Letters to Tuvia Y3: Oscar Nominations Coming… #sol18

Morning Tuvia and Slicers,

On this very rainy morning, I’m still in pjs watching the list of 2017 movies and actors pass quickly before my eyes.  No, I haven’t seen them all, in fact I’m behind this year but it’s a great excuse to spend  more time in dark spaces, catching up before March.

I have loved: 3 Billboards, The Shape of Water(saw it twice), Call Me by Your Name(listening to the music and reading the book), Molly’s Game, Lady Bird, TheDarkest Hour, Dunkirk,Loving Vincent.

I liked: Get Out and The Florida Project…

I was disappointed by: The Post… it made me long for Watergate.

I Still  Have to See: I Tonya, Phantom Thread, Mudbound, All the Money in the World.all the foreign films…and there’s always more, nominated or not…Black Panther is on my list.

Movies in dark theaters are good for napping, crying , and in the best of times, living in another reality. My parents gave me many things and sadly, napping in the darkness is one. So no matter how rested I might be, once the lights are out and the seat is comfortable, I have to fight the good fight to stay awake.  I’m good at creating the missing spaces when I when the lights come back up and we start moving out.  I know enough to speak about a film and know enough that I need to get back and see the ones I loved.  Sadly, I never sleep through the ones I hate.

Here’s one good thing Tuvia,  I no longer cry through movies, unless it’s  the power of the film that produces deep emotion, but it’s no longer painful to sit there without you.  Of course, it will never be the same without you but  peace has returned.

Great movies, good movies make me happy.

Bonnie S.

PS. Slicers, what have you seen?

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8 thoughts

  1. Sadly, I rarely get to the movies even though I enjoy going (especially with the recliner seats). I’m sitting here waiting for the Oscar announcements on the Today Show. Don’t know why, The last movie I saw was Murder on the Orient Express.

    • I remember when Tuvia and I went out on our first date and we were getting know each other… as we rode home, I asked if he liked going to the movies… silence… then… I LOVE movies!!!! and that was that!!!!

  2. Good to hear your recent thoughts about movies and Tuvia, Bonnie. I certainly want to see Three Billboards even if it doesn’t win., but I go fewer times now, rely on cable to keep my movie viewing going.

  3. Most recently… The Greatest Showman. It was flashy and entertaining, but it left me wondering about the true story of P.T. Barnum and his circus.

  4. I love the movies…but mostly wait and see them at home these days. I did see the All the Money in the World….very upsetting to me and had to sit in the front row and witness the torture….didn’t close my eyes. Really want to see the post mostly because I am in love with Tom Hanks. xo nanc

  5. I loved your line: “Movies are good for…and in the best of times, living in another reality.” This is exactly what a good movie does for me. They dangle the hook, swing it around a little and then slowly but surely reel you in. You summed it up perfectly in that one line.

  6. I am not a big movie buff. In fact, I don’t remember the last movie Kathy and I went to see, probably Frozen. I do rely on HBO and Showtime for my movie viewing. Not the same as watching it on the big screen.

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