Here on LonelyReviewer, it is our mission to continually explore all that the film medium has to offer. Foreign Friday is our weekly journey into the realm of the international, putting aside our smart phones to focus more completely on the big screen and the subtitles running along its bottom. Plumbing the vast caverns of Netflix, we confuse the robotic recommendations as we go for something outside of the English language. This week, our journey takes us away from narrative features and into the area of the real with a documentary. Join us on a trip to Israel and Palestine for the revelatory 5 Broken Cameras.
You know how to read (otherwise this all looks ridiculous to you) and you love to watch films, but for some reason or another you rarely put those together. Welcome to Foreign Friday where we respect your intellect enough to expect that you can do both at the same time. Venturing outside the comforts of your own home (but not literally, because that couch and Netflix are just so comfortable) to find the international fare to wet your cinematic appetite. This week features a police story that is nothing like the world of Law & Order; come along to Romania for Police, Adjective.
Foreign Friday is back to give you the opportunity to sound more interesting. Not all films are flowers and rainbows, sometimes it can get dark and international cinema has no problem embracing the ugly. This week we head over to Austria for the thoroughly disturbing “Michael”.