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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Rothmans Picks For The Oscars, Part Five of Six.

Best director:

“La La Land,” Damien Chazelle   I really don't know what to make of most of these, although it certainly was lush, and I'm sure that's what he was going for.  I wish I liked the picture better.

“Hacksaw Ridge,” Mel Gibson  He really kept up the tension well in a nicely crafted job.

“Moonlight,” Barry Jenkins  The direction had no effect on me.

“Manchester by the Sea,” Kenneth Lonergan  The closest thing we have here to art.
It's harder to be artful about prople.

“Arrival,” Denis Villeneuve  The second closest thing we have here to art.  When you're making a picture about aliens, the art bar is automatically set lower.

The Winner:  Kenneth Lonergan.

This film deserves recognition, and this is a good way to do it.
My second choice would be Mel Gibson, but I hear he still hates the Jews.


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Hi. I am, according to my Wikipedia entry,(which I did not create) a noted television writer, playwright, screenwriter, and occasional actor. You can Google me or go to the IMDB to get my credits, and you can come here to get my opinions on things, which I'll try to express eloquently. Hopefully I'll succeed. You can also e-mail me at Perhaps my biggest claim to fame is being responsible, for about six months in 1975, while Head Writer for the "Happy Days" TV series, for Americans saying to each other "Sit on it."