Academy’s foreign shortlist unveiled

Posted by · 10:18 am · January 20th, 2010

Well, Guy nailed down four of them.  But you just never know what this controversial branch is going to do.  I’d love to know what the secondary committee had to re-institute (probably “A Prophet”), but nevertheless, we have our nine. The only films I was predicting that didn’t make the cut are “Backyard” from Mexico […]

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Netherlands, Kazakhstan enter Oscar ponies

Posted by · 5:37 pm · September 1st, 2009

Thanks to regular commenter Jonathan for alerting us to the news that The Netherlands has selected Jean van de Velde’s “The Silent Army” as their entry in the Best Foreign Language Film race. The film, which played in the Un Certain Regard strand at Cannes this year, is set in East Africa, and follows the […]

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