Noise (Ruido) isn’t so much a movie as an emotion, a cry of agony and horror for the lost and disappeared. It’s set in Mexico, but it could be true of any country where the government looks away while money sets the rules and authoritarian regimes terrorize ordinary citizens.
Who is Erin Carter? has action scenes galore, a butt-kicking woman lead, and a couple of women directors. Sounds perfect, but it was merely average or slightly above for the genre. It had its good points. One was the setting in Spain which was gorgeous. The other was the performance by Evin Ahmad in the lead role.
The Snow Girl (La chica de nieve) is a dreary Spanish drama about a kidnapped child. Most of the characters are suffering from a trauma of some kind. This dead serious series teems with depressed characters, an abundance of talk about evil men, grieving parents, sexual assault victims, and frightened women and children. There are some spoilers ahead.