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Is There Even Such a Thing As ‘Oscar Bait’?

This article originally appeared in Vulture. The leaves are changing color, the air is getting cooler, and all around us, the superhero movies and sequels that filled up our multiplexes all summer are being replaced by quieter, more adult fare. Biopics! Coming-of-age tales! Socially conscious historical dramas! You might even call them “Oscar bait”—but should you? Below, Vulture editors Mark Harris and Kyle Buchanan debate the utility of the term.
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