Foreign

The language you barely understand. The different culture, the different people. Places you've never been to. You love it all. This section is devoted to fans of foreign films. Here is our master list of Best Foreign Films. We also have lists of Best Russian Films, Best German Films, Best Japanese Movies, and Best Korean Movies.

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410 days ago

If you've ever heard of the classic short story Metamorphosis, this movie is based on a manga which has a similar theme.

It involves a town under fear of attack from the supernatural and as such the townspeople start slowly and gruesomely mutating into twisted forms due to spirals, including snails.

There is a Spongebob halloween episode where Spongebob gets injected with Snail plasma and turns into a snail like his pet Gary.

And most recently OanCitizen on thatguywiththeglasses did a live action reinactment of a fanfic piece titled: The Origin Of Escargoancitizen.

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794 days ago

Today is June 27 and on this date in history, in 1905, we witness the mutiny on the Russian battleship Potemkin in the unrest in the Russian Empire that year following the defeat in the Russo-Japanese War. This was the incident in Eisenstein's Battleship Potemkin

I know that many get the vapors about this flick and I have it on tape but not DVD.

Actually it is very boring with a lot of blather by sailors railing about this or that. The Odessa Steps scene is the scene that all critics weep over, but actually it is a small part of the film.

This was Soviet propaganda because it survived the Stalin days. "Uncle Joe," as FDR so fondly called him, would have trashed this film if it were not officially approved.

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867 days ago

this is nice

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1506 days ago

I love the independents. And I liked this movie a lot. It is amazing how a story can be told in one location and in the middle of nowhere!

Written with confidence to not have the scenes move too fast by Eleonore Adlon, Percy Adlon and Christopher Doherty, the movie tells the story of a German woman, who ends up at a motel in the desert and causes a change for the better.

CCH Punder and Jack Palance and the whole cast shined in this.

Percy Aldon directed with a sureness and sensitivity.

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1518 days ago

Not great, but very entertaining.

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1518 days ago

Arguably one of Kurosawa's best. I first saw this movie at a Balboa Art House theater in Southern California. It made a llong asting impression. The English subtitles could use an update.

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1638 days ago

Pure propaganda, but brilliant cinematography

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1782 days ago

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1843 days ago

This film is rather amusing in an incredibly morbid way. Basically, picture Itchy & Scratchy or Tom & Jerry...but with japanese girls, samurai swords, electrocution and, on occasion, a sawzall.

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1931 days ago

Nice friendship movie. two women eventually become friends. one a black cafe motel owner who has just booted out her husband in a dismal desert. another a German tourist who also just left her husband and ends up at the Bagdad Cafe. Jasmin the German lady is quiet, "proper" woman. and brenda loud and angry. they have met at bad times for both but become friends. they just seemed to happen upon one another when they found the needed this unlikely friendship. there are other quirky character at the cafe motel. a very likable movie about friendship and what each can do for another. good actors nice movie.

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