Review: Julia’s Eyes (Los Ojos de Julia)

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Starring: Belén Rueda, Lluís Homar, Pablo Derqui Director: Guillem Morales “He knows how to be a shadow. He has no light. Nobody looks at him.” Astronomer Julia suffers from a degenerative condition which is slowly blinding her. Her twin sister, Sara, is already blind and when Sara commits suicide Julia begins to suspect the involvement of an unknown man. With her eyesight diminishing by the day, Julia tries to solve the mystery of her sister’s death. And someone is watching. Made in 2010, this Spanish gem reaches the UK with…

A Long Time Ago, In a Cinema Not Too Far Away…

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Note: I wanted to post something to celebrate International Star Wars Day, but I’ve been way too busy. So I’m cheating a bit. This is something I wrote a year ago, which some of you may have missed. Enjoy.   A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… And so it began, a generation lost in space. Our eyes were wide in wonder, our mouths were fixed in grins of joy, and our parents’ wallets did open up and spew forth dollars and pounds unto the profit margin…

The 2011 LAMMYs: Pick me! Pick Me!

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The Large Association of Movie Blogs (or The Lamb) is now running its 2011 Lammy Awards. Every year these awards are handed out to those Lamb members that receive the most nominations in each given category. Obviously, Celluloid Zombie would love a shiny banner to put on his site, especially one with a Lamb on it (those who know my name will know why). The Lamb’s rules are as follow: The voting will be done via a traditional nomination/vote process. The nomination process will last for three weeks, until May…

Review: The Silent House (La Casa Muda)

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Starring: Florencia Colucci, Abel Tripaldi, Gustavo Alonso Director: Gustavo Hernández “The place looks worse than I thought. And it’s even worse upstairs.” A young woman, Laura, and her father, Wilson, come to stay in a run-down house having agreed to clean it for old family friend, Nestor, before he sells it. Deciding to bed down for the night before getting started, Laura hears noises upstairs. Wilson goes to investigate and so begins a nightmare hour in the house, in real time. I’d be lying if I said I’d seen a…

The Celluloid Zombie Guide to Becoming a Movie Snob – Part One

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So, you enjoy movies, watch them regularly and feel ready to take the next step. That’s right, you don’t just want to be a movie buff, you want to be a movie snob. You’ve seen those shiny boys and girls, hanging outside the local multiplex, spouting on about Kurosawa or Mise-en-scène and you’ve thought to yourself, ‘I have no idea what they’re talking about but it sounds impressive. I want to be in that gang!’ My good friend, you have come to the right place. In two parts, Celluloid Zombie…