Category Archives: France

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 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 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 8

The Film: Après Vous – France I first watched this film a few years ago on a DVD sent by Netflix. It really was the genesis of my reentry into foreign film not only because it was so enjoyable but … Continue reading

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World Advent : Day 1

Last year’s Global Advent was so much fun I decided to do it again. Movies from around the world this year paired with cinema’s best friend — popcorn inspired by world flavors. The Film: The Intouchables [Intouchables] – France I … 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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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 23

The Film: À bout portant [Point Blank] – France The classic thriller made modern is a true work of art. It combines suspense and graphic camerawork with a literary presence to create something that satisfies like a good book but … 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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