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Not much time left to get ready for the Academy Awards Sunday

Fortunately, my daughter urged me to start watching movies earlier this year. I usually wait for the list of Academy Award-nominated movies before I begin my marathon watching. I review the top movies every year to see if there’s a reduction in the amount of violence, ageism, and sexism in the latest movies. I think movies, like television, are too violent, and consumers need to take action to reduce the violent images that bombard children.

I’ve seen almost all of the movies with the most nominations. Last night, I saw the documentary short subjects. All were very good.

I have several foreign-language films to watch: “Capernaum,” “Cold War,” and “Never Look Away.”

I also need to watch “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” “Christopher Robin,” “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” “Ready Player One,” “Avengers: Infinity War,” “RBG,” “Isle of Dogs,” and “Border.”

I watched the trailers for these, so I’ll see the less violent ones first and skip the violent ones if I run out of time.

I also need to watch animated and live-action short films. They were offered at our local art house theater, but I decided not to go because it was the first night of a big snowstorm.

So far, I like “Vice,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” "Green Book," and “The Wife.”

Stayed tuned for my review. I’ll post it Sunday before awards are announced.

Update: I saw "Christopher Robin" and "RBG" Thursday evening. Both were great. Friday, I saw "Border," strange and disturbing. I watched the trailer, but I didn't get the idea that it would be sort of science fiction.


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