Tag Archives: Whole Wheat

Global Advent: Day 11

The Film: Going By The Book [Bareuge salja] – South Korea This was a random Netflix selection. I crossed my fingers as I hit play. I guess that works because this was a really great find. The premise is fun, … Continue reading

Posted in Action, Adventure, Christmas, Comedy, Drama, Film, Film Genre, Food, Foreign Film, Heist Film, Holiday, International Cinema, Italian, Italy, Modified Recipe, Netflix, Pasta, Salad, Side Dish, South Korea, Spices, Vegan, Vegetarian | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Global Advent: Day 5

The Film: Wo Zhi Nu Ren Xin [What Women Want] – China I liked this movie very much. It’s hard to dislike anything with Andy Lau but I quickly realized he’s not the only reason to enjoy this film. This … Continue reading

Posted in Arabic, China, Christmas, Comedy, Film, Film Genre, Food, Foreign Film, Holiday, International Cinema, Netflix, Romantic Comedy, Soup, Vegan, Vegetarian | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Adventure, Arabic, Bread, Christmas, Comedy, Drama, Film, Film Genre, Food, Foreign Film, Holiday, Independent, International Cinema, Italy, Romantic Comedy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Christmas, Comedy, Film, Film Genre, Food, Foreign Film, France, French, Holiday, International Cinema, Modified Recipe, Side Dish, Snack, Vegetarian | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Avent: Day 13

The Film: Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain [Amélie] Of all the French films I’ve watched, Amélie is the most universal. Without ever losing a sense of reality in his created world, Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s direction of color, music, and character bring … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas, Film, Food, Foreign Film, France, Independent, International Cinema, Modified Recipe | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Advent: Day 6

The Film: La jetée Both futuristic and eternally human. Chris Marker’s film, in textured black and white, relies on the lasting impact of vivid childhood memories. The concentrated story is presented with layers of skill. A lesser storyteller and it … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas, Film, Food, Foreign Film, France, Holiday, Independent, International Cinema, Vegetarian | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Advent: Day 4

The Film: L’arnacoeur [Heartbreaker] This movie is the ultimate example of why there should be no remakes of foreign films. It’s freaking perfect. It’s literally laugh-out-loud funny, romantic, and overflowing with charm and wit. Romain Duris gets everything right and Vanessa Paradis … Continue reading

Posted in Bread, Christmas, Comedy, Film, Food, France, Holiday, International Cinema, Netflix, Romantic Comedy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment