An exquisitely crafted miniature about the creative rebirth of an aging sculptor, Fernando Trueba's "The Artist and the Model" brings the same craft and care to its subject as its titular artist does…
A dying Spanish hitman makes his final journey through the interiors of Argentina and himself in the quietly surreal, intermittently intriguing road movie "Death and Being Happy."
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.