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PopTalk: The 2015 Academy Award Nominations

PopTalk is a new podcast on PopMatters that casts its gaze on exciting developments in culture and the arts. In this first installment, we examine the 2015 Oscar nominees, and the broken rules of the institution that is the Academy.

Evan Sawdey and Brice Ezell
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Slighting 'The Social Network'

The Social Network keeps racking up Awards Season kudos. But that doesn't mean it will automatically win Best Picture... does it?

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G(OMG)lden Gl(OMG)bes: Thoughts on the 2011 Nominations

The 2011 Golden Globe Nominations have been announced and with them comes another bout of jaw dropping at the expense of The Hollywood Foreign Press Corps.

Music

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross: The Social Network Soundtrack

Even if Reznor and Ross produce little that would not have felt at home on their recent collaborations, Fincher's application of their unsettling abilities to his unnerving movie feels like one of the project's multiple strokes of inspired genius.

Film

The Suchness of 'The Social Network'

The Mark Zuckerberg character in The Social Network is known to have made good on his vast potential by creating the world’s most famous website, but as Matt Damon’s character in Good Will Hunting is yet an unknown quantity, expressions of his genius are afforded less nuance.

Culture

Sympathy for Zuckerberg

Who needs to see a movie that "reveals" that Mark Zuckerberg is a douche bag? Who cares anyway?

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