[Sticky] Movie Recs
One of my gifts this year was Ilusiones S. A. on DVD. I think it's also available on Netflix and/or Amazon video. Jaime Camil was charming as ever and Silvia Mariscal is a treasure. She nearly made me cry.
Did y'all know that there's a Spanish language version of the popular review website Rotten Tomatoes? It's called Tomatazos, and one of my favorite Mexican critics, Arturo Magaña Arce, is a contributor:
I recently watched a movie called Ella y El Candidato on DVD and it was pretty good. Not spectacular, but a good solid movie. I felt like they did a good job with the love story and summarizing a relationship so that I cared about it. Its from 2011 so 8 years old and I don't know where its available streaming or whatever (sorry)
There aren't a lot of familiar faces but the movie tells the story effectively and I liked the performances.
Thanks for the recommendation! Amazon didn't even seem to have the DVD BUT it did lead me to another film by the same director called El estudiante about college kids and a 70 year old man bonding over Don Quijote.
I'm still going to be on the lookout for Ella y el candidato too.
I watched it last night. I think it will resonate with you, as an educator. It has a really sweet message and some noteworthy quotes that someone collected below. My favorite, used when someone is no longer with you: "¿Cómo desacostumbrarme a la bella costumbre de tu compañía?"
Frases de El estudiante: https://frasesdelapelicula.com/frases-de-la-pelicula-el-estudiante/
This Sunday night (March 1), Univisión will be showing the 2013 film, Nosotros los nobles. It was a huge box office hit when it came out and got great reviews. I haven't seen it before, but I'll definitely be tuning in this Sunday! Here's its entry on Rotten Tomatoes:
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