Tag Archives: Dessert

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 1

Last year’s Global Advent was so much fun I decided to do it again. Movies from around the world this year paired with cinema’s best friend — popcorn inspired by world flavors. The Film: The Intouchables [Intouchables] – France I … 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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Advent: Day 25

Joyeux Noel! I hope you enjoyed all the French film and food, your bellies are happy, and your thirst for brilliant entertainment from the land of Paris and Aix-en-Provence is quenched. Here are some pictures of the food, the decorations, and … 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 17

The Film: L’épine dans le coeur [The Thorn in the Heart] It is important to study films but also the director’s themselves. Understanding why the tell the stories they tell is as interesting as the results. This is not a … Continue reading

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Advent: Day 16

The Film: Confidences trop intimes [Intimate Strangers] I found the films of Patrice Leconte through Netflix. After watching Man on the Train, Intimate Strangers, and My Best Friend I can solidly state he is an incredibly storyteller. He has quickly become … Continue reading

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Advent: Day 14

The Film: La doublure [The Valet] Daniel Auteuil, Virginie Ledoyen, Dany Boon, and Gad Elmaleh have been mentioned in previous parts of this series but the writer/director of this film has not. Francis Verber is one of the most prolific … 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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Advent: Day 10

The Film: Ne le dis à personne [Tell No One] Complex and twisty, dark and thrilling. I fell for this film immediately. There’s a lot to praise about this film but two things are particularly wonderful about it. The first … Continue reading

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