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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 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 11

The Film: The Angels’ Share (Scotland) There’s nothing about this film that relates to Christmas but as we reflect on the closing year, our shortcomings and victories,  it seems the perfect time to watch a film which understands we might not … Continue reading

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Global Advent: Day 24

The Film: The Artist – France This was the best theater experience I had all year. Going to see Tintin and The Hobbit was exciting, both being big spectacles filled with adventure and directed by film giants — but The … 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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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 23

The Film: Un long dimanche de fiançailles [A Very Long Engagement] Some movies take you on a journey. There may be times you’re not sure you want to go but if you do you will be rewarded. It isn’t often … 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 19

The Film: Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis [Welcome to the Sticks] When heavy action and teary dramas don’t sit right. When romance and thrillers fail to please. Comedy is the best medicine. This year there were comedies about death, r-rated box-office hits, … Continue reading

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