Tag Archives: foreign-language films

Godzilla (1954)

Sixty years. That’s how long the big guy has been stomping around. There was a new American version released this year which seems to have done reasonably well, but it all began back in 1954, with a film made in … Continue reading

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Thale

It’s not hard to see why so many websites (IMDb and Hulu included) classify Thale as a horror movie. It involves strange creatures, and it opens up with a bloody, gory mess. But that opener aside, this is a movie … Continue reading

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Run, Lola, Run

Run, Lola, Run — released in its original German as Lola Rennt — is a 1998 film directed by Tom Tykwer. It takes an experimental approach to both storytelling and filmmaking, and while some of the experiments don’t entirely pan … Continue reading

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Z

As a movie reviewer, there are few things more galling than to have to admit that, having watched a film, you didn’t entirely get it. That you could see something of merit there, but that it didn’t speak to you … Continue reading

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Oldboy (2003)

I have to confess, I had not previously seen any examples of Korean cinema. And indeed, had I merely stumbled across Chan-wook Park’s Oldboy blindly, I might have thought the premise sounded moderately interesting, but I may still have passed … Continue reading

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Croissant de Triomphe

I subscribe to Disney Movie Rewards, as a means to ever-so-painfully-slowly work my way towards free movies from buying DVDs and movie tickets, and as part of this they also send me regular emails regarding other Disney related ephemera. Most … Continue reading

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Solaris (1972)

When I decided to watch Solaris, I knew only a handful of things about it. I knew that it was from 1972, and had been remade in 2002, as an American film starring George Clooney. I knew that it was … Continue reading

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The Seventh Seal

Even if you have never seen The Seventh Seal, you are familiar with the key scene. It’s been homaged, referenced, and parodied dozens, even hundreds of times since the film came out in 1957. The knight playing chess with Death … Continue reading

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M

Fritz Lang’s 1931 film M is considered by many to be a classic example of film noir. It’s made it into a few top 100 lists (including being #50 on IMDb), and is cited as being a major influence on … Continue reading

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The Illusionist (2010)

The Illusionist is a film I’ve been looking forward to seeing since I first heard about it. An animated feature, it was directed by Sylvain Chomet, who also directed The Triplets of Belleville, which I had seen and found hilarious. … Continue reading

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