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Oscar predictions: Times critics pick who will and who should win this year

I’m as fond of “RBG” and its heroic subject as anyone, but simply as a matter of filmmaking, it’s hard not to prefer the other four: I was held by the visual majesty of “Free Solo,” the hypnotic fragmentation of “Hale County This Morning, This Evening,” the dangerous intimacy of “Of Fathers and Sons” and, most of all, the devastatingly personal study of wounded, wounding masculinity in “Minding the Gap.”