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Moonlight
Moonlight (2016)
4 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Standout performances, great script, great direction. Never thought I'd see a movie with such an indie feel win a Best Picture Oscar. Hollywood, take a bow.

The Big Short
The Big Short (2015)
5 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

For those who lived through it, we all knew how this ended so the story really is the why did it happen, and there is plenty of explanation here. Except the government is almost totally left out of the story (I read somewhere Clinton's deregulation in the 90s led to the subprime crisis in 2007/08). Anyhow well worth the watch especially for those who didn't live through it.

The Bad Kids
The Bad Kids (2016)
5 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Documentary shows the work of teachers to help kids graduate despite what is happening around them that impacts on their chances to succeed. Amazing footage and the kids are wonderful. Standout is principal Viland.
Probably would have liked if producers had interviewed kids or teachers directly, but in a way that would have been easy way out. Working from "fly-on-the-wall" approach ensures realism (as far as possible).