All posts by "John Villeneuve"

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By John Villeneuve 2009 has not been as rich and plentiful, especially for English language films, as previous years, but if you were a miner, an archaeologist, a diviner, or ...

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by John Villeneuve Full disclosure. Being a highly functional, life-long sufferer of bipolarity (hence the appearance of the conjunction “too” in the title), I may be the wrong person to ...

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by John Villeneuve Either Cuba’s submission to the Academy is a practical joke by some merry pranksters, or there is some hidden meaning, or implications, in this car-crash that has ...

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by John Villeneuve Earlier today, I was granted a short tête-à-tête with an AMPAS member who was gracious enough to put aside some time to answer assorted questions about this ...

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by John Villeneuve Winner of the Golden Bear at the recent Berlin Film Festival, The Milk of Sorrow (La teta asustada) is Peru’s offering to this years Academy Awards. And ...

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Due to China’s complicated history it has the enviable (at least most countries would agree) advantage of submitting three films for Foreign Film consideration. One from China, one from Hong ...

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by John Villeneuve Every year some painfully half-baked, ill-conceived or inept films get submitted by countries from around the world for consideration in the Best Foreign Film category. However, this ...

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by John Villeneuve Much like Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire, Samson & Delilah proves to be an endurance test in misery due to poverty and marginalization. That ...

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by John Villeneuve During the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s Argentina endured a multitude of military coups d‚Äô√©tat (minus the short Per√≥n period that lasted a few months in 1973-1974). Under ...

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by John Villeneuve Generally, it is difficult to surmise what the academy voters will choose amongst the foreign films submitted to them, because, more often than not, they pick films ...

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by John Villeneuve Letters to Father Jacob is a film I would have missed at The Vancouver Film Festival, had it not been submitted by Finland for consideration for the ...

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by John Villeneuve With the films, A Prophet and The White Ribbon, can AMPAS continue to ignore the best that this art form called cinema can aspire to? Can they ...

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by John Villeneuve Awards Daily contributing writer Much like its title, Police, Adjective. is a kind of pastiche broken up into a series of linguistic challenges, resulting in a revitalized, ...

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by John Villeneuve Awards Daily contributing writer Now that The Netherlands first entry, Wit Lich (The Silent Army) has been deemed ineligible (too much English), this blessing-in-disguise has made way ...

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