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COLUMN: Who should win/will win the 2016 Golden Globes?

More and more each year, the Golden Globes have become more an a popularity contest than a true precursor to the Academy Awards.  What you're watching on TV is a party thrown by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and hosted by Ricky Gervais in an effort to be loved and share some love.  To its credit, the awards show still garners legitimate attention and ratings.  The winners do get a pretty positive rub and the marketers gain a few more "Winner of..." graphics to put in the newspapers next to their films.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Far from the Madding Crowd

The prose and tasteful passion captured by the classic writers then put the tawdry and repetitive theatrics of today's writers to shame.  In that same regard, so too do solid film adaptations that tap the proper classic roots.  "Far from the Madding Crowd" is a stellar example of this.  Permeating with possibilities and charged with the right measure of passion in every engrossing layer, Danish director Thomas Vinterberg's film stands head and shoulders above the feeble likes of today's lesser efforts of cinematic literary romance.  It's cliche to say, but they don't make them like they used to and this film proves it.

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