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Oscar Podcast #41: Examining Nate Parker, Rape and The Hollywood Bubble

On this 41st podcast our commentary is restricted to a single issue – the explosive week information regarding Nate Parker, the writer, star and director of Fox Searchlight’s The Birth of a Nation, and the 1999 rape case he and his Birth co-writer, Jean Celestin, were involved in. There have been think pieces upon think pieces this week that began ...

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Oscar Podcast #35: BAFTA Winners, The Revenant Leads the Oscar Race

In our 35th podcast, recording just minutes after the 2016 BAFTA awards ceremony, I am joined by three Gold Rush Gang members (James, Evan and Kenneth) to hash over the huge turn in the Oscar game with The Revenant making good on its recent DGA win and taking BAFTA’s Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio) and more. Can ...

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Oscar Podcast #34: Post-Oscar Nomination Reactions, Controversy

In Oscar Podcast #34, recorded Sunday, January 17th I am joined by Gold Rush Gang members Kenneth Polischuk and Evan Kost to comb over what got snubbed (Carol!) and what overperformed (Room, The Revenant). We run down our predictions in all of the top categories (who’s the frontrunner – Spotlight? The Revenant? The Big Short?) and talk about the exhaustive research ...

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