This is the Academy Award year that Netflix might have dreamed about … in a twisted, “Rosemary’s Baby” kind of way.
It’s the year the streaming channel leads everyone, with 37 nominations; several (including “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” shown here) would be deserving winners. But first, that reference:
In the 1968 movie, Rosemary’s husband landed a coveted role, when another actor was suddenly struck blind. That’s sort of like Netflix: It was forever considered to be second-tier, because its films show up only briefly in theaters; then came this year, when all the movies were like that.
We’re sure (well, somewhat sure) that Netflix wouldn’t want a pandemic to happen, just to give it an even playing field. Still, that’s what we have. Read more…