World Cinema Series

Caroline at Beauty is a Sleeping Cat has introduced a new movie idea that I’m pretty excited about. And her idea fits in perfectly with my blog.  She’s encouraging people to journey around the world in movies.  I have always loved foreign films, but over the past few years I haven’t watched nearly enough.  I want to change this.  Also, when I travel to new places I not only look at travel guides but I try to read novels from the place.  Caroline’s idea has added a new dimension to my preparation for upcoming trips.  It will be fun to watch a movie or two from the country I plan on visiting.

Her idea is pretty simple: The goal is to watch and review at least one movie per country.  My favorite part about her project is that there is no time limit or pressure.  This will be a fun experience.  If you would like to join us on this quest, please visit her page and sign up.  The more the merrier.  Let’s see the world together!  Or if you just want to follow along by reading the reviews check out her post for links to all the movies around the world.  Caroline has already posted one from Lebanon and it sounds great!

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast ( with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (, a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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20 Responses to World Cinema Series

  1. T.F.Walsh says:

    That is such a great idea… might be hard to get movies from some countries, but what a challenge:)

    • TBM says:

      I really like this idea and you raise a good point. It might be hard to find some countries but I’ll do my best. I hope all is well on your side of the world!

  2. niasunset says:

    What a nice idea… I’ll be reading you, dear TBM… Thank you, with my love, nia

  3. Caroline says:

    Thanks so much for the link, the post and the enthusiasm.
    I’m sure it will be great. bI have realized I need to do a proper introductory post as well and explain the non-rules rules. 🙂
    Imagine if we would really cover the whole world!

    • TBM says:

      It would be great to see the whole world. I’m looking forward to following all the reviews. I have a feeling my list of movies will increase dramatically. Thanks for the opportunity to join in…I love the idea!

  4. Novroz says:

    Horay….nice to see you joining in 🙂
    I will add your link to my post. Looking forward to read your review

    • TBM says:

      I couldn’t pass this one up! Thanks for adding the link! I’m looking forward to reading your reviews and I hope others will join us.

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  6. I love foreign films! I enjoy the challenge of reading the subtitles, listening to the conversation and watching the actors’ faces. Most of my favorite films are foreign films. Which reminds me, I should get to learning a foreign language soon too! 🙂 Good luck on the challenge. It does sound fun. 🙂

    • TBM says:

      I also love foreign films. I have been watching more British movies and even though they are in English I still struggle with the accents 🙂 But it adds to the experience. And yes, I need to get cracking on learning another language. This might be a good way to try.

  7. Oh neat! I’ve had a movie list (of over 200 films – most of them foreign) and a post in draft form on my blog since October but haven’t posted it because I wasn’t sure that it really fit with the theme of my blog since I post mainly about books. For a while I’ve been keeping track of movies that I watch and brief thoughts about them on Tumblr, which is linked in my sidebar but I’ve never mentioned it. I really like Bergman (Swedish) and Jacques Tati (French) and I think I’m really going to like Kurosawa (Japanese) but I’ve only seen one of his films so far, Dersu Uzala. My husband used to be really into Fellini so I saw several Fellini movies with him when we first met but I need to revisit those as that’s been 10 years ago now.

    • TBM says:

      You should join us! It sounds like you can add a lot to this challenge and it would be fun to read your reviews and to hear your insights. I used to keep a movie journal but I misplaced it during my move. I should start a new one. I’ll have to check out your Tumblr for suggestions. I hope you decide to travel the world with us!

  8. The Hook says:

    Another great share!

  9. buddhafulkat says:

    what an awesome idea!

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  11. Richard says:

    I look forward to seeing which movies you choose for this event, TBM. Should be interesting to see what surprises people have in store! By the way, are you an American living in London? I saw one of your pictures from Concord, MA, a minute ago and was tickled since that beautiful town is just about a half an hour away from where I live at the moment. I don’t visit it Concord enough, though, I’m afraid.

    • TBM says:

      It will be a lot of fun following people’s journey and seeing what movies they select. Yes I recently moved from Boston, MA to London. I lived in Boston for 6 years, and like you, I did not visit Concord nearly enough. I am kicking myself now for all of the missed opportunities to do things around Boston.

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