Case in point: The Greek film dogtooth is one of this year's five nominees for best foreign film.
But the Academy is not really helping the cause by nominating audience-unfriendly films like dogtooth.
Who are these experts who justify the inclusion of dogtooth?
A dozen movies far superior to dogtooth or Outside the Law were bewilderingly overlooked.
Nearly all are highly 45enriched with dogtooth; while the mouldings of the west door have conventional foliage as well.
Hollows of irregular curve sometimes filled with dogtooth ornament or with foliage.
A dogtooth violet, commonly called avalanche lily, is abundant.
The sub-arches appear to be about the same date as the transept vaulting, as they have the dogtooth ornament in their mouldings.
Contemplative between their dark exotic leaves, dogtooth violets fill the light-flecked hollows.