I don’t often think of watching foreign films but every now and then I come across a foreign film that strikes me right in the core with its brilliance. I don’t know why, but I woke up this morning thinking about the foreign films I’ve seen and so I decided to share my three favorite films.
Parasite is full of deeper meanings but it’s bluntest statement is its striking storytelling. Parasite deserved to win Best Picture last year because it was different, it was unique, and it was memorable.
I’ve seen this movie twice now and my second viewing was better than my first, substantially. Suddenly, I was able to absorb the story as it unfolded and by the end, I felt like I had watched something truly worth seeing.
I will definitely watch it again in the future but if you haven’t seen it yet it’s totally worth a viewing.
As you can tell from my blog, I love movies! I watch at least one movie every day and I love finding new films to watch. Kung fu movies are some of my favorite films and Hero, which was nominated for Best Picture in 2004 and has a 95% score on Rotten Tomatoes, is clearly one of the best movies of any genre that I have ever seen.
Hero is basically an epic brought to life, highlighting a Chinese story that has been told over thousands of years that signifies the birth of China as we know it. It is told in a poetic fashion, giving four different versions of the same story with each version displaying a new color tone.
The most deceitful version has the characters and the surroundings cast in striking red colors and tones but by the final version, which is the most truthful, the characters are adorned in white and their surroundings are pure of striking tones and are just more natural looking.