Category Archives: International Cinema

World Avent : Day 25

The Film: L’homme qui voulait vivre sa vie [The Big Picture] – France Misplaced in the thriller genre this film isn’t enjoyable as a literal tale but as an allegory for starting again on your dream, having the fear and … Continue reading

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World Advent : Day 24

The Film: The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec – France Two parts The Mummy one part Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and Dick Tracy, with a dash of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, there … Continue reading

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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 21

The Film: Kon-Tiki – Norway I was really looking forward to the potential of this film. I had read some things about the production when it was still in theaters and was excited to see the look of the film. … 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 17

The Film: Le Grand Chef 2: Kimchi Battle – South Korea Two siblings, who have grown to be two very different adults, compete in a nationwide kimchi contest. But food is just the entry into their personal stories which makes … 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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World Avent : Day 15

The Film: The Scapegoat (2012) – United Kingdom This adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s 1957 novel begins with the entrance of a television to an enormous manor home. The old and the new converging, a sign of what’s to come. … Continue reading

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World Advent : Day 14

The Film: La Pivellina [Little Girl] – Italy I was sure I was going to write about this film, it seems so small and hard to recommend to anyone who isn’t a diehard cinephile. But then I read a review … Continue reading

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