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Foreign Film

By this stage I don’t think anyone’s expecting anything new from Dragonball. I don’t even think Dragonball has offered anything new to Dragonball. Though I have heard complaints to this very point; criticisms that either ignore or aren’t conscious of its narrative groundwork. As discussed in my Battle of the Gods review, Dragonball is foundationally… Read More

Discovering a story that’s significant to another culture is a fascinating thing to me . We have particular expectations of etiquette for the simplest things in life; when we sit on the bus with a stranger, when we order coffee, or have dinner with friends. When I watch something like The Princess of Kaguya, I’m experiencing… Read More

Tracks succeeds because the journey which Robyn Davidson made also becomes our journey. We are eager for her to prove all the naysayers wrong and overcome all the challenges of walking through some of the world’s harshest terrain. The year is 1975. Robyn Davidson (Mia Wasikowska)arrives in Alice Springs with the goal of walking across… Read More

Ida is a gentle and moving drama which will challenge any viewer’s emotional capacity. Pawel Pawlikowski does a fantastic job of capturing every character aspect and times the film to perfection. Anna (Agata Trzebuchowska) is raised in the convent and is preparing to become a nun. Before taking her vows she is told by the… Read More