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Gene Seymour is a film critic who has written about music, movies and culture for The New York Times, Newsday, Entertainment Weekly and The Washington Post. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the writer.
(CNN)In case there were any lingering doubts that this year's 88th annual Academy Awards ceremony was a tad more subversive than its predecessors, those doubts could be shut down by the closing-credits musical train.