No good movie is just one thing. They are hybrids, blending styles and genres. And this year's Best Picture Oscar nominees are no different. They mix rom-com with sci-fi, sci-fi with suspense, suspense with geopolitical drama. It can be helpful to break all the films down into pie charts to illustrate these discrete components. How much of The Wolf of Wall Street was Keith Richards's 1970s diet tips and how much was a Girls Gone Wild movie? Or how much of Gravity was a mushrooms-aided planetarium trip and how much was it like when your dad puts the dog on the phone? How much of Captain Phillips was just dad sweat? Find out this, and more, below.
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