‘Hidden Figures’ Film Review

Grade: A-

Hidden Figures Movie Poster

Oscar season may officially be over, but there are still a few more films to see. ‘Hidden Figures’- Directed by Theodore Melfi, and based on the non-fiction book by Margot Lee Shetterly about the three female mathematicians and engineers who helped the late John Glenn become the first astronaut to orbit around Earth – was the choice of film to catch in theaters with my best friend on our usual movie night, and surprisingly, it ended up being a great watch. Watching these three women (Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae, and Oscar-nominee Octavia Spencer) overcome racial segregation in the early 60’s while becoming the hard-working and tough-willed women that helped them get the job done and make history is satisfying. (As Kevin Costner’s director of the Space Task Group, Al Harrison says after destroying the sign for the ‘Colored Ladies’ restroom “In NASA, we all piss the same color.” – Ridiculous as it sounds, it is true!)

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Top 10 Best Movies of 2016

2016 has given us a good year of movies. It is almost Oscar season, so I thought it would be perfect to rank my top ten movies of the previous year. Included in this list are films I thought to have made the biggest impact of my movie-going experience of 2016. These are films that will probably never be made again in the later years to come. So here they are from 10-1 (including some honorable mentions.)

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