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Sunday, July 8 2007

Free Zone (2005)

After the initial early promise of its opening 15 minutes or so, the film resorts to spinning its wheels, then driving down dead-end alleys, and then plowing head-long into exactly the sort of heavy-handed didactic symbolism that gives me fits and has me reaching for the remote.


Sunday, April 1 2007

Volver (2006)

In Almodóvar’s world, women are the unmistakable, undeniable and indelible colors of life -- they are the red splashed across the harsh grey landscape.


Tuesday, December 19 2006

Volver (2006)

The women repeatedly confront and contemplate death, gathering in rituals of grief and affirmation.


Wednesday, August 30 2006

Reinas (Queens) (2005)

Manuel Gómez Pereira's Reinas (Queens) makes the current U.S. wrangling over same sex marriage look awfully provincial.


Tuesday, May 9 2006

Free Zone (2005)

The first shot of Amos Gitai's new film is arresting. Natalie Portman cries for eight minutes.


Wednesday, October 13 2004

Valentín (2002)

Agresti says, 'It's challenging, from such a little situation, to elaborate with details, without sensationalistic tricks and pyrotechnics.'"


Thursday, May 6 2004

Valentín (2002)

As Valentín describes his situation with unaffected confidence, you see how he might be interested in space flight.


Sunday, January 1 1995

Alice and Martin (1998)

Whatever's on Juliette Binoche's mind, gazing at that face can definitely get you thinking.


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