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Entries in Goyas (10)

Saturday
Mar 16 2019

SLO Film Fest: Wolves,Sharks,and that "Delicate Balance"

Nathaniel R reporting from the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival

After a delightful trip back to 1969 iconography and disturbing peek back at 1933 fascism,the San Luis Obispo's 25th festival threw us directly into the immediate now with three engaging documentaries exploring very real,very urgent problems with our ecosystems,relationships with animal life,and the dehumanizing dangers of globalism and late stage capitalism.That may sound depressing,and it was to an extent,but all three films were suffused with enough passion and optimism to make their bitter pills easier to swallow.

The shortest and "lightest"of these with Collin Monda's hour-long documentaryThe Trouble With Wolves,which is locked but not quite finished (needing funds to complete its rights clearances and such).It's a surprisingly nuanced look at the success and aftershocks of a 1995 federal program to reintroduce gray wolves to the US via Yellowstone National Park.

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Monday
Feb 18 2019

Review: The Oscar Nominated Live-Action Shorts

by Eric Blume

It's my fourth year covering the nominees forAPP亚博娱乐 ,and this group of nominees is far and away the most grim,depressing,and unrelenting batch yet.Four out of five of these films are about horrible things happening to young boys.You'd think the nominating committee would have cleaved to some other topics.After a while,provided you view them back-to-back,the horror of it all becomes nearly comical.If you have a boy child under twelve years of age,you will definitely want to skip this category this year to avoid going to a very dark place.But all five directors are talented artists who know how to build suspense and tell a story with fluidity and grace.Ready?

Madre (Mother)
This short won the Goya (Spanish Oscar) last year and the director and actress have since reteamed for a feature version,currently in post-production.Director Rodrigo Sorogoyen swings swiftly from an everyday conversation between a woman named Marta (Marta Nieto) and her mother to an urgent phone call from Marta's son...

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Wednesday
Aug 15 2018

Spain's Three Finalists (and other foreign film Oscar updates)

Time to start updating theForeign Film Oscar submission chartson the regular!With the Venice/Telluride/TIFF wave about to hit we'll be getting regular news on which international films will be aiming for Oscar this season.Recently Spain announced their three finalists.They are...

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Monday
Feb 06 2017

Goya Awards and Gowns

The 31st annual Goya Awards (Spain's Oscars) were held over the weekend in Madrid and we'd be remiss if we didn't share the winners -- particularly considering亚博主页we recently posted statistics about their all time favorite actresses.This year's big winners were Raúl Arévalo's revenge dramaThe Fury of a Patient Man(which took Best Film and 3 other prizes) andA Monster Calls(which took Best Director and swept the technical categories with 9 wins).

Ana Alvarez,Penélope Cruz,and Belen Lopez

Spain's Oscar submission,Almodóvar'sJulieta,won only Best Actress for Emma Suarez who plays the older version of the titular character.Incredibly Suarez also won Best Supporting Actress for another film (The Next Skin) so Spain really worships her this year.(After the jump a complete list of winners as well as other gowns and tuxes...)

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Sunday
Oct 02 2016

Beauty Break: Maribel Verdú,Goya Darling

Happy 46th birthday to Spanish beauty Maribel Verdú ofY Tu Mama TambienandPan's Labyrinthfame.How many women can claim to have terrorized Snow Whiteandbeen tag teamed by Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna,andknifed a dictator's officer right in the face?How many women have been nominated for a Goya ten times and won twice*.Just Maribel,that's who!

Those Goyas must be heavy!

More beauty after the jump...

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Monday
Apr 04 2016

Chus Lampreave (1930-2016)

Almodóvar aficionados,like you and I,have been dreading this day.But every great movie face eventually only still flickers on screens and in our memories.The great Chus Lampreave,so memorable in so many Pedro Almodóvar movies,has died at 85 years of age.She had been home bound recently in Almería.

Her film career began when Pedro was just a pre-teen.She was given her first acting job by the director Jaime de Armiñán.Like many directors after him,he worked with her repeatedly,including in the Oscar nominated filmMy Dearest Senorita(1972). She came to international fame via her relationship with Pedro Almodóvar though.She joined his troupe early on as one of his subversive nuns inDark Habits(1983).She was always easy to spot with those coke bottle glasses,that tiny frame and inimitable voice.Dark Habitswas the first of eight collaborations with Pedro over the next 26 years in which her comic timing and deliciously matter-of-fact next door neighbor / elderly relative charisma were always put to great use.After Dark Habits she appeared inLabyrinth of Passion,Matador,Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown,The Flower of My Secret,Talk to Her,VolverandBroken Embraces.

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