What if the Oscars were less elitist?

The Oscars are Sunday and we all know what we’re in for. The night usually becomes a pat-ourselves-on-the-back event with a host attempting (and almost always failing) to bring any humor to the overlong broadcast. Despite the general crowd of possible winners being more or less deserving in terms of
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Leonardo DiCaprio’s ‘The Revenant’ is primal, prize-worthy

How does director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu follow up his Academy Award-winning “Birdman”? By merging the most ethereal cinematography with an unrelentingly brutal story about redemption and revenge. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio in one of his fiercest performances yet, the film has already gained some year-end awards traction during the ever present
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Top 10 films of the year

2014 saw a wide array of films hit the theaters from the thrilling “Gone Girl” to the tasteful, poignant and guffaw-inducing “Dear White People.” Here are the top picks as selected by the arts & entertainment department at The Daily Californian.
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