January 6th, 2019

overthehedge

Documentaries

The Oscar nominations aren't out yet, but I'm going to make a prediction for 2 movies that might be nominated in the "Best Documentary Feature" category. My prediction is for "RBG" and "Won't You Be My Neighbor" to be nominated. "RBG" is the documentary about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. I found it to be a most wonderful film and a strong contender to win. "Won't You Be My Neighbor" is the biography of Mr Rogers. I had high expectations for this film but ended up feeling totally disgusted by the end. There are probably lots of folks out there who grew up with his show and loved it. Even as a child of 6 or 8 I found it childish. No, I never watched it regularly and preferred shows like "Zoom" and "The Electric Company." That's where the movie totally lost it for me when they started bad mouthing other kids shows because they were not as wholesome and Christian like "Mr Rogers." Meh. I guess I can't stand folks who are so self-righteous and goody goody. I don't know if it would be eligible for an Oscar, but the HBO show "Vice" put out a documentary about the 2008 financial crisis which was also superb.