By Susan Harper
We’re in Oscar territory now! The nominees have been announced, and we have just over a month to see the nominated stars in action, if we want to have an opinion about which ones best filled their roles in the movies of 2012.
I usually take any excuse for a trip to the movies, or even go without an excuse, but some of last year’s films were so violent that I avoided them. I’m pretty sure I couldn’t sit through “Django Unchained,” for example, whatever its merits might be. I even wimped-out on “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” but my cousin sent it to me for Christmas so I could watch it at home, cowering behind the sofa during the scary parts, and see the miracle of a seven-year-old child giving an Oscar-worthy performance. Talk about filling a role!