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Iberian Peninsula Challenge - Official; May 2020

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Post by morrison-dylan-fan » May 27th, 2020, 12:46 am

10:Two shorts from Spain.

FTV:Soy leyenda (1967)/ Richard Matheson's I Am Legend. 36 minutes. 8

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Never moving into cinema feature films, (his longest was the 1 hour TV movie Ciertos reflejos: La Chunga (1978)) co-writer/(with Alfonso Nunez Flores ) director Mario Gomez Martin displays a stunning level of ambition, which packs each corner of the 36 minute run time, as Martin & cinematographer Jesus Ocana casts the last man on earth against long, thick shadows which are dented by stylish, isolating wide-shots of the sun flickering against Neville’s daylight travel. Paying close attention to the sound design, Martin covers Neville’s lone cramped room with the subtle howls/bellowing from the zombies/vampires, that are only broken by a shivering scream and (off screen) thud from a steak being driven into the heart by Neville in the daylight.

Wiping out humanity in a compact opening credits sequence, the screenplay by Martin and Flores dig deep into the icy, isolating horror Neville now must confront daily, with the writers keeping him held in his small room,and the only thing close to daily contact being stabbing the former humans in daylight. Bringing Virginia (played by a wonderfully vampish Elisa Ramirez) in to break the personal space of Neville, ( played by a great, nose to the grindstone Moises Menendez) the writers edge their Richard Matheson adaptation towards Neville making a emotion bond with Virginia, but make the encounter all too fleeting, which is thankfully tided up by a delightfully downbeat ending of the shadows taking the legend.

Repeat viewing: La cabina (1972) 35 minutes. 8.

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Post by morrison-dylan-fan » May 27th, 2020, 3:24 am

jdidaco wrote:
May 24th, 2020, 3:00 pm
(Screenshots from 'Jutrzenka · Un invierno en Mallorca' & 'A Portuguesa'),

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31. Si te hubieses casado conmigo (If You Had Been Married to Me, Viktor Tourjansky, 1950) 8/10 (Spain)
32. Vidas Sem Rumo (Lives Adrift, Manuel Guimarães, 1956) 8/10 (Portugal)
33. El sabor de la venganza (Sons of Vengeance, Joaquín Luis Romero Marchent, 1964) 7.5/10 (Spain)
34. Jutrzenka · Un invierno en Mallorca (A Winter in Mallorca, Jaime Camino, 1969) 8/10 (Spain)
35. Topical Spanish (Ramón Masats, 1970) 8/10 (Spain)
36. El sopar (The Dinner, Pere Portabella, 1974) 8/10 (Spain)
37. Os Demónios de Alcácer-Quibir (The Ghosts of Alcacer-Kibir, José Fonseca e Costa, 1977) 7.5/10 (Portugal)
38. Xavier (Manuel Mozos, 1992) 8.5/10 (Portugal)
39. Cartas da Guerra (Letters from War, Ivo Ferreira, 2016) 7/10 (Portugal)
40. A Portuguesa (The Portuguese Woman, Rita Azevedo Gomes, 2018) 8/10 (Portugal)

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1. Las secretas intenciones (Secret Intentions, Antonio Eceiza, 1970) 8/10 (Spain)
2. Pedro Só (Just Pedro, Alfredo Tropa, 1972) 9.5/10 (Portugal)
3. Shirley Temple Story (Antoni Padrós, 1976) 9.5/10 (Spain)
4. Nós por Cá Todos Bem (Fernando Lopes, 1978) 9/10 (Portugal)
5. El bosque animado (The Enchanted Forest, José Luis Cuerda, 1987) 8/10 (Spain)
6. Das Tripas Coração (Twin Flames, Joaquim Pinto, 1992) 8/10 (Portugal)
7. Três Palmeiras (Three Palm Trees, João Botelho, 1994) 8.5/10 (Portugal)
8. Chuva É Cantoria Na Aldeia Dos Mortos (The Dead and the Others, João Salaviza & Renée Nader Messora, 2018) 8/10 (Portugal)
9. Love Me Not (Lluís Miñarro, 2019) 7.5/10 (Spain)
10. Liberté (Albert Serra, 2019) 8.5/10 (Spain/Portugal)
11. Después del diluvio (After the Deluge, Jacinto Esteva, 1968) 8/10 (Spain)
12. Me enveneno de azules (I Get Poisoned with Blues, Francisco Regueiro, 1969) 8.5/10 (Spain)
13. Chicas de club (Canticle, Jorge Grau, 1970) 6.5/10 (Spain)
14. Deixem-me ao Menos Subir às Palmeiras (At Least Let Me Climb the Palm Trees, Lopes Barbosa, 1974) 9/10 (Portugal)
15. Los viajes escolares (School Trip, Jaime Chávarri, 1976) 8/10 (Spain)
16. Máscara de Aço contra Abismo Azul (Steel Mask Versus Blue Abyss, Paulo Rocha, 1989) 8.5/10 (Portugal)
17. No Dia dos Meus Anos (On My Birthday, João Botelho, 1992) 8/10 (Portugal)
18. O Fim do Mundo (The End of the World, João Mário Grilo, 1993) 8/10 (Portugal)
19. A Jangada de Pedra/La balsa de piedra (The Stone Raft, George Sluizer, 2002) 6/10 (Portugal/Spain)
20. O que arde (Fire Will Come, Oliver Laxe, 2019) 8/10 (Spain)
21. Carne de horca (Condemned to Hang, Ladislao Vajda, 1953) 8/10 (Spain)
22. Antes llega la muerte (Hour of Death, Joaquín Luis Romero Marchent, 1964) 8/10 (Spain)
23. Ocaso de un pistolero (Hands of a Gunfighter, Rafael Romero Marchent, 1965) 8/10 (Spain)
24. No es nada, mamá, sólo un juego (Beyond Erotica, José María Forqué, 1974) 7/10 (Spain)
25. As Horas de Maria (Maria's Hours, António de Macedo, 1979) 9/10 (Portugal)
26. Cerromaior (Luís Filipe Rocha, 1980) 8/10 (Portugal)
27. Uma Rapariga no Verão (A Girl in Summer, Vítor Gonçalves, 1986) 7.5/10 (Portugal)
28. O Som da Terra a Tremer (‎The Sound of the Shaking Earth, Rita Azevedo Gomes, 1990) 10/10 (Portugal)
29. Fado Maior e Menor/Fado majeur et mineur (Fado, Major and Minor, Raúl Ruiz, 1994) 8/10 (Portugal)
30. El futuro (The Future, Luis López Carrasco, 2013) 9/10 (Spain)
Hi JD,I've enjoyed following your progress on the challenges this month,and what was Lives Adrift like?

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Post by sol » May 27th, 2020, 9:37 am

The rain in Spain stays mainly in the... drain?Show
1. The Invisible Guest (2016) Spain
2. The Fury of a Patient Man (2016) Spain
3. The House That Screamed (1969) Spain
4. Twisted Obsession (1989) Spain
5. In a Glass Cage (1986) Spain
6. Bell from Hell (1973) Spain
7. Paradise Hills (2019) Spain
8. Pieles / Skins (2017) Spain
9. The Platform (2019) Spain
10. Retribution (2015) Spain
11. Julia's Eyes (2010) Spain
12. Autómata (2014) Spain
13. El bar (2017) Spain
14. Klaus (2019) Spain
15. Jefe (2018) Spain
16. Toro (2016) Spain
17. The Awful Dr Orlof (1962) Spain
18. When Angels Sleep (2018) Spain
19. Low-Flying Aircraft (2002) Portugal
20. [REC]2 (2009) Spain
21. Mirage (2018) Spain
22. Volver (2006) Spain
23. Toc Toc (2017) Spain
24. Yucatán (2018) Spain
25. Verónica (2017) Spain
26. Spy Time (2015) Spain
27. Superlópez (2018) Spain
28. Rottweiler (2004) Spain
29. Errementari (2017) Spain
30. Talk To Her (2002) Spain REVISION
31. Cría Cuervos (1976) Spain REVISION
32. Getaway Plan (2016) Spain
33. The Next Skin (2016) Spain

34. No Man's Land (2012) Portugal

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This documentary focuses on an ageing mercenary recollecting a career that he describes as just "another job" and the "same as going into the office". His detachment from all the lives that he has taken is quite interesting; same goes for the way he occasionally jokes about it. Alas, the extreme minimalist presentation here makes the subject seem really cut and dry, mostly consisting of him talking to the camera in a single darkened room.
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Post by sol » May 27th, 2020, 9:41 am

Pie chart and leaderboard updated. Portugal is definitely starting to kick back. Largely thanks to BBB, but hey, at least your host finally saw a second Portu film this month as well. :ph43r:

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Post by flavo5000 » May 27th, 2020, 12:44 pm

17. El extraño viaje a.k.a. Strange Voyage (Spain, 1964)
18. [Rec]³: Génesis (Spain, 2012)
19. Vicky Cristina Barcelona (Spain, 2008)
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1. La orgía nocturna de los vampiros a.k.a. The Vampires' Night Orgy (Spain, 1971)
2. La comunidad a.k.a. Common Wealth (Spain, 2000)
3. Condenados a vivir a.k.a. Cut-Throats Nine (Spain, 1972)
4. Tenemos 18 años a.k.a. We Are 18 Years Old (Spain, 1959)
5. El hombre de Río Malo a.k.a. Bad Man's River (Spain, 1971)
6. Los amantes pasajeros a.k.a. I'm So Excited (Spain, 2013)
7. A Floresta das Almas Perdidas a.k.a. Forest of Lost Souls (Portugal, 2017)
8. Una libélula para cada muerto a.k.a. A Dragonfly for Each Corpse (Spain, 1975)
9a. Aberration (Gibraltar, 2015)
9b. No pronunciarás el nombre de Dios en vano (Andorra, 1999)
10. El hoyo a.k.a. The Platform (Spain, 2019)
11. Los lunes al sol a.k.a. Mondays in the Sun (Spain, 2002)
12. El jorobado de la Morgue a.k.a. Hunchback of the Morgue (Spain, 1973)
13. La noche de las gaviotas a.k.a. Night of the Seagulls (Spain, 1975)
14. La mansión de los muertos vivientes a.k.a. Mansion of the Living Dead (Spain, 1985)
15. El espanto surge de la tumba a.k.a. Horror Rises From The Tomb (Spain, 1973)
16. Balada triste de trompeta a.k.a. The Last Circus (Spain, 2010)
17. El extraño viaje a.k.a. Strange Voyage (Spain, 1964)
18. [Rec]³: Génesis (Spain, 2012)
19. Vicky Cristina Barcelona (Spain, 2008)

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Post by sol » May 27th, 2020, 3:53 pm

The rain in Spain stays mainly in the... drain?Show
1. The Invisible Guest (2016) Spain
2. The Fury of a Patient Man (2016) Spain
3. The House That Screamed (1969) Spain
4. Twisted Obsession (1989) Spain
5. In a Glass Cage (1986) Spain
6. Bell from Hell (1973) Spain
7. Paradise Hills (2019) Spain
8. Pieles / Skins (2017) Spain
9. The Platform (2019) Spain
10. Retribution (2015) Spain
11. Julia's Eyes (2010) Spain
12. Autómata (2014) Spain
13. El bar (2017) Spain
14. Klaus (2019) Spain
15. Jefe (2018) Spain
16. Toro (2016) Spain
17. The Awful Dr Orlof (1962) Spain
18. When Angels Sleep (2018) Spain
19. Low-Flying Aircraft (2002) Portugal
20. [REC]2 (2009) Spain
21. Mirage (2018) Spain
22. Volver (2006) Spain
23. Toc Toc (2017) Spain
24. Yucatán (2018) Spain
25. Verónica (2017) Spain
26. Spy Time (2015) Spain
27. Superlópez (2018) Spain
28. Rottweiler (2004) Spain
29. Errementari (2017) Spain
30. Talk To Her (2002) Spain REVISION
31. Cría Cuervos (1976) Spain REVISION
32. Getaway Plan (2016) Spain
33. The Next Skin (2016) Spain
34. No Man's Land (2012) Portugal

35. I'm So Excited! (2013) Spain

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The idea of flawed humans acting irrationally under stress has potential, and some of the dark humour here works as the flight crew become more worried about their sexual orientation than anything else as they approach impending doom. The gags are generally of the hit-and-miss variety though with almost equally as many hits and misses. Some of the more sexually charged aspects make an impression, but this feels very slight and unfocused.
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Post by blueboybob » May 27th, 2020, 4:49 pm

103. [Portugal] Três Irmãos (1994)
104. [Portugal] Xavier (1992)
105. [Portugal] A Corte do Norte (2008)
106. [Portugal] O Milagre Segundo Salome (2004)
107. [Portugal] Domingo à Tarde (1966)

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Post by peeptoad » May 27th, 2020, 8:21 pm

33. Ossos (Portugal, 1997) 8
34. No Quarto da Vanda (Portugal, 2000) In Vanda's Room 8+
já vistoShow
1. Operation Felix (Gibraltar, 2008) 6
2. El bosque del lobo (Spain, 1970) The Ancines Woods 7
3. O Sangue (Portugal, 1989) Blood 9
4. Los ojos de Julia (Spain, 2010) Julia's Eyes 6
5. Pastel de Sangre (Spain, 1971) Blood Pie 4
6. Nick (Andorra, 2016) 3
7. The Territory (Portugal, 1981) 8*
8. ...ere erera baleibu izik subua aruaren... (Spain, 1970) 6
9. El aullido del diablo (Spain, 1988) Howl of the Devil 6
10. el techo de cristal (Spain,1971) The Glass Ceiling 9
11. El espanto surge de la tumba (Spain, 1973) Horror Rises from the Tomb 6
12. À Flor do Mar (Portugal, 1986) Hovering Over the Water 8+
13. Extramuros (Spain, 1985) Beyond the Walls 6
14. Viridiana (Spain, 1961) 8
15. Count Dracula (Spain, 1970) 6
16. Coisa Ruim (Portugal, 2006) Blood Curse 7
17. Omnívoros (Spain, 2013) Omnivores 4
18. El cuerpo (Spain, 2012) The Body 7
19. A Floresta das Almas Perdidas (Portugal, 2017) The Forest of Lost Souls 5
20. Os verdes anos (Portugal, 1963) The Green Years 6
21. La visita del vicio (Spain, 1978) The Coming of Sin 7
22. La mansión de la niebla (Spain, 1972) Murder Mansion 5
23. Una libélula para cada muerto (Spain, 1975) A Dragonfly for Each Corpse 6
24. El extraño caso del doctor Fausto (Spain, 1969) The Strange Case of Dr Fausto 8
25. La encadenada (Spain, 1975) A Diary of a Murderess 6
26. Recordações da Casa Amarela (Portugal, 1989) Recollections of the Yellow House 7
27. Contratiempo (Spain, 2016)The Invisible Guest 7
28. Año Mariano (Portugal, 2000) The Year of Maria 4
29. Bajo la piel de lobo (Spain, 2017) The Skin of the Wolf 6
30. Nocturno 29 (Spain, 1968) 7
31. Mar adentro (Spain, 2004) The Sea Inside 8
32. Acción mutante (Spain, 1993) 7
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Post by sol » May 28th, 2020, 10:08 am

Leaderboard and pie updated. Portugal continues to strike back, above 25% for the first time in ages.

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Post by peeptoad » May 28th, 2020, 12:42 pm

lil' more ammo for Spain...

35. El Bar (Spain, 2017) 6-7
já vistoShow
1. Operation Felix (Gibraltar, 2008) 6
2. El bosque del lobo (Spain, 1970) The Ancines Woods 7
3. O Sangue (Portugal, 1989) Blood 9
4. Los ojos de Julia (Spain, 2010) Julia's Eyes 6
5. Pastel de Sangre (Spain, 1971) Blood Pie 4
6. Nick (Andorra, 2016) 3
7. The Territory (Portugal, 1981) 8*
8. ...ere erera baleibu izik subua aruaren... (Spain, 1970) 6
9. El aullido del diablo (Spain, 1988) Howl of the Devil 6
10. el techo de cristal (Spain,1971) The Glass Ceiling 9
11. El espanto surge de la tumba (Spain, 1973) Horror Rises from the Tomb 6
12. À Flor do Mar (Portugal, 1986) Hovering Over the Water 8+
13. Extramuros (Spain, 1985) Beyond the Walls 6
14. Viridiana (Spain, 1961) 8
15. Count Dracula (Spain, 1970) 6
16. Coisa Ruim (Portugal, 2006) Blood Curse 7
17. Omnívoros (Spain, 2013) Omnivores 4
18. El cuerpo (Spain, 2012) The Body 7
19. A Floresta das Almas Perdidas (Portugal, 2017) The Forest of Lost Souls 5
20. Os verdes anos (Portugal, 1963) The Green Years 6
21. La visita del vicio (Spain, 1978) The Coming of Sin 7
22. La mansión de la niebla (Spain, 1972) Murder Mansion 5
23. Una libélula para cada muerto (Spain, 1975) A Dragonfly for Each Corpse 6
24. El extraño caso del doctor Fausto (Spain, 1969) The Strange Case of Dr Fausto 8
25. La encadenada (Spain, 1975) A Diary of a Murderess 6
26. Recordações da Casa Amarela (Portugal, 1989) Recollections of the Yellow House 7
27. Contratiempo (Spain, 2016)The Invisible Guest 7
28. Año Mariano (Portugal, 2000) The Year of Maria 4
29. Bajo la piel de lobo (Spain, 2017) The Skin of the Wolf 6
30. Nocturno 29 (Spain, 1968) 7
31. Mar adentro (Spain, 2004) The Sea Inside 8
32. Acción mutante (Spain, 1993) 7
33. Ossos (Portugal, 1997) 8
34. No Quarto da Vanda (Portugal, 2000) In Vanda's Room 8+
*rewatch

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Post by sol » May 28th, 2020, 1:48 pm

peeptoad wrote:
May 28th, 2020, 12:42 pm
lil' more ammo for Spain...
Feel free to throw more ammo that way, I'm feeling burnt out from trying to stay competitive this month against all the in-quarantine iCMers. Besides, I think you deserve to finish third in an Official Challenge at least once. Unless I'm mistaken, this will be your highest ever rating (unless I regain momentum and overtake you), right?
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Post by blueboybob » May 28th, 2020, 2:20 pm

108. [Spain] Los peces rojos (1955)
109. [Spain] El año de las luces (1986)
111. [Spain] El jardín de las delicias (1970)

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Post by peeptoad » May 28th, 2020, 2:26 pm

sol wrote:
May 28th, 2020, 1:48 pm
peeptoad wrote:
May 28th, 2020, 12:42 pm
lil' more ammo for Spain...
Feel free to throw more ammo that way, I'm feeling burnt out from trying to stay competitive this month against all the in-quarantine iCMers. Besides, I think you deserve to finish third in an Official Challenge at least once. Unless I'm mistaken, this will be your highest ever rating (unless I regain momentum and overtake you), right?
To be dead honest I am not in the habit of keeping track. I tend to participate rather non-competitively in these challenges; if I get lucky you won't overtake me. I am in semi-lockdown still, but I've been working more the last 2 weeks (last week I actually worked a full 40 hours), so I might slide a little. And then jd will come in with 15 new views and knock us all down a few. :lol: At minimum I've got Costa's third in the Fontainhas trilogy, and 2-3 more from Spain, so I'll keep chogging away.

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Post by blueboybob » May 29th, 2020, 4:24 am

112. [Spain] Pim, pam, pum... ¡fuego! (1975)
113. [Spain] Esa pareja feliz (1953)

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Post by peeptoad » May 29th, 2020, 12:17 pm

36. Juventude em Marcha (Portugal, 2006) Colossal Youth 7
37. La muerte llama a las 10 (Spain, 1974) The Killer Wore Gloves 6
já vistoShow
1. Operation Felix (Gibraltar, 2008) 6
2. El bosque del lobo (Spain, 1970) The Ancines Woods 7
3. O Sangue (Portugal, 1989) Blood 9
4. Los ojos de Julia (Spain, 2010) Julia's Eyes 6
5. Pastel de Sangre (Spain, 1971) Blood Pie 4
6. Nick (Andorra, 2016) 3
7. The Territory (Portugal, 1981) 8*
8. ...ere erera baleibu izik subua aruaren... (Spain, 1970) 6
9. El aullido del diablo (Spain, 1988) Howl of the Devil 6
10. el techo de cristal (Spain,1971) The Glass Ceiling 9
11. El espanto surge de la tumba (Spain, 1973) Horror Rises from the Tomb 6
12. À Flor do Mar (Portugal, 1986) Hovering Over the Water 8+
13. Extramuros (Spain, 1985) Beyond the Walls 6
14. Viridiana (Spain, 1961) 7
15. Count Dracula (Spain, 1970) 6
16. Coisa Ruim (Portugal, 2006) Blood Curse 7
17. Omnívoros (Spain, 2013) Omnivores 4
18. El cuerpo (Spain, 2012) The Body 7
19. A Floresta das Almas Perdidas (Portugal, 2017) The Forest of Lost Souls 5
20. Os verdes anos (Portugal, 1963) The Green Years 6
21. La visita del vicio (Spain, 1978) The Coming of Sin 7
22. La mansión de la niebla (Spain, 1972) Murder Mansion 5
23. Una libélula para cada muerto (Spain, 1975) A Dragonfly for Each Corpse 6
24. El extraño caso del doctor Fausto (Spain, 1969) The Strange Case of Dr Fausto 8
25. La encadenada (Spain, 1975) A Diary of a Murderess 6
26. Recordações da Casa Amarela (Portugal, 1989) Recollections of the Yellow House 7
27. Contratiempo (Spain, 2016)The Invisible Guest 7
28. Año Mariano (Portugal, 2000) The Year of Maria 4
29. Bajo la piel de lobo (Spain, 2017) The Skin of the Wolf 6
30. Nocturno 29 (Spain, 1968) 7
31. Mar adentro (Spain, 2004) The Sea Inside 8
32. Acción mutante (Spain, 1993) 7
33. Ossos (Portugal, 1997) 8
34. No Quarto da Vanda (Portugal, 2000) In Vanda's Room 9
35. El Bar (Spain, 2017) 6+
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Post by sol » May 29th, 2020, 12:20 pm

Sorry guys; too jaded to post a leaderboard update or pie update right now. :down: Will try to update some time in the next 24 hours though. :ermm:
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Post by ororama » May 29th, 2020, 1:59 pm

6. La Casa de Papel/ Money Heist Season 4 (2020) * (Spain)

I would recommend stopping after Season 2 to anyone watching this (at least for now). The third and fourth seasons are far below the first two, with way too much romantic melodrama and the Professor making a few really stupid decisions.

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1. Tarde para la ira/ The Fury of a Patient Man (2016) * 92 min. (Spain)
2. Escalofrío/ Satan's Blood (1978) 80 min. (Spain)
3. La Casa de Papel/ Money Heist Season 1  (2017) * (Spain)
4. La Casa de Papel/ Money Heist Season 2 (2017) * (Spain)
5. La Casa de Papel/ Money Heist Season 3 (2019) * (Spain)

*First time viewing.
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Post by blueboybob » May 29th, 2020, 5:17 pm

114. [Spain] Hay que matar a B. (1974)
115. [Spain] El crimen de la calle de Bordadores (1946)
116. [Spain] El último caballo (1950)
117. [Spain] Remando al viento (1988)

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Post by hurluberlu » May 29th, 2020, 6:07 pm

4. God's Comedy / A Comédia de Deus (João César Monteiro, 1995) [Portugal] 7-
#JeSuisCharlie Liberté, Liberté chérie !

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Post by Mario Gaborović » May 29th, 2020, 10:46 pm

26. Los Del Rio Featuring the Bayside Boys: Macarena (1996) + Alumbramiento (2002) + Las Ketchup: Kusha Las Payas (2002) + Las Ketchup: The Ketchup Song (Aserejé) (2002) + Las Ketchup: The Ketchup Song (Aserejé) - Version 2 (2002) + Las Ketchup: Un Blodymary (2006) + Un novio de mierda (2010) + Anónimos (2011) + Don Pepe Popi (2012) + Pipas (2013) - Spain

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01. Andorra la República más pequeña del mundo (1935) + The Albius Incident (1992) + Persefone: Mind as Universe (China Tour Documentary) (2013) + Persefone: Spiritual Migration (2013) + Nami: Bless of Faintness (2015) - Andorra
02. Operation Felix (2008) - Gibraltar
03. Socotra, la isla de los genios (2016) - Spain
04. El día de la bestia (1995) - Spain
05. La ley del deseo (1987) - Spain
06. Operation Tracer (2013) - Gibraltar
07. Entre tinieblas (1983) - Spain
08. Carne trémula (1997) - Spain
09. Nick (2016) - Andorra
10. El ladrón de los guantes blancos (1926) - Spain
11. Laberinto de pasiones (1982) - Spain
12. El hoyo (2019) - Spain
13. Encierro de toros (1899) + Los héroes del sitio de Zaragoza (1903) + El ciego de la aldea (1907) + Amor que mata (1908) + Barcelona en tranvía + Don Juan Tenorio (1908) + Benitez quiere ser torero (1910) + Don Pedro el Cruel (1911) - Spain
14. Volver (2006) - Spain
15. Julieta (2016) - Spain
16. Los amantes pasajeros (2013) - Spain
17. Dolor y gloria (2019) - Spain
18. Salomé (1978) + Tráiler para amantes de lo prohibido (1985) + Pastas Ardilla (1996) + Dentro (2002) + Juan con miedo (2010) + Por activa y por pasiva (2013) + De una isla (2019) - Spain
19. Lisboa, crónica anedótica (1930) - Portugal
20. Maria do Mar (1930) - Portugal
21. Uma Abelha na Chuva (1972) - Portugal
22. Aberration (2015) - Gibraltar + Famalicão (1941) - Portugal + Los apuros de Octavio (1926) - Spain
23. Capitães de Abril (2000) - Portugal
24. La caza (1966) - Spain
25. A Volta ao Mundo Quando Tinhas 30 Anos (2018) - Portugal
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Post by blueboybob » May 30th, 2020, 12:04 am

118. [Spain] El rey pasmado (1991)
119. [Spain] Del rosa al amarillo (1963)
120. [Spain] Cómicos (1954)
121. [Spain] Padre nuestro (1985)
122. [Spain] Novio a la vista (1954)
123. [Spain] A un dios desconocido (1977)

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Post by sol » May 30th, 2020, 5:14 am

The rain in Spain stays mainly in the... drain?Show
1. The Invisible Guest (2016) Spain
2. The Fury of a Patient Man (2016) Spain
3. The House That Screamed (1969) Spain
4. Twisted Obsession (1989) Spain
5. In a Glass Cage (1986) Spain
6. Bell from Hell (1973) Spain
7. Paradise Hills (2019) Spain
8. Pieles / Skins (2017) Spain
9. The Platform (2019) Spain
10. Retribution (2015) Spain
11. Julia's Eyes (2010) Spain
12. Autómata (2014) Spain
13. El bar (2017) Spain
14. Klaus (2019) Spain
15. Jefe (2018) Spain
16. Toro (2016) Spain
17. The Awful Dr Orlof (1962) Spain
18. When Angels Sleep (2018) Spain
19. Low-Flying Aircraft (2002) Portugal
20. [REC]2 (2009) Spain
21. Mirage (2018) Spain
22. Volver (2006) Spain
23. Toc Toc (2017) Spain
24. Yucatán (2018) Spain
25. Verónica (2017) Spain
26. Spy Time (2015) Spain
27. Superlópez (2018) Spain
28. Rottweiler (2004) Spain
29. Errementari (2017) Spain
30. Talk To Her (2002) Spain REVISION
31. Cría Cuervos (1976) Spain REVISION
32. Getaway Plan (2016) Spain
33. The Next Skin (2016) Spain
34. No Man's Land (2012) Portugal
35. I'm So Excited! (2013) Spain

36. Pain and Glory (2019) Spain

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While the sets and costumes with supersaturated and vibrant colours are striking here, the film's best asset is the lead performance of Antonio Banderas who manages to project his character's every longing, fear and regret through looks and stares alone. Bandares is, however, absent from around a third of the film with lots of scenes from his childhood, which are generally less powerful. The flashbacks do curiously go a little full circle though.
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Post by sol » May 30th, 2020, 5:18 am

Leaderboard and pie updated. BBB - you skipped #110, so I have you down at 122. Not that it's going to make a difference unless jd's next list of Iberian films seen is MASSIVE. :unsure:

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Post by sol » May 30th, 2020, 10:24 am

The rain in Spain stays mainly in the... drain?Show
1. The Invisible Guest (2016) Spain
2. The Fury of a Patient Man (2016) Spain
3. The House That Screamed (1969) Spain
4. Twisted Obsession (1989) Spain
5. In a Glass Cage (1986) Spain
6. Bell from Hell (1973) Spain
7. Paradise Hills (2019) Spain
8. Pieles / Skins (2017) Spain
9. The Platform (2019) Spain
10. Retribution (2015) Spain
11. Julia's Eyes (2010) Spain
12. Autómata (2014) Spain
13. El bar (2017) Spain
14. Klaus (2019) Spain
15. Jefe (2018) Spain
16. Toro (2016) Spain
17. The Awful Dr Orlof (1962) Spain
18. When Angels Sleep (2018) Spain
19. Low-Flying Aircraft (2002) Portugal
20. [REC]2 (2009) Spain
21. Mirage (2018) Spain
22. Volver (2006) Spain
23. Toc Toc (2017) Spain
24. Yucatán (2018) Spain
25. Verónica (2017) Spain
26. Spy Time (2015) Spain
27. Superlópez (2018) Spain
28. Rottweiler (2004) Spain
29. Errementari (2017) Spain
30. Talk To Her (2002) Spain REVISION
31. Cría Cuervos (1976) Spain REVISION
32. Getaway Plan (2016) Spain
33. The Next Skin (2016) Spain
34. No Man's Land (2012) Portugal
35. I'm So Excited! (2013) Spain
36. Pain and Glory (2019) Spain

37. Nightmare City (1980) Spain

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There are certainly some disturbing images here as various women suffer varied body mutilations at the hands of the zombie-like creatures who move and operate with a degree of intelligence that really distinguishes the film from the average Romero pastiche. Still, it is the film's quieter moments that carry the most dread, like a lawnmower eerily turned on and moving by itself, and these are few and far between. The ending is also a little too jokey.
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Post by flavo5000 » May 30th, 2020, 12:48 pm

20. La marca del Hombre Lobo a.k.a. Frankenstein's Bloody Terror (Spain, 1968)
21. Mil sexos tiene la noche a.k.a. Night of a Thousand Desires (Spain, 1984)
22. Eskalofrío a.k.a. Shiver (Spain, 2008)
23. A Comédia de Deus a.k.a. God's Comedy (Portugal, 1995)
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1. La orgía nocturna de los vampiros a.k.a. The Vampires' Night Orgy (Spain, 1971)
2. La comunidad a.k.a. Common Wealth (Spain, 2000)
3. Condenados a vivir a.k.a. Cut-Throats Nine (Spain, 1972)
4. Tenemos 18 años a.k.a. We Are 18 Years Old (Spain, 1959)
5. El hombre de Río Malo a.k.a. Bad Man's River (Spain, 1971)
6. Los amantes pasajeros a.k.a. I'm So Excited (Spain, 2013)
7. A Floresta das Almas Perdidas a.k.a. Forest of Lost Souls (Portugal, 2017)
8. Una libélula para cada muerto a.k.a. A Dragonfly for Each Corpse (Spain, 1975)
9a. Aberration (Gibraltar, 2015)
9b. No pronunciarás el nombre de Dios en vano (Andorra, 1999)
10. El hoyo a.k.a. The Platform (Spain, 2019)
11. Los lunes al sol a.k.a. Mondays in the Sun (Spain, 2002)
12. El jorobado de la Morgue a.k.a. Hunchback of the Morgue (Spain, 1973)
13. La noche de las gaviotas a.k.a. Night of the Seagulls (Spain, 1975)
14. La mansión de los muertos vivientes a.k.a. Mansion of the Living Dead (Spain, 1985)
15. El espanto surge de la tumba a.k.a. Horror Rises From The Tomb (Spain, 1973)
16. Balada triste de trompeta a.k.a. The Last Circus (Spain, 2010)
17. El extraño viaje a.k.a. Strange Voyage (Spain, 1964)
18. [Rec]³: Génesis (Spain, 2012)
19. Vicky Cristina Barcelona (Spain, 2008)
20. La marca del Hombre Lobo a.k.a. Frankenstein's Bloody Terror (Spain, 1968)
21. Mil sexos tiene la noche a.k.a. Night of a Thousand Desires (Spain, 1984)
22. Eskalofrío a.k.a. Shiver (Spain, 2008)
23. A Comédia de Deus a.k.a. God's Comedy (Portugal, 1995)

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Post by blueboybob » May 30th, 2020, 2:23 pm

Odd, thansk for catching.

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Post by OldAle1 » May 30th, 2020, 3:52 pm

Finally getting around to this... don't worry, I'm not going to be competitive in these last couple of days.

1. Al este del oeste (Mariano Ozores, 1984) SPAIN

I'm afraid I can't share the enthusiasm of whoever recommended this one - was it maxwelldeux? - but this silly Spanish comedy-western isn't really bad either. Basically you have a town beset by bandits, and waiting on a gunman-for-hire who is supposed to help them out, but nobody knows what he looks like, and so when two different - very unlikely - candidates show up at the appointed time, all kinds of comedy breaks loose. Well, it's supposed to anyway - I found it mostly tiresome though the "surprise" ending was rather amusing if not exactly that shocking. M...ok.

2. SHORTS 11 + 20 + 16 + 23 = 70 m
a) Ascensor (Tomás Muñoz, 1978) SPAIN
b) Douro, Faina Fluvia / Working on the Douro River (Manoel de Oliveira, 1931) PORTUGAL
c) Painéis de São Vicente de Fora - Visão Poética (Manoel de Oliveira, 2010) PORTUGAL
d) O nosso Homem (Pedro Costa, 2010) PORTUGAL

The Spanish short won the Golden Bear at Berlin, as part of a trio of Spanish shorts listed together as "What Max Said"; I hope the others offer something more than this. It's nicely shot and put together but what it has going for it beyond the basics of how several adults act when trapped briefly in an elevator, and what a small child sees in that, I don't know.

The Oliveira shorts are his first, and a film from near the end of his extraordinary 84-year career. Douro is a typical slice of industrial/working life piece from an era that produced a lot of such things - compare to Joris Ivens' work for example. It's solid work but doesn't seem particularly special to me. The later film shows people gathered around, and explaining a large multi-part Renaissance painting and culminates in a percussive dance. Beautiful work but a bit mystifying to me without the cultural connection.

The Costa piece in the first film I've seen from him; it's absolutely beautiful while describing the poor conditions and lives of the Cape Verdean people in Portugal. I suspect I will get more out of it when returning to it after seeing some of his features that focus on many of the same elements.

3. Operation Felix (Martin Nuza, 2008) GIBRALTAR

Pretty ordinary documentary about the aborted German/Spanish operation to conquer the Rock and town of Gibraltar in the early days of WWII. I don't know how interesting one can make a film about an operation that never happened and was pulled essentially because the two dictators, Franco and Hitler, could never agree on certain elements, but I feel like it could be more interesting than this ends up being. More about the history of the Rock and the English rule of it, maybe? More about the geography? I dunno, it's only an hour, I guess they felt like they had to offer a little bit of that, a little bit of this, and as it is we get something fairly shallow and not all that informative, though to be fair I did learn a few things I didn't know. Meh.

4. Condenados a vivir / Cut-Throats Nine (Joaquín Luis Romero Marchent, 1972) SPAIN

Very bloody - horror-film type bloody, really, and I've seen this film listed as "horror" at times - western about a group of convicts being led from one prison to another through mountain passes by a Sergeant and... his teen-aged or early-twenties beautiful daughter! There IS an explanation for why she's along at one point, but it's not convincing - seems mostly to have an excuse for a rape scene, frankly. And much of the rest of the plot is either silly (gold chains?) or muddled, but still there's a certain way in which the nihilism here works and the slow whittling down of the group is accomplished in some interesting ways. By spaghetti standards it ends up pretty average in quality I'd say, but it's certainly a bit different from your usual Euro-western of this time so props for that.

5. Fata/Morgana (Vicente Aranda, 1966) SPAIN

Weird and hard to describe mix of paranoia and moody mystery involving primarily a young woman who is about to be killed, the man who knows she is about to be killed - because he studies other young women who are murdered and who are "destined" for murder - a young man who wants to warn her or stop it, and various other characters that... I'm going to fail here. I'm really not sure what I watched or what it all adds up to beyond various people acting weird in a strangely almost deserted city. Oh and there's a truck that goes around with somebody announcing on a PA system that everybody has to leave. And it's got a pop-jazz score that often seems at odds with the distressing or dangerous story we're watching. This belongs in some ways to the tradition of obscure European arthouse films exemplified by Antonioni most of all, and indeed I thought of the mysterious nature of Blowup - from the same year - many times, but it's so unfocused (or I wasn't focused enough when watching it) and slight that it doesn't add up to much more than an interesting oddity. I enjoyed the watch overall and the delicious bright colors, the way the city is shot, and the almost Bressonian minimal acting of lead Teresa Gimpera (named "Gim" in the film and playing a model, art meets life) make for an eyeful, but I doubt I'll remember anything at all about it in a week.

6. Nick (Jose Pozo, 2016) ANDORRA / SPAIN

Godawful, completely amateurish production about a policewoman whose much younger half-brother comes to stay with her, their antagonistic relationship, and the murder by a "vampire" that he thinks he sees and photographs. blocho reviewed this upthread and I have to concur with a lot of what he says; first, why is this nearly all in English? According to Wiki Andorrans mostly speak Catalan and there doesn't seem to be a really large minority of Brits and Americans - nearly all of the cast here. So presumably there was some thought to this getting worldwide distribution by virtue of the language, but in the context of the film itself it really takes away from any sense of reality or real locations; might just as well be a town in the Western USA. Much of the dialogue and actions make little sense (one standout example - the kid, Nick, has a regular old 35mm camera - this is in 2016, how many kids would be using a 35mm and not digital? it's clearly solely there for plot purposes, so he has to develop the film, not because it actually makes sense), and this is certainly not helped by the APPALLINGLY bad acting on the part of nearly everyone. This really feels like an unfinished student project that somebody had the balls to put credits to and actually release. And it's quite cheap-looking with fairly low-grade digital photography - ugly and dull-looking throughout. AVOID!!!

7. Aniki Bóbó (Manoel de Oliveira, 1942) PORTUGAL

Oliveira's first feature is a nice little neo-realist (before the term was being used, but very much going along with a lot of what De Sica et al would be doing a few years later in Italy) story of a bunch of kids, 9-11 I'd say, and their games, school-skipping, and a bit of jealousy over a girl that leads to the one real dramatic moment in the film - mostly it's a fairly plotless ramble, but a lovely one, through the old streets and on the bridges and rooftops of ancient Porto.

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Post by PGonzalez » May 30th, 2020, 5:02 pm

OldAle1 wrote:
May 30th, 2020, 3:52 pm

a) Ascensor (Tomás Muñoz, 1978) SPAIN

The Spanish short won the Golden Bear at Berlin, as part of a trio of Spanish shorts listed together as "What Max Said"; I hope the others offer something more than this. It's nicely shot and put together but what it has going for it beyond the basics of how several adults act when trapped briefly in an elevator, and what a small child sees in that, I don't know.
It wasn't really a trio of Spanish shorts, was it? As far as I remember reading, the 1978 Golden Bear was given to Spain as a whole, as a sort of recognition for the Constituent Cortes draft of the new Constitution which would be ratified later that year, and Spain's entries that year were two features (one of them was indeed What Max Said, the other Las Truchas) and this short, so all three received the award.

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Post by OldAle1 » May 30th, 2020, 5:06 pm

PGonzalez wrote:
May 30th, 2020, 5:02 pm
OldAle1 wrote:
May 30th, 2020, 3:52 pm

a) Ascensor (Tomás Muñoz, 1978) SPAIN

The Spanish short won the Golden Bear at Berlin, as part of a trio of Spanish shorts listed together as "What Max Said"; I hope the others offer something more than this. It's nicely shot and put together but what it has going for it beyond the basics of how several adults act when trapped briefly in an elevator, and what a small child sees in that, I don't know.
It wasn't really a trio of Spanish shorts, was it? As far as I remember reading, the 1978 Golden Bear was given to Spain as a whole, as a sort of recognition for the Constituent Cortes draft of the new Constitution which would be ratified later that year, and Spain's entries that year were two features (one of them was indeed What Max Said, the other Las Truchas) and this short, so all three received the award.
Ah, ok, I see. Didn't look at the entry carefully enough.

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Post by PGonzalez » May 30th, 2020, 5:28 pm

That was one of the most bizarre decisions I remember reading about. And it wasn't as if they didn't have good options either, that year they had The Chess Players and Opening Night in competition for example. But 1978, in general, was a weird year for awards and everything else.

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Post by OldAle1 » May 30th, 2020, 5:44 pm

PGonzalez wrote:
May 30th, 2020, 5:28 pm
That was one of the most bizarre decisions I remember reading about. And it wasn't as if they didn't have good options either, that year they had The Chess Players and Opening Night in competition for example. But 1978, in general, was a weird year for awards and everything else.
I don't really remember The Chess Players but I'll be re-watching it soon when I get back to finishing off Satyajit Ray; Opening Night though might be my favorite Cassavetes film and would be a worthy winner of any award for that year IMO. Ehh, film fests can be just as weird as the Oscars sometimes, and I"m sure politics and infighting enter into a lot of the decisions. You look at the jury for that year, which includes Patricia Highsmith (President), Leone, Angelopoulos, Shepitko, and a bunch of lesser-known names (at least today) - what did those people have in common, what were they looking for?

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Post by PGonzalez » May 30th, 2020, 6:07 pm

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May 30th, 2020, 5:44 pm
I don't really remember The Chess Players but I'll be re-watching it soon when I get back to finishing off Satyajit Ray; Opening Night though might be my favorite Cassavetes film and would be a worthy winner of any award for that year IMO. Ehh, film fests can be just as weird as the Oscars sometimes, and I"m sure politics and infighting enter into a lot of the decisions. You look at the jury for that year, which includes Patricia Highsmith (President), Leone, Angelopoulos, Shepitko, and a bunch of lesser-known names (at least today) - what did those people have in common, what were they looking for?
Yes, that's very true, film festivals usually go for compromise and that year perhaps the biggest point in common they could find was the rejection of Francoism.
When I mentioned awards I was actually thinking about that years Nobel Peace Prize, but giving out awards for temporarily defusing situations which come back to bite them in the ass later on is kind of their trademark.

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(Screenshots from 'De cuerpo presente' & 'Boa Noite Cinderela' & 'De una isla'),

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41. Mulheres da Beira (Women of the Beira Province, Rino Lupo & George Pallu, 1923) 8/10 (Portugal)
42. De cuerpo presente (Lying in State, Antonio Eceiza, 1967) 9/10 (Spain)
43. Comin' at Ya! (Ferdinando Baldi, 1981) 7/10 (Spain)
44. Yellow Hair and the Pecos Kid (Matt Cimber, 1984) 7/10 (Spain)
45. Se Eu Fosse Ladrão, Roubava (If I Were a Thief... I'd Steal, Paulo Rocha, 2013) 8.5/10 (Portugal)
46. Lacrau (João Vladimiro, 2013) 8.5/10 (Portugal)

A collection of shorts,

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47-50. El viejecito (The Little Old Man, Manuel Summers, 1960) 7/10 (23 min) (Spain), Soy leyenda (I Am Legend, Mario Gómez Martín, 1967) 8/10 (36 min) (Spain), Los pajaritos (The Little Birds, Antonio Mercero, 1974) 7.5/10 (37 min) (Spain), Ascensor (Elevator, Tomás Muñoz, 1978) 6/10 (11 min) (Spain), Carne (The Flesh, Carlos Conceição, 2010) 7.5/10 (20 min) (Portugal), O Inferno (Hell, or Pool Cleaning, Carlos Conceição, 2011) 7/10 (21 min) (Portugal), Boa Noite Cinderela (Goodnight, Cinderella, Carlos Conceição, 2014) 8.5/10 (32 min) (Portugal), Flores (Jorge Jácome, 2017) 8/10 (27 min) (Portugal), Extraction: The Raft of the Medusa (Salomé Lamas, 2019) 8/10 (8 min) (Portugal), De una isla (About an island, José Luis Guerín, 2019) 8.5/10 (25 min) (Spain) (Total: 240 min)

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1. Las secretas intenciones (Secret Intentions, Antonio Eceiza, 1970) 8/10 (Spain)
2. Pedro Só (Just Pedro, Alfredo Tropa, 1972) 9.5/10 (Portugal)
3. Shirley Temple Story (Antoni Padrós, 1976) 9.5/10 (Spain)
4. Nós por Cá Todos Bem (Fernando Lopes, 1978) 9/10 (Portugal)
5. El bosque animado (The Enchanted Forest, José Luis Cuerda, 1987) 8/10 (Spain)
6. Das Tripas Coração (Twin Flames, Joaquim Pinto, 1992) 8/10 (Portugal)
7. Três Palmeiras (Three Palm Trees, João Botelho, 1994) 8.5/10 (Portugal)
8. Chuva É Cantoria Na Aldeia Dos Mortos (The Dead and the Others, João Salaviza & Renée Nader Messora, 2018) 8/10 (Portugal)
9. Love Me Not (Lluís Miñarro, 2019) 7.5/10 (Spain)
10. Liberté (Albert Serra, 2019) 8.5/10 (Spain/Portugal)
11. Después del diluvio (After the Deluge, Jacinto Esteva, 1968) 8/10 (Spain)
12. Me enveneno de azules (I Get Poisoned with Blues, Francisco Regueiro, 1969) 8.5/10 (Spain)
13. Chicas de club (Canticle, Jorge Grau, 1970) 6.5/10 (Spain)
14. Deixem-me ao Menos Subir às Palmeiras (At Least Let Me Climb the Palm Trees, Lopes Barbosa, 1974) 9/10 (Portugal)
15. Los viajes escolares (School Trip, Jaime Chávarri, 1976) 8/10 (Spain)
16. Máscara de Aço contra Abismo Azul (Steel Mask Versus Blue Abyss, Paulo Rocha, 1989) 8.5/10 (Portugal)
17. No Dia dos Meus Anos (On My Birthday, João Botelho, 1992) 8/10 (Portugal)
18. O Fim do Mundo (The End of the World, João Mário Grilo, 1993) 8/10 (Portugal)
19. A Jangada de Pedra/La balsa de piedra (The Stone Raft, George Sluizer, 2002) 6/10 (Portugal/Spain)
20. O que arde (Fire Will Come, Oliver Laxe, 2019) 8/10 (Spain)
21. Carne de horca (Condemned to Hang, Ladislao Vajda, 1953) 8/10 (Spain)
22. Antes llega la muerte (Hour of Death, Joaquín Luis Romero Marchent, 1964) 8/10 (Spain)
23. Ocaso de un pistolero (Hands of a Gunfighter, Rafael Romero Marchent, 1965) 8/10 (Spain)
24. No es nada, mamá, sólo un juego (Beyond Erotica, José María Forqué, 1974) 7/10 (Spain)
25. As Horas de Maria (Maria's Hours, António de Macedo, 1979) 9/10 (Portugal)
26. Cerromaior (Luís Filipe Rocha, 1980) 8/10 (Portugal)
27. Uma Rapariga no Verão (A Girl in Summer, Vítor Gonçalves, 1986) 7.5/10 (Portugal)
28. O Som da Terra a Tremer (‎The Sound of the Shaking Earth, Rita Azevedo Gomes, 1990) 10/10 (Portugal)
29. Fado Maior e Menor/Fado majeur et mineur (Fado, Major and Minor, Raúl Ruiz, 1994) 8/10 (Portugal)
30. El futuro (The Future, Luis López Carrasco, 2013) 9/10 (Spain)
31. Si te hubieses casado conmigo (If You Had Been Married to Me, Viktor Tourjansky, 1950) 8/10 (Spain)
32. Vidas Sem Rumo (Lives Adrift, Manuel Guimarães, 1956) 8/10 (Portugal)
33. El sabor de la venganza (Sons of Vengeance, Joaquín Luis Romero Marchent, 1964) 7.5/10 (Spain)
34. Jutrzenka · Un invierno en Mallorca (A Winter in Mallorca, Jaime Camino, 1969) 8/10 (Spain)
35. Topical Spanish (Ramón Masats, 1970) 8/10 (Spain)
36. El sopar (The Dinner, Pere Portabella, 1974) 8/10 (Spain)
37. Os Demónios de Alcácer-Quibir (The Ghosts of Alcacer-Kibir, José Fonseca e Costa, 1977) 7.5/10 (Portugal)
38. Xavier (Manuel Mozos, 1992) 8.5/10 (Portugal)
39. Cartas da Guerra (Letters from War, Ivo Ferreira, 2016) 7/10 (Portugal)
40. A Portuguesa (The Portuguese Woman, Rita Azevedo Gomes, 2018) 8/10 (Portugal)

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Post by jdidaco » May 31st, 2020, 12:44 am

morrison-dylan-fan wrote:Hi JD,I've enjoyed following your progress on the challenges this month,and what was Lives Adrift like?
Hi, morrison, I've enjoyed your progress too, thanks for the review of 'Soy leyenda', it prompted me to watch it sooner than later, and I fully agree with it, captures with its meagre means - excellent choice and use of dilapidated/desolate locations, unsettling and creepily effective sound design -, the novel's physicality and tone and even its philosophical intentions and ruminations (so startling attuned to our times....).

'Vidas Sem Rumo' constructs a poeticized realism - gritty and lyrical sometimes within the same frame -, to observe these lives adrift - disgraced sailors/lovers, smugglers, daydreamers, with pathetic, touching abandon. A camera attentive at every significant gesture and gaze, in a very influential Portuguese film of the 50s,

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Post by sol » May 31st, 2020, 3:09 am

The rain in Spain stays mainly in the... drain?Show
1. The Invisible Guest (2016) Spain
2. The Fury of a Patient Man (2016) Spain
3. The House That Screamed (1969) Spain
4. Twisted Obsession (1989) Spain
5. In a Glass Cage (1986) Spain
6. Bell from Hell (1973) Spain
7. Paradise Hills (2019) Spain
8. Pieles / Skins (2017) Spain
9. The Platform (2019) Spain
10. Retribution (2015) Spain
11. Julia's Eyes (2010) Spain
12. Autómata (2014) Spain
13. El bar (2017) Spain
14. Klaus (2019) Spain
15. Jefe (2018) Spain
16. Toro (2016) Spain
17. The Awful Dr Orlof (1962) Spain
18. When Angels Sleep (2018) Spain
19. Low-Flying Aircraft (2002) Portugal
20. [REC]2 (2009) Spain
21. Mirage (2018) Spain
22. Volver (2006) Spain
23. Toc Toc (2017) Spain
24. Yucatán (2018) Spain
25. Verónica (2017) Spain
26. Spy Time (2015) Spain
27. Superlópez (2018) Spain
28. Rottweiler (2004) Spain
29. Errementari (2017) Spain
30. Talk To Her (2002) Spain REVISION
31. Cría Cuervos (1976) Spain REVISION
32. Getaway Plan (2016) Spain
33. The Next Skin (2016) Spain
34. No Man's Land (2012) Portugal
35. I'm So Excited! (2013) Spain
36. Pain and Glory (2019) Spain
37. Nightmare City (1980) Spain

38. Mindscape / Anna (2013) Spain

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The pseudoscience behind the memory projection premise is fascinating, especially considering that most memories are generally blurs with only intermittent vivid parts, yet the film is more interested in providing a thriller story than delving deep into the premise. As a thriller, it is moderately effective with loads of uncertainty as to whether the girl is as dangerous as everyone claims, but the film wraps up with a little too much left hanging.
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Post by blueboybob » May 31st, 2020, 3:09 am

123. [Spain] El Hoyo (2019)

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Post by morrison-dylan-fan » May 31st, 2020, 3:22 am

Hi all,with my PS3 having been iffy with playing Blu-Ray films for ages (yet plays games fine!) I finally went for a Blu-Ray player,and the first film I watched on it:

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FTV:11:The Coming of Sin (1978) Spain. 9.


The closing title in their set, Arrow present a excellent transfer, which retains the film grain,whilst the audio and colours of the print are kept clean,all backed by fascinating extras on the title.

Returning to Spain after General Franco’s death for a movie the producer hoped would jump on the Emmanuelle (1974) bandwagon thanks to censorship relaxing in Spain, co-writer/(with Monique Pastrynn) directing auteur Jose Ramon Larraz comes back to a home built on his major themes and recurring motifs, shimmering in the warm,rustic colours lining Lorna’s remote chateau , deep in the rural countryside that Larraz had visited in Whirlpool (1970-also reviewed.)

Working on Comic-Books and training as a fine painter before he entered cinema,Larraz & cinematographer Fernando Arribas paint the surreal sensuality of Larraz works with a mesmerising artistry that pays tribute to sensualist Symbolist painter Julio Romero de Torres, (whose art is a central part of Lorna and Triana’s relationship, who attend a galley displaying his works,and read books featuring Torres’s art)with Larraz framing Torres’s sensuality in the stylised longing two-shots between Triana and Lorna, the miraged figure of Chico riding through blades of grass on a pale horse, and a strikingly chiaroscuro colour coding shaded to the stages of Lorna and Triana’s relationship.

Riding in his distinctive surreal eroticism with startling dream set-pieces colouring Lorna’s passions for Triana, Larraz weaves the eyeful of skin and a wonderful splash of red across the gloomy ending, with a thoughtful quality in capturing the friction between the trio, (trios being a major recurrence in Larraz’s work) bonding Lorna and Triana with a switching of gender roles flamenco dance the couple watch on a date,as Lorna casually touches Triana’s hand, whose dressed in a mature, masculine suit, which becomes increasingly agitated the more Chico comes closer into focus.

Later stating about the cast in his autobiography that they “Looked great on camera, but didn’t know how to act”, (a bit harsh!) the trio give very good turns, with Rafael Machado (who lied he could ride horses to get the part,and fell off the first day,but got lucky from the only injury being a bruised ego) charging in with a rugged brute edge, which Patricia Granada has Lorna react to by falling into a maddening jealously of love, (a regular theme of Larraz) Lidia Zuazo has Triana grate on a hard-edge dominance,as Triana looks into the whirlpool at the coming of sin.

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Post by ororama » May 31st, 2020, 5:29 am

7. Ossos (1997) * 97 min. (Portugal)

Seemed like a Dardenne brothers film, if people in their movies had no sense of hope, no one had any moral sense, and no one bothered to try to survive. I'm thinking of watching several other movies by Costa next month. Hope to survive if I do.

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1. Tarde para la ira/ The Fury of a Patient Man (2016) * 92 min. (Spain)
2. Escalofrío/ Satan's Blood (1978) 80 min. (Spain)
3. La Casa de Papel/ Money Heist Season 1  (2017) * (Spain)
4. La Casa de Papel/ Money Heist Season 2 (2017) * (Spain)
5. La Casa de Papel/ Money Heist Season 3 (2019) * (Spain)
6. La Casa de Papel/ Money Heist Season 4 (2020) * (Spain)

*First time viewing.

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Post by hurluberlu » May 31st, 2020, 10:23 am

5. Vitalina Varela (Pedro Costa, 2019) [Portugal] 7
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Post by peeptoad » May 31st, 2020, 11:21 am

morrison-dylan-fan wrote:
May 31st, 2020, 3:22 am
FTV:11:The Coming of Sin (1978) Spain. 9.
Glad you liked The Coming of Sin, mdf... great review!

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