Category Archive: Foreign

Frantz

As Frantz’ father says in this film, “Aren’t parents responsible for encouraging their soldier sons to go to their grave for unknown reasons.”

Land of Mine

What a pity that all wars can’t end with giving immunity to the soldiers fighting for a defeated enemy as we did with Confederate soldiers after the Civil War.

The Salesman

An interesting movie that was “okay” at best. If you want to spend an evening getting incredibly bored, then go see The Salesman and Moonlight back-to-back.

The Red Turtle

This is a tiny movie about finding love in unexpected places and eventually saying goodbye. It will touch your heart in totally unexpected ways.

Elle

What if courting someone involves an occasional sexual assault? And before answering, guess why this film is dying at the box office.

A Man Called Ove

To paraphrase the theme of Mash, suicide may be painless, but it is life that brings on many changes.

Les Cowboys

The movie definitely had its moments, but it ended up collapsing under its own cinematic weight.

Son of Saul

Magnificent, disturbing films like Son of Saul remind all of us of who we are and how we got here.

Labyrinth of Lies

Condemn the Germans all you want, but would you really want to know if a close relative tortured prisoners at Abu Ghraib during the regrettable Iraqi war?