Category Archives: foreign language film

“Kedi” (Turkey; 2016)

“Kedi” (Documentary; 79 minutes) Director and Producer: Ceyda Torun My wife and I spent ten days in Istanbul during the summer of 2016. Despite arriving only a short time after an attempted coup, we found the atmosphere of the ancient city … Continue reading

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Best Movies of 2016: An Eclectic Roster

I managed to squeeze in over 100 films in 2016. A good mix of foreign and domestic releases (those looking for blockbusters, comic book flicks and eye candy should search elsewhere). Here’s my list of favourites: “High Rise” (Director: Ben … Continue reading

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Short film by Jiri Sozansky

From the same year, “1984”, a short film by Czech artist Jiri Sozansky.

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Alain Marchant, a feature look at the controversial Canadian director

The on-line site Hollywood North, a virtual magazine devoted to all things relating to Canadian movie-making, has just posted (in two parts) my feature essay on controversial Quebecois director, Alain Marchant. You’ll find the article here, with a link to … Continue reading

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Words of wisdom from Werner

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“Biutiful” (film review)

Biutiful (2011) Director:  Alejandro Inarritu Screenplay:  Alejandro Inarritu, Armando Bo, Nicolas Giacabone Cast: Javier Bardem, Maricel Alvarez, Hanaa Bouchaib, Guillermo Estrella, Eduard Fernandez Director Alejandro Inarritu is a hot prospect in Hollywood these days. His latest film, “The Revenant”, just … Continue reading

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“Valley of the Bees” (1967)–Review

Valley of the Bees (1967) Director: Frantisek Vlacil Screenplay: Vladimir Korner & Frantisek Vlacil Cast: Petr Cepek, Jan Kacer, Vera Galatikova, Josef Somr I have fallen in love with the Czech “New Wave”. To date, I’ve seen a number of … Continue reading

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