Saturday, March 06, 2021


On Saturday night, Sharon and I watched Minari. We are making some guesses about what movies might be nominated for Oscars. This film is on a number of lists as a candidate for best picture.

Minari was named one of the ten best films of 2020 by the American Film Institute and the National Board of Review. It won the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film and was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

The movie is written and directed by Lee Isaac Chung. The story is a semi-autobiographical take on Chung's upbringing. The plot follows a family of South Korean immigrants who try to make it in rural America during the 1980s.

When the movie ended, Sharon said that she liked the movie better than any of the other possible best picture candidates that I have "forced her to watch" [Nomadland, Mank, The Trial of the Chicago 7, One Night in Miami, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, News of the World]. Her second favorite is One Night in Miami.

I enjoyed Minari and recommend it. It is interesting that this is the third straight year that we have watched a possible best picture candidate with subtitles. Parasite won best picture last year, while Roma was nominated in 2019.

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