Posts Tagged ‘Foreign’


“MR. KAPLAN” (Foreign Film Review & Trailer)

  Direction, acting and a well written script are the three things that are needed to win over an audience with a comedy about a serious subject. With Mr. Kaplan the cast and crew connect in a big way taking the plot that involves Nazis on the run and turning it into a comical jaunt. […]


“MOMMY” (Foreign Film Review & Trailer)

  Brought to the screen in a very compelling and aggressive way, the film Mommy shows the graphic nature of one mother’s dealing with ADHD and now faces a choice no parent should have to make. The film may be on the long side, but could not have been as heartfelt and explicit had it been […]

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Beloved Sisters, a Stunning Tableau with a Captivating Story (Foreign Film Review)

  Based on true facts the gorgeous period piece Beloved Sisters provides a sweeping canvas of romance and aristocratic life during the late 1700s Germany. The light drama delves into a period in the life of poet Friedrich Schiller who became enamored with the Lengefeld sisters that lived Germany’s upper class. If you like to indulge in long nicely […]

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“A Wolf at the Door” A Traumatic Nail-biter (Film Review)

Probably one of the best foreign films I’ve seen thus far this year, A Wolf at the Door tells a wicked story that boggles the mind and carries a nasty punch.  Delivering excellent performances all around, writer/director Fernando Coimbra puts his film at the level of City of God.  Working with a true incident so […]

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“Le Chef” A Nice Helping of Good Comedy (Foreign Film Review)

Nicely written, directed and acted, the movie Le Chef conjures up visions of such films as Ratatouille and the creative Julie & Julia. The very quick witted movie takes food preparation to another level.  While other films have tried and failed, this little indie had me glued to the screen with every scene.  If you […]


“Ida” a Compelling Post WWII Drama (Foreign Film Review)

  The taut drama Ida takes a turn at the box-office with a black and white stunner that spins back the clock to 1960’s Poland.  A work of art for the screen this indie has powerful performances and creative direction that blows you away. Not an ordinary film involving Jewish war casualties, this one does […]


“Gabrielle” A Poignant Story of Love and Music (Foreign Film Review)

  Poignant, enlightening and romantic the movie Gabrielle tells a compelling story of a young woman challenged by her genetic disorder.  Directed with a keen sense of understanding by Louise Archambault the film works with several anxieties including rite of passage, family influence, dealing with peers, coming of age and sexuality. The acting is brilliant […]

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