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Indie Focus: a pre-Oscars break from awards season with 'XX,' 'Kedi' and 'You're Killing Me Susana'

Indie Focus: a pre-Oscars break from awards season with 'XX,' 'Kedi' and 'You're Killing Me Susana'

Hello! I’m Mark Olsen, and welcome to another edition of your regular field guide to a world of Only Good Movies.

As this week’s newsletter is hitting inboxes we are T-minus one week away from the Oscars. This year has been so unusual in that many of the top-nominated, most-discussed films — “La La Land,” “Moonlight,” “Manchester by the Sea,” “Fences,” “Arrival,” “Hidden Figures” and more — are movies that people aren’t nearly as sick and tired of as they often are by this point in the season. And yet because of other forces in the world, our new president and the like, this year’s Oscar season has seemed oddly muted,...

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