Tag Archive | Spain

Cria Cuervos (1976)

Director: Carlos Saura

Starring: Geraldine Chaplin, Ana Torrent, Monica Randall

Release date: January 26 (SP). I’ve had some proper tough, growed-up films in my initial batch of titles, I’m thinking this could be a throwaway comedy from Spain… It’s not. I’ve landed another subtitled brow-furrower. May contain a corvus corax and spoilers…

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Droid gets let off the leash… Spain and Morocco 2011

where-in-the-world-is-droidGreetings and salutations boys and girls! After enjoying a two week meander through the lovely sunshine of Spain and Morocco your intrepid explorer has returned to the windy chill and cloudy grey of this godforsaken rock. But, like any fearless trekker, I return bearing gifts. No, not a stuffed donkey or a sombrero. I give the gift of living vicariously! Read on as I review the cities visited, the book I read, the TV show and movies I watched! It’s a big, round, mostly blue world out there, folks. Get stuck in.

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Jarv goes to the EU and comes back with a searing hatred of red tape, rampant xenophobia but also the 10 best European movies of the decade

As part of my moronic round the world in films quest, I’m moving on to the continent, and I’m genuinly surprised by this list. Not because any of the films are left field, but because several of them make my overall best of the decade. Also, looking at the European films, I know that I’m forgetting loads, and haven’t seen some, but I was stunned to see that 5 of my potential 10 were British. Read More…