The Oscars

There Are 10 Movies Nominated for Best Picture!

And Slate has reviewed them all.

Nominations for the 82nd annual Academy Awards were announced on Tuesday morning. For the first time since 1943, the academy selected 10 films instead of five for the best picture Oscar. You can find Slate’s reviews for all these films below.

“Cat Power: Avatar is the first broadband blockbuster,” by Dana Stevens. Posted Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009.

Up in the Air
Up in the Air: George Clooney examines his soul at 30,000 feet,” by Dana Stevens. Posted Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009.


The Blind Side
“Illegal Use of Sandra Bullock: The Blind Side should have been a great movie about football,” by Josh Levin.  Posted Friday, Nov. 20, 2009.

Precious: Sorry, I didn’t like this movie,” by Dana Stevens. Posted Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009.

An Education
An Education: The movie is by the book, but Carey Mulligan is magnetic,” by Dana Stevens. Posted Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009.


A Serious Man
A Serious Man: A seriously good Coen brothers movie,” by Dana Stevens.  Posted Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009.

Inglourious Basterds
“The Good, the Bad, and the Nazis: Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds,” by Dana Stevens. Posted Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009.

District 9
“They Came From the Boardroom: The dull, anti-corporate politics of District 9,” by Daniel Engber. Posted Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009.

The Hurt Locker
The Hurt Locker: You will never see a better movie about an Explosive Ordnance Disposal team,” by Dana Stevens. Posted Thursday, June 25, 2009.

“Time To Get High: Pixar’s Up is awesome,” by Dana Stevens. Posted Thursday, May 28, 2009.