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‘Piggy’ (2022): Sympathy for the Devil

Directed by: Carlota Pereda || Produced by: Merry Colomer Screenplay by: Carlota Pereda || Starring: Laura Galán, Richard Holmes, Carmen Machi, Irene Ferreiro, Camille Aguilar, Claudia Salas, Pilar Castro Music by: Olivier Arson || Cinematography: Rita Noriega || Edited by: David Pelegrin || Country: Spain, France || Language: Spanish Running Time: 99 minutes The only … Continue reading

‘Xtreme’ (2021): Action Requires Motivation

Directed by: Daniel Benmayor || Produced by: Vicente Canales, Julieta Videla, Adriana Martínez, Barron Screenplay by: Teo García, Iván Ledesma, Genaro Rodríguez || Starring: Teo García, Óscar Jaenada, Óscar Casas, Andrea Duro, Andrea Duro, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Alberto Jo Lee Music by: Julio de la Rosa || Cinematography: Daniel Aranyó || Edited by: Oriol Pérez, Elena … Continue reading

‘Forgotten’ (2017), ‘Below Zero’ (2021), & ‘Red Dot’ (2021): The Existential Dread of Guilt

Directed by: Jang Hang-jun [1], Lluís Quílez [2], Alain Darborg [3] || Produced by: Park Joon-shik [1], Josep Amorós, Pedro Uriol [2], Niklas Larsson, Anna Odenhall [3] Screenplay by: Jang Hang-jun [1], Fernando Navarro, Lluís Quílez [2], Alain Darborg, Per Dickson [3] || Starring: Kang Ha-neul, Kim Mu-yeol, Moon Sung-keun, Na Young-hee [1], Javier Gutiérrez, … Continue reading

Brad Anderson’s ‘Session 9’ (2001), ‘The Machinist’ (2004), & ‘Fractured’ (2019): When Your Mind is Not Your Own

Directed by: Brad Anderson || Produced by: John Sloss, Dorothy Aufiero, David Collins, Michael Williams [1], Carlos Fernández [2], Neal Edelstein, Mike Macari, Paul Schiff [3] Screenplay by: Brad Anderson, Stephen Gevedon [1], Scott Kosar [2], Alan B. McElroy [3] || Starring: David Caruso, Peter Mullan, Stephen Gevedon, Paul Guilfoyle, Josh Lucas, Brendan Sexton III … Continue reading

‘Sordo’ (2019) & ‘O Matador’ (2017): A Latin Western Double-Review

Directed by: Alfonso Cortés-Cavanillas [1], Marcelo Galvão [2] || Produced by: Juanjo Lopez [1], Marcelo Galvão, Letícia Marques [2] Screenplay by: Alfonso Cortés-Cavanillas, Juan Carlos Díaz Martín [1], Marcelo Galvão [2] || Starring: Asier Etxeandia, Marian Álvarez, Hugo Silva, Aitor Luna, Imanol Arias, Olimpia Melinte, Ruth Díaz, Jorge Basanta, Stephanie Gil [1], Diogo Morgado, Nill … Continue reading

‘The Platform’ (2019): ‘Cube’ (1997), But Vertical

Directed by: Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia || Produced by: Angeles Hernandez, Carlos Juarez, Elena Gozalo Screenplay by: David Desola, Pedro Rivero || Starring: Ivan Massague, Zorion Eguileor, Antonia San Juan, Emilio Buale, Alexandra Masangkay, Zihara Llana, Mario Pardo Music by: Aranzazu Calleja || Cinematography: Jon D. Dominguez || Edited by: Haritz Zubillaga, Elena Ruiz || Country: Spain … Continue reading

‘Errementari’ (2017): Dark Fairy Tales & Demons at Hell’s Gate

Directed by: Paul Urkijo Alijo || Produced by: Ortzi Acosta, Alex de la Iglesia, Luis de Oza, Laruent Fumeron, Daniel Goroshko, Gorka Gomez Screenplay by: Paul Urkijo Alijo, Asier Guerricaechevarria || Starring: Kandido Uranga, Uma Bracaglia, Eneko Sagardoy, Ramon Aguirre, Jose Ramon Argoitia, Josean Bengoetxea Music by: Pascal Gaigne || Cinematography: Gorka Gomez || Editing … Continue reading

‘Che’ (2008): A Revolutionary Life

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh || Produced by: Laura Bickford, Benicio del Toro Screenplay by: Peter Buchman, Benjamin A. van der Veen || Starring: Benicio del Toro, Demian Bichir, Rodrigo Santoro, Santiago Cabrera, Franka Potente, Gaston Pauls, Catelina Sandino Moreno, Julia Ormond, Oscar Isaac, Lou Diamon Phillips, Benjamin Benitez Music by: Alberto Iglesias || Cinematography: Peter … Continue reading

‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ (2006): High Fantasy Melded with Historical Fiction

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro || Produced by: Guillermo del Toro, Alfonso Cuaron, Bertha Navarro, Frida Torresblanco, Alvaro Augustin Screenplay by: Guillermo del Toro || Starring: Ivana Baquero, Sergi Lopez, Maribel Verdu, Doug Jones Ariadna Gil, Alex Angulo Music by: Javier Navarrete || Cinematography by: Guillermo Navarro || Edited by: Bernat Vilaplana || Country: Spain, Mexico … Continue reading