Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
“How much does the Oscar belong to Mexico?” a reporter asked actress Lupita Nyong’o the day after the 2014 Academy Awards. Her answer “It all belongs to me.” A few months earlier, when “12 Years a Slave” premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, she was more diplomatic. She explained that she was born in Mexico, that her
Wednesday, March 6th, 2013
In Searching for Sugar Man, Rodriguez the man feels more like an awkward prop in a story of white redemption rather than the star of his own movie.
Tuesday, March 1st, 2011
When the Danish film, “For a Better World,” won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film Sunday night, I immediately started googling it– all the descriptions and reviews suggested it took place “in an African village” (it...
Monday, March 8th, 2010
Apart from Charlize Theron and her dress, the very big continent of Africa was indirectly represented at the Academy Awards last night when the short film, “Music by Prudence” won for best documentary short. As you know...