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My Top Five "And the Oscar Goes To..." Missed Opportunities

I do promise to start doing more text reviews soon, and the Gentleman’s Agreement video will be up as soon as I can get it done (real life stuff may delay it a bit, though). 25 more words


Pioneers of Television Special: Robin Williams Remembered | PBS Charlotte

I love Robin Williams. His talent was beyond compare. I’ve written about his unique gifts in a previous post and how deeply his passing affected me. 181 more words

Film History

Ordinary People

1980, Rated R

Conrad (Timothy Hutton) has a hard time relating to his mother (Mary Tyler Moore) and father (Donald Sutherland) after the accidental death of his older brother. 65 more words


Show Biz Buzz Extra: Oscar Is Changing

Academy Award organizers, facing an outcry over the lack of diversity on its voting board for the film awards,  has invited nearly 700 new members with a focus on female and minority talent.   280 more words


#OscarsLessWhite: the Academy just invited nearly 700 new members to improve diversity - Updated by Aja Romano on June 29, 2016, 7:19 p.m. ET

After two consecutive years of fielding persistent criticism over the ubiquitous whiteness of its Academy Award nominees — criticism that was most visibly expressed via the #OscarsSoWhite Twitter hashtag and subsequent  230 more words

Point Of Interest

Maleficent (dir. Robert Stromberg) 2014

This movie has earned over $750million so it is a huge success by many standards and it certainly has a lot going for it. It looks spectacular – this is obviously what Disney were aiming for when they hired Robert Stromberg, whose previous experience was in special effects, as director. 151 more words