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Email Update: Oscars 2012

by Randy Heffner

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Hi there!

Here’s the latest talk on film at http://piercedtotheheart.org. Just in time for the Oscars, we’ve got some thoughts about the Best Picture nominations.

But first, let me explain why you received this email. Some time ago, you created a login for Pierced to the Heart’s website. At the time, we did not have an "email updates" capability — but now we do. So, we took the liberty of adding your email to the list. If that was too presumptive, please accept our sincere apologies and use one of the links below to unsubscribe.

Now, on to the fun stuff! Every year before the Oscars, we take a look at the Best Picture nominations from a Pierced to the Heart perspective: that is, how well do these films do at exploring important life questions and do they do so with excellence in filmcraft. In other words, we’re not trying to predict the Oscars, but rather say how the films would fallout if we were Oscar. Here’s the bottom line  — or you can read the full PttH Oscar 2012 Roundup.

The top tier: (click an image to read the film’s Quick Talk)

The Tree of Life




The Descendants

The extremely good second tier:

The Artist


Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close


Midnight in Paris



The bottom rung: (they’re good, but we’d have had others in their place)

The Help


War Horse


Hope you have fun exploring the films you liked — or maybe catching on DVD some good ones that you missed! You can also go here for links to all of the 2012 Roundup Quick Talks.

Other good links at Pierced to the Heart:

Happy filmgoing to you! We wish you the best in 2012!

Randy Heffner

Pierced to the Heart



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