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Two cinephiles. One mission. Every Best Picture nominee of the 21st century.

Aug 2, 2021

Welcome to another episode of The Morality Hour, with Mike and Brian!

Director Clint Eastwood's complex exploration of violence and justice in 2003's "Mystic River" invites the viewer down a rabbit hole of moral gray area, and Mike and Brian take the bait. They debate the "message" behind this six-time Academy Award nominee, which won Sean Penn and Tim Robbins Best Actor/Supporting Actor nods. They talk conscience, vengeance, rationalization and, finally, whether or not this film deserves a spot in the year's top five.

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