The Best Picture at the 2018 Academy Awards is The Shape of Water. It’s a love story between a female custodian at a high-security government laboratory who falls in love with a captured humanoid-amphibian creature. When I first heard about the film, the image that came to mind was the 1954 film
Jada Pinka and Spike Lee are calling on their fellow-black friends to boycott the Academy Awards because there were no black nominees. It’s not that blacks have not not been nominated in the past. Here’s a list from Wikipedia. Most people would be surprised at the number of black actors and
I haven’t picked up a TIME Magazine in years. The same is true of Newsweek, which for a time was sold to somebody for $1 or a U.S. News and World Report. Is there still a print edition? Since bookstores have closed down and newsstands are the thing of the
“It’s our time to have wage equality once and for all and equal rights for women in the United States of America,” Patricia Arquette bellowed during her acceptance speech while accepting the Best Supporting Actress award at the Oscars. I didn’t realize that women didn’t have equal rights. Is anybody stopping
I didn’t watch the Academy Awards. The next day’s reporting is enough for me. The whole process has gotten so political that my blood pressure is elevated 30 points for two days after reading the stories about who won and why. Watching the process on television would probably kill me.