Poor UK reviews for ‘Baader Meinhof’

Posted by · 6:21 pm · November 13th, 2008

With a higher international profile than most of the other submissions in the category, Germany’s controversial “The Baader Meinhof Complex” would appear to be headed for a Best Foreign Language Film nomination — and there is talk that film has screened well for Academy members. However, with nominees in this category generally receiving so much […]

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SHORT TAKE: “The Baader Meinhof Complex” (***)

Posted by · 6:54 am · October 29th, 2008

Germany has hit something of a sweet spot with the Academy of late, having won Best Foreign Language Film twice in seven years, and scoring two additional nominations — all with somber, rock-solid takes on aspects of the country’s fascinating 20th-century history. (Last year’s winner, “The Counterfeiters,” may have been from Germany’s neighbor Austria, but […]

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Sweden and Germany loom large in Oscar race

Posted by · 3:21 pm · September 16th, 2008

As anyone who follows the arcane workings of the Best Foreign Language Film award knows, there is no such thing as a sure thing in the category. However, it’s fair to say that Sweden and Germany have emerged as strong contenders in the race after both countries selected high-profile films as their official entries. Unsurprisingly, […]

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