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The Oscars are Dead to Me

The last time I saw an Oscar best picture was the 2010 film “The King’s Speech”, which was an OK film. Shutter Island and Inception were both far, far better. Since The King’s Speech, the only Oscar best picture that’s … Continue reading

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The Death of Mass Market Television–Hooray!

Steven Zeitchik of the Washington Post declares The TV hit isn’t just dying — it may already be dead. Is it? I will comment. On one level, “Mare of Easttown” was a smashing success. The Pennsylvania-set crime series starring Kate … Continue reading

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Should We Boycott Hollywood Over Harvey Weinstein?

In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sex scandal, fellow Canadian Stefan Molyneux published a video explaining why he is boycotting Hollywood movies as a matter of conscience. In this post, I’m going to explain why I’m not going to … Continue reading

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Review of “The Hobbit – The Battle of Five Armies”

* * * B The latest chapter of Peter Jacksons adaptation of JRR Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” is good but not great. The film does well where it sticks to its source material. The additions to the story begun in the … Continue reading

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