Chris Feil is a freelance entertainment writer and co-host of the podcast This Had Oscar Buzz. His previous work has been featured in Vanity Fair, Thrillist, Gawker, Vulture, Polygon, and elsewhere.


There’s nothing Hollywood—and the Oscars—love more than turning tragedy into “prestige” films. But this year, movies like “The Whale” and “The Son” have taken the trend too far.