Foreign Fare

by / on February 9, 2013 at 3:00 pm / in Foreign Fare, Reviews

FOREIGN FARE: HARAKIRI

On a Saturday afternoon, one usually doesn’t put in a 2+ hour black-and-white Japanese samurai drama from the early 60s… or most people don’t, anyway. But I have a feature to do here, and this will actually be my final […]

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by / on January 26, 2013 at 3:00 pm / in Foreign Fare, Reviews

FOREIGN FARE: TAI CHI ZERO

The trailer for this was awesome. It was meta and goofy and just seemed to be having all sorts of fun. I was really excited to check this out. But was it worth hyping myself up for it? The film […]

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by / on January 12, 2013 at 3:00 pm / in Foreign Fare, Reviews

FOREIGN FARE: RIKI-OH: THE STORY OF RICKY

I… don’t even know where to start. Imagine every Chuck Norris fact you’ve ever heard is true. Ricky would still mutilate Mr. Norris five times over and not get winded. The film follows Ricky (Siu-Wong Fan) as he’s sent to […]

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by / on December 29, 2012 at 3:00 pm / in Foreign Fare, Reviews

FOREIGN FARE: RARE EXPORTS: A CHRISTMAS TALE

So I’d seen this on Instant Streaming for ages and wasn’t sure what to think of it. Then a few months ago, it was recommended to me. And as it’s the Christmas season now, I figured… why not? In the […]

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by / on December 15, 2012 at 3:00 pm / in Foreign Fare, Reviews

FOREIGN FARE: PUSHER

I learned last year during my 60/60 Project on my own site that when it comes to crime films, the ones centering around drugs typically interested me the least (Hell, even with Pulp Fiction, my least favorite part is the Uma […]

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by / on December 1, 2012 at 3:00 pm / in Foreign Fare, Reviews

FOREIGN FARE: A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS

This is like an ultimate foreign fare… it’s a mix of Italy, Spain, and West Germany doing a western remake of a Japanese samurai film. And it stars an American. Now, I’m not huge on westerns, but in this particular […]

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by / on November 3, 2012 at 3:00 pm / in Foreign Fare, Reviews

FOREIGN FARE: HANSEL & GRETEL

I love fairy tales. I’ve written three novels about them (one to be published soon). I also love Korean movies. And in the cinematic world, fairy tales are making a comeback. Well… they’re trying to, anyway. Some of you might […]

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by / on October 20, 2012 at 3:00 pm / in Foreign Fare, Reviews

FOREIGN FARE: FUNNY GAMES

I’ve seen the remake, which is just a shot-for-shot remake of this film by the same director. But it’s been quite a few years. And sometimes, shot-for-shots aren’t always the same quality (see: Psycho). Still, my tastes have changed a […]

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by / on October 6, 2012 at 3:00 pm / in Foreign Fare, Reviews

FOREIGN FARE: GHIDORAH: THE THREE-HEADED MONSTER

When I was younger, I used to watch the old Godzilla movies (or at least record them with intent to watch). However, I really don’t remember much of anything about them. So I figured… why not take a gander? It’s […]

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by / on September 15, 2012 at 7:05 pm / in Foreign Fare, Reviews

FOREIGN FARE: PONYO

Or Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea as it’s also known. I’ve actually owned this DVD since it hit the shelves in the US, so at least a couple years. I love Miyazaki’s work, but for some reason… I […]

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