We finally get into David Fincher's "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," which we debate heatedly as a movie (my review here) but agree is not an Oscar contender in the main categories. Yes, timing and momentum is everything. But who won and lost on that front? "The Artist" opened at Cannes but has yet to peak. "The Descendants" opened at Telluride but seems to be hanging back a tad. What about critics' faves "Hugo" and "The Tree of Life?" Did "War Horse" and "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" break too late?
Here's the podcast.