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The Shape of Movies: two critics call by name the Oscar winners and losers

 

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Richard Alleva and Rand Richards Cooper, writers for the Catholic journal Commonweal, unite in WESU’s studio B for a rollicking look at this year’s Oscar nominees. There were no injuries.

[Notes from the cutting room floor: the interview was edited to fit the time slot. For the record, Richard recommends the Albert Finney portrayal of Winston Churchill in 2002’s The Gathering Storm. And Rand would like you to know that one of this year’s unfairly overlooked films is The Florida Project.]

 


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A conservative calls out conservatives on their hypocritical choice of Trump

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StephenMansfield-4-LARGEStephen Mansfield, a center-right evangelical Christian historian and biographer, explores in Choosing Donald Trump: God, Anger, Hope and Why Christian Conservatives Supported Him, the reasons the right went wrong as well as the forces that made Trump Trump. Mansfield is also — perhaps presciently — the author of the 2011 book Where Has Oprah Taken Us?