January is my birthday month, so I decided that I would try and do something quite unique and special for this milestone in my life. I will be turning 47, so I decided to watch 48 (47+1 for good luck) of my all time favorite movies in a random order over the course of this month. I have reviewed every one of these films already, but I will now give new perspectives on them all. Every one of these films received a 10/10 scoring from me. Some of these reviews will contain spoilers so if you have never seen them before, I recommend that you read some of my previous reviews of the film that were spoiler free before reading on…
Hope you enjoy!
This is film #32 of the 48.
Initial Viewing Memories – I saw this film after it was nominated for an Oscar back in 2017 and it was such a powerful and draining film to watch because it is so comprehensive.
“[referring to his refusal to participate in racial tensions during the Watts riots] I’m not black, I’m O.J.” – O.J. Simpson
Number of Times Seen – Twice (13 Feb 2017 and 19 Jan 2021)
Link to original review – Here
Brief Synopsis – Documentary that chronicles the events of the life of OJ Simpson while trying to get a better understanding of everything that happened to him.
My Take on it – This is the only film on this list that I have only seen once and that has much to do with the fact that this film is extremely comprehensive while at the same time it is nearly 8 hours long. They do an amazing job chronicling the life of this superstar who was able to do just about anything due to his friendly demeanor in public and the great way he has always been perceived. They go into lots of detail here allow the viewer to learn so much about his life and friendships over the course of the years. The way that they are able to give us interviews with many of the people involved in the trial and life of both OJ and Nicole helps shed so much light on the real persona of this man and the way that the events played out. The film also explains the various politics and media influence on everything that happened both before and after the trial that had such an effect on everything. This is one of the very best and most comprehensive documentaries ever made! I am not surprised that this film was able to win an Oscar for Best Documentary because it is so poignant to watch. Highly Highly Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – A few months after its Oscar win as Best Documentary, the Academy specifically outlawed “multi-part or limited series” to be included as nominees for the category in future editions. Though the director has said his intention was to release as it was, a full 7-hour project, and many other film festivals had presented in such way, ESPN showed it as a multi-part project in several parts which made possible for this rule change at the Oscars. (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy (10/10) (no change from original review)
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