“Oz the Great and Wonderful” is about the wizard of ‘id’

Michelle Williams stars in a scene from the movie "Oz the Great and Powerful." (CNS/Disney)

  "Oz the Great and Powerful" opens with Oscar "Oz" Diggs (James Franco), a self-centered small-time carnival magician and would-be ladies' man in Kansas more than a century ago. He tries to woo young women by including them in his shows, just as he tries to con the meager profits out of his assistant, Frank (Zach Braff). As the show is about to begin, Annie (Michelle Williams), perhaps the one woman Oscar truly loves, comes to tell him another man has asked her to marry him. She … [Read more...]

Storytelling for Life: Character Education in the Digital World

Click here for an article I wrote for the September-October Today's Catholic Teacher:   Storytelling for Life: Character Education in the Digital World with a nod to  Film Clips for Character Education Study guides are avaiable online and a new series of study guides integrating media literacy and faith formation will be posted soon. … [Read more...]