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Saoirse Ronan, from left, Margot Robbie and Greta Gerwig are seen in the audience at the Oscars on Feb. 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Oscar snub of ‘Little Women’ shows the limits of Hollywood feminism

Gerwig’s adaptation of Little Women gives us perhaps the most explicitly feminist take to date on the classic novel, highlighting the value of women’s joy and labour.
Randy Newman and Hildur Guðnadóttir have been nominated for their scores for ‘Marriage Story’ and ‘Joker,’ respectively. Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, Hildur Guðnadóttir: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

The secret to the success of two Oscar-nominated scores

In 'Joker' and 'Marriage Story,' sometimes the absence of sound can pack as much of a punch as dramatic music.
Bong Joon-ho’s film Parasite is only the 12th ‘foreign’ language film to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar. Curzon Artificial Eye

Anglo-centric film culture and the continuing resistance to subtitles

In his Golden Globes acceptance speech, Parasite director Bong Joon-ho teased audiences about their unwillingness to watch subtitled films, highlighting the anglo-centric culture of film

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