Movie Beat – 03.29.13

Blancanieves – Snow White en español, re-telling of a  Grimm Fairy Tale in beautiful black and white photography by Kiko de la Rica and scored by Alfonso de Vilallonga. It was last year’s entry for the Foreign Film Oscar from Spain, but it will no doubt be called this year’s The Artist. Set in 1920s Spain, a young girl grows up with just a Father and learns his craft as a bullfighter. Hated and driven out by her evil stepmother, she joins a troop of traveling dwarves and becomes the most famous bullfighter in Spain.  Performances from Ángela Molina, Maribel … Continue reading Movie Beat – 03.29.13

Movie Beat – 11.30.12

California Solo – Lachlan (Robert Carlyle) is an aging, washed-up Britpop star living on a farm outside of Los Angeles. He likes his work, where he lives, his podcast about flame-out rock stars, and a girl he has his eye on. One night he gets a DUI and things get worse from there. An old drug charge is brought back up, and Lachlan is faced with the threat of deportation. To stay in America, he will have to convince his wife that he divorced and the child he barely sees that it is important to both of them that he … Continue reading Movie Beat – 11.30.12