The movie Moonlight deserved to win this year's Oscar for Best Picture. The move had a budget of only $1.6 million and still managed to earn $22 million gross (so far) and wow critics, writes Alyssa Wilkinson in Vox. While the arty film is subtle and its unusual story is not a typical crowd pleaser, its screenplay and acting are masterful, as is its director, who succeeds in getting powerful performances out of his characters.
La La Land should have won this year's Oscar for Best Picture. The move is an undisputedly great film with fantastic acting and catchy original music that only lost because it was less diverse than its competitors, writes Christian Ziolkowski in Emertainment Monthly. La La Land, which aims to expand the reach and audience of jazz, gives viewers a welcome escape into a lavish world that is nostalgic, inspiring, and Oscar-worthy.