The Aisle Seat: “CODA”: A Successful, Slightly Atypical Hollywood Tearjerker

(CODA cast: Emilia Jones, Troy Kotsur, Marlee Matlin. Credit: Apple TV)

As this year’s Oscar telecast approached, my handicapper’s intuition, honed by years of experience, told me The Power of the Dog would win Best Picture. I’d barely heard of the eventual winner, CODA. But now that I’ve seen it, it’s clear why Academy voters gave it the top prize.

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Thomas Burchfield

Thomas Burchfield

Essayist, film critic, humorist, and novelist. The author of 1920s noir gangster novel , BUTCHERTOWN, available at Amazon and other booksellers.