Brooklyn is the Best Picture of the year (VIDEO).

Here’s Why Brooklyn Is the Best Picture of the Year

Here’s Why Brooklyn Is the Best Picture of the Year

All about the Academy Awards.
Feb. 22 2016 10:56 AM

Brooklyn Is the Best Picture of the Year

Don't let its subtlety convince you otherwise.

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In our series “The Best Case for Best Picture,” Slate staffers and critics mount their strongest argument for the movie they think should win the Oscars’ biggest prize. It won’t be easy: They’ll also have to contend against the counterarguments of Slate culture editor Dan Kois.

This time, Slate TV critic Willa Paskin tries to convince Kois that despite its simplicity, Brooklyn deserves to win.

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Willa Paskin is Slate’s television critic.

Dan Kois edits and writes for Slate’s culture department. He is writing a book called How to Be a Family and co-writing, with Isaac Butler, an oral history of Angels in America.

Jacob T. Swinney is a video essayist, filmmaker, and cinephile.