Oscars 2018: the growing backlashes to this year's major nominations
the Guardian -

Is Three Billboards racist? Is The Shape of Water plagiarized? Is Call Me by Your Name pedophilic? And, most importantly, why have this year’s films struck such a nerve?

Much in the same way that a candidate may be vetted before a big convention, so too have this year’s nominees for the best picture Oscar been subject to a battery of litmus tests. As the awards race has ramped up in recent months, the nine films in contention for the night’s biggest prize have attracted more controversy than any...

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