Tag Archives: Films

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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Global Advent: Day 21

The Film: Lola rennt [Run Lola Run] – Germany It begins by telling you there is a philosophical question, but this film won’t answer it. It’s a game, and the game has begun. The first time I watched this film, … Continue reading

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Global Advent: Day 19

The Film: Shall We Dance? [Shall we dansu?]  – Japan I hadn’t seen Shall We Dance in a few years but watching it again felt like visiting old friends. I heard the voice of the dance instructor Tamako Tamura and instantly … Continue reading

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Global Advent: Day 6

The Film: Mou gaan dou [Infernal Affairs Trilogy] – China Here’s another film that was subject to a remake. Only this time it went the usual direction, foreign-language to English-language. And like yesterday’s film, this one also stars Andy Lau. … Continue reading

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Tinker Tailor Soilder Spy Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Ignore The Buzz

My only knowledge prior to watching Tinker Tailor Solider Spy was the massive adoration it seemed to acquire from seemingly nowhere: otherwise known as “the buzz”. Teaser posters, pre-release posters, post-release posters, fan posters, and minimal posters. Buzz. Cumberbatch. Oldman. … Continue reading

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Download Scripts of Award Contenders

Download scripts of award contenders: “Anonymous” by John Orloff (Sony) “The Artist” by Michel Hazanavicius (The Weinstein Company) “Beginners” by Mike Mills (Focus Features) “Bridesmaids” by Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig (Universal) “Cars 2” by Ben Queen; Story by John … Continue reading

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