Variety reflects on foreign Oscar history

Posted by · 7:15 pm · December 4th, 2009

The mark of a true Oscar geek is the self-assignment of nuttily completist viewing exercises. Only a select few understand the drive to track down every Oscar-affiliated titles in existence — however obscure, expensive or awful — all so one can say with absolute authority who should have won, say, Best Actor in 1952. (Alec […]

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THE LISTS: Top 10 Best Foreign Language Film winners

Posted by · 1:13 pm · June 2nd, 2009

It is with a notable silence that Yojiro Takita’s “Departures” – best known to many of you as that film that beat “Waltz With Bashir” to the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar – slipped onto U.S. screens last week. Of course, there are various reasons for the lack of hoop-la surrounding its release. The film […]

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