Julieta

BBBB (out of 5) On the eve of her move to Portugal, Julieta finds out a piece of information about her daughter that inspires her to cancel her plans and stay in Madrid.  She sits down at her diary and writes out her story, of meeting her husband, having a child and the eventual demise … More Julieta

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Miss Tacuarembo

BB (out of 5) Uruguayan pop singer Natalia Oreiro has an impressive double role in this annoying musical comedy, about a young woman who grows up in the sticks and dreams of moving to the big city to become a star. She and her best friend practice their dance moves together from childhood, then in their … More Miss Tacuarembo

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What’s It All About (El Perque De Tot Plegat)

BBB (out of 5) Collection of fifteen shorts that display the major emotions we experience as humans: Love, Passion, Spite, Compassion, Compenetration (I didn’t really get that one either), Jealousy, Competition, etc. Naturally, since we spend more time on jealousy than compassion, that story is longer than the other, a pattern the film depicts throughout … More What’s It All About (El Perque De Tot Plegat)

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Talk Of Angels

BB.5 (out of 5) Lush-looking Miramax cheese about an Irish lass (Polly Walker) who is sent to live as a governess in war-torn Spain and ends up charming her employer (Franco Nero) and his politically rebellious son (Vincent Perez). Along the way she experiences the Spanish Civil War first-hand, makes friends with a compatriot governess … More Talk Of Angels

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Ready To Wear (Pret-A-Porter)

ROBERT ALTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1994.  Etalon Film, Miramax.  Screenplay by Robert Altman, Barbara Shulgasser.  Cinematography by Jean Lepine, Pierre Mignot.  Produced by Robert Altman.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Stephen Altman.  Costume Design by Catherine Leterrier.  Film Editing by Suzy Elmiger, Geraldine Peroni.  Golden Globe Awards 1994.   There are reasons to not miss this Robert Altman comedy and … More Ready To Wear (Pret-A-Porter)

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The Flower Of My Secret (La Flor De Mi Secreto)

BBBB (out of 5) Critics were taken by surprise when director Pedro Almodovar took a sharp turn from his wickedly raunchy Kika and made this powerfully subtle drama. Having since been followed by his wonderful Live Flesh and excellent All About My Mother, The Flower of My Secret was definitely a sign of good things … More The Flower Of My Secret (La Flor De Mi Secreto)

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