Best Picture Profile: Lion

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As we come closer to the Academy Awards on February 26th, we’ll be posting short profiles of each Best Picture nominee, attempting, in our own ways, to not only sum up what the movie is about, but why we believe it scored one of the nine coveted nominations, and why it could possibly take home the big prize come Oscar night. Enjoy!

I will not spend this whole profile objectifying Dev Patel. I am here to deliver the hard facts of award show prognostication. It just so happens that one of those facts is that Dev Patel is one of the most gorgeous humans ever nominated for an Oscar.

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Best Picture Profile: Hidden Figures

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As we come closer to the Academy Awards on February 26th, we’ll be posting short profiles of each Best Picture nominee, attempting, in our own ways, to not only sum up what the movie is about, but why we believe it scored one of the nine coveted nominations, and why it could possibly take home the big prize come Oscar night. Enjoy!

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Best Picture Profile: Manchester by the Sea

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As we come closer to the Academy Awards on February 26th, we’ll be posting short profiles of each Best Picture nominee, attempting, in our own ways, to not only sum up what the movie is about, but why we believe it scored one of the nine coveted nominations, and why it could possibly take home the big prize come Oscar night. Enjoy!

Are movies like Midnight in Paris “good” enough to wipe away the scandals of Woody Allen’s past? What about Hacksaw Ridge when it comes to Mel Gibson?

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Best Picture Profile: Arrival

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As we come closer to the Academy Awards on February 26th, we’ll be posting short profiles of each Best Picture nominee, attempting, in our own ways, to not only sum up what the movie is about, but why we believe it scored one of the nine coveted nominations, and why it could possibly take home the big prize come Oscar night. Enjoy!

NON-SPOILER ALERT! I repeat, I will NOT be spoiling any of Arrival’s plot (expertly adapted from Ted Chiang’s short story by Eric Heisserer). I found that knowing as little as possible enhanced my viewing experience tremendously.
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Breaking Down the 2017 Oscar Nominations: And None for Amy Adams. Bye!

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Well, it’s Christmastime for pop culture nerds – the Oscar nominations are here, and to absolutely nobody’s surprise, the three of us have some FEELINGS about this. Join Brian, Ben & Nina as they shed a tear for poor Amy Adams and shake their fists at Florence Foster Jenkins (although that’s really just Ben).

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