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Topic: spanish

We Are What We Are

Taste this Mexican meal concerning the other white meat.


Horror

Rod Lott
Members of the family at the heart of "We Are What We Are" share blood, both literally and figuratively. Because they're cannibals, you see.
 
Monday, July 25, 2011

Julia’s Eyes

Jeepers creepers, where’d you get those peepers?


Thriller

Rod Lott
Once more, the films Guillermo del Toro chooses to produce, I find more interesting than the ones he chooses to direct.
 
Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Hidden Face

Too bad the marketing doesn’t also hide the surprise.


Thriller

Rod Lott
When Adrián (Quim Gutiérrez) left Spain for a one-year conducting gig with the Bogotá Philharmonic, he took his adoring girlfriend, Belen, with him. But one day, he comes home to a video message of her announcing she's leaving him, and not to come looking for her. It's as enigmatic as it is out of left field.
 
Monday, April 9, 2012

Extraterrestrial

A close encounter of the awkward kind.


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
One of the hotter tickets at last fall's Fantastic Fest was Extraterrestrial. I couldn't get in. I understood why at the time: It's the new film from Timecrimes director Nacho Vigalondo! Now that I've seen it, I wonder how many who did get in wish they hadn't. It's a huge disappointment.
 
Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Casa de Mi Padre

¡Grande! Assuming you can read.


Comedy

Rod Lott
Even if you hate it — and plenty will — you have to admit Casa de Mi Padre is a unique slice of cinema. Will Ferrell stars in this spirited parody of the Mexican telenovela. Not only is the comedy set in Mexico, but performed almost entirely in Spanish. Name one other A-lister who would dare commit to such an audience-limiting undertaking, foreign language and all. For a star of his stature to spoof something his fan base likely knows nothing about is so ballsy, it bounces.
 
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Pic up

A limited-time exhibit in Norman grants a rare look at works by Pablo Picasso.


Visual Arts

Susannah Waite
Picasso exhibition
opening 7 p.m. Friday
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
555 Elm, Norman
ou.edu/fjjma
325-3272
$3-$5
 
Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Penumbra

Unlike the filmmakers’ previous thriller, you won’t break a ‘Sweat.’


Thriller

Rod Lott
Penumbra is Spanish for "partly in the shadows," which is how we first find the fourth-floor apartment that Margarita Sanchez (Cristina Brondo, Dario Argento's Do You Like Hitchcock?) shows to Jorge Kepler (Berta Muñiz), representative for a prospective renter willing to pay four times the going rate, and for a full year in advance.
 
Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Juan of the Dead

Experience the Cuban gristle crisis.


Comedy

Rod Lott
Don't call them "zombies" — call them "dissidents." That's one of a few well-aimed bits of political satire that populate the Spanish-language romp Juan of the Dead, but worry not: They're used sparingly and none come heavy-handed — a Castro polemic, this isn't.
 
Tuesday, August 21, 2012

'E.CO' friendly

Art with a conscience is the focus of a new international photography exhibit at [Artspace] at Untitled.


Visual Arts

Louis Fowler
E.CO
through Jan. 5, 2013
[Artspace] at Untitled
1 N.E. Third
artspaceatuntitled.org
815-9995
free
 
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

I'm So Excited

Don’t be too excited for Pedro Almodovar’s I’m So Excited and its slapstick comedy aboard an airplane.


Comedy

Aimee Williams
When the male flight attendants eventually do an impromptu, drunken dance routine to the Pointer Sisters’ “I’m So Excited,” it seems as if Almodovar felt he had to formulate an entire comedy to justify this sole dance sequence, when a short film most likely would have sufficed.
 
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
 
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