Category Archives: Foreign Films

Final Oscar Predictions 2013

I hoped to post about each category individually, but alas, time and life intervened so I only got through a handful. This has been a crazy awards year. Ultimately, it’s been a positive one for movies because the majority of … Continue reading

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Foreign Film Oscar Race Narrows to Nine

I’m a little surprised by the exclusions of Barbara and Lore, but otherwise this list is about what was expected. Having recently seen War Witch and Kon-Tiki (both of which are quite good), I could see either getting into a … Continue reading

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OSCAR FORECAST: Best Director 2013

Best Director Predictions (as of 12-10-12): Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty Steven Spielberg, Lincoln Ben Affleck, Argo David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild Now that significant critics groups have had their say, Zero … Continue reading

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Previews For All 2013 Foreign Oscar Submissions

Here are the previews for almost all of the 71 Foreign Oscar submissions. A few major international names like Haneke, Shortland, Kaige, To, Taviani Brothers, Hallström, and Mungiu are in the bunch. Otherwise, this year has a tremendous amount of fresh blood … Continue reading

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Record Number of Countries Compete for Foreign Oscar

I will dig up trailers for as many of these films as I can find shortly. Here’s the not very shortlist: Afghanistan, “The Patience Stone,” Atiq Rahimi, director; Albania, “Pharmakon,” Joni Shanaj, director; Algeria, “Zabana!” Said Ould Khelifa, director; Argentina, … Continue reading

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