10 Must-See Films Made During Francoist Spain

Although contrary to simple intuition, repressive regimes often generate the most artistic expressions – perhaps, precisely because of their oppressive nature, which forces filmmakers to intellectually use humor, subtlety, and symbolism to present their view and critique society. Francisco Franco’s 36-year dictatorship in Spain is no exception. Under his regime, which practiced great censorship of […]

10 Great Movies With Character Actors In The Spotlight

What is a “character actor”? And where does such a specimen come from? Most of us are familiar with these players often becoming unusual eccentric types or the everyday matriarch or patriarch of a family. More often than not they can feel like distant, idiosyncratic relatives who have always belonged in our lives that we […]