Or, Not About Books: That Time I Decided To Watch Apparently Good Movies
Although I do love my movies (particularly of the trashy genre), I have a tragic blind spot where award-winning movies are concerned. I’ve watched some of the newest award winners, but have missed even recent classics. And so, I decided to address that the best way I know: making an Excel spreadsheet. In a very methodical way, I noted down all the Academy Award for Best Picture winners (excluding ones I’ve seen, like Titanic, or ones I have no interest in seeing, like LOTR: Return of the King. SORRY NOT SORRY but LOTR is dull). I then tracked where I can find these movies online before I have to resort to renting them: Amazon Prime, Netflix, etc.
And so, I dive into my Oscar Winners Watch Party: Vol. 1! FYI, these are the movies I found on Amazon Prime.
Movie Reviews in 30 Seconds
American Beauty: Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
No Country for Old Men: Blah Country for Bland Men. Too many dead dogs.
Silence of the Lambs: Too scary for me to watch. Did not watch.
I also got too scared looking at the gifs to post one.
Terms of Endearment: Shirley MacLaine is dope, Debra Winger reminds me of Emma Stone, their characters are basically a cross between Lorelai/Emily and Lorelai/Rory, and the ending should have been more sad but was mostly weird to me.
Next up: Oscar winners on Netflix! (Maybe.)