Really? I'm thinking I will have quite a lot of foreign films on my own list. Knowing this community I don't think I'll be alone.
I think in an unranked scoring system the Best Film list will be English language heavy because I think that those who watch, are drawn to, and write about lots of foreign films of the past decade are a relative minority on the boards overall. Couple that with the fact that the English language films do well in the Best Film category for the Filmspots. Only Inglourious Basterds
and Slumdog Millionaire
are comprised of sections in non-English languages. (There was Hebrew spoken in A Serious Man
, right?) So, that's 2 or 3 out of 15 spots for Best Film in 3 years of the Filmspots. Now, I am aware that using the small range of Filmspot Final Ballot nominees to predict the Decade List is pretty weak especially taking into account new membership and members catching up with missed films over the years.
Ultimately, the final results depend on who will participate in this Best of the Decade thing. If a majority of Filmspotting votes, I think the Best Film list will only be comprised of a few non-English language films.