We take a crack at the 2016 Academy Awards in this week’s podcast on “The Pursuit of Crappiness,” as I’m once again joined by my wife, Cait, and this week we welcome good friend Sherri Tarr.
Buckle up for Episode No. 2, in which we offer differing opinions on the general worthiness of “Mad Max: Fury Road,” the performances of the year which sometimes include Brie Larson and sometimes don’t, Chris Rock’s helming of the spectacle that is an awards show when it is almost entirely white, and our own individual picks for best film of the year (Spoiler: we all liked “Spotlight”).
* Please note: We hit on some spoilers in this episode, particularly when talking about Brie Larson and “Room.” Skip through those bits if you don’t want to be spoiled.
4:15 – Chris Rock and #OscarsSoWhite.
9:50 – Should “Spotlight” have won Best Picture?
12:20 – Brie Larson rocks (or does she?).
17:05 – Mad Max: Deserved to be there?
22:00 – Most deserving (and least deserving) wins of the night.
30:00 – Snubs (and Star Wars).
37:00 – Our favorite movies of the year.
44:15 – We get stuck in “Room.”
49:00 — Pleas for exposure.
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