Art deco gone mad in Eugenio Mira's The Birthday

The Birthday

February 15, 2018 Matt B 0

2004 | Horror / Comedy | Rating: 3/10 | Director: Eugenio Mira
The are some images which stick in the mind and, from a stylistic perspective, it’s a more than competent calling card. But… it’s all a bit annoying [..]

La paz empieza nunca

La paz empieza nunca

January 17, 2017 Matt B 0

1960 | War | Rating: 3/10 | Director: León Klimovsky
… A tonally discordant film with a very jagged sense of pace, switching from extreme tedium to action sequences in a rather jarring manner [..]

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. [..]

Anna Turpin in Para Elisa

Para Elisa

September 24, 2016 Matt B 0

2012 | Horror | Rating: 3/10 | Director: Juanra Fernández
Sometimes I fall into the belief that the Spanish are incapable of making a bad horror film, so it’s nice to be bought back to reality by a film like Para Elisa [..]