Foreign-Films-For-You: Blog

The Blog is a handy way of keeping up-to-date on entertaining (and easy to read) reviews of foreign films that are meant to be a fun read.

Hey, not all foreign films are boring and pretentious, but we'll point out the ones that are so you won't have to suffer. And when we come across good ones, we'll let you know so you can make a good rental decision.

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Feb 22, 2016


Deadpool is the highly anticipated, R-rated Marvel superhero action movie that delivers on its promise of profanity and satire...

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Oct 20, 2015

Kung Fu Killer

Kung Fu Killer is a straightforward, high-energy thriller starring Donnie Yen and a lot of people who get their asses kicked…

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Oct 02, 2015


Cleanskin is an intense thriller/drama about homegrown UK terror cells and numerous gunshots to the head…

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May 28, 2015

Ex Machina

Ex Machina is a cautionary tale about artificial intelligence, and how sexy robots aided by Google might spell doom for the human race...

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May 12, 2015

Going Clear

Going Clear - Scientology and the Prison of Belief is an engaging, in-depth look at one of the most high-profile and controversial cults in the modern age…

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Feb 03, 2015

American Sniper

American Sniper is an intense, harrowing docudrama about acclaimed former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle...

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Dec 26, 2014

The Interview

The Interview is a profane stoner comedy featuring James Franco and Seth Rogen as they embark on a mission to assassinate mad North Korean dictator Kim Jung-Un…

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Nov 19, 2014

Man of Tai Chi

Man of Tai Chi, directed by Keanu Reeves, is an entertaining morality tale featuring actors who all act just like...Keanu Reeves…

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May 26, 2014

X-Men - Days of Future Past

X-Men - Days of Future Past has Wolverine facing his biggest challenge yet…going back to the 70s!

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Apr 07, 2014

Captain America the Winter Soldier

Captain America - The Winter Soldier is an entertaining followup to the first C.A. movie, only with more stuff blowing up

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Jan 12, 2014


Senna is a documentary about the legendary Formula One driver from Brazil...

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Jan 05, 2014

The Legend is born - Ip Man

The Legend is born - Ip Man is about the early years of the legendary grandmaster who went on to train some guy named Bruce Lee..

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Jan 02, 2014


Blitz is a Jason Statham movie that's unacceptably low on ridiculous fun...

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Nov 16, 2013

The Wolverine

In The Wolverine, Hugh Jackman travels to Japan to battle a horde of outdated Asian stereotypes...

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Oct 25, 2013


Derailed features Jean-Claude Van Damme, whose acting actually outshines his co-stars! (Which is a major red flag)

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Aug 27, 2013

The World's End

The World's End is a highly entertaining comedy/adventure from the team of Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost...

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Aug 06, 2013

The Debt

The Debt (החוב) is a slow-paced but intense drama/thriller about fear, justice, and vengeance...

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Jun 28, 2013

We Steal Secrets

We Steal Secrets - The Story of Wikileaks is an in-depth look at the bombshell consequences of revealing government secrets in the information age...

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Jun 06, 2013

Son of the Bride

Son of the Bride (El Hijo de la Novia) is a long but richly layered drama/comedy...

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May 27, 2013

This is what Winning Looks Like

This is what Winning Looks Like is a sobering documentary on the war in Afghanistan, and how the government and media are painting a very unrealistic picture of what's really going on...

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May 17, 2013

Star Trek Into Darkness

STAR TREK Into Darkness is arguably the best Star Trek movie since Wrath of Khan...

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May 14, 2013

Iron Man 3

Iron Man 3 is entertaining and witty in parts, but not director Shane Black's best work...

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May 11, 2013

Poisoned by Polonium

Poisoned by Polonium (Бунт: Де́ло Литвине́нко) is a dark documentary about the infamous poisoning of ex-FSB agent and Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko…

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Apr 19, 2013

Tango Lesson

The Tango Lesson strives to be meaningful, but stumbles...

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Apr 01, 2013

Julia's Eyes

Julia's Eyes (Los Ojos de Julia) begins strong, but eventually loses sight (no pun intended) of its purpose...

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Mar 22, 2013

Shanghai Calling

Shanghai Calling is a decent romantic comedy geared towards the 21st Century...

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Mar 19, 2013


Loveholic (참을 수 없는) is an overlong chick flick about frustrated people cheating on each other...

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Mar 08, 2013

The Return

The Return (Возвращени) is a very powerful but depressing coming-of-age film...

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Feb 11, 2013

Ai Weiwei - Never Sorry

Ai Weiwei - Never Sorry is a documentary about the controversial Chinese artist...

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Feb 11, 2013

Fallen Angels

Fallen Angels (墮落天使) is an artistic, complicated story about love, connections, and Takeshi Kaneshiro acting in very bizarre ways...

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Jan 17, 2013

Zero Dark Thirty

Zero Dark Thirty is the harrowing retelling of the hunt for Usama Bin Laden...

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Jan 15, 2013

Sleepless Night

Sleepless Night (Nuit Blanche) is a fast-paced cop thriller...

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Dec 30, 2012


Perfume - The Story of a Murderer is a long, intricately made film about how one man's nose became the ultimate killing tool...

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Dec 10, 2012

The Trap

The Trap (Клопка) has nothing to do with Admiral Ackbar. Instead, it is a solid film noir story which takes place in modern day Belgrade…

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Nov 18, 2012

The Raid

The Raid is a simple but high-energy action movie that's pretty inventive when it comes to killing bad guys...

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Nov 17, 2012

Total Recall

Total Recall (2012): This remake should have starred Will Ferrell instead of Colin Farrell...

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Nov 13, 2012


Skyfall has its moments, but is ultimately another tangent in the now needlessly draw-out origin story of James Bond in the Daniel Craig era…

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Nov 05, 2012

Peter and the Wolf

Peter and the Wolf (Piotruś i wilk) is a darker retelling of the famous children's story, accompanied by Prokofiev's famous score…

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Oct 28, 2012

Between the Folds

Between the Folds is a fascinating documentary about the art of origami, and the profound possibilities that come with folding a piece of paper a whole bunch of times…

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Oct 19, 2012

Everything or Nothing

Everything or Nothing - The Untold Story of 007 is about the behind-the-scenes struggle to bring James Bond from print to screen...

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Oct 12, 2012


Headhunters (Hodejegerne) is a Norwegian thriller involving thievery, sex, and the most violent job search ever...

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Oct 08, 2012

The Devil's Double

The Devil's Double gives you an up-close and completely unnecessary look at the late Uday Hussein's insane antics...

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Oct 04, 2012

Occupy Unmasked

Occupy Unmasked shows a side of the OWS movement that the mainstream media largely ignored...

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Oct 01, 2012

Mao's Last Dancer

Mao's Last Dancer is a biopic of ballet star Li Cunxin, chronicling his visit and ultimate defection from jolly 'ol Communist China to the West.

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Aug 30, 2012


Lockout might not have the most in-depth plotline you've seen, but it's surprisingly fun and perfectly ridiculous...

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Jul 23, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises is the exciting (but slightly bloated) conclusion to Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy...

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Jul 11, 2012

The Assault

The Assault (L'Assaut) retells the 1994 hijacking of Air France Flight 8689, and the daring rescue mission that ensued...

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Jul 04, 2012

The Fountainhead

The Fountainhead is the film based on Ayn Rand's novel about the freedom to design phallic buildings without being bothered by socialists...

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Jul 03, 2012


Extraterrestrial (Extraterrestre) is the cinematic equivalent of the annoying kid in your class who won't shut up because he thinks he's so funny...

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Jun 26, 2012


Prometheus is a rambling mess of black goo, gauze underwear, and Scottish accents...

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