Category Archives: Foreign Films

Flypaper (2011) Rated NR

 A man is caught between two robberies at the same bank with the teller that he is secretly in love with. Starring Patrick Dempsey, Ashley Judd, Tim Blake Nelson, Mekhi Phifer, Jeffrey Tambor. I enjoyed this film. It’s not perfect: at times it falls … Continue reading

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From Time to Time (2009) Rated PG

 A boy visiting his grandmother discovers he can travel between two centuries and unlocks family history mysteries. Based on the book, The Chimneys of Green Knowe by Lucy M. Boston. Starring Alex Etel, Timothy Spall, Maggie Smith, Dominic West. I wanted to watch this … Continue reading

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The Matchmaker (1997) Rated R

An assistant to a senator, who is struggling with a re-election and trying to win over the Irish votes, is sent to Ireland to retrace the senator’s ancestors. Once there, she runs into more problems as a single lady in … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1986) Rated NR

 In the 1840s, two boys get into mischief with body snatchers and girls. Based on the book by Mark Twain. Starring Simon Hinton, Scott Higgins, Jane Harders, Michael Pate. A brilliant, animated rendition of a classic story, this film is perfect for children. It’s … Continue reading

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Rosehaven (Sundance) Rated NR

Daniel McCallum returns to his small Tasmanian hometown, Rosehaven, to help his mother with her business. Starring Celia Pacquola, Luke McGregor, Kris McQuade, Katie Robertson, Noela Foxcroft. I loved this show. I was surprised by how brilliant it was. The humor is dry and direct, and … Continue reading

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Les Misérables (2012) Rated PG-13

 In 19th Century France, ex-convict Jean Valjean takes on a factory workers daughter, changing both their lives. Starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham Carter, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit. I’m sorry to say that I’ve never been a fan of Les Misérables. … Continue reading

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Royal Wives at War (2016) Rated PG

 The Queen Mother and Wallis Simpson reminisce the year, 1936, when King Edward VIII gave up the throne for the woman he loves. Starring Gina McKee, Emma Davies, Nick Waring This film incorporates dramatic scenes with actors portraying the characters and giving interviews about … Continue reading

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Easy Money (2010) Rated R

JW becomes a drug runner in order to maintain his double life when his life becomes entwined with a fugitive on the run from the Serbian mafia and a mafia enforcer. Starring Joel Kinnaman, Matias Varela, Dragomir Mrsic. I’m sitting on the fence with this … Continue reading

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Wind At My Back (CBC) Rated NR

A recently widowed woman during the Depression is forced by her mother-in-law to give up her children. Starring Shirley Douglas, Kathryn Greenwood, Dylan Provencher, Tyrone Savage. This is a show I have had on my to watch list for a long time. After finally … Continue reading

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Unlocked (2017) Rated R

 A CIA interrogator unknowingly gets involved with a plot of a biological attack. Starring Noomi Rapace, Orlando Bloom, Toni Collette, John Malkovich, Michael Douglas. I really enjoyed this film. Although the twists and turns it took were not surprising, they added intrigue to the story. The script … Continue reading

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