Screen Test of Time, Ep. 79: Jezebel
Screen Test of Time is a podcast where Suzan Eraslan and David Daw set out to watch every movie ever nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture, in order, from the first awards season to, eventually, the present day. Each week, they watch and review a different movie, and when they've watched everything nominated in a particular year, they tell you whether the Oscar went to the right one!
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1938 is off to a rough start-- one movie in, and our hosts have already broken the glass on the Bengal Lancer Clause*… sort of. Suzan does sum up the entire movie in one sentence, but mostly our hosts talk about how great 2015 was for movies that weren’t even nominated for Best Picture. Spoiler warnings for The Wire, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., and Magic Mike XXL.
*For those who haven’t heard Ep. 47: The Lives of a Bengal Lancer, the eponymous clause can be invoked only once a calendar year, when a movie is just too egregious to warrant a review
Year Eligible: 1938 (Nominated)
Additional audio from Jezebel (1938)