Peter Knegt at Indiewire takes a look at the final submission list for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards’s foreign-language category. Among the 65 films that will vie for one of five spots: Veiko Öunpuu’s The Temptation of St. Tony (Estonia); Xavier Beauvois’s Of Gods and Men (France); Yorgos Lanthimos’s Dogtooth (Greece); Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Biutiful (Mexico); João Pedro Rodrigues’s To Die Like a Man (Portugal); and Apichatpong Weerathesakul’s Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Thailand).
Jessica Winter looks at David Bowe’s film career. (Thanks, Jessica, for linking to us.)
Every city in this country could use a councilman like Forth Worth’s Joel Burns. (For more info on the Trevor Project, the leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, click here.)
Related: Full-time douchebag and self-proclaimed gay-rights activist Perez Hilton vows, on Ellen DeGeneres’s morning talk show, to stop bullying celebrities.
After five years of marriage, Ben Harper filed for divorce from Laura Dern last week. Harper cited the reason as irreconcilable differences, while our own Sal Cinquemani speculates it may have had something to do with the Grammy-award winner having finally seen Inland Empire.
Gremlins met [Rec] on yesterday’s episode of South Park (“It’s a Jersey Thing”), in which a mega-horny, super-orange, perpetually smoking creature known as a Snooki terrorizes the town: