Thursday, January 15, 2015

Oscar Nominees: Best Foreign Film

My predictions: 4/5, picking “Force Majeure” over “Tangerines”
My ballot: Come back in February!
The nominees: Ida (Poland), Leviathan (Russia), Tangerines (Estonia), Timbktu (Mauritania), Wild Tales (Argentina)

I did pretty well in this category despite having only seen three of the films. “Ida” and “Leviathan” two of the Golden Globe nominees ported over to this category, and I bet on the wrong third one, “Force Majeure,” which I didn’t particularly like, over “Tangerines,” which I haven’t seen. “Timbuktu” and “Wild Tales” I’ve heard a lot about, and I’ll hope to be able to screen them before the Oscars to offer more commentary! Congratulations to Mauritania and Estonia for their first-ever nominations in this category.

My current bet to win: Because it made it this far, Timbuktu.

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