What the Oscars Overlooked

Let’s revisit the ten films that earned Best Picture nominations. What did they really have to offer?

In this article for Response, I went looking for the questions at the heart of Inception, The Social Network, Winter’s Bone, Black Swan… all ten of the 2010 films given Best Picture nominations by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet departed the Patheos network in order to escape click-bait advertisements that were offending him and his readers. He will re-launch Looking Closer at lookingcloser.org soon. He is the author of The Auralia Thread, a four-volume fantasy series that begins with Auralia's Colors, and a memoir of "dangerous moviegoing" called Through a Screen Darkly. He teaches creative writing and film studies; speaks internationally about art and faith; served as Writer-in-Residence at Covenant College; and is employed by Seattle Pacific University as a project manager, copyeditor, and writer.


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