Category Archives: Crime

World Advent : Day 23

The Film: Wild Target – UK Based on the 1993 French film Cible Emouvante this witty comedy has a lot going for it. Namely that Bill Nighy plays a hit-man with such charm it’s impossible to not enjoy. In some … Continue reading

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World Avent : Day 22

The Film: Sound of Noise – Sweden If you’re looking for boring, dry, art house — this ain’t it. What is it? Creative. Creative. Creative. With all of the remakes and rewrites and reimagings coming from Hollywood, it’s truly, refreshingly … Continue reading

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World Advent : Day 12

The Film: L’homme du train [Man on the Train] – France Patrice Leconte quickly became a favorite director of mine with Man on the Train. The unique story, the masculine but artful direction — a masterful character study. It was … Continue reading

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World Advent : Day 11

The Film: The Angels’ Share (Scotland) There’s nothing about this film that relates to Christmas but as we reflect on the closing year, our shortcomings and victories,  it seems the perfect time to watch a film which understands we might not … Continue reading

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World Advent : Day 5

The Film: Nueve reinas [Nine Queens] – Argentina It’s an ironclad rule: Always watch the original first. It’s a perfect system that guarantees you will never be frustrated. If you love the original — great, maybe the remake will have … Continue reading

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World Advent : Day 4

The Film: 悪い奴ほどよく眠る [The Bad Sleep Well] – (Japan) If you’ve read through Celluloid and Leftovers you can see that I am a huge Kurosawa fan. I’ve written about his collaborations with Toshiro Mifune which are some of my favorite foreign … Continue reading

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