Review: “Exit Through The Gift Shop” @ San Sebastian Film Fest 2010

Exit Through the Gift Shop Country of Origin: USA Director: Banksy Starring: Banksy, Shepard_Fairey, Space Invader, Thierry Guetta (aka Mr. Brainwash) [Warning: Spoiler ahead] My favorite film by far.   This movie is as mysterious as it’s director, the world’s most notorious anoynmous vandal – Banksy.  It’s hard to comment this film – no one knows … Continue reading

Review: “Chicogrande” @ San Sebastian Film Fest 2010

Chicogrande Country of Origin: México Written and directed by Felipe Cazals This movie had so much promise. The premise of the movie intrigued me –the US Cavalry’s search for Pancho Villa through the border regions of Mexico.  After Villa strikes Americans in New Mexico, the Cavalry set’s out on one of its last missions – … Continue reading

Review: “Celda 211” @ San Sebastian Film Festival

Celda 211 Country of Origin: Spain Directed by: Daniel Monzón Starring: Luis Tosar, Alberto Ammann This excellent movie comes right behind Exit Through the Gift Shop for my second favorite of the week. By no means my own discovery, Celda 211 (Cell 211) was one of the most popular Spanish movies of 2010, and a recipient … Continue reading

Review: “The Oath” @ San Sebastian Film Fest 2010

The Oath Country of Origin: USA Directed by: Laura Poitras Any trip to a European film festival would be incomplete without the mandatory anti-Bush documentary, and I was lucky to discover that The Oath took up that charge even two years since W. went back to Texas. But The Oath was not what I expected … Continue reading

Review: “A Tiro de Piedra” @ San Sebastian Film Fest 2010

A Tiro de Piedra Country of Origin: México Written and directed by Sebastián Hiriart Perhaps this one was such a let-down simply because of my expectations.  The synopsis made it sound great – a Mexican shepherd finds a key on the ground and takes it as a sign to embark on the adventure of his … Continue reading

Review: “Buried” @ San Sebastian Film Fest 2010

I saw some great movies and some rather horrible ones.  Let’s start with the bad ones. Buried Country of Origin: Spain Director: Rodrigo Cortés Starring: Ryan Reynolds This is one of the worst movies I have ever seen in my life. It was produced and directed by in Spain, starred American actor Ryan Reynolds, and … Continue reading

The San Sebastian International Film Festival

  With this crazy apartment search was going on, I had little time to write about one of the best things I’ve experienced so far – the San Sebastian International Film Festival. I’ve been waiting for this for a long time – I even booked my plane tickets so that I could arrive right before … Continue reading