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Getting absorbed in international cinema is a superb way of bettering your language skills. If you’re still deciding which language to learn next, watching a selection of foreign films just might help you choose. And as our International Film Vault suggests, foreign films aren’t merely a language aid; they also help you become knowledgeable on […]
Foreign originals vs. their American remakes The original foreign film is always superior to its clumsy American remake, right? We decided to put this to the test by comparing an action, a comedy and a horror flick. See if you agree with us on these three… Gojira (1954) vs. Godzilla (1998) Special effects: Action films […]
What would you guess a movie called “Crystal Jungle” is about? How about “Mr. Cat Poop”? Respectively, they are Die Hard and As Good as It Gets, revealing the wondrous and sometimes downright bizarre world of movie title translation. Although there often seems to be no method to the madness, we found that the translations […]
…and why you need to see them. They’re laconic, ooze cool, and usually come in black and white. Nope, not Laurel and Hardy—we’re talking about French New Wave or Nouvelle Vague films. Emerging in the late 1950s, the golden era of Nouvelle Vague lasted until the mid-1960s, shaking up the international film industry by breaking […]
The Five Best French Movies for Beginners The world of French cinema is an extensive and diverse one. Since the Lumière brothers created moving pictures, the French have held the title as the founders of modern cinema and remained the sculptors of the silver screen. A little history After the outbreak of WWI, the desire […]
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