Movies win Oscars based on box office success, critical response, and the precursor awards. Right? Yes and no. There are other, more surprising, factors at play.
Aaron Beatty has worked as a freelance film critic since July 2004; he started with the Connecticut Valley Spectator and later moved to the Valley News, both newspapers based in New Hampshire.
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Picking through some of 2012′s most celebrated movies, says Aaron Beatty, is a troubling trip back. Three films stand out as bellwethers of the year’s disappointments.