Went to see Hidden Figures tonight. I absolutely loved it. It’s a feelgood movie about space, computers1 and civil rights. What’s not to like?
And yesterday we saw Moonlight, which is strange and interesting, and while I enjoyed it, I don’t think I got as much out of it as some did. But I spent a couple of hours this morning reading reviews of it, whch I don’t do with every film, so there’s that.
And a couple of weeks ago we saw La La Land. Which is a bit of pointless froth, but is fun enough.
Anyway, that means that on the day before the Oscars I’ve seen three of the nominated films. I don’t think this has ever happened before.
In fact I might never have seen that many Oscar-nominated films in any year at all.
Original and modern meanings. ↩
The Quietus reports on a crowdfunding proposal to build a memorial to David Bowie in Brixton. I like the look of it, but they’re going to have to go some to make the required £990,000 in 21 days, given that they’re only at £45,000 now.
In other news, the new series of Broadchurch started tonight. Strong start, powerful stuff. But it now seems weirdly old-fashioned to have to wait a week to see the next episode.