Because it's just that time of year, I wrote two pieces surrounding the Oscars. The first is a consideration of the term "Oscar bait," which I find totally meaningless for a variety of historical and aesthetic reasons.
The second is a standard reaction piece to the nominations, but I like to think I gave it a little extra punch. Please?
Battleship Pretension, where you'll find a variety of top ten lists in the weeks ahead, was kind enough to host and encourage each.