The Morning Read: The Oscar Race is Over, Women Kick Ass and More

By  · Published on September 13th, 2013

The best movie culture writing from around the internet-o-sphere.

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“Is 12 Years a Slave Really a Best Picture Lock?” – Mark Harris at Grantland tears into the absurd proclamations that we already have an Oscar winner. The best news? There are a ton of potentially worthy movies on the way.

“The Long List of Successful Action Movies Starring Women” – Charlie Jane Anders at io9 provides overwhelming evidence that a superheroine movie (and more female-led action movies) would kick ass.

“An Appreciation of Rounders on its 15th Birthday” – Jason Bailey applauds the movie that taught us what “runner runner” is on the eve of Runner Runner.

“Ray Dolby, audio engineer who pioneered noise reduction, dies at 80” – A life we can celebrate with clarity.

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