Academy Awards Dump 2019 is here but I really don't have much to say about this year's nominees (Links to old Oscar dumps can be found at KOTCB The Hart of the Matter ). The only films I saw from the best picture category are "The Favourite" and "Roma" which are both pretty awful stories about miscarriages and frailty of human life. "The Favourite" explains why the American Colonies formed a revolution against the British Crown and created their own nation. "Roma" explains why the US Government, after marching to the gates of Mexico City in the 1848, turned around and gave the land back to the Spanish. There were also some movies about black folks, "Black Panther", "BlacKkKlansman" and "Green Book" but I haven't seen any of them. Also Bio-epics on Freddie Mercury, Dick Cheney and Lady Gaga but I didn't see any of them either. No, a pretty boring year as far as cinema is concerned - I did see "