Tag Archives: Cinema

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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World Advent : Day 20

The Film: The Sapphires – Australia There has been a lot of talk in the last few years as films have been pulling more and more from preexisting sources including headlines and history, about creative license when it comes to … Continue reading

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World Advent : Day 13

The Film: องค์บาก [Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior] – Thailand I admit it. The only reason I watched this film is so I would have an excuse to make Pad Thai popcorn. But I was also in the mood for a … Continue reading

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World Advent : Day 12

The Film: L’homme du train [Man on the Train] – France Patrice Leconte quickly became a favorite director of mine with Man on the Train. The unique story, the masculine but artful direction — a masterful character study. It was … Continue reading

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World Advent : Day 8

The Film: Après Vous – France I first watched this film a few years ago on a DVD sent by Netflix. It really was the genesis of my reentry into foreign film not only because it was so enjoyable but … Continue reading

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World Advent : Day 7

The Film: Valentin – Argentina Movies with children as protagonists are often darling, saccharine, or make you want to set fire to the screen. But here is a charming movie where the characters feel tethered to reality and the scale … Continue reading

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World Advent : Day 6

The Film: Viktor Vogel: Commercial Man  – Germany On the surface it’s a goofy comedy with a pop style and wacky lead and at first it seems nowhere close to reinventing the wheel. But when it dips the comedy into … Continue reading

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