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2014 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar Nominee

Review: Timbuktu (Mauritania, 2014)

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Timbuktu is a stirringly silent series of snapshots from when the eponymous Malian city was under jihadist occupation. Peaceful yet powerful, it is a powerful...

Review: Tangerines (Estonia/Georgia, 2013)

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Rounding out the former Soviet bloc nominees for this year’s Best Foreign Language Film Oscar is Tangerines, a co-production between Estonia and Georgia (officially, it’s...

Review: Ida (Poland, 2013)

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Our review for 2014's Academy Award for Best Foreign Language film. Ida is a gracefully quiet piece that documents a girl's journey of personal discovery...

Review: Leviathan (Russia, 2014)

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After picking up a Golden Globe (Russia’s first since 1969) and garnering a nomination for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar last month, Andrey Zvyagintsev’s...