Hello you crazy kids. If you’re in the UK reading this, I hope you’re coping with the national lockdown. We’ve been spending it watching some absolutely belting movies.
I’ve got two International Oscar Showdowns for you today. First up was the Coen Brothers’ No Country For Old Men – a dark, brooding remake of Raising Arizona (not even joking) – up against Austrian concentration camp movie The Counterfeiters. This was one of the hardest Oscar Showdowns to call so far – two absolutely cracking films.
The second showdown was between Martin Scorsese’s The Departed and a German film set in the GDR about the Stasi spying on anyone who didn’t toe the communist line, called The Lives Of Others. That one was rather easier to pick a winner!
Both of these, along with the rest of the series, you can browse on my sister site, https://internationaloscarshowdown.wordpress.com/
Thanks again for reading!
Meanwhile, here’s the podcast I was on with Juan Carlos Ojano from the Philippines, discussing Italian movie Life Is Beautiful – which you should watch before you listen, because I don’t want to spoil it!
Take it easy, all. And stay safe,