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Oscar Best Picture Review

My thoughts on the Academy Awards Best Picture nominations. At the top of my list is Fences. I thought it was by far the strongest ensemble with two great performances by Denzel and Viola. It is a story that speaks to the … Continue reading

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And The Oscar Goes, or should go, To???

Here are my Oscar picks for this weekend’s awards. This has been one of the most difficult years to pick both winners and favorites as the competition seems close in each of the major categories. But, for better or worse, … Continue reading

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Oscar Preview from The United Methodist Reporter

The annual Oscar edition from the United Methodist Reporter compiled by Rev. Gary Keene, Associate Editor Bill Fentum, and myself.

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“Les Miserables” Shows Who We Are and Who We Can Be

Given that “Les Miserables” is perhaps the most successful and popular stage musical of all time, and given the star quality of the cast, “LesMiserables” was one of the most anticipated films of 2012.  Also adding to the anticipation was the curiosity behind the challenge … Continue reading

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