Foreign Friday: Planet of Snail

Foreign Friday: Planet of Snail

Looking to travel the world, but on a budget to stay local? Well then welcome to Foreign Friday, where we take international trips from the domestic locale known as your living room. An exploration of the world through its cinema, we don’t let the existence of subtitles scare us away. This week we stay on the nonfictional route with a documentary that takes us to South Korea with the quietly emotional and enlightening Planet of Snail.

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Foreign Friday: Mafioso

Foreign Friday: Mafioso

Netflix is exceptionally daunting. The instant options alone gather around you like an angry mob. The titles confuse you in their obscurity, and your attempt to whittle your options down to a manageable list quickly gets out of hand. Calm down. We’re here to help. Here at LonelyReviewer, Foreign Friday opens your eyes to a sampling of international film and allays the stress associated with Netflix decisions. This week we take things back to an earlier time with a black-and-white film in a rustic setting. Come with me on a trip to Italy for the black comedy Mafioso.

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Foreign Friday: Klown

Foreign Friday: Klown

Friday is upon us and here at LonelyReviewer that means it’s time for a something other than the English language. Foreign Friday searches far and wide (but honestly, mostly just on Netflix) to find a little bit of international cinema to help you expand your horizons. This week we head to Denmark for a little comedy, admittedly of the darker and more uncomfortable variety, with Klown.

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Foreign Friday: Dragon

Foreign Friday: Dragon

Friday is a day we look forward to, if not only because it heralds the coming weekend then because it means a little international film; at least that’s how it is with Foreign Friday. Throw out those ugly notions of anti-artistry and subtitle negativity and embrace the cinematic offerings of the world. This week we merge some old with the new as we head to China for the martial arts action thriller Dragon.

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Foreign Friday: Punch

Foreign Friday: Punch

The nine-to-five been getting you down?  Feeling a little too domestic?  Foreign Friday is here to add that touch of the international to your week.  Our trips so far have been a bit dramatic; some sci-fi here, a little action, maybe something depressing and dark.  This week we have lightened things up.  So come along as we take a visit to South Korea for the coming-of-age film “Punch”.

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Foreign Friday: Sleep Dealer

Foreign Friday: Sleep Dealer

Foreign Friday is your weekly adventure outside the United States to explore the cinematic offerings of the rest of the world. This past Sunday, America celebrated a holiday the best way that it knows how, by shoveling a great amount of food in its mouth hole and washing it down with a torrent of alcohol. As a belated celebration of Cinco de Mayo, I make the trek to Mexico by way of Netflix for “Sleep Dealer”.

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