Sabot L'ours (sabotlours) wrote,
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"Moonlight"

We finally watched the Oscar-winning movie last night. My review is that, even though we haven't seen "La La Land" yet, I think Faye Dunaway probably had it correct when she incorrectly announced it as best picture. Some might have found "Moonlight" beautiful and touching, we found it incredibly dull. Maybe people 30 years from now will find great significance that a movie with an all-black cast won the award, but if that's all you're going for, the bar is set pretty low. Quite frankly if there hadn't been all of the protests last year about #OscarSoWhite or that BLM has become cause celebre for Hollywood liberals, I doubt that this movie would have been on anyone's radar. So while it might have been considered just a nice movie by me, it now seems like a "token winner." If a black movie HAD to win this year, then why not "Fences" which had much better acting and a much better plot. Maybe it was too white because the theme was a man working hard for his family as opposed to a drug dealer and his crackhead mother. Perhaps it appealed more to Hollywood since the main character was gay. It really didn't add that much to the plot even though that was supposed to be one of the main points of the movie. I gave it the nickname "Brokeblack Mountain." Someone pointed out that the quality of Oscar winners seems to have gone downhill over the past decade. This certainly adds credence to that.
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..."Brokeblack Mountain."

Noooooooo! (my god I'm dying here!)

I heard it was a bit disjointed and hard to follow.
dexter_fox and I caught that movie the weekend after the Oscars through other channels and we didn't like it. Like you said, it was very dull and slow. It did have many strange color effects and camera angles, that's all I can say. We actually killed it 30 minutes after it was supposed to end. It may not sound cool what I'm about to say, but I too feel that movie won the best picture award due to the protests about the Oscars from a few years back. I actually was going to mention this on one of your many movie theme posts but didn't do so because being honest somehow makes you sound like a prick. But now that you mentioned We concur with you. ;)
The Hollywood liberals finally got their way! After last year's "gibs me muh Oscar" protests by Black Lives Matter, I figured there'd be at least one token winner. Brokeblack Mountain? LMAO! XD

Then again, I watched the Flakies instead.

They were triggered by fences because of white picket fences. FencesSoWhite!

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