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Entries in On Body and Soul (6)

Jan 11 2018

Costume Design and Cinematography Guild Honors

by Nathaniel R

Sometimes all it takes is one killer lewk.You might not have thought ofThree Billboards Outside Ebbing Missourias a "costume"movie but the Costumer Designer Guild gave it one of their contemporary nominations all the same.Must've been that already famous janitor jumpsuit with bandana on Frances McDormand.It's so very "Mildred".Either that or,you know,the Guilds are just voting on their favorite movies (as they arealsoprone to do) without thinking too much on their own fields within those movies.Who knows what lurks in the hearts of awards voters?No one truly as they're non monolithic.

More on their nominations (and the Cinematography guild also) with commentary after the jump...

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Dec 15 2017

9 Foreign Film Finalists for the Oscar Race

by Nathaniel R

"The Wound"from South Africa might be the biggest surprise on the finalist list.The Academy's foreign film nominating committees have whittled down the 92 contenders to 9.If you've forgotten or never heard the procedure it involves multiple volunteers watching a certain number of entries to be eliglble to vote on them.The top six films advance from those ballots and the executive committee chooses another three which makes the 9 finalists.Then a final committee watches the nine finalists and votes to determine the five nominations.We correctly predicted 7 of the 9 finalist (you can peak herethough we'll be updating that chart to reflect the official standings shortly)

A Fantastic Womandirected by Sebastián Lelio for Chile
In the Fadedirected by Fatih Akin for Germany
On Body and SoulIldikó Enyedi for Hungary
Foxtrotdirected by Samuel Maoz for Israel
The Insultdirected by Ziad Doueiri for Lebanon
Lovelessdirected by Andrey Zvyagintsev for Russia
Félicitédirected by Alain Gomis for Senegal
The Wounddirected by John Trengove for South Africa
The Squaredirected by Ruben Östlund for Sweden MORE AFTER THE JUMP...

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Dec 09 2017

European Film Awards - Much Love to "The Square"

by Nathaniel R

The annual European Film Awards have logged many frequent flyer miles over the years as they hop around to various host countries.Today they were held in Berlin Germany and multiple Oscar hopefuls in Best Foreign Language Film took home prizes.The Cannes Palme d'Or winnerThe Squarewon the most statues and Hungary's Alexandra Borbely who stars in the weirdly compellingOn Body and Soul(reviewed here) took Best Actress.You can see all the winners after the jump...

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Nov 04 2017

European Film Nominations: "The Square"and "On Body and Soul" lead

by Nathaniel R

Hungary's weird and wonderful ON BODY AND SOUL keeps collecting kudosOne of our favorite undersung awards bodies is back.The European Film Awards,a hodgepodge of vastly different cinemas that sometimes has surprising results,have released their nominations for 2017.As per usual they're the awards body with the most in common withOscar's Foreign Language Film racewith many of their nominees being submissions this year from their respective countries.As such it's worth noting that Hungary's dreamscape slaughterhouse romantic oddity OnBody and Souland the Palme D'or winning Swedish satireThe Squareare both looking strong heading into the Oscar race;they lead the field here,each with four nominations.Russia'sLovelessand the latest Yorgos Lanthimos provocationThe Killing of a Sacred Deerare just behind them with three nominations,though the latter was a miss in the top category for Best European Film where France's masterful ACT UP dramaBPM (Beats Per Minute --currently in release in the US -- why is noone seeing it?It's brilliant!--  struck instead.

The ceremony moves each year and this time it will be hosted in Berlin,Germany on December 9th.Full set of nominees (links go to our reviews) including a France heavy Best Actress list are after the jump...

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Oct 08 2017

Podcast: Festival Goodies Opening Very Soon

Nathaniel,Nick,JoeandChris(who all attended TIFF together) discuss highlights from this past month of festivals,some of which are just opening in theaters.

Index (42 minutes)
00:01Florida Project,Professor Marston...
07:00Mudbound,First They Killed...andBPM
14:50 Under the radar beauties likeDisappearanceandA Fantastic Woman(and the joy of festivalling with Nick Davis)
27:00 Hoping to see again:Lady Bird,On Body and Soul,Three Billboards
34:00 We JUST saw:Mr Gay Syria,Spoor,andWonderstruck
41:00 Byeeee

You can listen to the podcast here at the bottom of the post ordownload from iTunes.Continue the conversations in the comments,won't you?

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Three Billboards(Chris's review)
Downsizing(Nathaniel's first impression)
First They Killed My Father(Joe's review)

Festival Fun.Coming Soon

Sep 08 2017

TIFF: Foreign Oscar Hopefuls from Hungary & Belgium

by Nathaniel R

On day one of TIFF two official Oscar foreign film submissions,one emphatically weird but kind of irresistible and the other mainstream but lush and erotically charged.

what's that panda doing in her bed?

On Body and Soul(Hungary)
Written and directed by Ildikó Enyedi

Ildikó Enyedi first came to niche fame in 1989 winning the Camera d'Or at Cannes forMy Twentieth Centurythe story of identical twins separated as children who both board the Orient Express as much different adults unaware of the other.The film had a succesful arthouse run in the US and was submitted but not nominated for Best Foreign Film at the Oscars.亚博主页28 years later Enyedi is winning prizes again for another film that concerns doubling...

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