Berlinale 2023 Review: 20,000 SPECIES OF BEES, Coming of Identity, Told With Deep Empathy
Sofía Otero, Patricia López Arnaiz, Ane Gabarain, Itziar Lazkano, Martxelo Rubio and Miguel Garcés star in Spanish director Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren's feature debut.
PACIFICTION Review: Party All Night With the Devil in Tahiti
Directed by Albert Serra, the film stars Benoît Magimel, Sergi López, Pahoa Mahagafanau, Cécile Guilbert, and Matahi Pambrun.
PACIFICTION Interview: Director Albert Serra Talks Creating Fascinating Images
"I put myself in the position that I don't have anything to say. I am here to create the most fascinating images possible."
Friday One Sheet: MANTICORE
The manticore is a creature from Persian mythology with the head of a lion and the tail of a scorpion. It is capable of shooting poisonous spines at its enemies and prey. I like this minimalist and old school poster...
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.