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Rosales paints a masterpiece of family grief

Sueños y silencia.

Catalan director’s ‘Sueño y silencio’ is an unconventional gamble that rarely puts a foot wrong.

June 8th, 2012 | Posted in Culture, Featured, Films, IberoArts, Spain News | Read More »

‘Seis puntos sobre Emma’: Blind motivation?

Seis puntos sobre Emma

Roberto Pérez Toledo’s film about a ballsy blind woman has a strong central performance by Verónia Echegui, but it’s hard to feel sympathy for her character.

May 18th, 2012 | Posted in Culture, Featured, Films, Spain News | Read More »

‘Extraterrestre’: entertaining alien farce just misses the mark

Extraterrestre: Comedy, but not as we know it...

Nacho Vigalondo’s alien-themed romantic comedy is more about the human tendency to complicate simple matters than a threat to planet earth. But matching the brilliance of the director’s previous feature is no easy feat.

April 9th, 2012 | Posted in Culture, Featured, Films, IberoArts | Read More »

Red Lights: The sceptics are heroes in paranormal movie thriller

Cillian Murphy (left) meets his match in Robert De Niro in 'Red Lights'.

With ‘Buried’, the Spanish director Rodrigo Cortés cranked up the tension with a script that was restricted to the inside of a coffin. But when it comes to the bigger picture, can he think outside the box?

March 8th, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Films, IberoArts, Spain News | Read More »

Ferran Adrià’s lavish tale sates our curiosity, but not our appetite

The greatest chef in the world doesn't do much cooking in Wetzel's film.

A new documentary follows the world’s most celebrated chef at work in El Bulli restaurant. It gives a fascinating glimpse of Adrià and his methods, but don’t expect kitchen high-drama.

February 16th, 2012 | Posted in Culture, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

Spain’s film dubbing: ghost of a fascist past must be laid to rest

La Dama de hierro in action.

Failure to use original sound in movies is bad for cinema fans and their language skills.

February 2nd, 2012 | Posted in Culture, Featured, Films, IberoArts, Spain News | Read More »

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