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#1 Feb 19, 2013
From now until the Friday before the Oscars we'll be running daily pieces about why a film does or does not deserve Best Picture. We've analyzed reasons why Michael Haneke's Amour, Quentin Tarantinos Django Unchained and Benh Zeitlins Beasts of the Southern Wild all deserve the win. Earlier, a pair of writers both attacked AND defended Tom Hoopers Les Miserables. Now Seans going to try and liven up the discussion with an argument for David O. Russells black comedy Silver Linings Playbook.
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