Category Archives: Side Dish

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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Global Advent: Day 4

The Film: Strictly Ballroom – Australia There are some films I know by heart, that I’m so familiar with, that are such a part of my relationship with cinema I forget to write about them. I remember watching Strictly Ballroom … Continue reading

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Advent: Day 21

The Film: Le petit Nicolas [Little Nicholas] There is nothing so wonderful as a film that makes you laugh out loud. Makes you gasp, and cheer, or simply sit back and enjoy with a goofy smile on your face. Nicholas … Continue reading

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Advent: Day 20

The Film: Comme une image [Look At Me] A  likeable film about unlikeable characters, you will never see another story like this. At the center is one man — a famous writer, a father and husband, a womanizer, a self-centered … Continue reading

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Advent: Day 19

The Film: Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis [Welcome to the Sticks] When heavy action and teary dramas don’t sit right. When romance and thrillers fail to please. Comedy is the best medicine. This year there were comedies about death, r-rated box-office hits, … Continue reading

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Advent: Day 14

The Film: La doublure [The Valet] Daniel Auteuil, Virginie Ledoyen, Dany Boon, and Gad Elmaleh have been mentioned in previous parts of this series but the writer/director of this film has not. Francis Verber is one of the most prolific … 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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