Thursday, December 12, 2013

Golden Globe Nominees: Best Foreign Film

My predictions: 3/5, missing “The Great Beauty” and “The Wind Rises”
Who’s missing? The Grandmaster, The Lunchbox, many others

I’ve seen two of these films, and I’m thrilled they’re here. Blue is the Warmest Color (France) won’t compete in this category at the Oscars, but hopefully it will earn other nominations. The same is true of The Wind Rises (Japan), which is sure to score a Best Animated Feature nod. The Past (Iran) is a lock (and a great film), and I guess I might now have to see The Great Beauty (Italy) this weekend since it’s currently playing at the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas. It’s always fun to see familiar faces in this category, and this year that would be Mads Mikkelsen, star of The Hunt (Denmark), which actually came out on DVD yesterday.

Who will win? I’m pulling for Blue is the Warmest Color.

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