By Andrea Selitto
Most people who know me also know that I have what must be the world’s longest Netflix queue. I’ve kept films on there for years, revising the order of the DVDs to be sent by mail, sifting through the various movies available for streaming, adding more as new releases become available. Over time, I’ve amassed quite a collection; among them, a multitude of film classics I always find myself scrolling by and mumbling, “I really should watch that sometime.”
One of these films, which I still can’t believe it has taken me until recently to finally get around to, is Sophie’s Choice. Released in 1982, the film was received favorably by critics and earned a multitude of award nominations. Most notably, Meryl Streep’s performance in Sophie’s Choice won her both the Golden Globe and the Oscar for best actress. The film has gone on to become a cultural touchstone; one of which I’d had second-hand knowledge, but had never actually seen, until now.