2017’s winner for Best Picture casts new light on the issue of school discipline reform.
In the Oscar-winning film ‘Moonlight,’ as well as schools across the US, student misbehavior is being cast in a new light. How can school discipline address the root of the problem and save our kids?
Butner Elementary School students sing patriotic music on Fort Bragg, North Carolina. April 2, 2009.
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Children with difficulty singing can be labelled as ‘nonmusical’ by parents, teachers and pop culture. This toxic idea of ‘talent’ can deprive people of music’s benefits for the rest of their lives.
Moonlight director Barry Jenkins.
Expectations were high for a politically-charged awards ceremony. But Oscars 2017 was tame compared to the past.
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The overwhelming politicism of this year’s awards have been overtaken by the Best Picture slip up.
Taraneh Alidousti and Shahab Hosseini in Iran’s The Salesman.
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The best of global cinema from Germany to Iran and Vanuatu.
Director Asghar Farhadi wins the award for best screenplay at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.
Their critiques may be more gentle, their attacks more circumspect – but they are resonant nonetheless. And when filmmakers like Farhadi confront Trump, they’re on familiar turf: They’ve seen his type back home.
Mahershala Ali and Alex R. Hibbert in Moonlight: one of the most beautiful films in recent years.
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There are five very good films nominated for the Best Picture gong and one extraordinary one.
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Another article about the politics of La La Land? This time it’s personal.
If the bookies are right - and they usually are - La La Land and Emma Stone will be dancing home from the Oscars.
If you want to know who’s going to win the Oscars, your best bet is the bookmakers.
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Until La La Land can star two actors of colour or two women in the leading roles, Hollywood will have a diversity problem.
The Oscar-nominated film is pure Hollywood hokum and a lost opportunity.
No film could be more perfectly circular, more self-congratulatory and more suited to the time.