Oscar is back and here's the skinny. 8 movies and 6 themes - so let’s take the overarching ideas first: Conspire: There are forces much greater than you who conspire to ruin your life. Probably true, but what’s new about that and do movies really ever get to the bottom of it? Aren’t the Oscars part of a grand conspiracy too? Euro: There really is an ocean that separates the USA and Europe and it’s not made of water. Women: It’s a man’s world and a lady has to be pretty tough just to stay alive and really tough if she wants to actually live. Knights of the Golden Circle: Thespians fight for social justice and cynically denounce traditional virtue - the whole world is rotten to the core. Will: The fundamental characteristic of humanity is lauded and justified. Isolation: People need other people - no one can do it alone and the more help you get the better. The Flicks The Big Short: Stupid rehashing of the 2008 sub-prime mortgage crisis and ensuing financial meltdow
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