Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Category: Spanish Language

  • Review: XXY

    Review: XXY

    XXY is a 2007 film from Argentina about an intersex teen. The language and knowledge around the topic of intersex persons has advanced in the 10 years since the film, but it is still a beautiful and sensitive story.

  • Review: The Invisible Guardian (El guardián invisible)

    Review: The Invisible Guardian (El guardián invisible)

    The Invisible Guardian (El guardián invisible) is a Spanish language thriller from Spain. The lead character is a female police inspector.

  • Review: The Lighthouse of the Orcas (El faro de las orcas)

    Review: The Lighthouse of the Orcas (El faro de las orcas)

    The Lighthouse of the Orcas (El faro de las orcas) is a beautiful Argentinean film based on a real person – Roberto “Beto” Bubas, a park ranger in Patagonia, Argentina.  Beware the spoilers.

  • Review: Cable Girls (Las Chicas Del Cable)

    Review: Cable Girls (Las Chicas Del Cable)

    Netflix first Spanish project is Cable Girls (Las Chicas Del Cable). I’ll review the 8 episode season 1 of this female-powered drama. Minor spoilers ahead.

  • The Time in Between (El tiempo entre costuras)

    The Time in Between (El tiempo entre costuras)

    The Time in Between (El tiempo entre costuras in the original Spanish) is a sweeping drama from Spain. Sira Quiroga (Adriana Ugarte) begins her life as a dressmaker in Madrid just before the Spanish Civil War. She becomes part of history as circumstances compel her into spying for the British during WW II. Some minor […]

  • Review: Juana Inés

    Review: Juana Inés

    Juana Inés is a mini-series from Mexico. It tells the story of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, a brilliant writer, poet, scholar, and nun who lived in Mexico City in the late 1600s. Juana Inés is a beautiful retelling of her life and achievements.

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