Tag Archives: Karra Elejalde

Way Creepier Than Expected: ‘The Dead Mother’ (1993) Blu-ray Review

An essential film in the drama/horror realm of Spanish cinema, Juanma Bajo Ulloa’s The Dead Mother gets the “special issue” treatment from Radiance Films. The Dead Mother Synopsis A criminal, shoots and kills a painting restorer during a bungled burglary, and shoots her daughter as well. Twenty years later, the …

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Movie Review: ‘The Bastards’ Fig Tree’ (2017): Can We Escape Our Violent Pasts?

We’ve all heard the expression, “Violence begets violence.” It’s true enough, but there’s a flip side to that coin. Ana Murugarren’s The Bastards’ Fig Tree (AKA La Higuera de los Bastardos), which was based on Ramiro Pinilla’s eponymous novel, looks at how political violence can drastically transform somebody from an …

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Nacho Vigalondo’s ‘Timecrimes’ (2007) – The Horror of Predetermination Movie Review

Also known as Los cronocrímenes, Nacho Vigalondo’s (Pooka 2018, Colossal 2016 – read our review here) Timecrimes is a unique, sci-fi horror offering, suggesting that some horrible, convoluted events are simply meant to be. What if you could rewind the tape on life to undo strange and horrible things? On the …

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