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82d Oscars 11:15 p.m. (best foreign language film)

Posted by Wesley Morris  March 7, 2010 11:14 PM

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Having Pedro Almodovar and Quentin Tarantino present the foreign-language Oscar is inspired -- but only theoretically, since Tarantino appears to have scared poor Pedro. And shock of the night: Argentina's "El Secreto de Sus Ojos" wins! Whodathunkit? And why, oh, why? It's mediocre. My friend Matthew just texted to say, "Una porqueria," which translates to something that's holy but unprintable. His wife, Armida, a Limena, says that the director, Juan Jose Campanella, lives in Manhattan Beach and has been working the industry for years. "He's so establishment." 

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