There has been a solid tendency in entertainment - or sports journalism - to grant strong-performing athletes with supernatural and mythical qualities. Much has been said and written about Cristiano Ronaldo. Say what you will about him - even during his humble beginnings, he had the temperament and the determination of a star. A lot… Sigue leyendo Cristiano Ronaldo: Real Madrid’s New Black Beast?
A movie review on the iconic Paul Schrader film by The Bilingual Observer
"Miami Vice" is a movie that caught everyone by surprise- including me. It is a complete departure from the stylishness and he posh of the TV show from the 80s. However, even if we set aside the differences in style and mood between the movie and the show, this is an awkward film even by… Sigue leyendo Miami Vice (2006): The Flash is Gone
There are, at least, two names in this movie from 1976 that would attract any die-hard moviegoer of nowadays: director Bernardo Bertolucci ("The Conformist" (1970), "The Last Emperor"(1987))and actor Robert de Niro (no need to mention some of his films, I believe). In words of the former "'1900' is a socialist 'Gone with the Wind.'"… Sigue leyendo Novecento: A Mess in the Midst of a Spectacle
Moviegoers of nowadays might find particularly interesting to know that British director Ken Russell ("The Devils"(1971)), once declared that "Robocop"(1987) was, in his opinion, the best sci-fi movie ever made since Fritz Lang's "Metropolis" (1926). This may sound like an overstatement for many. However, if you take a close look at Russell's highly subversive vision… Sigue leyendo Robocop (1987): The Future is Here
On a breezy afternoon in May, actors Guillermo Toledo and Alberto San Juan were sitting on the stage of the Centro Pastoral San Carlos Borromeo, which is better known as Iglesia Roja (‘’The Red Church’’) for its affiliations with marginalized groups and its interesting track record of serving as the speakerphone for extreme leftist groups… Sigue leyendo Willy Toledo and the Red Church
There is something oddly troubling about the notion that has been whipped up recently by the Catalan separatist movement, and it's its relentless, almost vitriolic attempt to pass off as a matter of civil liberty what should only be considered as an affair that essentially pertains to the basic principle of upholding national laws. Spain's… Sigue leyendo The Catalonian Affair