When I was about 6 years old, our local grocery store in Fayetteville, NC had a drawing contest. The contest was to draw and color your favorite NFL team helmet. My father, Big Bob, was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. Naturally, I drew the Steelers helmet with its black and gold beauty and turned it in for display in the local Piggly-Wiggly art gallery.
Every year around this time I get excited and attempt to see all of the movies that are nominated for Best Picture. I have involved my family in this endeavor as well when possible. There have been several that my children will never see , “There Will Be Blood” as an example. I loved that movie by the way.
I take my cue from the Golden Globes nominations and start from there. There are 5 movies nominations and from those I have seen 4. Here they are and also my thoughts on each of them.
Black Swan: I liked this flick but didn’t love it. It was OK