Because the Oscars, the film Academy awards, are this weekend, yesterday on the radio I heard two film critics discussing the nominees. It was also a call-in show, so there was a host and callers offering opinions, too.
I usually do watch the Oscars, but this year I have seen very few movies, so I don’t have any basis to have an opinion about who should win.
Some years, I have seen more of the films, although some films are never shown in my area. We aren’t a big metropolitan area and our only arthouse movie theater closed, so we don’t get the opportunity to see some of the more limited release movies.
One thing that was interesting was that there was very little that both critics and callers agreed on. I remember especially the discussion of Roma. Two callers and one of the critics found it very moving and meaningful and the other critic thought it was boring. Being a critic, he had watched it three times, trying to see if there was something he was missing, but he never found it.
If even critics, who watch movies for a living, can’t agree on a film, there is no way I can predict anything about the Oscars. I will likely still watch. If nothing else, I will get to hear performances of the nominated songs and see lots of spiffy clothes.
Do you watch the Oscars or have any predictions to give?
Linda’s prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday this week is “critic(al).” Join us! Find out how here: https://lindaghill.com/2019/02/22/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-feb-23-19/