Tag: Sister

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Oscars Shortlist: 9 Foreign Language Features Shortlisted for 85th Academy Awards

We’re down to 9 foreign language films vying for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Feature, which originally had seventy-one films. No surprises, seeing the two frontrunners, “Amour” and “The Intouchables”, making the final cut. It is just too bad “Rust and Bone” isn’t competing, as it was my favorite foreign film so far this year. Here’s the official list that will eventually … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 9 Foreign Language Features Shortlisted for 85th Academy Awards

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Oscars Watch: 71 Foreign Language Features Shortlisted for 85th Academy Awards

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM Below is the initial list of Foreign Language films up for consideration for this year’s Academy Awards. There’s four I’ve actually heard of including “Amour”, from Austria, which appears to be a shoe-in for making the final cut, “Sister”, from Switzerland, which just hit theaters this past weekend, and “The Intouchables”, from France, which received favorable reviews … Read More Oscars Watch: 71 Foreign Language Features Shortlisted for 85th Academy Awards

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Theatrical Releases: Taken 2 & Frankenweenie

FRANKENWEENIE || Normally I would give films like this a chance, like “ParaNorman” earlier this year, but for one thing it resembles that film a little too closely and also the voice acting and animation just isn’t my thing. Tim Burton’s live-action films have always been appealing to me, but his animated films, not so much, as I am not a huge follower of … Read More Theatrical Releases: Taken 2 & Frankenweenie