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Oscars Week: BIRDMAN + WHIPLASH

Masculinity dominates this year’s Best Picture race. From the pool of eight nominees, there are historical leaders of speech and thought, from Martin Luther King, Jr. to Stephen Hawking. War heroes of different shades in Chris Kyle and Alan Turing. Richard Linklater’s vision of a boy entering adulthood. Then we have the artist: the self-absorbed, self-punishing […]