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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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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 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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Advent: Day 24

The Film: Joyeux Noël I wrap up this series with a French film about Christmas. Based on actual events the film tells the story of a Christmas Eve during World War I. The real events are much more interesting and … 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 12

The Film: Bon Voyage It begins in a theater in France prior to the German invasion, not that the film is about WWII exactly. It’s about a network of characters who are affected, some more than others, by the invasion … Continue reading

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