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Oscars 2020 Wrap-Up

In the end, Parasite, the little South Korean film that could, ruled the day.  It took home four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best International Film, and surprise, surprise, Best Director for Bong Joon Ho. Everyone knew it would take home Best International Feature.  And as we inched closer to the night […]

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92nd Oscar Nominations!

One word could be used to describe the 2020 Oscars landscape: White.   Yes, this year, like many in the past, the Academy has once again proven that their struggle for inclusion is not over. Even with past year’s protests and policy/rule changes to help bring about more diversity, of the 20 acting nomination, there are […]

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Downton Daze

Sunday, March 6, 2016 was a dark day.  No, you are not forgetting a natural disaster.  You are just not remembering what happened at 8 p.m. CST on PBS. Let me refresh your memory.  It was the premiere airing of the final episode of the television show (phenomenon!) Downton Abbey. Not exactly a “day of […]

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Missing Doris Day

The release of Quentin Tarantino’s film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (still in theaters), has transported his audience back to a time almost forgotten. When I think of the post-WWII 1940s to the pre-Vietnam early 60s, I think of innocence.  Naivete.  Virtue.  I’m not saying all happenings during this period were sunshiny and sweet.  […]

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