Oscars 2012: runners, riders and reviews
Sean Penn's dazed look and the Most Inexplicably Praised Film of the Year.
A little pre-Academy Awards reading, based on our (near complete) coverage of the Best Picture nominees:
The Tree of Life
Sean Penn's dazed look fits this long view of 1950s America -- Ryan Gilbey's verdict
Just coasting along -- Ryan Gilbey's verdict
Midnight in Paris
Most Inexplicably Praised Film of the Year -- The Cultural Capital annual film awards
Sentiment and surrealism in turn -- Ryan Gilbey's verdict
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
We'll fake Manhattan -- Ryan Gilbey's verdict
The man with the child in his eyes -- Sophie Elmhirst interviews War Horse author, Michael Morpurgo
The whinny takes it all -- on the red carpet... to see a horse.