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Thoughts on ‘No’

The question posed to me after screening No, the Chilean film up for Best Foreign Film at this year’s Academy Awards, was whether the film is cynical by pointing out that masses of people could only be mobilized for social … 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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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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