The Motion Picture Academy as well as other entities are stepping into troubled territory by issuing codes of conduct on harassment without setting forth clear plans for investigation and enforcement, we say in the latest episode of The Bart & Fleming Podcast. Can an organization reward people and also punish them?

Also up for discussion: The latest critics’ 10-best lists, plus the Golden Globe nominations, underscore that this is a year without a clear frontrunner, proving that the quality of final-quarter releases uphold a high creative standard.

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