SWITCHBOARD 'FILM AUTOPSY' - RECAP OF BEST PICTURE NOMINEES

By SBM Staff

February 22, 2013

The 85th Academy Awards are on Sunday night and we figured it might be a good time to do a recap of some of the films in the running. We considered writing a slew of snarky editorial pieces about how culturally insensitive Zero Dark Thirty was or how generally offended we felt after watching Django Unchained, but instead we decided to leave the conversation to the professionals.

Salman Hameed is an associate professor of integrated science and humanities at Hampshire College and Kevin Anderson is a lecturer in anthropology and film studies at UMass. They host a wonderful movie reviewing video-blog called Film Autopsy, and they were kind enough to come shoot an original episode for Switchboard.