18: Happy Birthday to Us!
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Another Oscars ceremony has lumbered by, and you know what that means—the Screeners have been at their microphones for a whole year! Cue the confetti and cocaine…what? No cocaine? What kind of party is this, anyway? We’ll never get the stock brokers to show up now!Let’s see—1 year, 18 episodes…that means we’re doing at least twice as much of this as Downton Abbey, right? And practice makes perfect, so take that, England.From Fresh Wounds to Ancient HistoryWe start off this episode’s Jump Cuts by taking a little more time on something we only mentioned in passing last episode: Our memories of Philip Seymour Hoffman. Each Screener recaps their favorite Hoffman roles, and the diversity of genre and tone in the movies that have stuck in everyone’s hearts is a testament to Hoffman’s range and screen presence.Next up, an opinion piece from the LA Times dares to go against the grain of popular culture and call out House of Cards as everything that’s wrong with Netflix culture. Apparently the show has no redeeming…