• Netflix wants to kickstart its Oscar chances with these 6 movies

    2 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Netflix has a contentious history with film festivals, but the streaming service has been welcomed with open arms to this year's Venice Film Festival, which begins on Wednesday. It will premiere six movies at the fest.
    The movies hail from respected and Oscar-winning filmmakers like Alfonso Cuarón and the Coen Brothers. In fact, Netflix no doubt has its sights on the Oscars this year: you don't finance films from such directors and premiere them at Venice if you're not thinking about awards season.
    While the streamer's "Icarus" won best documentary this year , Netflix and the Oscars have...
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