Critical Confabulations

a theatre, film & pop culture review

Film: Girlhood

A French coming-of-age story smartly explores the empowerment of friendship in an otherwise limiting world.

June 19, 2016 · 4 Comments

Film: Mustang

Deniz Gamze Erg├╝ven’s feature debut is a knockout of female empowerment.

May 22, 2016 · 4 Comments

Oscars Predictions 2015: Best Foreign Language Film

Oscars voters are unlikely to reward the sentimental entry this year.

February 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Oscars Predictions 2014: Foreign Language Film

The stylized, philosophical The Great Beauty goes head-to-head with the weepy melodrama The Broken Circle Breakdown. Also, there’s Mads Mikkelsen.

February 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Oscars 2013: Best Foreign Language Film

Amour may have this award on lock-down, but the other four nominees are pretty great, too.

February 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Oscars 2012: Foreign Language Film

A Separation vs In Darkness, Iran vs. The Holocaust. Which will voters go for? My picks and predictions for the 2012 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

February 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Oscars 2011: Best Foreign Language Film

My picks and predictions for the 2011 Academy Award winner of Best Foreign Language Film.

February 26, 2011 · Leave a comment

Oscars 2010: Foreign Language, Animated, + Documentary Films

My picks and predictions for the 2010 Oscars in the categories of Foreign Language, Animated Feature, and Documentary Films.

March 6, 2010 · 2 Comments