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2018 Oscars: Analyzing FLF contenders from Cambodia, South Korea and China

Our fifth piece on this year’s Foreign Language Oscar race turns to Asia, a region that has been regularly absent come nominations day in this category. The reason for this Asian underperformance isn’t quite clear – but it looks like the nominations committee leans towards more European fare as opposed to African and Asian films which may be seen as ...

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2018 Oscars: Analyzing FLF Contenders from Hungary, Norway and Argentina

Our fourth piece on this year’s exciting Foreign Language Oscar race continues with 3 films that are high in many Oscar watchers’ predictions but we believe they may be over-estimated. Unlike our previous article, which dealt with 3 underdogs flying under the radar, we’re discussing three films that may not be the sure-things some think for reasons we detail below. ...

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2018 Oscars: Analyzing FLF contenders from South Africa, Italy and Spain

Here’s our third piece on this year’s exciting Foreign Language Oscar race. As the BFI London Film Festival comes to a close, we’ve seen three very surprising and sublime FLF contenders that we fell in live with. We’re predicting these 3 films will have strong chances for a nom, not just because we love the storytelling and honest approach in ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions: FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM (November)

These are actually our first jump into predictions for Foreign Language Film even though we’ve been bouncing them around for months. With the official submission list in and the nine-film shortlist coming in mid-December I thought it was high time we see where this race stands. This year, a record 92 films are in contention (as of this writing there ...

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2018 Oscars: Animated Feature – Analyzing GKIDS’ The Breadwinner, The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales and The Girl Without Hands

Previously, we took a look at this year’s Animated Feature Oscar race and especially the indie contenders. In a first of a series of articles, we’ll be analyzing the Oscar chances of some of the year’s most prominent indie animated contenders, all from one this category’s favorite distributors, GKIDS. You can also check out our Foreign Language Film analysis series ...

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2016 Oscars: Best Foreign Language Film

  So, Son of Saul is winning this in a cakewalk, right? Eh, not so fast. This is one of the categories at next week’s Oscar ceremony that has a built-in spoiler ready to pounce on the frontrunner. While Son of Saul, the brutal and brilliant Hungarian Holocaust film from first time (!!) film maker László Nemes, is a Cannes-winning ...

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