Barack Obama recently shared the annual list of his favorite TV shows and movies. The former president began the tradition while he was still in the White House. The 2020 list mentioned many critically acclaimed projects including, Better Call Saul and The Queen’s Gambit.
“Like everyone else, we were stuck inside a lot this year, and with streaming further blurring the lines between theatrical movies and television features, I’ve expanded the list to include visual storytelling that I’ve enjoyed this year, regardless of format,” Obama said.
The list of 14 favorite movies included Chadwick Boseman’s last project. A man who was not only a Black Panther in a movie but the embodiment of Black excellence throughout his personal life. Often, the actor/ activist publicity informed his audience of our true story and fought for what he believed was just.
The announcement of his passing was more than a devastating moment to the culture and movement. In All fields, Chadwick Boseman gave black and brown children a true hero to look up to.
George C. Wolfe’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” is a must-see. The film is Based on August Wilson’s Tony 1982 play. It surrounds the life of a singer played by Viola Davis and her band. The movie depicts a great deal of hardship that follows the thirst for fame.
The former president list also included Nomadland, Boys State, and Lovers Rock. Obama also made mention of a film that hasn’t yet been released. Jamie Fox will be starring in a Disney Pixar film called Soul.
Obama’s tv list included The Boys, Devs, and I May Destroy You. The Chicago native didn’t forget to mention
Chicago Bulls docuseries The Last Dance.
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