Unlike stiff features like The Reader or even the wildly uneven Curious Case of Benjamin Button, this year's Oscar-nominated shorts program is pretty much a risk-free venture.
'Land of Fish and Rice' and Elegantly Subtle Cuisine
The Radio Dept.: Running Out of Love
Great Performances: 'Hamilton's America'
Animation: It's Not Just for Children, Anymore
Jamestown Revival: The Education of a Wandering Man
'Wayward Heroes' and Cold War Iceland
Sankt Otten + N: Männerfreundschaften und Metaphysik
'Becoming Unbecoming' and the Toll Extracted From Survivors
"Frank L. Baum's Oz isn't in the land of Aussies, as one might think, but in a far more magical setting.