Category Archives: Spices

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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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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Global Advent: Day 11

The Film: Going By The Book [Bareuge salja] – South Korea This was a random Netflix selection. I crossed my fingers as I hit play. I guess that works because this was a really great find. The premise is fun, … 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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Global Advent: Day 9

The Film: Muriel’s Wedding – Australia I love Australian movies, especially the comedies. The wit and the humor is as distinct as the unforgettable characters and Muriel’s Wedding is packed with them. It is, of course, about Muriel’s wedding. It’s … Continue reading

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Global Advent: Day 8

The Film: Ha-Ushpizin [Ushpizin] – Israel All over the world there are celebrations, and festivities for Christmas. For me, this Christmas is about Joy To The World — celebrating the global purpose in the holiday. There are a lot of … Continue reading

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Global Advent: Day 7

The Film: Cold Comfort Farm – England Movies about writers have a special place in my heart. As do movies with a great cast, an underplayed quirk, and period pieces. Which makes Cold Comfort an all-around winner. Everything is strange in … Continue reading

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