The National Catholic Review

Deconstructing Oscar

March 1 Podcast
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In this, the third edition of our annual Oscar Podcast, Bill McGarvey of BustedHalo joins Father James Martin and Tim Reidy of America to review the best picture nominees for 2009. Will "Avatar" triumph or can "The Hurt Locker" squeak out a surprise win? What are the surprise nominees in the expanded list of ten? What do "Up" and "Up in the Air" have to say about detachment, and what exactly happened in the final scene of "A Serious Man"? Find out on this extended podcast in anticipation of the Oscar broadcast on March 7. Listen to Part 1 of our conversation below.