Category Archives: Foreign Films

The Edge of the Garden (2011) Rated TV-PG

A single man buys an abandoned house and starts communicating with a woman who lived there 50 years ago. Starring Rob Estes, Sarah Manninen, David Lewis, and Kelly Monaco. This is one of those Hallmark films that doesn’t seem to … Continue reading

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The Trouble with Maggie Cole (PBS) Rated TV-PG

Maggie Cole accidently broadcasts the town’s secrets on a radio show for all to hear. Starring Mark Heap, Dawn French, and Emily Reid. I have to say, this is one of those shows that you have to love. I’ve always … Continue reading

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Van der Valk (PBS) Rated PG-13

A Dutch detective works in Amsterdam using his human observation and street smarts. Starring Marc Warren, Maimie McCoy, and Luke Allen-Gale. This show is a remake of the 1972 version, as well as based on the novels of Nicolas Freeling. It’s … Continue reading

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We Hunt Together (Showtime) Rated TV-MA

A cat and mouse chase begins as a pair of detectives track down a pair of killers. Starring Babou Ceesay, Hermione Corfield, and Eve Myles. I love British shows. They have real people instead of supermodels as actors, and they use actors … Continue reading

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Indian Summers (PBS) Rated TV-14

A drama set in 1932 in the final years of British colonial India. Starring Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Jemima West, and Julie Walters. This show is beautifully shot and told. We see the racism and colonial rule of a nation while the … Continue reading

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Brassed Off (1996) Rated R

A coal mine in Northern England is closing, so what does that mean for the miners’ brass band? Starring Pete Postlethwaite, Tara Fitzgerald, and Ewan McGregor. Having seen the title of this film, I wondered what this film would be … Continue reading

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Killing Blue (1988) Rated R

A police commissioner and his assistant team together to solve murders in Berlin’s underground drug and prostitution ganglands. Starring Armin Mueller-Stahl, Morgan Fairchild, and Frank Stallone. This film doesn’t make sense. It’s takes place in Berlin, but everyone speaks English. … Continue reading

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Hinterland (BBC) Rated NR

A crime drama set in Wales where DCI agent Tom Mathias solves murders while searching for redemption. Starring Richard Harrington, Mali Harries, and Alex Harries. This show gives a realistic look at what it takes for detectives to find the … Continue reading

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Flying Home (2014) Rated NR

A businessman must choose between a deal that would make his career or the woman he loves. Starring Jamie Dornan, Anthony Head, and Ali Suliman. I rather enjoyed this film. It’s not the best romance, but I really enjoyed Dornan’s … Continue reading

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The Fifth Element (1997) Rated TV-PG

In the future, a cab driver becomes a carrier of a weapon that keeps evil from Earth. Starring Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, and Ian Holm. I’m one that hails how great this film is. The story is interesting, and the … Continue reading

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