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    Venice Film Festival: Hirokazu Kore-eda’s ‘The Truth’ Opens Festival with High Praise Reactions for Lead Actress Catherine Deneuve

    The fall movie season is in full swing as the 76th Venice Film Festival begins with Hirokazu Kore-eda‘s opening night French drama, “The Truth” at the Sala Grande. The film marks the Japanese filmmaker’s first trek into a different dialect in his feature film career, just fresh off last year’s Palme d’Or-winning film and official Oscar-nominated selection […] More

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    2019 Oscars Look: Best Foreign Language Film

    Welcome to our annual Oscar Look series, formally known as “Oscar Circuit” – our deep dive look into each and every category that will be presented at the upcoming Academy Awards.  Each writer of will tackle a different category, offering up their own perspectives on those specific races.  If you miss a piece, click on the […] More

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    ‘Shoplifters’ Wins Best Foreign Language Film at Palm Springs Film Festival

    The Palm Springs International Film Festival, which ends tomorrow, announced a few select jury prizes yesterday. However, “Shoplifters” winning the FIPRESCI Prize for Best Foreign Language Film was chief among them. As it turns out, “Roma” isn’t winning every Foreign Language Film prize out there. After winning the Palme D’Or award at Cannes, “Shoplifters” got […] More

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    Top 10: The Best Foreign Language Films of 2018

    One of the biggest stories of 2018 was Netflix’s continued disruption of the traditional models of film distribution. Their slate of auteur-driven films was the envy of their competitors, signalling their intentions of world domination in the industry. Fittingly, that extraordinary international appeal is reflected in their most prized possession, a black-and-white, foreign language film […] More

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    Florida Film Critics Circle Winners – ‘Shoplifters,’ ‘Burning’ and More Foreign Films Win the Day

    Seeing the same nominees over and over again in the precursor season can be boring. However, every once in a while, a group really shakes things up. The Florida Film Critics Circle did just that, awarding many of the underseen films across the globe this year. While “The Favourite” took home Best Picture and Alfonso Cuarón won in […] More

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    Oscars: Predicting the 2018 Foreign Language Film Shortlist

    Among the various categories to follow in the Oscar race this year, Best Foreign Language Film is at once the most exciting and uneventful. On the one hand, the caliber of submissions promises one of the most impressive lineups in recent memory. At the same time, the overwhelming adoration of Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma” suggests that […] More

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    Circuit Breaker Episode 114: Female Producers, BIFA Nominations, and Spike Lee’s Chances Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:08:20 — 93.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreWelcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “CIRCUIT BREAKER!,” a weekly podcast from featuring host Clayton Davis along with panelists Sam Coffey, Mark Johnson, Joey Magidson, Chris James, and Karen Peterson. We […] More

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    Oscars Officially Announces 87 Countries Submitted for Best Foreign Language Race

    With weeks of buildup over which films would represent each country in the Best Foreign Language film competition. Some surprises already came to light, including the exclusion of Asghar Farhadi‘s “Everybody Knows” from the competition. While many countries had to struggle to find their potential nominees, others went with Cannes and Toronto winners. With the official […] More

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    Telluride Film Festival Releases 2018 Lineup – ‘ROMA’ and ‘The Favourite’ Among the Big Premieres

    Here we are! It’s Telluride season and they’ve officially announced their lineup. The group features several standouts, including “First Man,” “ROMA,” “The Favourite” and others. Look for “The Old Man & The Gun” to make a push for Robert Redford and “Destroyer‘ to make waves with Nicole Kidman. “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” and “The Front Runner” may […] More

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