Category Foreign Films

The Rover

  I will start by quoting a fellow audience member at the completion of The Rover at a screening yesterday: “I just lost two hours of my life.” And now I want to state emphatically: I couldn’t disagree more. The Rover doesn’t give the viewer a lot up front. If you don’t read about it […]

A few musings film related

So I’ve been very busy late and haven’t had much chance to watch movies, much less blog about them. What follows pretty much sums up the summer for me: In the Netflix realm, I had my first vanished disk. I ordered the American Solaris followed back to back by the original Russian film (which I […]

Stranded

Stranded is an awesome film. If more movies were like this, I might actually enjoy more movies than I do. And God bless Netflix streaming – it’s better than sliced bread. After almost being turned off from the movie by the nearly unanimous poor reviews, I luckily remembered that most Netflix reviewers are (apparently) 12 […]

Room 237 at Cannes

Tried to reblog this Room 237 Post, but due to a domain screw up accidentally posted it to a practically dead page… Fail on my part :( Anyway… Really want to see this documentary about The Shining – looks fascinating. Wish I could attend the festival – there’s nothing more exciting and inspiring than attending […]

On spontaneity

I’m changing. We probably all are. I was once a “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” type of guy when it comes to watching movies. I was content to choose a movie I knew and loved, or one which seemed similar to others I’ve grown to love, over chancing an unknown film. Wow, how […]

Valhalla Rising

I watched Valhalla Rising (link contains spoilers) tonight on Netflix. Barely had a choice – Netflix kept throwing it in my face like some annoying friend who just knows that you’re going to like something they liked and won’t leave you alone until you like it too. But I did like it, so I forgive […]

Where are all the happy German movies?

I’ve recently taken up German lessons again and wanted to use the foreign section on Netflix to help with my immersion efforts. There is quite a good selection there I think. I started with some old silent movies (obviously of little help for foreign language immersion purposes!) because they looked irresistible. Nosferatu – ! Who […]

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