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World Advent : Day 24

The Film: The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec – France Two parts The Mummy one part Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and Dick Tracy, with a dash of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, there … Continue reading

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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 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 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 6

The Film: Viktor Vogel: Commercial Man  – Germany On the surface it’s a goofy comedy with a pop style and wacky lead and at first it seems nowhere close to reinventing the wheel. But when it dips the comedy into … Continue reading

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Global Advent: Day 7

The Film: Cold Comfort Farm – England Movies about writers have a special place in my heart. As do movies with a great cast, an underplayed quirk, and period pieces. Which makes Cold Comfort an all-around winner. Everything is strange in … Continue reading

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Global Advent: Day 2

The Film: Salmer fra kjøkkenet [Kitchen Stories] – Norway With Scandinavian films I have learned to just watch. Stay with it. Beginning to end. My first experience was watching Italiensk for begyndere. My perception before, during, and after was nearly … Continue reading

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Advent: Day 22

The Film: Astérix & Obélix: Mission Cléopâtre [Asterix and Obelix Meet Cleopatra] There have been films which attempted to replicate the style of their sources whether by dialog or visual interpretation — but few have ever come this close to … Continue reading

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Advent: Day 19

The Film: Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis [Welcome to the Sticks] When heavy action and teary dramas don’t sit right. When romance and thrillers fail to please. Comedy is the best medicine. This year there were comedies about death, r-rated box-office hits, … 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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