THE OSCAR PROJECT
The Oscar Project
A quest to watch every Oscar nominated film
It’s the first weekend in February and I hope you had a great January. There wasn’t too much new at the movies to check out, but new movies are definitely picking up this month. With that said, it’s time to make your pick for your week six movie in the 2023 Movie Challenge, A Film With Subtitles.
Now, I guess you could get a little creative here and pick something like a science fiction or fantasy film that has made up languages that need to be subtitled (I’m looking at you Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, etc.) but if you want to stick with the idea of category, I would ask you to pick something in a real foreign language that is primarily subtitled through the entire film. The Academy has rules on how much of a film has to be in a different language to be eligible for the Best International Feature category, but try to find something that really needs the subtitles in order to get the point of the film. If you need help picking a film, check out this list that TimeOut put together of the Top 50 Foreign Films of All Time.
My Selection-8 ½
Believe it or not, this is my first Fellini film and the first Italian film I can remember in a while. For some reason I tend to gravitate to Japanese, French, or Spanish films when I’m watching things with subtitles, so I’m so excited to finally check what many people believe to be Fellini’s best film off my watchlist.
I'm just a film buff who wants to watch great movies. Where else to find the best, than the list of those nominated by the Academy each year?