Published 2018-10-20T16:05:23Z Updated 2018-12-17T14:00:30Z
A ranked rundown of this year's official submissions in the Oscar race for Best Foreign Language Film. (Ranked by preference, not by likelihood of winning.)
Watching Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma, I couldn’t help but wonder if this was what it must have felt like to be among the audience to see Vittorio de Sica’s Bicycle Thieves or Michelangelo Antonioni’s L’Avventura for the first time.
A sweeping, suspenseful, and visually awesome epic that reinvigorates the cartel genre.
Nadine Labaki's touching drama is a triumph that walks a razor’s edge between heart-wrenching emotion and sentimentality without tripping.
Iceland A fun tale of eco-anarchy with an offbeat sense of humour.
Personal, beautifully shot portrait of keeping history and memory alive through art.
'Ida' is even better as a musical.
United Kingdom Review
"What makes you think she's a witch?" "Well, she turned me into a newt!" "A newt?" "... I got better. "
Hungary Laszlo Nemes once again does this 'follow people from behind while looking at the backs of their heads' thing, but this time with better hats.
The gleeful bloodbath for the #MeToo era.
The sweetest Cannes winner ever?
Tragedy and comedy walk side by side in this offbeat series of vignettes that excavate history.
South Korea Review
Slow (adj) ˈslō : not hasty or precipitate
The far better "wannabe mobster twink" drama of the list. Canada's "Family First" doesn't have a chance!
Norway TIFF Platform Report
Everything-but-the-kitchen-sink drama is compelling, but boo-uns to Norway for not sending Blind Spot
The sweet and charming bisexual Israeli "Waitress" your grandma will love.
When these long take tricks work, they're wonderful. When they don't, they feel horribly like protracted exercises in style over substance.
Like 'Locke,' the scenario of having one person in one location talking on the phone for an entire movie is a gimmick that runs out of gas VERY quickly. Ridiculous!
How do Trolls date in the age of Tinder?
Why did we send this film?
A nice puff piece, but that's all.
Not even the 'Phantom Thread' stans can save this one.