Fragile

February 15, 2018 Matt B 0

2005 | Horror | Rating: 7/10 | Director: Jaume Balagueró
Although the story is a little over-familiar, it’s well written, the characters are nicely drawn, and Balagueró cloaks it all in sombre, spooky atmospherics. [..]

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 [..]

Welcome to San Hilario...

To Die in San Hilario

February 15, 2018 Matt B 0

2005 | Comedy | Rating: 5/10 | Director: Laura Mañá
A subtle black comedy, with the humor coming from the characters rather than the dialogue or farcical situation, this is actually rather a sweet film. [..]

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 [..]