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Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010) Review

Over the holidays, I searched for a unique Christmas movie—something I hadn’t seen. The usual American classics, National Lampoons Christmas Vacation (1989) and A Christmas Story… 240 more words

Christmas Movies

Raise the Red Lantern (1991)

Zhang Yimou’s masterpiece Raise the Red Lantern opens with a young woman preparing to make a fateful decision. In 1920 China, Songlian (Gong Li), a 19-year-old university student, is forced to abandon her studies after her father’s death left the family destitute. 613 more words

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A Haunting Ida (Foreign Film- Poland)

Pawel Pawlikowski‘s Ida is a haunting black and white film about two women searching for answers in post World War II Poland.

Ida is a very slow film as well as not in color and not shot in the widescreen ratio we have become accustomed to as of late.   113 more words


Film doesn't just belong to Hollywood

When it comes to film many americans limit themselves to english speaking movies with english speaking actors. They want their minds to be guided by dialogue rather than action and it’s completely understandable. 477 more words

Foreign Films

Why Marion Cotillard's Nomination Is So Incredible, Also Important

 I find that whenever I post something on Sasha Stone’s wonderful Oscar site http://www.awardsdaily.com, I show a slightly different side of myself as a film critic/Oscar blogger than I do here, even. 399 more words


Classifying What I Saw in 2014: An Observational Study

Taking inspiration from Steven Soderbergh, I give you the list of movies and miniseries that I watched from beginning to end last year. Rather than frame my inventory of 169 titles within a calendar year, I decided to begin last year on March 3, 2014, the day after the 86th Academy Awards ceremony aired. 1,493 more words

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