Everything you need to know about this year’s Oscar nominees, in less than six minutes

Well okay, maybe it’s not everything you need to know about this year’s Oscar contenders. But it’s certainly what you most want to know — namely, how they all end.

Benny and Rafi Fine, a wildly popular YouTube comedy duo that go by the name “the Fine Bros,” just released the 2013 edition of their ongoing “movie spoiler” enterprise. In short, the guys summarize 50 movies from the past year in breathless, breakneck fashion. The whole thing — which includes spoilers for “Gravity,” “Nebraska,” “American Hustle,” “Her,” “Philomena,” “World of Wall Street” and “12 Years a Slave,” among many others — lasts all of five minutes and 34 seconds.

As you might imagine, condensing a year’s worth of movies into the span of a trailer does not exactly lend itself to thoroughness — but it should catch you up enough to bluff your way through an Oscar party. (“Oh yeah, “Wolf of Wall Street”? I hated that he still had a career at the end!”)

For more considered takes, check out the Post’s “Truth Trailers,” which parse the fact from fiction in this year’s best movies. Those are also shorter than six minutes! What a world.

Caitlin Dewey runs The Intersect blog, writing about digital and Internet culture. Before joining the Post, she was an associate online editor at Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.
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