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World Advent : Day 24

The Film: The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec – France Two parts The Mummy one part Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and Dick Tracy, with a dash of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, there … Continue reading

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World Advent : Day 23

The Film: Wild Target – UK Based on the 1993 French film Cible Emouvante this witty comedy has a lot going for it. Namely that Bill Nighy plays a hit-man with such charm it’s impossible to not enjoy. In some … Continue reading

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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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World Advent : Day 17

The Film: Le Grand Chef 2: Kimchi Battle – South Korea Two siblings, who have grown to be two very different adults, compete in a nationwide kimchi contest. But food is just the entry into their personal stories which makes … 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 9

The Film: Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year – India  Films with a message have to work very hard to keep from drowning in a saccharine mess and often end up sacrificing themes and the more intricate moments of character development … 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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World Advent : Day 2

The Film: Starbuck – (Quebec) Canada  Ordinarily this isn’t a film I would read the synopsis of and decide to watch but I do the social media for Reckless Video, independent video store here in Seattle, and I took notice … Continue reading

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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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