Review: El Ángel

A dark, intriguing character study.

by Benjamín Harguindey

El Ángel (“The Angel”), which made its acclaimed debut earlier this year at the Cannes film festival and now rises to the coveted million-spectator mark in its native Argentina, is loosely inspired in the year-long crime spree of Carlos Robledo Puch, one of Argentina’s most infamous serial killers and to date its longest-serving prisoner. He was only 20 when he was sentenced in 1973. Smug, vicious, coquettish and graced with the face of an angel, Puch remains one of the most alluring and puzzling criminal cases.

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Review: The Long Night of Francisco Sanctis (2016)

A kiss and a flower.

by Antonio Cabello

Review of The Long Night of Francisco Sanctis (La larga noche de Francisco Sanctis), directed by Francisco Márquez and Andrea Testa. Argentina.

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Review: The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (2016)

Chasing happiness and finding it in unusual places.

by Antonio Cabello Ruiz-Burruecos 

The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (Hymyilevä mies, 2016) is a beautiful, honest, transparent black and white film of the purest cinematographic instinct.

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