Tag Archives: Foregin Movies

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 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 5

The Film: Nueve reinas [Nine Queens] – Argentina It’s an ironclad rule: Always watch the original first. It’s a perfect system that guarantees you will never be frustrated. If you love the original — great, maybe the remake will have … 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 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 13

The Film: Night Watch [Nochnoy dozor] & Day Watch [Dnevnoy dozor] – Russia Night Watch and Day Watch are two of my favourite foreign films. In part because nothing and everything feels foreign about them. Does that make it clear? … 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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Global Advent: Day 9

The Film: Muriel’s Wedding – Australia I love Australian movies, especially the comedies. The wit and the humor is as distinct as the unforgettable characters and Muriel’s Wedding is packed with them. It is, of course, about Muriel’s wedding. It’s … Continue reading

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