Juanito: An early Spaghetti Western... with songs!

Juanito

October 31, 2016 Matt B 0

1960 | Historical Adventure | Rating: 3/10 | Director: Fernando Palacios
Despite its Central American location Juanito is very obviously modeled on the American westerns, complete with bombastic music and a rather moralistic viewpoint. [..]

Pop cinema, Spanish Style... Pecados conyugales

Pecados Conyugales

October 20, 2016 Matt B 0

1969 | Comedy | Rating: 6/10 | Director: José María Forqué
Pecados Conyugales is an entirely frivolous concoction, which plays very like the comic anthologies that were to become so popular in Italy the following decade. [..]

Getting ghoulish in The Vampire's Night Orgy

Vampire’s Night Orgy, The

October 13, 2016 Matt B 0

1973 | Horror | Rating: 6/10 | Director: Leòn Klimovsky
Hardly a great film, The Vampires Night Orgy is at least good fun, which makes is considerably better than much of director Leon Klimovsky’s output. [..]

More Dollars for the MacGregors

More Dollars for the MacGregors

October 13, 2016 Matt B 0

1970 | Western | Rating: 7/10 | Director: José Luis Merino
More Dollars for the MacGregors is a flawed but surprisingly enjoyable Spaghetti Western.  As with many of the primarily Spanish westerns, it’s a surprisingly cruel affair [..]

Frank Brana in a characteristically sensitive role

Interview with Frank Braña

October 13, 2016 Matt B 0

Thanks to Nzoog for supplying a translation of the Spanish interview with Frank Braña that appeared on locoporelcine.com… Frank Braña An international star who lives […]

Spanish Horror Film

October 10, 2016 Matt B 0

Given the almost total lack of books in English language about Spanish cinema, both popular and prestigious, Antonio Lázaro-Reboll’s Spanish Horror Film, which was originally […]

Santa's looking a little the worste for wear... The Christmas Tale

The Christmas Tale

October 1, 2016 Matt B 0

2005 | Horror | Rating: 7/10 | Director: Paco Plaza
Set in 1985, Paco Plaza’s The Christmas Tale actually comes across like a nicely warped riposte to the saccharine but hugely popular 1986 coming-of-age film Stand By Me [..]

Another victim of... Romasanta

Romasanta

October 1, 2016 Matt B 0

2004 | Horror | Rating: 7/10 | Director: Paco Plaza
Even if it doesn’t feature a particularly high-concept idea, it does pull the rug from under your feet most effectively. Not the best of its type, but better than average [..]