In the third of three spirited Oscar debates, Variety's critics favor three different films for best picture.
Whether it's a personal connection to the plot or a deep-seated affection for the lead perfs, every voter has his list of criteria when choosing his pick for top film of the year. Variety queried…
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…
Whether it's the synergy of the cast, the strength of the screenplay or the collective cultural message that it sends American auds, each of these best pic noms makes its distinctive mark in…