domingo, 15 de enero de 2012

January Foreign Film Festival and World Cinema Series Links

Irène Jacob in Trois Couleurs: Rouge

I'll try and put up one of these link collection posts earlier in the month from here on out, but in the meantime here's a page where you can submit January foreign film reviews to either my Foreign Film Festival or Caroline's World Cinema Series.  While it'd be great if you could notify both of us whenever you have a film to add to the two lists, in all likelihood that won't be necessary since we'll probably be raiding each other's lists to make sure all reviews submitted for at least one of the events are accounted for on both anyway.  In any event, please let me know if you don't want your links added here for some reason.  Otherwise, I look forward to seeing which movies have caught your attention this month (note that I will probably list the movies alphabetically by title rather than by country since Caroline and I are defining "foreign film" status in slightly different ways for each event).  Cheers!

Comment and connectivity problems?  It's been brought to my attention that at least three readers have had problems viewing this blog and/or leaving comments here of late, and I've run into similar problem accessing the comments and links at times when using Internet Explorer as my browser.  Until this problem gets resolved, please consider using Firefox or another non-IE browser to view the blog.  I'll try to tweak some of the security settings for comments as well, but I'm very hesitant to do that since some anonymous spammers seem to have discovered the blog after several years of my own anonymity.  Sorry for any technical difficulties you might have encountered.  Edit 1/17: I've decided to disable the threaded comments until Blogger can resolve the problems with its IE interface.  Back to the drawing board, I guess, what a nuisance...

January Foreign Film Reviews
  • Alamak...Toyol!  (dir. Ismail Bob Hasim, Malaysia, 2011; reviewer: Nekoneko)
  • Bar "El Chino" (dir. Daniel Burak, Argentina, 2004; reviewer: me)
  • Bicycle Thieves [Ladri de biciclette] (dir. Vittorio De Sica, Italy, 1948; reviewer: Séamus)
  • Caramel [Sukkar banat] (dir. Nadine Labaki, Lebanon, 2007; reviewer: Caroline)
  • Cell 211 [Celda 211] (dir. Daniel Monzón, Spain, 2009; reviewer: TBM)
  • C'est la Vie [La Baule-les-Pins] (dir. Diane Kurys, France, 1990; reviewer: Guy Savage)
  • Cuadecuc/Vampir (dir. Pere Portabella, Spain, 1970; reviewer: Obooki)
  • Drive (dir. Nicolas Winding Refn, USA, 2011; reviewer: Caroline)
  • Everlasting Moments [Maria Larssons eviga ögonblick] (dir. Jan Troell, Sweden, 2008; reviewer: Caroline)
  • The Fox Family [Gumiho gajok] (dir. Hyung-gon Lee, South Korea, 2006; reviewer: Obooki)
    • The Guard (dir. John Michael McDonagh, Ireland, 2011; reviewer: Sarah)
  • Protektor (dir. Marek Najbrt, Czech Republic, 2009; reviewer: Guy Savage)
  • Shaapit: The Cursed (dir. Vikram Bhatt, India, 2010; reviewer: Nekoneko)
  • Shine, Shine, My Star [Gori, Gori, Moya Zvezda] (dir. Alexander Mitta, USSR, 1969; reviewer: Guy Savage)
  • Sleepwalker 3D (dir. Oxide Pang, China, 2011; reviewer: Nekoneko)
  • Soul Kitchen (dir. John Michael McDonagh, Germany, 2009; reviewer: Sarah)
  • Szindbád (dir. Zoltán Huszárik, Hungary, 1971; reviewer: Dwight)
  • Torpedo Bombers [Torpedonostsy] (dir. Semyon Aranovich, USSR, 1983; reviewer: Guy Savage)

6 comentarios:

  1. oh I ll have to find something month coming to end I love the three colours series such clever camera work ,all the best stu ,I ve not encountered any problems but I use chrome

  2. Here's a couple of films for you Richard. :)

  3. A review of The Bicycle Thief to add to the collection.

  4. *Guy: Good news!

    *Stu: I look forward to seeing what you choose. Three Colors is great, isn't it? Such wonderful actresses, too! By the way, the blog access problems went away after I got rid of the new threaded comments feature from Blogger I was so excited about; it worked fine with non-IE browsers, but IE couldn't handle the change for some reason. Very disappointing.

    *Sarah: Thanks, I'll be by to peruse your review mayhem later! I almost saw The Guard on about five separate occasions last year but didn't for some reason, so now I'll be able to see what I missed.

    *Séamus: Thanks, will be by your blog later today to read your contribution as well. I'm a fan of De Sica, but I think I might like Umberto D even more than Bicycle Thieves if truth be told. Have you seen that one? Great stuff!

  5. Richard - I looked up De Sica and thought Umberto D looked really interesting. Now I'll have to root it out.