Monthly Archives: April 2016

El Ministerio del Tiempo 2×09 Review: Oil on Time

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El Ministerio del Tiempo has always dealt with how you’re not supposed to go back in time to save someone you love (something that both Julián and Pacino blatantly ignored), but what if what you want to save is a bunch of paintings? That was the main theme of ‘Oil on Time’. That, and some of the best lines of dialogue of the season. This episode was what you’d get if Dangerous Liaisons met Mission Impossible. Continue reading

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Thoughts While Watching GoT’s 6×01 ‘The Red Woman’

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Jon Snow didn’t come back to life, but we’re almost there.

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The Costumes from ‘Isabel’

 

A few weeks ago, when I went back home for Easter, I was lucky enough to spend a few days with my parents revisiting Granada. We got to see La Alhambra, the Royal Chapel, where the Catholic Monarchs are buried (along with their daughter Juana, their son-in-law Felipe and their grandson, Miguel de la Paz), the Monastery of La Cartuja (founded by Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba) and many other places. Continue reading

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Film Review: Eddie the Eagle

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I hate it when people treat a ‘feel-good film’ as something that can’t be taken seriously. Granted, that’s sort of the way I went to watch Eddie the Eagle. But like Eddie himself, this movie is not fooling around, and it’s there to be taken seriously indeed. Continue reading

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El Ministerio del Tiempo 2×08 Review: Time of Brave Men (II)

Of all the occasions in which El Ministerio del Tiempo has told us about a historical event of Spanish history (which is every episode), the second part of ‘Tiempo de Valientes’ is probably the most thorough and intense. Continue reading

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Film Review: My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

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I have always been a fan of sequels that you don’t expect. You know, as opposed to those sequels that are already on pre-production before the first one has even been released. Continue reading

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