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Ep110: Oscar Bait Breakdown, 2016

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It’s time for our first annual Oscar Bait Breakdown on the Now Conspiring podcast, but that’s not all we covered this week. We also did a full Show and Tell, which included more new movies than ever thanks to our alarming movie theater habit… 140 more words

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Cutting To The Chase: "Reds" (1981)

Younger Me looks back on a movie that I now grudgingly sort of enjoy…when I’m in the mood for a talky piece of puke.One of the best scenes in the movie:

Loving

Loving is a classy and low-key liberal version of something like God’s Not Dead 2, a Christian drama about the separation between church and state. 217 more words

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TRAILER REVIEW: THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE

Okay, so here we have the trailer for 2017s Oscar bait- a feel good film set in World War II about the actions of One Good Woman who shines a candle of light in the darkness of the worst time in European history.   199 more words

Hacksaw Ridge

Hacksaw Ridge is spectacular and stirring but flawed Oscar bait directed by disgraced director Mel Gibson. Based on a true story, the film follows Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield), whose Seventh Day Adventism made him into a conscientious objector during World War II, even while he insisted on going into the front lines as a medic. 177 more words

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Review: American Honey

Today was pretty rough for Americans and even here in Canada it’s feeling pretty strange. But if one thing will make you believe there’s still hope for America, it’s American Honey, oh and Shia Labeouf is in it?