Academy Awards 2021: Boseman Loss Shows Why We Still Do (and Don’t) Need the Oscars

It wasn?t supposed to go like that. After unexpectedly re-arranging the schedule to push Best Picture up and let the acting categories shine, the Academy clearly wanted to send a message. With the foregone conclusion that Chadwick Boseman would posthumously take Best Actor for his work in Ma Rainey?s Black Bottom, it was going to definitively…

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Joker & What It Says About Us

Did you see Joker? What did you think of it? In this episode of the Your Sunday Drive podcast, we take a close look at the movie Joker and the zeitgeist surrounding it. Topics and questions include: Why the film is controversial; does it glamorize an evil character? is it a good film?; related fears…

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The Sisters Brothers: Mining the Golden Kingdom

Written and directed by Jacques Audiard (Rust and Bone, Dheepan),?The Sisters Brothers?tells the story of Charlie and Eli Sisters (Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly), two contract killers in mid-19thCentury America. Here, Charlie and Eli are teamed with detective John Morris (Jake Gyllenhaal) to find and kill the humble prospector Hermann Warm (Riz Ahmed). However,…

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