I cannot remember last year’s Best Picture winner without Googling it. I haven’t Googled it because I want to remember on my own.
I know it’s a film about a young black man’s sexuality and I know that Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty thought La La Land won. I know there was a point during the year when I wanted to see it but didn’t. I guess I didn’t make the time for it. I did make the time for La La Land which I thought was brilliant.
I keep thinking that the movie was called Get Out but I know it wasn’t. I didn’t see Get Out either.
Also, I can count on two hands the Best Picture winners in my lifetime that have moved me and I can see over and over and over again.
1971 – The French Connection
1972 – The Godfather
1974 – The Godfather Part II
1976 – Rocky
1977 – Annie Hall
1979 – Kramer vs Kramer
1988 – Rainman
1993 – Schindler’s List
2006 – The Departed
2014 – Birdman
The others were great, are worth a viewing or two, but didn’t rock my world.