Why the Oscars just don’t “get” foreign films.

The problems with the Academy’s Best Foreign Language Film category go way, way deeper than the fact that 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days wasn’t even nominated for an Oscar this year. Robert Koehler, who sometimes writes for Variety, explains why in an informative rant that went up yesterday at FilmJourney.org.

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About Peter T. Chattaway

Peter T. Chattaway was the regular film critic for BC Christian News from 1992 to 2011. In addition to his award-winning film column for that paper, his news and opinion pieces have appeared in such publications as Books & Culture, Christianity Today, Bible Review and the Vancouver Sun. He has also contributed essays to the books Re-Viewing The Passion: Mel Gibson’s Film and Its Critics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), Scandalizing Jesus?: Kazantzakis’s The Last Temptation of Christ Fifty Years on (Continuum, 2005) and The Bible in Motion: A Handbook of the Bible and Its Reception in Film (De Gruyter, 2016).

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11340006144797496514 RC

    i wish there was an opportunity to even see the films that are nominated.

    i wish the academy would modify their foreign language film catagory…i doubt they will, but it just doesn’t seem to quiet work.


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