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“Is 12 Years a Slave Really a Best Picture Lock?” — Mark Harris at Grantland tears into the absurd proclamations that we already have an Oscar winner. The best news? There are a ton of potentially worthy movies on the way.
“The Long List of Successful Action Movies Starring Women” — Charlie Jane Anders at io9 provides overwhelming evidence that a superheroine movie (and more female-led action movies) would kick ass.
“An Appreciation of Rounders on its 15th Birthday” — Jason Bailey applauds the movie that taught us what “runner runner” is on the eve of Runner Runner.
“Ray Dolby, audio engineer who pioneered noise reduction, dies at 80” — A life we can celebrate with clarity.