Essays The Past, the Future, and the Green Book

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I’m not big on the Academy Awards, or awards shows in general. For the most part, whether for movies, television, music, or sports, I find these shows to be overly self-serving, wasteful mutual admiration societies. I usually have better things to do with my time than watch them. Beyond that, my taste in movies rarely coincides with those who select the awards. Of all the Best Picture winners in the last 20 years, I can count on one hand the number that I’ve seen. I still think “Tombstone” was robbed in 1993.

However, this past week, we had the chance to screen “Green Book” at the Grand Theatre in Stamford. As you may know, “Green Book” won the 2019 Academy Award for Best Picture and has been widely acclaimed. I figured it would at least be worth an evening at the movies with a box of Junior Mints (clearly the best movie candy, but that’s an essay for another day).

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