Tag: Foreign

The Gambler

The Gambler

| January 8, 2016

They say the house always wins.  Vincentas (Vytoutus Kaniusonis) knows this firsthand as he’s managed to accumulate a hefty gambling debt at the race track.  Being beaten by debt collectors and constantly falling deeper and deeper into debt might be enough to motivate anyone to turn things around and realize that gambling is not a […]

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The Maneater

The Maneater

| January 4, 2016

At first, this one reminded me of a Shakespearean story.  Jez (Mylene Jampanoi) and her occasional lover Erika (Mathilde Bisson) make a wager that Jez can’t successfully seduce a local priest, David (Marc Ruchmann), who recently performed her father’s funeral service.  It’s a good setup with some interesting characters, and the struggle David faces between […]

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Asmodexia

Asmodexia

| June 3, 2015

Sometimes I wonder why I volunteer to review so many horror movies.  I very rarely stumble upon a good one.  Every great horror movie I’ve ever seen is shown to me by a friend who vouches for it.  I do like the versatility of the horror genre.  There may not be many movies that are […]

Zombies From Outer Space

Zombies From Outer Space

| May 26, 2015

First off, this movie is a lot weirder than the title implies.  Done in the style of a 1950’s horror movie, Zomies from Outer Space is about a race of dome-headed aliens who come to Earth and start turning humans into zombies as part of their plan to conquer the planet.  Presumably, once the humans […]

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Welcome to Sweden: Season 1

Welcome to Sweden: Season 1

| May 14, 2015

Created by and starring Greg Poehler, and executive produced by his sister, Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation), Welcome to Sweden is about an accountant leaving his life in Los Angeles to move in with his girlfriend (Josephine Bornebusch) in Sweden.  What happens next makes for an extremely conventional sitcom pretending to be original because its […]

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The Blue Room

The Blue Room

| May 14, 2015

After having a yearlong affair with Esther (Stephanie Cleau), Julien (Mathieu Amalric) finds himself in police custody being interrogated relentlessly.  Without knowing exactly what’s going on, the audience is forced to jump around in time, seeing Julien’s infidelity juxtaposed with his interrogation, constantly asking ourselves what’s going on.  This disorientation as a way to keep […]

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Human Capital

Human Capital

| April 17, 2015

The critically acclaimed Italian drama, released in the United States this past January, premieres On Demand April 17 in advance of its DVD release in July. Human Capital begins at the end, as a cyclist is run off the road by a careening SUV the night before Christmas Eve. As the film progresses, details emerge […]

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The Master

The Master

| February 22, 2015

You know those old 70s king fu movies where everything’s badly dubbed in English and melodramatic and they have a bunch of exaggerated sound effects for every kick, chop, and swing?  Those are fun, right?  Hilarious, but with some halfway decent fight choreography?  And the parodies practically write themselves.  The Master feels like a parody […]

Traitors

Traitors

| February 22, 2015

Malika (Chaime Ben Acha) is the leader of her own punk band trying desperately to become a professional artist.  When she’s approached by a producer it seems like a big step, but she doesn’t have the money required to rent out a studio to record a demo.  Malika tries everything she can think of in […]

Ragnarok

Ragnarok

| December 29, 2014

“Ragnarok” is an unique film out of Norway. While I enjoyed the initial viewing, I found I liked it even more with the second go- round. While this may be standard for a typical action/ adventure film, “Ragnarok” is different as I’d classify it as an adventure with a suspenseful air. Average suspense films may […]