Day: April 2, 2021

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The ‘biopic’ about Billie Holiday and four other movies this week | Culture

The most peculiar edition of the Oscars is approaching, which will be held on the night of April 21 at a face-to-face gala in Los Angeles and London, and the trickle of films competing for the awards continues. Oscar nominee for best actress after winning the Golden Globe for The United States vs. Billie Holiday, […]

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Banksy’s share price soars during the pandemic | Culture

Banksy, the British graffiti artist known as much for his scathing graffiti as for his anonymity, has become an auction house favorite as the art world experiences a sales slump due to the pandemic. Eight of the ten most sought-after works by the artist have collected 43.7 million euros in international auctions, as of 2020. […]

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Patrick Juvet, ephemeral king of 1970s disco, dies | Culture

Last Thursday the Swiss singer was found dead at the age of 70 in his Barcelona apartment and in circumstances yet to be clarified Patrick Juvet, one of those artists who best exemplifies the danger of enjoying the most colossal success for a couple of years and the poor assimilation of a subsequent failure, as […]

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‘Yo Niña’: The story of the family that hid from society | Culture

The theories against a good part of the conventions of contemporary societies, capitalism, consumerism, social relations, bourgeois aspirations, self-employment or employment and compulsory education, to name a few examples of distant slopes, have been accompanied in the cinema by an escape towards a new existence and a unique way of living as a family based […]

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‘America vs. Billy Holiday’: Singer Andra Day Saves Lady Day Biography | Culture

A year ago it was the broken child prodigy Judy Gardland in the fatal drift of her maturity, and now it is the turn of another fragile legend, Billie Holiday, jazz myth and target for years of the Federal Department of Narcotics of her country for her consumption of heroin. The United States vs. Billie […]

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‘The horizon’: Universal cataclysm, personal collapse | Culture

Not a few films have spoken of the threat of a universal cataclysm to relate the end of a much smaller but no less relevant world: the individual, the personal. With The last wave (Peter Weir, 1977) y Take Shelter (Jeff Nichols, 2011) as possible paradigms, and with Magnolia (Paul Thomas Anderson, 1999) in a […]

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‘Asphalt Cowboy’: An Unusual Urban Scene for a Failed Parent-Child Drama | Culture

Virtually unknown outside the United States, African American cowboys are more than just an anecdote in the history of the conquest of the West. According to the American historian William Loren Katz, author of The Black West and one of the great specialists on the subject, no painting has been stained so white as that […]

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A Nazi general financed republican films during the Franco regime | Culture

Johannes Bernhardt fought in World War I, obtained the Iron Cross, made him an honorary general of the SS, and later became a powerful businessman and the main intermediary between Franco and Hitler. Starting in 1936, he built and maintained a financial empire, Sofindus, based on exchanges between Spain and Nazi Germany. This included the […]

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‘The last spring’: delayed life in the Cañada Real | Culture

Televisión Española broadcast between 1978 and 1988 the program Live each day a docudrama directed by the journalist José Luis Rodríguez Puértolas that, in many ways, approached the social reality of his time from an orbit and style very close to some of the documentaries that today triumph at festivals. Perhaps with the difference that […]

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Robe Iniesta sounds like the best Extremoduro in his new song, ‘Shit of philosophy’ | Culture

Robe Iniesta during the presentation in Madrid of the farewell tour of Extremoduro, in December 2019.CLAUDIO ÁLVAREZ Robe Iniesta (Plasencia, 58 years old) continues with his plan. On March 18, the singer issued a statement stating that Extremoduro’s farewell tour, scheduled for this May, was canceled and that it would be rescheduled “if by then […]

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