Bobby James Awards 2016 | Film …and the award goes to:

Welcome to the 2016 Bobby James Awards post for the best of cinema. As you may or may not have seen, it was a year filled with landmark, meaningful stories. We saw stories we don’t ordinarily see, and we saw our hopes dashed for some we anticipated seeing. So without any further delay, I present…

Bobby James Awards 2016 | The Nominees are…

Moonlight leads with 12 Bobby James Award nominations, followed by Zootopia (11), La La Land (10), Kubo and the Two Strings (8) and The Witch (7) and Nocturnal Animals (7). Achievement in Cinematography Arrival Kubo and the Two Strings La La Land Moonlight The Witch Achievement in Editing Arrival Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find…

A Statement and 67 Quotes in defiance of Trump and his supporters, and for Hope

I wanted to collect and share with you the quotes I’ve pulled from music, television or film since the election. These quotes represent my sentiments toward Donald Trump, and they represent my willingness and commitment to defend human rights, the environment and civil liberties. But first… A Brief Statement on Donald Trump Donald Trump is…

The Making of “Fluff & Hum, a Fireside Miracle”

Six years ago, my original Christmas stories began with Hubble, a penguin who wished he could fly. In the years that followed, I gave you Candy Cane (the striped giraffe in search of a friend), Piph (pronounced “Piff,” a snow-white elephant in search of belonging), Toff and Tot (the flamingos that found love in one…

I’m Still with Her | My Pledge to You

FRUSTRATION I strongly opposed Trump – and repeatedly denounced his candidacy, his campaign, his rhetoric and his platform of hate. I compared his ideas about immigration, the “inner cities” and his proposed ban of all Muslims to the intolerance of Vladimir Putin, and the anti-Semitism of Adolf Hitler. I denounced his selection of Mike Pence as a vice…