Netflix is in the midst of rolling out a slew of Oscar contenders. Last week, the service debuted Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman.” Later this month, the Anthony Hopkins-starring “The Two Popes” will join. And this week, Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story” debuts.
“Marriage Story” stars Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson as parents going through a divorce, partially because of diverging career paths. Academy Award predictions tend to say this is a lock for a “Best Picture” nomination, and it also has a strong chance in other big categories such as acting, directing and original screenwriting. Read more about the movie and watch the trailer below.
A Christmas movie also debuts on Netflix this week with “A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby.” This romantic comedy is a three-quel, following “A Christmas Prince” and “A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding.” Hopefully, this new one will be even more Christmasier than the last.
Details: Screenwriter and director Baumbach loosely based this drama on the dissolution of his own marriage to actress Jennifer Jason Leigh. In this movie, a stage director and an actor have a young son and a strained marriage. The actor works a lead role in the director’s New York City play, but she decides to take a different, unrelated role in Los Angeles. The long distance becomes a final straw and leads to a divorce.