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Spain’s Civil War film canon needs new urgency

Plenty of excellent movies about this traumatic period in Spain’s history have been made. New drama ‘The Sleeping Voice’ isn’t one of them.

October 28th, 2011 | Posted in Culture, Featured, Films, Spain News | Read More »

Balagueró hits top horror form with ‘Mientras duermes’

The director of ‘Rec’ takes a leaf out of the masters’ book with a psycho-killer thriller that won’t let you sleep.

October 21st, 2011 | Posted in Culture, Featured, Films, Spain News | Read More »

‘The Skin I Live In’: another Almodóvar masterpiece?

The Manchegan maestro has produced a tour de force, if you believe many reviewers. But they are ignoring the director’s failure to create genuine tension and his reliance on cinematic gimmicks.

September 8th, 2011 | Posted in Culture, Films, IberoArts | Read More »

Lost at sea in the fight against digital piracy

New legislation aimed at fighting digital piracy is stirring controversy, but will shutting down websites directing users to download illegal copies of movies, games and songs halt a trend that has led to Spain being blacklisted as a haven of modern-day Blackbeards and Captain Morgans?

April 5th, 2010 | Posted in Business | Read More »

A cinema industry locked in confusion

Two prison dramas illustrate how the Spanish film sector is in danger of losing its identity – and the plot.

March 12th, 2010 | Posted in Culture, Films | Read More »

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