Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Oscar Nominees: Best Foreign Film

My predictions: 3/5, picking “Foxtrot” and “In the Fade” over “The Insult” and “On Body and Soul”
My ballot: Come back in February!
The nominees: A Fantastic Woman (Chile), The Insult (Lebanon), Loveless (Russia), On Body and Soul (Hungary), The Square (Sweden)

I had seen three of the nine finalists, and two of them – Golden Globe winner “In the Fade” from Germany and “Foxtrot” from Israel – didn’t make the cut. The one I liked the least, “The Square,” did. I know that “The Insult” has already been released, both “A Fantastic Woman” and “Loveless” are coming out in February, and “On Body and Soul” will be available on Netflix on February 2nd, so I hope to have much more to say about this category once I’ve seen more of it.

My current bet to win: I think that The Square has the edge now.

No comments: