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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Rothman's Picks for The Oscars, Part Six of Six.

Best picture:

“Arrival”  Really good.  I've seen better.

“Fences”  Well written, performed, and staged.

“Hacksaw Ridge”  A whole lot of fun.  In a thin year, I'd vote for it.

“Hell or High Water”  It's not a thin year.  Deserves consideration.

“Hidden Figures”  In the top three.  Important, complete news to me that it was an issue, great performances up and down the line.

“La La Land”  Lots of people liked it better than I did.

“Lion”  Most people liked it better than I did.

“Manchester by the Sea”  Even in a thick year, like this one, I could vote for it.

“Moonlight”  Not for me.

The Winner:  "Hidden Figures"   Just too meaningful and important, and well told, and well played.

Enjoy the show!  If I have anything to say about it afterwards,  I shall.


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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."