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‘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

‘El Hoyo’ (2019): “Cube,” 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

Sergio Leone’s ‘Dollars Trilogy’ (1964-1966): The Original Spaghetti Westerns

Directed by: Sergio Leone || Produced by: Arrigo Colombo1, Giorgio Papi1, Alberto Grimaldi2-3 Screenplay by: Duccio Tessari, Luciano Vincenzoni2-3, Sergio Donati2, Age & Scarpelli1, Sergio Leone1-3 || Starring: Clint Eastwood1-3, Gian Maria Volonte1-2, Lee Van Cleef2-3, Marianne Koch1, Eli Wallach3 Music by: Ennio Morricone || Cinematography: Massimo Dallamano1-2, Tonino Delli Colli3 || Edited by: Roberto … Continue reading

Sergio Leone’s ‘Once Upon a Time… in the West’ (1968), ‘… the Revolution (1971), & ‘… in America’ (1984)

Directed by: Sergio Leone1-3 || Produced by: Fulvio Morsella1, 2, Arnon Milchan3 Screenplay by: Sergio Donati1, 2, Luciano Vincenzoni2, Roberto De Leonardis2, Carlo Tritto2, Leonardo Benvenuti3, Piero De Bernardi3, Enrico Medioli3, Franco Ferrini3 , Sergio Leone1-3 || Starring: Claudia Cardinale1, Henry Fonda1, Jason Robards1, Charles Bronson1, Rod Steiger2, James Coburn2, Robert De Niro3, James Woods3, … Continue reading

‘Errementari’ (2017): A Dark Fairy Tale 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

’28 Weeks Later’ (2007): The Most Inexplicable Sequel of the 2000s

Directed by: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo || Produced by: Enrique Lopez-Lavigne, Andrew Macdonald, Allon Reich, Bernard Bellew Screenplay by: Rowan Joffe, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, Enrique Lopez-Lavigne, Jesus Olmo || Starring: Robert Carlyle, Rose Byrne, Jeremy Renner, Harold Perrineau, Catherine McCormack, Mackintosh Muggleton, Imogen Poots, Idris Elba Music by: John Murphy, Hans Zimmer || Cinematography: Enrique Chediak … 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