I never much cared for watching the Oscars until I moved to southern California where movies have a much stronger draw on me. It probably also has had a lot to do with the shift in my personal life from back east where I worked in publishing management job by day and taught dance and ran a dance studio by night and weekends. After I moved to SoCal, I worked a single job that, despite long hours, did not rule my entire weekend. Until then, whatever time I had left after working, teaching and running the dance business got spent on seeing a dance performance or music concert. Movies were unappealing.
After I moved here and, especially now that my life has changed pace again, I find good movies more than engaging. Thanks to my husband who has a much better critical eye, I benefit from his discerning judgment. When we pick up a flick that happens to be my choice, it invariably turns out to be embarrassingly bad. I’ve learned that this might be why I enjoy movies so much more since I moved to SoCal.
So today I started a list of my husband’s favorite movies that I will rent and watch so I can catch up on the good films that I have missed. Maybe I will train my eye so I will learn to choose films that I don’t have to watch alone.
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