Jonathan Holland

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Review: 'Just Run'

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A well-intentioned parable about uncharmed lives in a marginal Madrid neighborhood, Saura Medrano's debut "Just Run" looks like a hard-boiled thriller , but is really a tender exploration of how the…

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Review: 'Yoyes'

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In taking on the historical life and times (and sorry death) of Basque freedom fighter Dolores Gonzalez, "Yoyes" deals with a subject still a film taboo in Spain. In recent years, only Daniel…

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Review: 'Word Attack'

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Seven two-handers in which characters talk about everything except the truth about themselves, Miguel Albaladejo's warm-hearted and human "Word Attack" is a commercially risky but charming follow-up…

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Jaume Balaguero

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A rare example of a Spanish horror flick, 30 year-old Catalan Jaume Balaguero's debut feature “Los sin Nombre” (The Nameless) is thrilling the chill industry. A fistful of awards at Spain's Sitges…

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Review: 'Asphalt'

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An earnest urban thriller centering on the uncharmed lives of three young Eurotrash, Daniel Calparsoro's fourth pic, "Asphalt," is his most commercial to date, but lacks the distinctiveness of his…

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Review: 'Cascabel'

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A bittersweet rural drama based on an idea by late Spanish helmer Ricardo Franco, "Cascabel" explores the same dark psychological terrain that was Franco's trademark, though sans his intensity. The…

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