Tag Archives: Review

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 20

The Film: Monsoon Wedding – India Just like White Wedding, the push and pull of modern versus traditional takes center stage as a wedding brings together family and friends. The layered story takes on serious issues but there is a … Continue reading

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Global Advent: Day 18

The Films: 6 from Toshirō Mifune & Akira Kurosawa I thought it was important to highlight two of my favorite people in foreign film. There are a few reasons they’re on the list but the strongest of those reasons is … Continue reading

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Advent: Day 23

The Film: Un long dimanche de fiançailles [A Very Long Engagement] Some movies take you on a journey. There may be times you’re not sure you want to go but if you do you will be rewarded. It isn’t often … 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 17

The Film: L’épine dans le coeur [The Thorn in the Heart] It is important to study films but also the director’s themselves. Understanding why the tell the stories they tell is as interesting as the results. This is not a … Continue reading

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Advent: Day 16

The Film: Confidences trop intimes [Intimate Strangers] I found the films of Patrice Leconte through Netflix. After watching Man on the Train, Intimate Strangers, and My Best Friend I can solidly state he is an incredibly storyteller. He has quickly become … Continue reading

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