198: 13th / Oscars Post-mortem
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February 28, 2017
We review Ava DuVernay’s Oscar-nominated Netflix documentary, and find that it’s worth seeing, if a little fast and furious. It presents some very serious information in an accessible and palatable way, is beautifully shot and made, and will help you show receipts the next time you’re faced with white folks claiming racism is over. It does, however, have a little of the feeling of a history class, and as it gets closer to its run time it does tend to skip over some of the more interesting things it brings up. Because we recorded on Oscar day, and because the 2017 Oscars provided a moment that will be talked about for years to come, we also recorded a quick post-mortem. Spoiler alert: we predicted a lot of categories correctly.