Movie Views: Time to Meet the Press at Oscar Run Stop Five, THE POST

Before I tick off (potentially) many of my former Tampa Tribune colleagues who may have loved THE POST, one of the nine films up for Best Picture, and Stop 5 on the 2018 Oscar Run, I will tell you what I did like about the movie. As always, Meryl Streep impresses the hell out of me by diving into a new character and delivering in all of her complexities and insecurities...

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Movie Views: Unraveling Oscar Run Stop 4, PHANTOM THREAD

After I walked out of director Paul Thomas Anderson‘s latest film¬†PHANTOM THREAD, nominated for six Academy Awards including four of my core 34 nominations I’m trying to see by the Oscars broadcast, I was at a loss. This was the first Oscar Run stop that left me rather…cold. I had been forewarned that I might have such a lukewarm reaction. One reviewer,...

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Movie Views: Diving into Oscar Run Stop 3, THE SHAPE OF WATER

Love takes many forms, and sometimes in very unexpected ways. This weekend, we embarked on stop #3 of #OscarRun 2018 with Guillermo del Toro‘s THE SHAPE OF WATER. I first want to say out of the gate that I have only seen parts of HELLBOY (but enjoyed what I saw) and I’ve yet to see what is regarded as the director’s masterpiece PAN’S LABYRYNTH but...

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GREY’S ANATOMY: Why Didn’t You Go Red?!

What a missed opportunity! I just finished last night’s GREY’S ANATOMY focused on a lead female character’s heart scare, and after a very meaningful episode “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” that reinforced the importance (maybe even LIFE-SAVING relevance) of paying attention to body signals, being your own greatest health advocate, and...

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Movie Views: Oscar Run Stops at THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI

This year’s Oscar Run continued with stop 2 and Martin McDonough’s THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI¬†a sharply-scripted microcosm of a town’s humanity following a local tragedy and the deepest and darkest places sorrow can take a mourning mother. The film, which checks off four noms from the core six categories of Oscar nominees I set out to see...

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Next Stop…Recalculating

Have you ever typed an address into your GPS and later, in a moment of rebellion or perhaps whimsy, opted to go against the announced instructions for your next move? I bought one for my husband recently and was met by a word that has since become an inside joke and part of the Kuhn vernacular. It is symbolic of how the year has started here for our household. The...

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