Fête: And the winner is …

Fête: And the winner is …

Ah, the Oscars. That time of year when Hollywood anoints its own. Many are called, few are chosen, and the Academy of Motion Pictures makes its decisions known. As a former film columnist who spent some 250 weekends in a darkened movie theater, it’s my pleasure every year to demystify the movies without words like “empyrean heights” and “unspecified Lovecraftian sludge.”