‘Sand Storm,’ Israel’s most recent entry for the Best Foreign Film Oscar, is an interesting, though slow, peek into the world of modern-day bedouins.
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Asghar Farhadi’s ‘The Salesman’—winner of the Oscar as 2016’s Best Foreign Film—is a characteristically complex and exciting film from the Iranian director.
‘Tanna’ is Australia’s entry for this year’s Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. Worthy of its nomination, it’s a beguiling window into a New World.
‘Toni Erdmann,’ Germany’s submission for the Best Foreign Film Oscar, is a protracted family ‘comedy’ about a father and daughter trying to reconnect.
‘A Man Called Ove,’ Sweden’s submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, is safe and undemanding entertainment, with generic characters and plot.
Film Misery’s Oscar coverage continues with ‘From Afar,’ Venezuela’s submission for Best Foreign Film and a recent Golden Lion winner at Venice.
Oscar Season kicks off at Film Misery with G Clark’s review of Pedro Almodóvar’s 20th feature ‘Julieta,’ Spain’s submission for Best Foreign Language Film.
A recent Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, Zaza Urushadze’s Tangerines tells a familiar story in a beautiful, often lyrical way.
The Animated, Documentary and Foreign-Language Feature races are amongst the most unexpected this year, and are thus challenging to predict.
Finalists include ‘Amour’ from Austria and ‘The Intouchables’ from France.
G Clark offers Quick Takes on ‘Amour,’ ‘Barbara,’ ‘On the Road,’ ‘Sister Peach,’ a classic horror film, and a recent Adrien Brody trainwreck.
Kim Ki-duk’s Golden Lion-winning ‘Pietà’ is a violent, relentless film about a sociopath, too concerned with shocking its audience to be truly effective.
A brilliant combination of Shakespeare, documentary, and theatre, ‘Caesar Must Die’ is a bewitching experience—a film you absolutely cannot afford to miss.
The Intouchables is standard, unremarkable, crowd-pandering fare—almost certain to be on the shortlist for Best Foreign Language Film.
Cannibal Vegetarian is a graphic, realistic portrayal of an amoral villain—but worth the time of those who brave its horrors.
Switzerland’s latest Best Foreign Film Oscar entry, Sister, provides a realistic, sometimes devastating window into the life of a pair of have-nots in modern Switzerland.
Brazil’s submission to the 85th Academy Awards, The Clown, is a magical confection mixing equal parts Wes Anderson, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, and Federico Fellini.
Slovenia’s submission to the 85th Academy Awards, ‘A Trip,’ is a lovely, low-key character study.
‘Fill the Void’ is an unprejudiced depiction of Jewish marriage troubles, highlighted by a beguiling lead turn by Hadas Yaron.
Check out our exhaustive list of contenders for the 85th Academy Awards.