On the surface, it looks like tomorrow night may be an English Patient kind of Oscar night. You know what I mean – a night in which the same film continually gets honored. A few years back, it felt like a Gravity night but the momentum stalled. Anyway, La La Land, with its 14 nominations, […]

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A week from today the nominations for the 89th Academy Awards will be announced, and I’d expect a few jaw-dropping omissions (Ryan Gosling?) and additions (Michael Keaton?) like every year. That said, I think we’ll see less surprises this year than in years past (ie. La La will sing and dance to the tune of […]

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A good friend of mine sent me an inspiring video by Steve Harvey (of all people) telling his audience after an episode of Family Feud to make the jump. To expand on that, he was essentially telling the crowd to stop coming up with excuses, and leave a job they’re miserable out and take the […]

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Meryl Streep is used to awards by now. She is, after all, the reigning queen of cinema and has held that fictitious but totally accurate title for decades now. On Monday evening, however, her deep roots in theatre were front and center. In an audience filled with longtime friends, peers and classmates from her days […]

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