Tag: spain

Poster And Images From Marc Carrete's EL ESPIRITISTA

Asmodexia director Marc Carrete has been in these pages many times over the years and he's back again with his latest project, El Espiritista. Set in 1950's Spain the film follows a spiritist photographer who travels to a small town...

Vancouver 2019 Review: PAIN AND GLORY, Restrained and Reinvigorated

Antonio Banderas does perhaps his best work to date in Pain and Glory, for which he deservedly won Best Actor at this year's Cannes Film Festival. He slips surprisingly well into Pedro Almodovar's loafers -- easier than sneakers to put...

THE PLATFORM Trailer: Stunning Design Meets Searing Political Commentary in this Spanish Dystopian Thiller

With brilliant production design that recalls the the Brutalist feel of Stuart Gordon's Fortress, and an ingenious, claustrophobic premise reminiscent of Vincenzo Natali's Cube, The Platform looks to join the pantheon of smart science fiction allegories. The film by Galder...

Toronto 2019 Review: THE PLATFORM Is a Dystopian Feast of Social Inequality

A man wakes up in a spartan concrete room, with a copy of Don Quixote, and a composed, elderly roommate. The number 48 is stencilled on the wall, and there is an open elevator shaft that divides the space. The...

Venice 2019 Review: MADRE Takes Short To Feature From 0-100 MPH

With a background mostly in Spanish TV, and more recently features, writer-director Rodrigo Sorogoyen is a man who definitely knows how to grab your attention. Unlike me, you shouldn't write off this Spanish-French coproduction simply because of its painfully unoriginal...

Now Streaming: VICTIM NUMBER 8, Terrorist Melodrama Turns Trashy

The limited Spanish series teases terrorism at every turn.

Now Streaming: BOI, Driving and Mystifying

Bernat Quintana, Andrew Lua and Adrian Pang star in the Spanish mystery, directed by Jorge M. Fontana.

Velasco Broca's AUTONOMOUS GODS Visits The God Zoo

We here at Screen Anarchy are proud to be hosting the world premiere of Spanish madman Velasco Broca's new short film series Autonomous Gods - a collaboration with audiovisual collective Canódromo Abandonado - and today we move on to episode...

Behold The Madness Of Velasco Broca's AUTONOMOUS GODS

Long time readers of this site will need no introduction to the cinematic oddity that is Spanish director Velasco Broca. We've been following the oddball experimentalist in these pages for over a decade now, initially drawn in by his blend...

Review: DOWN A DARK HALL, Deceptive Gloom at a Boarding School

Set in the present day, Down a Dark Hall liberally borrows elements from gothic horror to style its gloomy atmosphere. Teenage Kit (AnnaSophia Robb) is sent to the Blackwood Boarding School as a last resort. She has no aptitude for...

Review: Carla Simón's Autobiographical SUMMER 1993 Reflects Childhood, Tragedy and Love

Catalan director Carla Simón's first feature, Summer 1993, is a touching autobiographical film about the AIDS crisis in the 90s seen through a child's eye.

10+ Years Later: [REC] and the Found Footage Renaissance

The excitement surrounding Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza's 2007 found footage film, [REC], is hard to explain to anyone who wasn't tracking horror movies 10 years ago. There was a palpable groundswell of anticipation among genre fans here on domestic...

MUSE Trailer: Premonitions Haunt Jaume Balagueró's Latest

Adapted from the novel Lady No. 13 by Jose Carlos Somoza, Jaume Balagueró's latest film, Muse, looks like another sumptuous, supernatural Spanish genre piece. Most famous as one of the co-creators of the incredibly popular [REC] series, Balagueró seems to...

Sitges 2017 Review: MUSE, a Mildly Entertaining Thriller

Jaume Balagueró is without a doubt one of Sitges' classic directors. Every new project of his is welcomed with a special interest by the festival's audiences, which probably still remember with excitement the screenings of the first chapter of his...

Action Thriller THE EVIL THAT MEN DO: Trailer and Poster Premiere

We are pleased to present the trailer and poster premiere for The Evil That Men Do, an action thriller that looks bruising. Fans of 1980s films should note that this Evil is not connected in any way to the film...

REALIVE: Watch The New Trailer For SyFy Films' Release

Syfy Films will be releasing Mateo Gil's sci-fi drama Realive in U.S. theaters on September 29th and on VOD and Digital HD on October 3rd. Earlier today EW got the exclusive drop on a new trailer for this release and...

EL BAR Trailer: Trapped in a Cafe By Alex de la Iglesia

Recent winner of the Best European feature award at the Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival, Alex de la Iglesia's comedy thriller El Bar is preparing to open in Chile, so we have a new trailer to share. At nine in...

Watch Sci-Fi Short THEY WILL ALL DIE IN SPACE, Because Otherwise You Will

Spanish director Javier Chillon establishes a properly fatalistic mood for his short film They Will All Die in Space simply with its title, but still, questions remain. Who are they? How will they die? And why? Watch the extremely well-crafted...

Mysterious THE MIST AND THE MAIDEN Teaser

Based on a novel by Lorenzo Silva, The Mist and the Maiden (La niebla y la doncella) investigates the mystery of a young man whose corpse is found in a forest. As the synopsis explains, the forest is located "on...

ZONA HOSTIL (RESCUE UNDER FIRE) Trailer: Spanish Military Heroes in Afghanistan

A new trailer for Zona Hostil (aka Rescue Under Fire) is a reminder that not all military heroes come from Hollywood. Heading for release in its native Spain on March 10, Zona Hostil is based on events that took place...