Category Archives: Penélope Cruz

Positivity can be infectious: “ma ma” [2015 Spain]

After Room in Rome. it has taken five years for the redoubtable Julio Medem to come up with a new full-length feature, and while it has a simple and more straightforward narrative when compared to his earlier works, “ma ma” … Continue reading

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A Castellitto-family epic about motherhood – Venuto al mondo [2012 Italy, Spain]

Sergio Castellitto is among the few actors who’ve made a name for themselves as a film director. His latest drama, “Venuto al mondo” [Eng. Title: Twice Born], like the earlier Non ti mouvere, is yet another family project. Based … Continue reading

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Penélope Cruz & co in “Jamón Jamón” [1992 Spain]

It is the 100th Spanish language film to be reviewed in the blog – about time I introduced one major actress named Penélope Cruz here…
It’s a special film too, for many reasons. Perhaps Bigas Luna’s most widely known film outside … Continue reading

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