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Robin McGillivray


Opinion: What makes a Best Picture?

"When we delve into what makes a film a Best Picture, we are unfailingly met with the impossibility of determining such a title. The Best Picture winners represent a narrow slice of largely mainstream cinema which follow formulaic trends and succumb to the weaknesses of their own voting system. But somehow, despite its flaws, that iconic image of the little golden man retains its white-knuckled grip on cultural significance."

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