Last night I went to my neighbor’s home to watch a Best Foreign Language Film nominee. My neighbor is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences having once been President of LucasFilms Ltd. In one of our discussions, he mentioned that the film Capernaum (Chaos), regardless of category, was one of the very best films of last year.
He was right, it is a fantastic film, and my follow-up blog on this film will reflect this. However, I must alter my choice for Best Foreign Language Film to Capernaum. And if it were up for Best Picture, I’d put it in a tight race with Blindspotting (not nominated) for this honor.