Tag Archives: Film

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 21

The Film: Kon-Tiki – Norway I was really looking forward to the potential of this film. I had read some things about the production when it was still in theaters and was excited to see the look of the film. … 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 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 14

The Film: La Pivellina [Little Girl] – Italy I was sure I was going to write about this film, it seems so small and hard to recommend to anyone who isn’t a diehard cinephile. But then I read a review … 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 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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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 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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