The Sundance Film Festival is behind us, but we’re still processing a whole new crop of movies, all of which come equipped with questions: Which is more likely to be a major Oscar contender — “The Birth of a Nation” or “Manchester By the Sea”? How will audiences receive “Weiner” now that it has the won grand jury prize for best documentary? And what about a neat discovery like “The Eyes of My Mother”?
Those topics are the starting point for this week’s episode of Screen Talk, in which co-hosts Anne Thompson and Eric Kohn debate the quality of this year’s festival — with some very different takes on James Schamus’ “Indignation” in particular — before digging into the status of this year’s Oscar race. And there’s just one nominee that Kohn is pushing to win at this point. (Note: The release date for “Weiner” is incorrectly identified in this episode. It opens on May 20.)
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