/// Oscar-Nominated Dramas Confound Hollywood’s Liberation-Story Formulas

February 6, 2014  |  Variety

Oscar voters have traditionally loved liberation stories, uplifting tales of the oppressed throwing off their shackles. In this season’s contending scripts, though, the power relationships are more tangled and the stories lack such cathartic retribution. Edwin Epps in “12 Years a Slave” and the nuns who sell Philomena Lee’s son in “Philomena” are villainous enough,… Read more


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