The above six-word statement is not one of my wish-upon-a-star fantasies. It’s a direct headline quote from the latest Movieline “Oscar Index” chart, presumably written by Stu Van Airsdale. I’m finally not the only guy standing against the headwind of sight-unseen War Horse praisings. If War Horse surges after it screens, fine. If it wins Best Picture, fine. But at least handicappers have stopped sipping the preliminary Kool-Aid, which is due in part to the sudden surge of Alexander Payne‘s The Descendants.