Tag Archives: Drama

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 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 10

The Film:  Blancanieves – Spain From the giant red curtain swinging back to open the film to the bittersweet ending that so mirrors the culture which influences every drop of this take on the classic tale of Snow White — … 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 3

The Film: Das Leben der Anderen [The Lives Of Others] – (Germany) Sometimes when you hear a movie is good it changes the experience you have when you watch it. No matter what you’re told about the movie, good or … Continue reading

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