Jonathan Holland

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Review: 'El Calentito'

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As fresh and frenetic as the times it portrays, Chus Gutierrez's comedy "El Calentito" takes the old struggling rock band motif and gives it a context -- the transition of Spain from dictatorship to…

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Review: 'Steps'

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Federico Luppi's first "Steps" as a helmer are more faltering than expected from a thesp with a lengthy pedigree in politico cinema. A supposedly mature, reflective study of three couples struggling…

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Review: 'Tapas'

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An unexpectedly appetizing, deceptively slight slice of Barcelona barrio life, "Tapas" has wowed local critics and has done solid Spanish B.O. since its mid-May release. The recipient of several…

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Review: '90 Miles'

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A dramatically risky take on the attempted flight of a family of Cubans to Miami that's mostly set aboard a raft, "90 Miles" has worthy political intentions, decent perfs and several intense moments…

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Review: 'Heroine'

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A first-class perf from dependable Adriana Ozores as a mother who battles the drug dealers she feels hooked her son is not enough to redeem "Heroine" from being largely nonaddictive. Both helmer and…

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