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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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Global Advent: Day 10

The Film: Elling – Norway Imagine The Odd Couple meets The Boys Next Door, in Norwegian, with award winning performances. Imagine a movie you keep hoping will be great, and then it is. Everything about Elling could have gone wrong … Continue reading

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Advent: Day 16

The Film: Confidences trop intimes [Intimate Strangers] I found the films of Patrice Leconte through Netflix. After watching Man on the Train, Intimate Strangers, and My Best Friend I can solidly state he is an incredibly storyteller. He has quickly become … Continue reading

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Advent: Day 12

The Film: Bon Voyage It begins in a theater in France prior to the German invasion, not that the film is about WWII exactly. It’s about a network of characters who are affected, some more than others, by the invasion … Continue reading

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Advent: Day 10

The Film: Ne le dis à personne [Tell No One] Complex and twisty, dark and thrilling. I fell for this film immediately. There’s a lot to praise about this film but two things are particularly wonderful about it. The first … Continue reading

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Advent: Day 9

The Film: Nikita [La Femme Nikita] First and foremost I must state, I apologetically love this film. I could solely praise the artistic merits and the dead-on feminist qualities of the film but I love it as much for those … Continue reading

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Advent: Day 8

The Film: Les triplettes de Belleville [The Triplets of Belleville] To paraphrase Brad Bird — animation is not a genre, it is a style of storytelling through which you can have every genre. And The Triplets of Belleville gives a … Continue reading

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