I feel as if I have to say something, anything, about the Oscars since they are this weekend and I do present myself as a movie-lover. Of course one could argue that truly loving the movies makes loving or even liking the Oscars at best a sadistic enterprise and at worst an abominable hypocrisy, but... well let's not argue either of those things just for today. Instead I see some people on the Twitter ranking the Best Picture nominees from best to worst as they individually see it, and I figure I can do that much at least. I mean I only actually like four of the movies nominated, but let's try anyway! Positivity, ho!
2017 Best Picture Nominees,
Ranked Top To Bottom, Says Me
2. Arrival (review)
3. Manchester By The Sea (review)
4. Lion (review)
5. La La Land (review)
6. Hidden Figures
7. Hell or High Water (review)
8. Fences (review)
9. Hacksaw Ridge (review)
perfect "Bottom." Aaaanyway no I don't understand why I never reviewed Moonlight either. That's very strange! I have seen it two or three times now and it's beautiful and moving cinema. It isn't my favorite movie of 2016 (in fact there are at least two movies that would rank higher if I'd ever get around to making such lists again) but it's up there.
The other movie I didn't review is Hidden Figures, which is mostly harmless mainstream pablum that nevertheless did inspire a pair of choice tweets from me that get across my feelings about it...
.HIDDEN FIGURES is kinda goofy but it gets across surprisingly well how INSANE space travel is & how psychotic it is to fling ppl into space— Jason Adams (@JAMNPP) January 14, 2017
Listen, I love Taraji. But she's terrible in HIDDEN FIGURES.— Jason Adams (@JAMNPP) February 23, 2017
Like she learned everything she knows
about being a "Brain" from these two pic.twitter.com/gQpRvHLfwg
So what does your list look like?
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