Sunny Pawar in Lion
Here are my impressions of the movies I have seen on the Best Picture list, plus Snowden which should have been included but wasn't (too political, I guess) and a huge thumbs up to Hell or High Water
La La Land - is for la la brain dead. After the first scene on the highway, it descends and never recovers. A chick flick. If you like dancing and singing, this one's for you but it doesn't have much meat. No to Best Picture. (Attention: Carla: Rafi will not like.)
Skip Manchester if you are experiencing an emotional upset, are downfallen, sick, sad, disturbed about the presidency, Ziki, alt-right, global warming or romantic ventures, need a pedicure, money, drugs, or can't find the remote. No to Best Picture (Carla: I'm not sure how Rafi will like Manchester. Better to stay at home.)
The prime weakness in Lion (they all have weaknesses) was the rush to finish the search. More time should have been devoted to the hunt for his homeland rather than the buildup. You'll understand if you see it.
Nicole Kidman in Lion is good, but not good enough to be nominated for Best Supporting Actress, let alone win. (Carla: Lion is a yes for Rafi.)
And that's all she wrote!