Category Archives: Period Piece

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 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 10

The Film:  Blancanieves – Spain From the giant red curtain swinging back to open the film to the bittersweet ending that so mirrors the culture which influences every drop of this take on the classic tale of Snow White — … 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 18

The Films: 6 from Toshirō Mifune & Akira Kurosawa I thought it was important to highlight two of my favorite people in foreign film. There are a few reasons they’re on the list but the strongest of those reasons is … Continue reading

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