Category Archives: Indian

World Advent : Day 9

The Film: Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year – India  Films with a message have to work very hard to keep from drowning in a saccharine mess and often end up sacrificing themes and the more intricate moments of character development … Continue reading

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Global Advent: Day 21

The Film: Lola rennt [Run Lola Run] – Germany It begins by telling you there is a philosophical question, but this film won’t answer it. It’s a game, and the game has begun. The first time I watched this film, … Continue reading

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Global Advent: Day 17

The Film: The Dish – Australia When most people think about foreign films they forget they’re not all subtitled — some of them are in English. Although accents and colloquialisms can be a hindrance to some, movies from the UK … Continue reading

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Global Advent: Day 12

The Film: White Wedding – South Africa Imagine Planes, Trains & Automobiles if Steve Martin weren’t trying to get home for Thanksgiving, but rather to his own wedding. Imagine if John Candy was his philandering best friend. Imagine if this … 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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Christmas Leftovers

Leftover green onions and spring-roll wrappers from the crab rangoon I made on Christmas Eve, have switched countries, but not continents. Somosas Onion, potato, garlic, frozen peas, green onion and curry powder sautéed until softened, then mixed with a small … Continue reading

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Dhal/Dahl

Yeah. It happened. Dahl/dahl night. Fantastic Mr. Fox is such a unique movie, I’m glad I was prepared to be unprepared. As with most Wes Anderson films, the characters were charming, so tightly packed with a collection of normal behaviors … Continue reading

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