Category Archives: Romance

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 20

The Film: The Sapphires – Australia There has been a lot of talk in the last few years as films have been pulling more and more from preexisting sources including headlines and history, about creative license when it comes to … Continue reading

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World Advent : Day 16

The Film: Les femmes du 6ème étage [The Women on the 6th Floor] – France I sat down to watch what I thought would be different fare from the deeper films I’ve dived into this month. I was prepared for … Continue reading

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Perfect Foreign Films for Saint Valentine’s Day

COMEDY L’arnacoeur [Heartbreaker] – France Les émotifs anonymes [Romantics Anonymous] – France Eagle vs Shark – New Zealand White Wedding – South Africa Strictly Ballroom – Australia Hors de prix [Priceless] – France Love Actually – UK Bridget Jones’s Diary … Continue reading

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Favorite R-rated Christmas movies

I thought it would be fun to take my most popular Christmas post and fill out mini-reviews alongside some international movie posters. Enjoy! Die Hard If you see posters of part 5 and grimace, you need to remind yourself why … Continue reading

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Global Advent: Day 24

The Film: The Artist – France This was the best theater experience I had all year. Going to see Tintin and The Hobbit was exciting, both being big spectacles filled with adventure and directed by film giants — but The … Continue reading

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Global Advent: Day 22

The Film: Shaun Of The Dead – England Everything about this film defies the common expectation of a foreign film. Granted, there is generally a difference between foreign language and global film, but whatever reason someone has to avoid films … Continue reading

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Global Advent: Day 21

The Film: Lola rennt [Run Lola Run] – Germany It begins by telling you there is a philosophical question, but this film won’t answer it. It’s a game, and the game has begun. The first time I watched this film, … Continue reading

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Global Advent: Day 20

The Film: Monsoon Wedding – India Just like White Wedding, the push and pull of modern versus traditional takes center stage as a wedding brings together family and friends. The layered story takes on serious issues but there is a … Continue reading

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