Throughout the year, we don't go to many movies in the theater, and don't even watch many on cable TV or the Internet.
But now the Oscar nominations are out. It's movie time!
There are nine films nominated for Best Picture. Of those we have seen only two, Hidden Figures and La la Land.
We saw La La Land right after Christmas, and enjoyed it. I thought it was pleasant entertainment, but not a great movie. Considering the number of nominations it has received, I guess many others disagree.
Hidden Figures, on the other hand, was a wonderful movie. I really encourage all of my readers to see it if you haven't already. We went to see it in the evening last Saturday, the same day we participated in the Women's March in Seattle. What a great way to end a day celebrating strong women. The movie is about three brilliant African American women who work at NASA as "computers" during the early 1960's, when segregation was still common. What they accomplished will leave you cheering out loud.
Arrival is a science fiction movie, but more, according to the reviews. Fences is a movie version of a stage play, one I saw years ago when it opened in Seattle before going to Broadway. I hear it still feels like a play but the acting is very good.
Hell or High Water I know nothing about. It is a modern western. Hacksaw Ridge is a WWII movie about a pacifist who served as a combat medic.
The final three are Lion, about a boy in India who gets separated from his family, Manchester By The Sea, a family tragedy drama set in a place I visited last June, and Moonlight, centered on a young African American man living in Miami.
Now I will have to do some research and find out which ones are still playing in theaters, and where. Some might be hard to find. We'll see as many as we find time for.
Which ones have you seen?