Oscar Race 2010: America reviews the field

Over the last two years America's expanded Books & Culture section has reviewed many of the season's critically lauded films, including several of the nominees for Best Picture. Here we provide links to these reviews by our team of critics.

Best Picture Nominees 2010:

"The King's Speech," reviewed by Harry Forbes

"True Grit," reviewed by John Anderson

"The Social Network," reviewed by Kerry Weber

"Black Swan," reviewed by Maurice Timothy Reidy

"Toy Story 3," reviewed by John Anderson

"127 Hours," reviewed by Maurice Timothy Reidy

And listen to our 2010 Oscar podcast.

 

Best Picture Nominees 2009:

"Avatar," reviewed by Michael V. Tueth

"District 9," reviewed by Rev. Robert Barron

"An Education," reviewed by Kerry Weber

"Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire," reviewed by John Anderson

"A Serious Man," reviewed by John Anderson

"Up in the Air," reviewed by John P. McCarthy

 

Also available:2009 Oscar podcast.

 

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