A Tale Well Told

I didn’t watch the Oscars this past Sunday. Based on its television ratings, which were the lowest ever for the event, I wasn’t the only one otherwise occupied. Once upon a time I was a voracious consumer of all things awards show related. Back during the same time period I was an equally voracious consumer … Continue reading A Tale Well Told

Hollywood honors Hollywood while disgracing America. It’s time to act.

As I'm writing this, many millions of people around the world are watching the Academy Awards. I know I'm not alone in "boycotting" the Oscars, though calling it a boycott is silly. It's simply a choice. To say it's a boycott is to belittle the efforts made by those who actually oppose the actions of … Continue reading Hollywood honors Hollywood while disgracing America. It’s time to act.

Only Three Redeeming Moments of the Academy Awards

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – Can we just talk about the Oscars for a moment?  I watched the broadcast sporadically; Downton Abbey took precedence and I didn’t want to watch it on delay. But, Lady Gaga!   Lady Gaga just killed it last night with her Sound of Music medley.  Never having been a Gaga … Continue reading Only Three Redeeming Moments of the Academy Awards

Oscar Watch: Whiplash

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT -- My 23-year old son and I have begun our Oscar watch. This is an annual tradition for us that we actually began only a couple of years ago. Each year, after the Golden Globe and Oscar nominations come out, we begin watching all the nominated movies we can squeeze in, … Continue reading Oscar Watch: Whiplash

Where’s the Oscar category for best critique of the Heteronormative Patriarchy?

Full disclosure, I have only seen one of the movies nominated in any category for an Oscar this year (the Hobbit, the battle of five armies which is up an Oscar for sound editing) as for the rest, I do not plan to see any of the movies nominated for anything until they come to … Continue reading Where’s the Oscar category for best critique of the Heteronormative Patriarchy?