Review: Day of the Flowers

Day of the Flowers is a Scottish production about two sisters who go to Cuba to scatter their father’s ashes. It was released in 2012 and recently made its way to streaming services. Continue reading “Review: Day of the Flowers”

Review: I Am Not an Easy Man (Je ne suis pas un homme facile)

I Am Not an Easy Man (Je ne suis pas un homme facile) is a French comedy that flips the patriarchy on its head and lands one very confused fellow in a world that seems upside down to him. Continue reading “Review: I Am Not an Easy Man (Je ne suis pas un homme facile)”

Watch This: Trailer for Ava

Ava is a coming of age story from Sadaf Foroughi, an Iranian born, Montreal based filmmaker.  It looks like a gorgeous film. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Ava”

Review: From the Land of the Moon (Mal de Pierres)

From the Land of the Moon (Mal de Pierres) is the story of Gabrielle (Marion Cotillard), a passionate romantic living in a mundane world. It’s in French with English subtitles. Continue reading “Review: From the Land of the Moon (Mal de Pierres)”

Recommended Foreign Language Films and TV Series

I’ve reviewed a number of foreign language films and TV shows here on Old Ain’t Dead. This is a summary post helping you find them all up to today’s date. I’ve categorized them by language. Some of these may have gone from the various streaming services, check the date of the review if it isn’t where I say it is. Continue reading “Recommended Foreign Language Films and TV Series”

Review: On Body and Soul

On Body and Soul (Teströl és lélekröl) is a Hungarian film. It is one of the nominees for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film this year. The film is a strange and almost poetic love story. It’s laced with ethereal beauty and bloody gore. Continue reading “Review: On Body and Soul”

Review: My Happy Family (Chemi Bednieri Ojakhi)

My Happy Family (Chemi Bednieri Ojakhi) is a Georgian language film from writer and director Nana Ekvtimishvili about a woman who just wants to be left alone by her family. Continue reading “Review: My Happy Family (Chemi Bednieri Ojakhi)”

Review: Dalida, biopic about the French Egyptian-Italian singer and actress

Dalida is based on the life of Iolanda Gigliotti, better known as Dalida, a world famous singer for over 30 years. She died in 1987 after a career in which she received more than 90 gold records. She sold 140 million albums and singles worldwide and recorded songs in 10 languages. Continue reading “Review: Dalida, biopic about the French Egyptian-Italian singer and actress”

Review: XXY

XXY is a 2007 film from Argentina about an intersex teen. The language and knowledge around the topic of intersex persons has advanced in the 10 years since the film, but it is still a beautiful and sensitive story. Continue reading “Review: XXY”

Review: Sand Storm

Sand Storm is an Arabic language film about a Bedouin family in Southern Israel and their struggle to live within the limits of tradition. There are spoilers ahead. Continue reading “Review: Sand Storm”