessica Chastain and Eddie Redmayne, star in a true crime thriller. the good nurse or the adaptation of DH Lawrence starring Emma Corrin Lady Chatterley’s Loveryou could end up competing for more mainstream attention.
With a look at all the titles coming to the streaming service through the end of the year, five movies stood out as obvious players in the upcoming 2022-2023 awards race. From an offbeat biopic to a pulpy murder mystery, these are the 2022 Netflix movies you’re sure to hear about in the coming months as big hits of awards season.
Blond (directed by Andrew Dominik)
By now, you may have heard of Blond — the not-really-biography of Marilyn Monroe, based on the fictional novel of the same name by Joyce Carol Oates, has been mired in controversy (over casting, over script, over budget, over contents) since it was first announced in mid-2010. But with director Andrew Dominik and original author Joyce Carol Oates praising the film as the best thing to happen to cinema, the anticipation has definitely started to build. Will this be Ana de Armas’ official advance to the Major League Awards Season? Scheduled to open in a few days in Venice, questions about this long-gestating film will soon be answered, whether to make us more excited or more nervous for its official release on Netflix on September 16.
Bardo, false chronicle of a handful of truths (directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu)
Several years ago, Alejandro G. Iñárritu had back-to-back success at the Oscars with his Best Picture award. Birdman or (The unexpected virtue of ignorance) and its winner for Best Direction the reborn. The decorated director has been quiet ever since, but all that will change this year when he releases Bard. Also premiering in Venice, the latest from Iñárritu follows Silverio, “a renowned Mexican journalist and documentary filmmaker based in Los Angeles, who, after receiving a prestigious international award, is forced to return to his native country, unaware that this a simple journey will take him to an existential limit,” according to a plot synopsis. Given his focus on “looking back”, many are already comparing shooting in 65mm Bard to that of Alfonso Cuarón Rome. Make the judgment yourself when Bard arrives on Netflix on December 16.
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (directed by Ryan Johnson)
Except for everything in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, few sequels have made as many headlines as the sequel to knives out did when it was announced. Acquired by Netflix for a whopping $469 million, the upcoming follow-up to Rian Johnson’s 2019 murder mystery blockbuster made great use of its massive budget, assembling a cast that could rival the original’s star-studded roster. . But are Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline, Kate Hudson, Dave Bautista and, of course, Daniel Craig enough to elevate Johnson’s twisted but clever screenplay to another Oscar nominee? Critics at the Toronto International Film Festival, where the film opens next week, hope so. The rest of us will know when Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery arrives on Netflix on December 23.
White noise (directed by Noah Baumbach)
Indie God Noah Baumbach and Netflix have been working together for half a decade, ever since the latter distributed The Meyerowitz stories in 2017. Their partnership has been a success story so far: marriage story won an Oscar, a BAFTA, a SAG, and a Golden Globe for supporting actress Laura Dern, and they clearly hope to continue that narrative with the next. White noise. An adaptation of Don DeLillo’s award-winning 1985 postmodern novel, Baumbach’s Last stars Baumbach Regular Adam Driver and Baumbach Wife Greta Gerwig as a married couple whose supposedly “normal” lives are turned upside down by an unexpected chemical leak. The director’s hot streak looks like it could continue with White noise — though critics haven’t seen it, programmers at both the Venice Film Festival and the New York Film Festival have set the new film as their Opening Night Pick. Do you want to see for yourself? Netflix will release White noise in select theaters on November 25 before it hits the streamer on December 30.
The wonder (directed by Sebastian Lelio)
With all the recent drama surrounding do not worry honeystar Florence Pugh could have a lot of work to do when it comes time to promote that film in Venice next week. But here’s hoping the talented actress is in a better mood when it’s time to promote. The wonder at the Toronto International Film Festival just a few days later. Based on Emma Donoghue’s acclaimed novel about the “fasting girls” of the 19th century. The wonder is a psychological thriller about an English nurse (Pugh) who is sent to observe a young Irish woman who has somehow survived without food for months. “Does the town house a saint who ‘survive on manna from heaven,’ or are there more sinister motives at play?” creepy question a plot synopsis. The first film directed by Sebastián Lelio since the triplet of a fantastic woman, DisobedienceY glory bell half a decade ago The wonder It arrives on Netflix in December.