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    Indiewire’s Film Critic Picks the Oscars: The Best Foreign Language Oscar Nominee Is the One Least Likely to Win

    The category is riddled with darkly introspective looks at solitary figures struggling against forces beyond their control, but none taps into that scenario with the focused, analytical abilities of Rithy Panh’s “The Missing Picture.”

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    Three Films to See in Theaters This Weekend (and Two to Skip)

    This weekend's your chance to catch two Foreign Language Oscar hopefuls -- Palestine's "Omar" and erstwhile Romanian contender "Child's Pose." Also, head to the English-language revamp of Hayao Miyazaki's farewell feature film "The Wind Rises," with its star-studded voice cast, but heed critics' adv...

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    Foreign Language Oscar Nominee 'The Missing Picture' Headed to Film Forum (TRAILER)

    Cambodian director Rithy Panh's visually inventive doc "The Missing Picture" will make its US premiere at New York's Film Forum in a two-week run from March 19 to April 1. The film is up for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar this year.

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    Review: Oscar Nominated 'Omar' a Taut Thriller about Paranoia's Occupation of the Soul

    Hany Abu-Assad’s smart thriller “Omar,” which has been nominated for the Best Foreign-Language Oscar, is like a modern-day “Romeo & Juliet” tale, if Romeo were a double agent in the middle of the West Bank.

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    Review: Motherly Love Spirals Out of Control in Romania's Chilling Oscar Entry 'Child's Pose'

    Cinema loves its messed up mother-son relationships. But rarely are they handled with the mastery of Calin Peter Netzer's tale of smotherly love "Child's Pose," Romania's 2014 Oscar entry and also one of the country's strongest films in a surprising, prosperous New Wave of films.

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    Livestream the Golden Globes Foreign Directors Panel

    On Saturday at 1 PM Pacific, check out the livestream at the Egyptian Theater of the annual foreign directors panel the day before the winner is announced live at the Golden Globes.

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    'Grandmaster' Wong Kar-Wai Mourns 35 MM, Honors Fading Martial Arts (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

    Hong Kong filmmaker Wong kar-wai ("In the Mood for Love") is an engaging and articulate man. He's happy that after two years of research travel around Asia meeting the grandmasters of martial arts, his film "The Grandmaster" is not only his second to be submitted by Hong Kong for the best foreign Os...

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    Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Shortlisted Foreign Oscar Contender 'The Notebook'

    As expected, frequent foreign Oscar distributor Sony Pictures Classics has acquired the North American rights to World War II drama "The Notebook," the shortlisted Hungarian entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar.

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    Academy Narrows Foreign Language List to Nine

    Six foreign films films picked by several hundred Los Angeles Academy voters --members from various branches who see the requisite number of movies submitted for Oscar consideration--as well as three added by an executive committee hand-picked by producer Mark Johnson--make up the shortlist of nine ...

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    European Film Awards Winners: Italian Oscar Entry 'The Great Beauty' Takes Home Four (Livestream Video)

    The 26th European Film Awards have completed in Berlin (livestream here). Two foreign Oscar submissions took home awards: Italy's "The Great Beauty" led the field, collecting four prizes, for Best Film, Director (Paolo Sorrentino), Actor (Toni Servillo) and Editor (Cristiano Travaglioli). Veerle Bae...

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