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“The Most (and Least) Oscar-Bait-y Movies Ever, According to Science” – Science! Joshua Keating at Slate profiles a new social study that boldly claims When A Stranger Calls was not made to impress Oscar voters, but they’re clearly wrong about Hotel For Dogs
“12 Years a Slave is a masterpiece – try not to hold that against it” – Nicholas Barber at The Guardian’s Film Blog implores people not to be daunted by greatness. Or Oscar-bait-y-ness.
“Shots From the Canon #16: Los Angeles Plays Itself” – In their ongoing series, Robert Greene at Nonfics offers a company town injected into its own product as a new classic.
“Carson, Set Up the Universal Remote” – Why do Americans love Downton Abbey? Joyce Wadler shares her butlerized fantasy.
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