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I can't parse the first clause of this sentence.

As for the philosophical content explicitly picks over in the film’s dialogue, it’s something for the viewer to digest, but it all seems a little leadenly expressed—and perhaps loses something in translation (the payoff lines about Misumi being a “vessel”). (source)

My understanding is that it should be a noun phrase that follows "as for", but it seems something is missing in the sentence. I am not sure what "pick over" means here. Does it mean either of these? If the phrase means "to examine a collection", it needs a subject and an object. What are its subject and object? Shouldn't the sentence be

As for the philosophical content that the director explicitly picks over in the film’s dialogue, it’s something for the viewer to digest, but it all seems a little leadenly expressed—and perhaps loses something in translation (the payoff lines about Misumi being a “vessel”).

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My understanding is that picks should be changed to picked.

As for the philosophical content explicitly picked over in the film’s dialogue, it’s something for the viewer to digest.

Now it sounds normal.

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    That line immediately makes sense now. – user87715 Jan 6 at 23:30
  • That was going to be my answer. +1. And congratulations, OliGar, on spotting the error. – StoneyB Jan 6 at 23:33

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