Thursday Movie Picks: Oscars Winners Edition: Best Foreign Language Movie

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Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
Continuing with our Oscar Winners Edition, today we will talk about pictures that won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Movie or Best International Film as it is called since 2020. All the movies I listed today are movies I’ve heard many great things about, but I have yet to see them!

Honorable Mentions: Life is Beautiful, The Counterfeiters, Waltz with Bashir, Parasite, Another Round

#1 The Virgin Spring

This Swedish film is particularly intriguing to me because it served as inspiration for The Last House on the Left, a 70s horror flick (that comes with a 2009 remake). Those were made by Wes Craven and I already talked about them before here on my blog. I actually was not aware that The Virgin Spring had won this particular award, but now I’m even more curious to check it out.

#2 War and Peace

So, this is the Soviet adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s famous novel. It is insanely long (four parts with a total runtime of 431 minutes), so I haven’t seen the entire oeuvre, but I saw bits and pieces. Sergei Bondarchuk’s take on the story was also extremely expensive and is often considered one of the grandest epics ever made.

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Thursday Movie Picks Oscars Winners Edition: Best Original Score and Best Original Song

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Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
It’s the first Thursday of the month which means it is time for our Oscars Winners Edition. Today we’re going to cover best original as well as best original song. I bring you three picks for each!

#1 Joker

I actually saw this one in theatres and was blown away by the beauty of the soundtrack!

#2 The Hateful Eight

So, did you know that Ennio Morricone only won one Oscar and it’s for The Hateful Eight? Long overdue.

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Thursday Movie Picks Oscars Winners Edition: Best Costume Design and Best Makeup and Hairstyling

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Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
It’s the first Thursday of the month which means it is time for our Oscars Winners Edition. Today we’re going to cover best costume design as well as best makeup and hairstyling. I bring you three picks for each!

#1 Roman Holiday

I absolutely adore Audrey Hepburn, but she’s not the shining star we need to talk about right now. Responsible for the costume design on Roman Holiday was Edith Head. That woman is an absolute legend. She won this particular Academy Award a total of eight time and was nominated 35 times. Honestly, every single costume I’ve ever seen of her is absolutely stunning!

#2 Marie Antoinette

Milena Canonero took care of the mesmerizing and memorable costume for Marie Antoinette. I watched the movie years ago and literally the only thing I remember about it are the stunning outfits, so it was definitely a deserved win! By the way, she already has 4 wins!

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TMP Oscars Winners Edition: Best Cinematography and Best Visual Effects

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Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
It’s the first Thursday of the month which means it is time for our Oscars Winners Edition. Today we’re going to cover best cinematoraphy as well as best visual effects. I bring you three picks for each!

#1 The Revenant

Let’s start with best cinematography, shall we? While I didn’t love The Revenant, the cinematography there is outstanding. DiCaprio had been overdue for an Oscar but he had better performances than this one. While I wish he hadn’t won, the movie definitely deserved this win!

#2 The Aviator

Speaking of DiCaprio, as I was browsing Wikipedia for movies that won in the cinematography category, I found out that one got an award. It’s not a perfect film but intriguing enough and beautifully made.

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TMP Oscars Winners Edition: Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay

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Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
It’s the first Thursday of the month which means it is time for our Oscars Winners Edition. Today we’re going to cover best original as well as adapted screenplay. I bring you three picks for each!

#1 Promising Young Woman

This movie really fascinates me. It’s quite gritty and I wanted to see it when back before COVID I saw the first trailer in theaters. Emerald Fennell did a great job and it’s a well-deserved win.

#2 Django Unchained

Y’all knew I couldn’t write this post without including at least one Tarantino movie. Even though I wish Inglorious Basterds had won and I could list that one, Django Unchained is also brilliant!

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TMP: Oscars Winners Edition: Best Director

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Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
This is another post in the Oscar Winners Edition of TMP. Today we tackle my favorite Best Director win!

#1 Bong Joon-ho for Parasite

This movie is brilliant. I know I’ve talked about it before. At length. Seeing Bong Joon Ho win made me really happy, he really deserved it!

#2 Peter Jackson for Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

There are not many movies that are completely timeless and just never get old. The LOTR series is one of them. It is just as stunning as it was back in the day when it first came out. I can’t believe that Peter Jackson only one and Oscar once when he deserved one for every single movie.

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