Amador

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  When Nelson persuaded Marcela his girlfriend to move from Bolivia to Madrid he promised her a life full of roses. Literally. His dream was to set up their own Florist shop and make their fortune and live happily ever after. The reality is that they hire a team of scavengers to raid the town’s garbage dump for discarded … Continue reading



Biutiful

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If I were a member of the Academy I would give the Best Actor gong to Javier Bardem for his heart-wrenching performance as Uxebel in ‘Biutiful’.  It’s not that I do not appreciate Mr. Firth’s stunning stammering turn which will inevitably get him the Oscar, its just watching Mr. Bardem intriguingly peel back all the … Continue reading




I'M SO EXCITED

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From Pedro Almodovar, the undisputed king of high camp and high drama, comes this rather silly spoof of an airplane disaster movie : although in truth the only catastrophes that will befall any of the passengers are the results of the chaotic lives that they have temporary fled from on the ground.  The action is set mostly … Continue reading



Julieta

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For his latest movie …….his 20th …..Spanish auteur Pedro Almodovar has done a 360 degree turn from his last film the outrageously camp farce ‘I’m So Excited‘ and eschewed comedy completely to make one of his excellent signature female-centric melodramas. Julieta is loosely based on three short stories from the Canadian Pulitizer-Prize writer Janet Munro and … Continue reading



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