My Oscar picks and hopes: A few good men lead the pack

2010 was not a particularly great year for mainstream film.Stories about men dominated the films up for Oscars and it is my guess that these will sweep the awards – and deservedly so in terms of art.  Films are often in production for years so there is no real way to balance releases though we know that stories about men dominate – male experiences and points of view (wait until you see the upcoming “The Adjustment Bureau” with Matt Damon or check out the 2009 documentary “Oh My God”.)This ye … [Read more...]

The Social Network: It’s all about character

The Social Network: It’s all about characterLast week an 18-year old Rutgers University student, Tyler Clementi, took his own life after two students videotaped him having a sexual encounter with another male, then posting it on the Internet.  I was listening to NPR on the way home from the theater today and the talk was about privacy issues in the age of the Internet.  Perhaps we are all guilty of hurtful gossip as children and teenagers, saying things about people, that even if true, we have … [Read more...]


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