The little island protecting the bay where the Spanish town of San Sebastian is located is a perfect metaphor. The film festival that takes place in that town is like a solid bulwark against the…
A defiantly retro item from a onetime Oscar winner (for 1982's "Begin the Beguine"), helmer Jose Luis Garci's "Holmes & Watson: Madrid Days" has little going for it except curiosity value.
Indiana Jones meets low-budget Pixar in entertaining toon "Tad, the Lost Explorer," an unpretentious, kid-friendly item that's lively and sometimes funny, but lacks a distinctive edge.
Argentinian history is intriguingly revised through the writings of those who made it in "Fatherland."
Its fangs may be bloody, but "Game of Werewolves" has its tongue planted firmly in its hairy cheek.
In tough times, Spaniards turn to family, which is just what thesp-turned-helmer Paco Leon has done with his distinctive, enjoyable debut, "Carmina or Blow Up."
An uncompromising depiction of an elderly man's battle to retain his dignity while those around him are seeking to strip him of it, "The Stoning of Saint Stephen" is both appalling and moving.
As a slab of gleaming, irony-free entertainment for undemanding teens, Fernando Gonzalez Molina's "I Want You" is just fine.
The weirdly dislocated lives of four troubled teens are the focus of Gabriel Velazquez's challenging but extremely rewarding "Iceberg."
A well-appointed but unexciting historical thriller built around a young protag switching from one side to the other.
The sins of parents and teachers are visited on their progeny and students in "The Wild Children," a largely subtle, compassionate and perceptive take on bad education affecting a trio of Catalan…