So the Best Foreign Language Oscar race is between Matteo Garone‘s Gomorrah and Ari Folman‘s Waltz With Bashir….right? Because Bashir, which obviously qualifies as an animated feature, can’t hope to beat WALL*E?

I’m not sure about Gomorrah being “the best film about organized crime since The Godfather” because it’s acutely unemotional and docu-drama-like and therefore an entirely different species, although it is a gripping look at a hellish mafia-plagued realm. The fact that it won Best Film and Best Director at the European Film Awards ain’t hay.