i’ve challenged myself to do something fun. i am a big time movie-lover, and i’ve often dreamed of being an actor & living the hollywood life. not the glamorous, party one, but the artsy, political statement one. i have dreamed of being on stage and in front of the camera… telling important stories & entertaining people at the same time. in fact, when i was in high school and also when i was in my 20s, i was pretty involved in theater. yeah, i love the theater and the big screen. bet ya didn’t know that about me.
i truly think that movies can be amazing ways to express ideas, thoughts, tell stories, inspire people, and make a difference. and the most praised films usually are ones that do just that. so, this year, i’m pretending that i am part of the committee that votes for the oscars, and i’ve challenged to myself to see all of the movies nominated for the oscar for best picture. and i am determined to see all of the oscar movies before the oscars in late february. i mean i gotta see them all so i can cast my vote, right? hehe.
i’ve gotten a good start, but i can’t slow down now. there are only 3 weeks left.
so, here’s what i’ve seen:
beasts of the southern wild
so far, i can’t say which my favorite is. they are all so very different. and all so. very. good. love them! each of them with their own message to society… one musical making telling the journey of a man & making a statement on society, one based on real events, and one fantasy tackling environmental issues and poverty. you gotta find a way to watch them someday. seriously.
and here’s what i have left to watch (i need to get busy, huh?):
life of pi
silver linings playbook
zero dark thirty
i’m not sure, but i may watch one of them tonight. i’m thinking that’s a pretty cozy sunday evening thing to do. right?
so, which of the oscar nominated movies have you seen? which do you recommend? which would you vote for? which do you want to see?