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A brief review: “Rouge amargo” [2012 Argentina]

Gustavo Cova’s crime thriller “Rouge amargo” [Eng. Title: Bitter Red Lips] treads a path well-worn by others trying to emulate Hollywood, but falls way short of being spoken in the same length as ‘Jason Bourne’.
A candidate running for Congress … Continue reading

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María Nela Sinisterra in “Solo para dos” [2013 Argentina, Spain]

Roberto Santiago’s “Solo para dos” [Eng. Title: Only for Two] is a run-of-the-mill mainstream comedy set in a tropical island.
Valentina (Martina Gusman) decides to separate from husband of ten years Gonzalo (Santi Millán). They run a holiday resort for … Continue reading

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Born free: “La puta y la Ballena” [2004 Spain, Argentina]

Wishing you all a Happy 2014!
I chose Oscar nominated director (La historia oficial, 1985) Luis Puenzo’s drama “La puta ya la Ballena” [Eng. Title: The Whore and the Whale] as my first post for 2014, not only for its … Continue reading

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Gravity-defying romance: “El lado oscuro del corazón 2” [Argentina, Spain 2001]

Eliseo Subiela follows-up on the romantic drama he made a decade earlier with a sequel – “El lado oscuro del corazón 2” [Eng. Title: The Dark Side of the Heart 2]. He catches up with the same protagonist after … Continue reading

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A walkabout with ghosts from the past: “Sur” [1988 Argentina]

Fernando E. Solanas is one of the most important film makers to emerge from Latin America. His works – both feature films and documentaries, primarily concern politics, with a specific interest in showcasing a uniquely South American identity. On … Continue reading

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