Category Archives: Spices

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 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 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 20

The Film: Monsoon Wedding – India Just like White Wedding, the push and pull of modern versus traditional takes center stage as a wedding brings together family and friends. The layered story takes on serious issues but there is a … Continue reading

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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 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 15

The Film: Italian For Beginners [Italiensk for begyndere] – Denmark   Italian For Beginners takes place around Christmas in the cold of a Copenhagen suburb. This was my first, and unknowing, foray into Dogme 95 films which sought to purify filmmaking. … Continue reading

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