Certified Fresh Hidden Gems from This Year's Golden Globe Winners

by | January 13, 2016 | Comments

Grae Drake delves into this year’s Golden Globe award winners, and discusses some of their Certified Fresh hidden gems. Check out the list of Grae’s recommendations below!

Adjusted Score: 93.535%
Critics Consensus: It's sentimental and somewhat predictable, but those are small complaints, given the tender atmosphere and moving performances at the heart of What's Eating Gilbert Grape.
Synopsis: Gilbert has to care for his brother Arnie and his obese mother, which gets in the way when love walks... [More]
Directed By: Lasse Hallstrom


Thelma & Louise (1991)

Adjusted Score: 88.958%
Critics Consensus: Simultaneously funny, heartbreaking, and peppered with action, Ridley Scott's Thelma & Louise is a potent, well-acted road movie that transcends the feminist message at its core.
Synopsis: Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon play Thelma and Louise, two working-class friends who together have planned a weekend getaway from... [More]
Directed By: Ridley Scott


Short Term 12 (2013)

Adjusted Score: 104.179%
Critics Consensus: Short Term 12 is an emphatic, revealing drama that pulls audiences into the perspective of neglected youths.
Synopsis: I Am Not a Hipster director Destin Daniel Cretton expands his 2008 short of the same name into a feature... [More]
Directed By: Destin Daniel Cretton


Winter's Bone (2010)

Adjusted Score: 98.799%
Critics Consensus: Bleak, haunting, and yet still somehow hopeful, Winter's Bone is writer-director Debra Granik's best work yet -- and it boasts an incredible, starmaking performance from Jennifer Lawrence.
Synopsis: Her family home in danger of being repossessed after her meth-cooking dad skips bail and disappears, Ozark teen Ree Dolly... [More]
Directed By: Debra Granik


Amores Perros (2001)

Adjusted Score: 95.456%
Critics Consensus: The brutality of Amores Perros may be difficult to watch at times, but this intense, gritty film packs a hard wallop.
Synopsis: Three stories of life along the margins in Mexico City converge in this inventive thriller. Octavio is sharing an apartment... [More]

  • Justin Gunterman

    None of these are hidden gems besides maybe Short Term 12. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape and Thelma and Louise CERTAINLY aren’t hidden gems by any means.

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