Spanish films

Gun City - A Netflix Crime Drama - Movie Review

Gun City – A crime drama set in 1920s Spain

February 9, 2019

Netflix’s 2018 crime drama ‘Gun City’ (original title – La sombra de la ley) is a good Spanish film we have seen in recent times. The film that has won three Goya Awards, including Artistic Direction and Best Cinematography (Josu Inchaustegui), follows characters in a chaotic 1920s Spain, when the country was reeling under corruption […]

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Mona (2012) – Film Review

Mona (2012) – Latvian cinema review

February 1, 2019

Latvian filmmaker Inara Kolmane’s MONA is an artistic take on the everyday life and human psyche of a very small countryside town in Latvia, where it seems the only profession one can really have is in fact in and around a slaughter house. The Spanish-language film follows MONA a young vibrant lady yet the settings […]

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A Twelve-Year Night (2018) – Movie Review

December 31, 2018

Historical drama “A Twelve-Year Night” follows the 12-year long incarceration of Jose “Pepe” Mujica and two other members of Tupamaro movement, who were jailed by the Uruguay’s military dictatorship from 1972 to 1985. Originally titled in Spanish as “La noche de 12 años”, “A Twelve Year Night” has Won the Best Film at the Cairo […]

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When Angels Sleep (2018) – Netflix Movie Review

December 29, 2018

Spanish thriller ‘When Angels Sleep’ – originally titled ‘Cuando los ángeles duermen’ follows a tired businessman German, dejected for missing her daughter’s birthday party because of office work, accidentally hits a woman with his car that starts a series of nightmarish events. Writer-Director Gonzalo Bendala’s thriller ‘When Angels Sleep’ narrates the ordeal and horror a […]

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ERREMENTARI: THE BLACKSMITH AND THE DEVIL (2018) – Movie Review

October 15, 2018

Errementari Movie Plot The Spanish horror film ERREMENTARI: THE BLACKSMITH AND THE DEVIL, based on Basque folklore, follows a brutal blacksmith who captures and tortures a demon he blames for his misery, but when a trespassing orphan girl – unaware of the danger – releases the demon, they now must face the grave consequences. Paul […]

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Orbiter 9 (2017) – Spanish Sci-Fi Romantic Drama

April 25, 2018

Netflix‘s Spanish sci-fi film Orbiter 9 follows a young woman Helena (Clara Lago), who is alone in a spaceship spending 20 years of her life since the day of her birth. Assigned with some secret mission by some unknown agency, her parents abandoned the ship, as a technical malfunction left them with no choice but […]

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Veronica (2017) Spanish horror film directed by Paco Plaza.

Veronica (2017) – An extremely chilling horror film

December 30, 2017

Far away from the genre clichés, Veronica (VERÓNICA) is one of those special modern day horror films that holds the essence of old-style filming with special weightage on characters and situations to create the most frightening experience. Set in Madrid in the year 1991, this horror movie follows the titular character Veronica (Sandra Escacena), a […]

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The Secret in Their Eyes (2009) – A Slick Thriller

August 6, 2013

An Oscar winning or a Roger Ebert-certified movie always promises a nice time. Yes, after a busy yet boring day, got to watch this incredible piece of storytelling The Secret in Their Eyes (El Secreto de Sus Ojos). This Spanish language Argentinian thriller is a must watch for its presentation of the subtle thin line […]

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Diary of a Nymphomaniac (2008)

June 18, 2013

Diary of a Nymphomaniac – I’m a promiscuous woman, yes, because I want to use sex as a means to find what everyone is looking for. Recognition, pleasure, self-esteem and, in short, love and affection. What’s pathological about that? If you want to give me a name, go on. I don’t mind. But you must […]

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