Movies continue to be extremely popular and have so much power. It’s disappointing, again, that so much violence is offered, especially in children’s movies.
Here are my selections and comments on last year’s movies:
Best picture – “The Theory of Everything” and “The Imitation Game”
I was leaning toward “The Theory of Everything,” about Stephen Hawking’s personal life, until I saw “The Imitation Game,” a story about a homosexual mathematician who developed a machine, an early computer, to crack a German code machine during World War II. So, I’ll pick both.
The buzz is about “Boyhood,” a coming of age story filmed for a week over 12 years so the characters actually grow older. I thought it started slowly and then it ended, ended, and ended. Spoiler alert. The ending was the “boy” going to college after he broke up with his girlfriend, meeting his roommate, and getting a drug from the girlfriend’s friend as they go on a hike in a beautiful setting. Inspiring to the youth of America? I might have liked the movie better if it had been about a girl growing up. It was just another coming of age movie geared to young males.