Category Archives: Heist Film

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 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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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 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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Favorite R-rated Christmas films

Originally posted on Celluloid & Leftovers:
I guess I should follow up yesterday’s charming black and white Christmas fare with this from Pages In Courier: Favorite R-rated Christmas movies: Die Hard Die Hard 2: Die Harder Reindeer Games The Ref…

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Global Advent: Day 11

The Film: Going By The Book [Bareuge salja] – South Korea This was a random Netflix selection. I crossed my fingers as I hit play. I guess that works because this was a really great find. The premise is fun, … Continue reading

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