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Oscar Wrap Up 2017

What an interesting night. Here are some things that flew through my head:

-First off, let me get this off my chest. La La Land deserved the awards it got. It was a visually beautiful movie, with a good score, and a good story with charming leads. (I will say I would have preferred Barry Jenkins or Denzel winning for Director but that’s me.) I don’t necessarily love the music (found it a tad bland), but City of Stars (which won) is definitely memorable. And granted I did not see Jackie or Elle, but Emma Stone winning was deserved. I thought she was great. I did say it did not deserve Best Picture, and it didn’t (more on that later). So, everyone can calm down now haha.

-I’m really glad Arrival picked up something (Sound Editing) because I feel like that one was overlooked.

-God Bless Viola Davis. She is a fucking inspiration. (pardon my language) She is who every actor should aspire to be.

-Didn’t love the choice of Casey Affleck. Personal issues aside, to me “Manchester by the Sea” was “white man does not handle grief well for two hours”. Meh.

-Yas Mahershala Ali. I missed his acceptance speech, but am very happy he won.

-Zootopia! Piper! Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Which FINALLY brought home an Oscar for the HP franchise)

-Getting political tonight. Alright. I’m down.

-That last five minutes. Holy. Shit. I knew something was up when a white dude with a headset and envelopes started walking amongst the La La Land people. I leaned over to my friend and said “something’s wrong.” Goddamn. I wanted Moonlight  to win, and I’m so glad it did. The La La Land crew handled that awkward situation very well. Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway did not. I’m sorry. You look at the envelope and see “Emma Stone, La La Land.” You know they just gave that award out. How hard is it to be like “Oops, we already gave Emma her Oscar!” Or something jokey and dumb like that.

Overall. I think this year definitely made some strides with #oscarssowhite Thank god. Let’s make this the new baseline, the norm instead of something to work towards.

Until next year!

 
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Posted by on February 27, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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Moonlight

mv5bnzqxntiyodaxmv5bml5banbnxkftztgwnzqymda3ote-_v1_ux182_cr00182268_al_A timeless story of human self-discovery and connection, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. (IMDb)

Oscar Nominations: Best Picture, Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali), Supporting Actress (Naomie Harris), Cinematography, Directing (Barry Jenkins), Film Editing, Original Score, and Adapted Screenplay.

I’ve heard nothing but wonderful things about this movie, and thankfully, it definitely lived up to the hype. What was so beautiful about it was that it was so personal, so small in scope, yet you still felt a connection, a pull towards these people. Every single detail in this movie, every facial expression, every movement, was so precise and and specific, it just kept adding more and more to the story. The cinematography is beautiful, the acting is beautiful, I’m honestly still mulling this movie over in my mind. A slow burn at times, but still an enthralling one.

9/10

 
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Posted by on January 31, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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