Category Archives: Asian

World Advent : Day 13

The Film: องค์บาก [Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior] – Thailand I admit it. The only reason I watched this film is so I would have an excuse to make Pad Thai popcorn. But I was also in the mood for a … 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 16

The Film: Mostly Martha [Bella Martha] – Germany A film about food which is really about life . Completely my kind of film. I had seen the English language remake, No Reservations, before I knew it was based on a … Continue reading

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Global Advent: Day 14

The Film: The Trip – UK You really can’t be sad watching a film with Coogan and Brydon. It’s one of those indelible laws of nature like gravity or the way a good film can feel as satisfying as a … Continue reading

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Global Advent: Day 6

The Film: Mou gaan dou [Infernal Affairs Trilogy] – China Here’s another film that was subject to a remake. Only this time it went the usual direction, foreign-language to English-language. And like yesterday’s film, this one also stars Andy Lau. … Continue reading

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Advent: Day 11

The Film: Prête-moi ta main [I Do: How To Get Married And Stay Single] If you wondered where all the good comedies went, the answer is France. Remember when going to see a comedy didn’t involve a woman falling? Didn’t … Continue reading

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