Tag Archives: Independent Film

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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Global Advent: Day 16

The Film: Mostly Martha [Bella Martha] – Germany A film about food which is really about life . Completely my kind of film. I had seen the English language remake, No Reservations, before I knew it was based on a … Continue reading

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Global Advent: Day 3

The Film: Pane e tulipani [Bread and Tulips] – Italy I thought I was in for a serious drama about a woman who finds herself. By the time the bus drives off, leaving Rosalba behind, I knew it was going to … 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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Unhappynothankyoulessplease or Why Garden State Is A Great Film: Part I

Happythankyoumoreplease is everything Garden State is not. Which is not a compliment. It’s the kind of indie movie people wrongly think all indie movies are. Whiny, selfish characters who are too busy pretending to be unloved to spend two seconds actually … Continue reading

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