Mirror / Зеркало

Tarkovsky was famously fun at parties MAYBE Release date: March 7, 1975Director: Andrei Tarkovsky Language: Russian, Spanish Who should watch this movie: Photographers. Poets. People who like lengthy discussions about film theory.  When should you watch this movie: When you’re awake, alert, and focused. When you’re wine drunk on a Wednesday. Seriously, it must beContinue reading “Mirror / Зеркало”

Roma

 A friend once said that Roma was “slow” so I cut them out of my life YES Release date: November 21, 2018Director: Alfonso CuarónLanguage: Spanish, Mixtec Who should watch this movie: People who’ve read 100 years of solitude. Fans of Ozu’s movies.  When should you watch this movie: When you miss your family. When youContinue reading “Roma”

The Tree of Blood / El Árbol del la Sangre

Incest-lite NO Release Date: October 31, 2018Director: Julio MedemLanguage: Spanish Who should watch this movie: People who like Julio Medem’s movies and are also wrong  When should you watch this movie: When you want to break up with your partner but don’t know how to tell them (Watch this movie together, I promise they willContinue reading “The Tree of Blood / El Árbol del la Sangre”

Y Tu Mamá También

Please just admit that you are in love with your homies YES Release date: June 8, 2001Director: Alfonso CuarónLanguage: Spanish Who should watch this movie: People who need a gentle push out of the closet. Fans of Rogue One.  When should you watch this movie: When you’re considering going to therapy. When you’re alone (it’sContinue reading “Y Tu Mamá También”

Sex and Lucía / Lucía y el Sexo

There are pornos with better storylines NO Release date: August 24, 2001Director: Julio MedemLanguage: Spanish Who should watch this movie: People who thought it was a porno and really should stop the tape before it gets to the death bits When should you watch this movie: When you’re down to only watch the first 30Continue reading “Sex and Lucía / Lucía y el Sexo”

Room in Rome

It’s not about the sex, but it is kind of about the sex YES Release date: May 7, 2010Director: Julio MedemLanguage: English, Spanish, Russian Who should watch this movie: Baby gays. People who were (rightly) annoyed by Blue is the Warmest Color.  When should you watch this movie: Immediately after taking an “Am I aContinue reading “Room in Rome”

The Devil’s Backbone / El Espinazo Del Diablo

The ghost is a metaphor YES Release date: April 20, 2001Director: Guillermo Del ToroLanguage: Spanish Who should watch this movie: Fans of The Goonies. People who liked Pan’s Labyrinth.  When should you watch this movie: When doing a Del Toro marathon. When you’re in the mood for something a little scary and very political.  TheContinue reading “The Devil’s Backbone / El Espinazo Del Diablo”

Pan’s Labyrinth / El Laberinto del Fauno

Fascism is scary! YES Release Date: October 11, 2006Director: Guillermo Del ToroLanguage: Spanish Who should watch this movie: People who just learned that there was a civil war in Spain.  When should you watch this movie: When you want to feel hopeful about the future but are having a hard time mustering the energy.  TheContinue reading “Pan’s Labyrinth / El Laberinto del Fauno”