Tag: spain

Friday One Sheet: TIN & TINA

There is a lot going on in this key art for Tin & Tina by Spanish artist and designer Pedro Cabañas: the classic book frame, the children's prayer, the costumes, masks, feathers, finger-of-god lighting, sharp implements, and the bleeding heart on...

Friday One Sheet: EDEN

This is the second time Villuti Creative Studio (the studio that did the exceptional key art for Dennis Villeneuve's Enemy) has been featured for Spanish eco-spa horror picture Edén. While the first one featured the vastness of the wilderness, the...

Review: PIGGY, Bullies, Brutality, Revenge, Consequences

Director Carlota Pereda makes a bold solo debut feature in the shocker Piggy (Cerdita). A bullied girl participates in a brutal revenge through apathy in this Spanish genre highlight, delivering a complex and evocative character study that is sure to spark...

Expanding This Week: THE GOOD BOSS, Javier Bardem and The Slap

In this case, as an exception, maybe he deserves it. To be clear, I am definitely not advocating that anyone should slap their boss. (Side-eye to my wonderful boss.) The titular character, played by Javier Bardem in The Good Boss,...

Friday One Sheet: EDEN

Such glorious use of negative space. The key art for Estefanía Cortes's spa-trauma (thriller? horror? drama?) in the forest, Edén, places the human scale against the implacability of nature to great effect. Designed by Villuti Creative Studio, the same team...

Friday One Sheet: EL SEMBLANTE

The poster for Raúl Cerezo and Carlos Moriana's short film, El Semblante, has the character of an unearthed Renaissance-era tome.  With its distressed Arabesque border design, it also feels like a moveable-type printed document, stamped with a red-inked Spanish Inquisition...

Review: THE TALE OF KING CRAB, Delicious Cinematic Derring-Do

Gabriele Silli's recurring craggy face and his smooth, clear voice guides us through the most unlikely places in an odd sort of Western adventure, directed by Alessio Rigo de Righi and Matteo Zoppis.

Opening This Week: THE TENDER BAR Romanticizes, PARALLEL MOTHERS Twists, HIP BEAT Fights

Also: Garth Jennings' 'Sing 2,' opening Wednesday, December 22, is better than the first one.

LAGUNAS, LA GUARIDA DEL DIABLO: Watch The Trailer For Marc Carrete's Latest Now!

Writer-director Marc Carrete (Asmodexia) premiered the first trailer for his upcoming new feature Lagunas, La Guarida del Diablo two days ago at the Molins Horror Film Festival and we're happy to present the online premiere of the Spanish language...

Friday One Sheet: DONDE CABEN DOS

Turquoise and pink, lots of skin, and a dash of neon, are all on artful display in Barfutura's design for this Spanish sex-comedy. The stand out here is the casual, but intentional, obfuscation of nipples and crotches. The entire ensemble...

Now Streaming: THE IDHUN CHRONICLES Concludes Gently

Michelle Jenner again leads the voice cast in an anime adaptation of Laura Gallego's popular YA book, now streaming on Netflix.

Review: SLEEP TIGHT (MIENTRAS DUERMES), Completely Unsettling

Luis Tosar and Marta Etura star in a superb, nerve-twisting thriller by director Jaume Balaguero, now streaming on Shudder.

Coming Soon on Criterion: MINDING THE GAP, Dylan By Scorsese, Soviet ASCENT

Plus: The final 3 films by Luis Bunuel in a new Blu-ray set.

Sitges 2020: NO MATARÁS Trailer, Mario Casas in a Frantic Spiral

Set to screen at the upcoming Sitges International Film Festival, David Victori's No matarás (English title: Cross the Line) stars Spanish actor Mario Casas, who is well-known among his fans for his lead performances, especially in romantic dramas and on...

New York 2020 Review: THE HUMAN VOICE, Quintessential Almodovar, Plus Tilda Swinton in Short Form

Hopefully, this isn't the first and last collaboration between Pedro Almodovar and Tilda Swinton, because this short film is an extremely enjoyable experience.

Now Streaming: THE IDHUN CHRONICLES, Nimble Spanish Anime

Michelle Jenner leads the voice cast in an anime adaptation of Laura Gallego's popular YA book, now streaming on Netflix.

Now Streaming: THE PLATFORM, Nightmare in a Hole

Director Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia's film, now on Netflix, offers an acute understanding of what it is like to have and have not.

GUNPOWDER HEART Trailer: Trouble Is Sure To Follow

The trailer for Polvora en el corazón (English title: Gunpowder Heart) strongly suggests that trouble is brewing for two young women. Written and directed by Camila Urrutia, the film stars Andrea Henry and Vanessa Hernández in a drama. Urrutia previously...

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...