Category Archive: Crime

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Day 13)

MY OPINION: 6.9 || Such an intriguing movie. It’s like if Andrei Tarkovsky directed a Law & Order episode. From a script by Quentin Tarrantino. Based on a story by Mike Leigh. In Turkish.… Continue reading

Bus 174 (Day 3)

My Opinion: 7.0 || Excellent documentary about a bus hijacking and what it reveals about crime and poverty in Rio de Janeiro. The story of the hijacking is interesting in its own right, but… Continue reading

Chunking Express (Day 1)

My Opinion: 6.5 || Some outstanding moments, a bold visual identity, memorable performances — and inspired use of music. But (great) style overwhelms narrative, and the lack of storytelling cohesion keeps it from being… Continue reading

  • About Me


    I'm an author and consultant in Portland, Oregon. My novel 'Beheld' will be published this June.

  • The Mission

    To watch and write about one new foreign film a day for 100 days. It's a cinematic world tour -- with an emphasis on diversity of language, era, and style.

    In addition to the daily commentaries, I'll post weekly and monthly wrap-ups. And explore cool ways of graphing the films and my responses to them.