Oscar: Best International Feature Film – Final Prediction & Opinion

During the last two weeks, I have set out on a super-mission to try and summarize for you more than 70 films that I have seen among the Oscar nominees in the category of Best International Film. Unfortunately, I did not have enough time to cover all of them, and tonight the American Academy willContinue reading “Oscar: Best International Feature Film – Final Prediction & Opinion”

Oscar: Best International Feature Film – Middle East

After the five parts with the films from different regions of the world (East Asia, South Asia, Past-Soviet Block, Scandinavian and Baltic countries and Central Europe), we’re finally coming to the region of my home country – Israel, the Middle East. Iran “Sun Children” (“خورشید”) Directed by Majid Majidi Iranians have submitted the newest filmContinue reading “Oscar: Best International Feature Film – Middle East”

Oscar: Best International Feature Film – Central Europe

First Part – East Asian Countries Second Part – South Asian Countries Third Part – Past-Soviet Countries Fourth Part –  Scandinavian and Baltic Countries Austria  (“What We Wanted” (“Was wir wollten” Directed by  Ulrike Kofler Available at Netflix. The Austrian submission is available on Netflix since November, but if you’ve not heard about it, there’s aContinue reading “Oscar: Best International Feature Film – Central Europe”

Oscar: Best International Feature Film – Scandinavian and Baltic Countries

Previous parts: Part 1- East Asia, Part 2 – South Asia, Part 3 – Soviet Block Denmark “Another Round” (“Druk”) Directed by Thomas Vinterberg Available on several streaming platforms. Denmark is the most successful Oscar country in the last decade with one statuette (“In a Better World”), four nominations (“A Royal Affair”, “The Hunt”, “AContinue reading “Oscar: Best International Feature Film – Scandinavian and Baltic Countries”

Oscar: Best International Feature Film – Soviet block

In the first and second part, I have reviewed the submission from Asian countries to the Best International Feature Film category at the Oscars. In this part, I’m going through the majority of past Soviet Union countries, excluding the Baltic ones.  Most of the films in this part are going from bad to worse, butContinue reading “Oscar: Best International Feature Film – Soviet block”

Oscar: Best International Feature Film – South Asia

Oscar: Best International Film – South Asia The 2nd part of reviews of films submitted for the Best International Film category at the Oscars. After the 1st part, we’re going from East Asia to the South. As I’ve mentioned, one of them is hiding in the Netflix library for more than half a year. BangladeshContinue reading “Oscar: Best International Feature Film – South Asia”

Oscar: Best International Feature Film – East Asia

In the next two weeks, I will publish my opinions about the films submitted for the Best International Film category at the Oscars (two years ago, when the Academy was bored, they changed its name from Best Foreign Language Film). Let me start with a few words about the category itself and the way it’sContinue reading “Oscar: Best International Feature Film – East Asia”

Ten Best Films of 2020

Living in Israel, I’ve not seen a film on a big screen since March, when all the cinemas were closed due to the lockdown and have not reopened since. As far as I know, most countries’ situation was a bit better, but still, not too many films had their cinematic premieres around the globe. Allegedly,Continue reading “Ten Best Films of 2020”