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MHMR: Top Four Foreign Language Films


Typically there would be a Battle Royale in this spot, but I haven’t gotten to that yet. To hold you over, here are the four best Foreign Language films I’ve reviewed thus far. In case you’re wondering the sample size, I’ve reviewed 14 foreign language films, while there have also been multiple others that were split between English and a foreign language. Without further ado, here are the top four that I think you should check out at some point. Continue reading

Suicide Room (Poland)


Homosexuality, bullying and suicide. The former should not be associated with the latter two, but alas, it often is. The question becomes why people fear that which they see as different, and subsequently why the reaction to these differences is often perpetuated through violent actions, both mental and physical. While minor improvements have been made in the modern world to prevent such vicious acts of degradation that result in unnecessary deaths, there are still places where even the idea of homosexuality leads to cruel treatment and crippling isolation. Such is the case of Dominik (Jakub Gierszal) in the Polish drama Suicide Room. Continue reading

Ben X (Dutch)


How many reasons does one need to commit suicide? Ideally, there should be no reasons, but for some, life gets to be a little too much to bear. Now imagine being a teenager with severe Asperger’s syndrome trying to survive in the “normal” world of high school, an already treacherous few years for most kids to begin with. For Ben (Greg Timmermans), his life is made a living hell from bullies and a general lack of knowledge surrounding his condition in Ben X. Continue reading

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