Tag Archives: spanish

José Martí: el ojo del canario / Martí, the Eye of the Canary (2010) Fernando Pérez, Daniel Romero Bildaín, Rolando Brito, Broselianda Hernández, Drama

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In his new film, acclaimed Cuban director Fernando Perez (Suite Havana, Madrigal) focuses on the early years of famed revolutionary José Martí (1853 – 1895), as he experiences the many injustices perpetrated under the Spanish colonial rulers and navigates personal conflict with his Spanish father.
More of a spiritual journey than a biography, this is a fascinating insight into the inner world of the man who would become known as ‘El Apostol’.

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The Thin Man Goes Home (1945) Richard Thorpe, William Powell, Myrna Loy, Lucile Watson, Comedy, Crime, Mystery

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Nick and Nora head to Nick’s hometown of Sycamore Springs to spend some time with his parents. His father, a prominent local physician, was always a bit disappointed with Nick’s choice of profession in particular and his lifestyle in general. With Nick’s arrival however the towns folk, including several of the local criminal element, are convinced that he must be there on a case despite his protestations that he’s just there for rest and relaxation. When someone is shot dead on his doorstep however, Nick finds himself working on a case whether he wants to or not.

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Close to My Heart (1951) William Keighley, Ray Milland, Gene Tierney, Fay Bainter, Drama

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Gene Tierney and Ray Milland play the Sheridans, a married couple unable to have a biological child. They visit an adoption agency to make inquiries and start the ball rolling. Then, they learn of a child abandoned at a local police station. The loving and very lovely Midge (Tierney) is determined to adopt the young boy, no questions asked; Brad (Milland) insists on learning about the boy’s heredity and his parentage. The Sheridans learn the boy’s father may be a murderer. Will there be a baby for Midge?

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Bombers B-52 (1957) Gordon Douglas, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden, Marsha Hunt, Drama, Romance, War

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U.S Air Force Sgt. Chuck Brennan always disliked playboy and hotshot, Col. Jim Herlihy. He first met him in Korea, where his emergency arrival for repairs while enroute for what Chuck thought was the colonels “hot date” in Tokyo, caused the death of several of his crewmen. Now several years later when Chuck, while still in the Air Force, is now weighing continued enlistment or retirement, the base’s new C.O. is none other than Col. Herlihy. Compounding his dislike is a budding romance with Chuck’s daughter, Lois.

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Betrayed (1954) Gottfried Reinhardt, Clark Gable, Lana Turner, Victor Mature, Drama, History, Romance

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Carla Van Oven becomes an allied spy for the British intelligence in The Netherlands during WW2, although she is suspected of having cooperated with the Nazis in the past. Colonel Pieter Deventer of Dutch Intelligence agrees that she may train to join a team in the resistance movement, lead by resistance leader The Scarf. The team starts to suffer heavy losses after she has joined them. Is she a traitor?

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El amor brujo / Love, the Magician (1986) Carlos Saura, Antonio Gades, Cristina Hoyos, Laura del Sol, Music, Drama

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In a Gypsy village, the fathers of Candela and José promise their children to each other. Years later, the unfaithful José marries Candela but while defending his lover Lucía in a brawl, he is stabbed to death. Carmelo, who secretly loves Candela since he was a boy, is arrested while helping José and unfairly sent to prison. Four years later he is released and declares his love for Candela. However, the woman is cursed by a bewitched love and every night she goes to the place where José died to dance with his ghost.

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