Escapism? Not in Oscar's Best Picture nods

  • Article by: JOHN RASH , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 22, 2013 - 7:03 PM

In historical and modern contexts, Oscar’s nine nominated films share the theme of societal and individual breakdowns.

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>>> Economically, self-inflicted fiscal crises in the West... <<< When Hollywood makes a movie (or two or three) about the folly of running up enormous government debts while promising ever more "free" goods and services to the population, then I will believe Hollywood is ready to help us confront the real world. Most of the films on this list may be realistic to some degree or another, but they are also far removed from the realities of the average person now.

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