Posts Tagged ‘Movies’

The Girl in the Cafe — A Movie Not to Miss

Filed under: Movies — by Will Kirkland 12/17/2011 @ 1:49:44 PM
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The Girl in the Cafe is one of those wonderful, little-heard of films that you nearly click away from, the start is so slow, with such eye-averting awkwardness. Then it … [Keep reading >>]

The Arch of Triumph: Love in Paris, 1938 — A Short Take

Filed under: Movies | War — by Will Kirkland 11/18/2011 @ 9:55:27 AM
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Ingrid Bergman looks her fabled, youthful best and Charles Boyer dark and dashing as her handsome, older lover in The Arch of Triumph a forgotten minor gem of WW II … [Keep reading >>]

Hula Girls: Japanese Coal Miners’ Daughters — A Movie

Filed under: Asia | Movies — by Will Kirkland 09/9/2011 @ 3:42:52 PM
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Around our house there are two streams of movie selections: dark, meaningful films, preferably by “auteurs,” about people overcoming terrible odds immersed in worldly cruelty, or those that are light … [Keep reading >>]

Inch’ Allah Dimanche: Algerian Immigrants to France

Filed under: Africa | Europe | Middle East | Migration | Movies | Women — by Will Kirkland 06/16/2011 @ 1:53:07 PM
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Immigration is big in the news these days – mostly the opposition to it– around the world. It is absolutely the case that most people welcome immigrants when … [Keep reading >>]

Buffalo Boy — A Film of Vietnamese Herders

Filed under: Asia | Movies — by Will Kirkland 04/11/2011 @ 2:11:35 PM
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The incredible, beautiful green of trees, grasses and rice against the blue rivers, blue skies and white clouds at the beginning of Buffalo Boy, seem like postcards of paradise. Bucolic … [Keep reading >>]

The Kite — over the Lebanese-Israeli Border, a Film

Filed under: Middle East | Movies — by Will Kirkland 04/7/2011 @ 2:17:05 PM
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Many years ago I translated The Manuscript of a Crow, a short story by Spanish author Max Aub, the protagonist of which was a crow relating its observations of human … [Keep reading >>]

Background Egypt: The Yacoubian Building – A Novel and Movie of Cairo

Filed under: Books | Movies — by Will Kirkland 02/10/2011 @ 10:04:44 AM
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I rushed home last night to watch the Egyptian movie “The Yacoubian Building,” just arrived from Netflix.  It was released in 2006, based on Alaa Al Aswany’s  2002 novel of … [Keep reading >>]

The King’s Speech and the Silence of Kings

Filed under: Europe | Movies — by Jim Hirst 01/28/2011 @ 2:16:11 PM
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The King’s Speech, Hollywood’s moving story of how King George VI of England was helped to overcome a debilitating stutter by an unorthodox Australian, ascended the throne when his older … [Keep reading >>]

The Company Men — The Next Movie to See

Filed under: Movies — by Will Kirkland 12/21/2010 @ 11:42:30 PM
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David Carr, in his Media column of the NY Times praised The Company Men, with Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones, and Chris Cooper last week as staring straight at a … [Keep reading >>]

The King’s Speech – Another Vote For

Filed under: Art & Culture | Movies — by Will Kirkland 12/19/2010 @ 5:59:35 PM
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I’ll just add my vote to all the others as to the worth of The King’s Speech, Tom Hooper’s film about Britain’s wartime King George VI who not only … [Keep reading >>]

Movies and the Working Class

Filed under: Art & Culture | Movies — by Will Kirkland 12/12/2010 @ 5:46:10 PM
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Two good movies for you this coming week, both very good stories about working folks near the bottom of the ladder, both about love and friendship and connection.  Both quiet, … [Keep reading >>]

Weekend Movie Recommendation: Made in Dagenham

Filed under: Labor / Unions | Movies — by Will Kirkland 11/24/2010 @ 5:33:58 PM
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I haven’t seen Made in Dagenham but I have it on good authority, my wife, who saw it at the Mill Valley Film Festival and loved it, that it is … [Keep reading >>]

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Perhaps an honest world will never exist. But what's to keep us from dreaming? If each one of us tries to change, maybe we'll succeed.

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