"I have to say, I didn't really watch The Oscars," says film
critic/recently hired Columbia Pictures exec Elvis
Mitchell. "Because, like all straight black men, I was watching Romeo Must Die on TNT…"
So begins the "30th or 35th" Oscar wrap-up on The Treatment, Mitchell's usually fairly high-brow NPR movie talkfest. Critics Joe Morgenstern (Wall Street Journal) and Kenneth Turan (Los Angeles Times) join the host for a quip-filled round-table on Chris Rock (one critic thought his performance was "desperate"; another felt his Magic Johnson Theaters bit was "marvelous"), why comedies always get shafted, and why Pixar is the only studio to consistently make good films. Listen online at KCRW.com.