The Prospect Goes to the Oscars

Have you made your Oscar picks for this Sunday's Academy Awards broadcast yet? No fear, we've collected all our reviews of this year's nominated films so you can cram before the big show, and pass off Tom Carson's less-than-effusive thoughts on Midnight in Paris as your own (if you so choose). Don't forget to check in next week for our special Oscars-themed Vox and Friends podcast!

 

Woody Allen's Excellent Adventure

By Tom Carson

Midnight in Paris is nothing more than a dilettante's guide to the City of Lights.

In the running for: Best Picture; Best Original Screenplay

 
 
 

The Help's Same Old Story

By Zerlina Maxwell

 The film boasts Oscar-worthy performances but spotlights black exploitation in Hollywood.

In the running for: Best Picture; Best Actress; Best Supporting Actress

 
 
 

From London, With Angst

By Jake Blumgart

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy chronicles the last days of Britain as a superpower.

In the running for: Best Actor

 
 
 

More Like Tin

By Noy Thrupkaew

The Iron Lady, short on substance and long on sentimentality, is just the sort of film Margaret Thatcher would hate.

In the running for: Best Actress

More Like Tin

 
 
 

It All Falls Apart

By Noy Thrupkaew

In the beautiful A Separation, even the family is no refuge from society.

In the running for: Best Foreign Film

It All Falls Apart

 
 
 

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

By Amanda Marcotte

The Oscars recognize women in non-traditional roles, but leave actors of color behind.

 

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