Netflix The Power of the Dog: How to Watch Benedict Cumberbatch’s Movie Starring Sherlock Actor Nominated for Academy Award


The Power Of The Dog has a strong chance of winning multiple awards at this year’s Oscars. Photo credit: Netflix.

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However, to the delight of moviegoers, directors and actors alike, it seems that a certain sense of normalcy is returning to the world of cinema.

And with the return of normalcy comes a genuine sense of excitement from moviegoers, with a good old-fashioned debate about who deserves best picture, who were the standout actors, and most importantly, which films were lost in a good opportunity. deserved nomination.

One film dominating the discussion among critics and topping the bookmakers’ favorites for Best Picture is the Netflix-produced western ‘The Power Of The Dog’.

What is The Power of the Dog about?

The film is based on Thomas Savage’s 1967 novel of the same name.

Jane Campion is at the helm and is credited as directing, producing, and writing for the production. It is New Zealander Campion’s first feature film since 2009’s Bright Star.

Released in November 2021, The Power Of The Dog is set in 1925 Montana and follows the story of wealthy ranch owners brothers Phil and George Burbank.

The Burbank brothers meet the widow and inn owner, Rose Gordon, early in the film during a cattle drive, and shortly after George is so smitten with Rose, they marry.

His brother’s aggressive tendencies and often volatile nature cause him to strongly dislike his brother’s new wife, and Phil engages in a brutal, often cruel approach to the pair, until the unexpected happens.

Who is in the cast?

The film has a star-studded cast, with Benedict Cumberbatch playing the role of main antagonist Phil Burbank.

Jesse Plemmons (Breaking Bad) plays Phil’s brother, George, while his wife, Rose Gordon, is played by Hollywood star Kirsten Dunst.

Australian actor Kodi Smit-McPhee (X-Men) is excellent as Burbank’s third brother, Paul.

Thomasin McKenzie (Last Night In Soho) and Frances Conroy (Joker) also join the star cast.

How can I watch The Power of the Dog?

The film is exclusive to Netflix, who are the producers of the film.

Those with a Netflix subscription can stream the film in the UK right now.

Don’t have a Netflix subscription? You can sign up here, with prices ranging from £5.99 to 13.99.

Is Dog Power nominated for an Oscar?

The 94th Academy Awards ceremony will honor the best films released between March 1 and December 31, 2021 and is scheduled for March 27 at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, and the Nominations for each award will be announced on February 8.

The Power Of The Dog is the bookmakers’ favorite to be crowned Best Picture at the awards, although Kenneth Branagh’s Belfast, released in the UK on Friday 21 January, is expected to be a challenge.

Jane Campion is also the favorite to pick up the gong for Best Director, although Steven Spielberg is also expected to be the one dominated for his adaptation of West Side Story.

On the other hand, Kodi Smit-McPhee is expected to receive a nomination for best supporting actor.

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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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