As we approach the Oscar presentation next weekend, I present my top 10-movie list of 2016. I’ll follow the listing with a little rundown of each, inserting political observations when called for…
1. La La Land
2. Hidden Figures
3. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
4. Manchester by the Sea
5. Hacksaw Ridge
6. Eye in the Sky
8. Queen of Katwe
10. 13 Hours
1 – La La Land: A schmaltzy throw-back to old-time Hollywood musicals. Fun dancing, colorful art direction, and beautiful music, with one of the great tear jerker flashbacks of all time. Opening number is fantastic fun, while the final 10 minutes of the movie are true emotional magic.
2 – Hidden Figures: Where has this story been?! A great feel-good, “We shall overcome” movie. Three black ladies of the NASA space program make a difference. This is inspiring beyond words. Should be a must see for inter-city girls to see what a difference HAS been made by three incredible black women from a time when it was tough to be black, and a woman. Hardly a story about victocracts. A story about strength and determination.