At first glance, the choices for the Oscars' best picture this year seem to represent vibrant diversity — not among the people who made them, as Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith might quickly point…
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In the third of three spirited Oscar debates, Variety's critics favor three different films for best picture.
What a difference a year makes. 2012's best picture nominees tended to look on the salvageable side of life. "Les Miserables," "Lincoln," "Life of Pi," "Beasts of the Southern Wild" and certainly…