Part charming rural drama and part earnest eco-harangue, "Ashes From the Sky" weaves its two strands into a quietly satisfying whole.
Times may change, but human emotions remain the same in writer-helmer Ventura Pons' unrelenting gloomfest "Outsiders," a claustrophobic generational study of a family that hasn't learned from its…
The men have the brawn but the women have the brains in Agustin Diaz Yanes' "Solo quiero caminar," a stylish femme-driven thriller that grips in the first scene and never lets go. Hyperactive style…
One consequence of the death of Spain's General Franco in 1975 was an avalanche of soft-porn movies, and "The Naked Years -- Classified 'S'" is an affectionate, if clumsy, X-ray of the period.
An ambitious, often intriguing 200th-anniversary retelling of a key episode in Spanish history -- the heroic but doomed 1808 attempt of the people of Madrid to beat back invading French forces -…
A homage to (and sometimes amusing parody of) sci-fi comics, energetic geekfest "Santos" spirals off into hit-and-miss zaniness, delivering its better moments more by accident than by design.
A politically loaded oddity shot in an indigenous Zapatista community in the Mexican state of Chiapas, "Heart of Time" won't win hearts as a dramatic feature and arguably should have been made as a…
Kevin Feng Ke's drearily earnest, minimalist prison drama "Letters From Death Row" seems unable to imaginatively follow through on the fascinating dramatic task it's set itself.
Unfortunately for Kim Ki-duk fans hoping for a return to the glory days of the prolific Korean's "3-Iron," this "Dream" does not come true.
A drama that pulls off the extraordinary achievement of turning the issue of Basque terrorism into anodyne product, "My Father's House" strings cliches together into a broken family meller that has…
An intriguing docu about the intense history of a working-class barrio in the south of Madrid, "Night Flowers" is a fine study of both a particular community and the wider history of which it's a…