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Real to Reel 2016

The 2016 Academy Awards are just around the corner, and Peter, Brian, and Ed are taking a trip to the movies, considering likely Oscar contenders from Trumbo to The Hateful Eight to find out how history made its mark on the silver screen this year.

What does America’s enduring fascination with Hugh Glass—the real-life protagonist of The Revenant—say about our evolving views of American masculinity? And how do Inside Out’s animated emotions draw on American psychology theories hundreds of years in the making?