Category Archives: European

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 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 11

The Film: The Angels’ Share (Scotland) There’s nothing about this film that relates to Christmas but as we reflect on the closing year, our shortcomings and victories,  it seems the perfect time to watch a film which understands we might not … 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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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 6

The Film: Viktor Vogel: Commercial Man  – Germany On the surface it’s a goofy comedy with a pop style and wacky lead and at first it seems nowhere close to reinventing the wheel. But when it dips the comedy into … 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 19

The Film: Shall We Dance? [Shall we dansu?]  – Japan I hadn’t seen Shall We Dance in a few years but watching it again felt like visiting old friends. I heard the voice of the dance instructor Tamako Tamura and instantly … Continue reading

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