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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

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

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

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

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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