Here they are again: Hollywood Self-Aggrandizement Award Ceremony Fests. Oh, how I hate them.
There will be some great nominations this year, much to my surprise. These movies I rate by my accurate system: How many times do I have to go to the bathroom?
My bladder is almost always correct. What measures the excellence of the movie is how and what I experience throughout the movie and its conclusion.
Was I emotionally engaged? Did the plot have me traveling with it? Were the characters actors portraying some other person other than themselves? The ending does not have to be fairy tale happily ever after, but it does have to be make some kind of sense.
The movie must, absolutely must keep me enthralled. Go to the toilet during the previews, yes. But stay to catch every other scene.
Movies that have a clear "And then... where the sequel is in your face" will lead me to question Why? Is a sequel needed? Or does the film holds it own without further travel?
We had no expectations about any movies at any point. The following two movies surprised us.
Go see this entertaining movie which received excellent reviews. "Uplifting, refreshing" are the reviewer comments: Knives Out. Top notch actors and script appeared. Very much on the lines of Agatha Christie, this movie kept us both in our seats.
|4.5 stars out of 5|
Another worthwhile movie is "1917". History of WW1 and WW2 always catches and amazes me. The How and Why of those time periods and of the young soldiers fills me with both anger and sorrow. In this movie, two young men have to carry orders to the front, telling to postpone a large offensive.
No bathroom breaks with these two, I can tell you. None whatsoever.Why do we go to movies? Why do you go to movies, if you do go?
True Grit Oscar Award