Barack Obama may have been away from the Oval Office for a few years, but the ex officio president continues a tradition that he began as commander-in-chief of sharing his year-end list of his films , his music and his favorite books. He did not share his favorite shows and his streaming series.
"It gives me a moment to pause and reflect on the year through the books, movies, and music that I find most stimulating, inspiring, or simply adored," Obama wrote on social media. "It also gives me the opportunity to showcase talented authors, artists, and storytellers – known names and others that you may have never heard of before."
It's a best-of-class list of Oscar contenders and box office hits such as "Black Panther", "Grade 8" and "Roma"; topographers such as Leon Bridges' "Bad Bad News" and Cardi B's "I Like It"; and bestsellers such as "Warlight" by Michael Ondaatje and "Frederick Douglass: The Prophet of Freedom" by David W. Blight.
The former president probably also preserved the inner harmony with one of his choices, "Becoming," the acclaimed memoir of his wife, Michelle Obama. In writing on Facebook, Obama said the book was "obviously my favorite!" The Obama reading list includes a number of headlines that comment on the troubled political moment, such as Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, "How Democracies Die" and "The World As It" Ben Rhodes's Memoir on Work for the World. 44th President. "The fear", Bob Woodward's look at the dysfunctional Trump country, did not make a difference.
Regarding the film, the former president had notably chosen a number of films on the race in America, such as "If Beale Street could speak", "Blindspotting" and "BlackkKlansman" by Spike Lee. at their first date and "BlacKkKlansman" was hailed as a fit back for Lee. There were also several films in foreign languages, including "Burning", a South Korean thriller, and "Shoplifters", a Japanese drama that won the Cannes Palme d'Or.
Obama's musical choices were eclectic, including folk rock ("Every time I hear this song"), Kurt Vile's "One Trick Ponies", and J. Cole's "Kevin's Heart" rap. ). The Carters, friends of the Obama family, are also represented. The former president added "Apes •• t", a hymn to the infectious trap of the duo's last album, "Everything Is Love".
In press time, Obama's successor, Donald Trump, has yet to reveal his best list of pop culture. It seems more likely to include "Fox & Friends" than "If Beale Street can talk".
Here is a preview of Obama's list.