Four Movies to Watch After the 2019 Golden Globes

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Four Movies to Watch After the 2019 Golden Globes

Wenyan Zhang, Reporter

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The 76th annual Golden Globes was held on January 6, 2019 in Los Angeles. It unofficially kicked off a season of scrutinizing red carpet looks and arguing over which TV shows, movies and performances most deserve to be celebrated. This awards season, audiences can spar over the merits of A Star Is Born and Vice, two films that were nominated for multiple categories. Vice, the film about Vice President Dick Cheney, earned six Golden Globe nominations, the most of any movie this year. The Favourite, Green Book, and A Star Is Born, Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s commercial and critical hit, each received five nominations, including for top acting and movie prizes. Voters didn’t ignore massive box office sensations. Black Panther received three nominations—best original song, score and dramatic movie, and Crazy Rich Asians was nominated for best musical or comedy movie and for best actress. Here’s the guide to some movies you could watch after the Golden Globes hype this February.

1.Green Book – won three Golden Globes (Best Screenplay – Motion Picture, Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, and Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Mahershala Ali).

Storyline: When Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen), a working-class Italian-American bouncer form the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali), a world-class African-American classical pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South. They must rely on “The Green Book” to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism, danger, as well as unexpected humanity and humor, they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime.

Critic Consensus: Green Book takes audiences on a surprisingly smooth ride through potentially bumpy subject matter, fueled by Peter Farrelly’s deft touch and a pair of well-matched leads.

  1. A Star Is Born– won one Golden Globe (Best Original Song – Motion Picture)

Storyline: Seasoned musician Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper) discovers and falls in love with struggling artist Ally (Lady Gaga). She has given up on her dream to become a successful singer, until Jack immediately sees her natural talent and coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons. Theirs is a complex journey through the beauty and the heartbreak of a relationship struggling to survive.

Critics Consensus: With appealing leads, deft direction, and an affecting love story, A Star Is Bornis a remake done right—and a reminder that some stories can be just as effective in the retelling.

  1. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – won one Golden Globe (Best Motion Picture – Animated)

Storyline: Miles Morales is a Brooklyn teen struggling with school, friends and, on top of that, being the new Spider-Man. When he comes across Peter Parker, the erstwhile saviour of New York, in the multiverse, Miles must train to become the new protector of his city. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind.

Critics Consensus: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse matches bold storytelling with striking animation for a purely enjoyable adventure with heart, humor, and plenty of superhero action.

Side Note: Disney and Pixar dominate the category of the best animated feature film at film awards every year. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is the movie that could really pull off an upset during this year.

  1. Vice – won one Golden Globe (Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy: Christian Bale)

Storyline:Vice explores the epic story of Dick Cheney (Christian Bale), an unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as Vice President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today.

Critic Consensus: Vice takes scattershot aim at its targets, but writer-director Adam McKay hits some satisfying bullseyes—and Christian Bale’s transformation is a sight to behold.

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