Earlier today I caught up with World of Reel‘s Jordan Ruimy and we talked about this and that — the continuing Best Picture puzzlement, the fact that only two out of 25 Gold Derby know-it-alls are picking Green Book to win at this stage, the mysterious disappearance of Vox Lux, the coming importance of Lulu Wang‘s The Farewell (which made Jordan cry), the inescapable impact of the forthcoming Leaving Neverland when it plays on HBO in early March, the fact that Nicole Kidman‘s raspy-voiced Destroyer performance never made it into the Oscar conversation and other pressing matters.

[Note: This conversation has no musical intro, no bells and whistles….just straight talk.