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The Fourth Amigo: Why Emmanuel Lubezki Is One of Today’s Best Cinematographers


Three-time Oscar winning cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki is the silent force behind many amazing films—like "Children of Men" and "The Revenant".

Review: “A Fantastic Woman” Earns Its Best Foreign Film Nomination


A Fantastic Woman, Chile's entry for Best Foreign Film at the Oscars, is a beautiful and heartbreaking drama about a trans woman dealing with the...

Review: Land of Mine (Denmark/Germany, 2015)


This Oscar-nominated Danish/German film explores a little-known part of WWII's aftermath.

Review: Wild Tales (Argentina, 2014)


Argentina's shortlisted nominee for the 2014 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar packs six standalone shorts with themes of revenge and fantasy -- one short eerily...

Review: Ida (Poland, 2013)


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)


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...


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