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10 Best Spanish contemporary movies

Spanish cinema has plenty to be proud of. From Pedro Almodóvar to Alejandro Amenábar, Spanish directors have won the appraisal of film critics and audiences internationally, with a handful of Oscars to top it all off. So if you’re planning a weekend glued to your TV screen with popcorn coming out of your ears, read on and enjoy! 1. Abre los Ojos/Open Your Eyes. A handsome, rich man falls in love with the woman of his dreams (Penelope Cruz) but is disfigured in a suicidal car crash by his ex-girlfriend, plunging him into an unexpected series of nightmarish plot twists. Directed by Alejandro Amenábar to great acclaim, a Hollywood remake ('Vanilla Sky' with Tom Cruise as lead and Penelope Cruz...

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The 8 Best Spanish-Language Movies Streaming on Netflix!

It's a cliché of the season to list award favorites, but it is also a thrill to be able to recommend so many good films that you can watch at this moment on Netflix.  Now that the cold front has officially made its way into Boston, we really only have one thing on our minds — Netflix. As cuddle weather commences, all we want to do is snuggle up and let mindless television carry us somewhere far, far away from the cold. So we thought we’d give you all a little something special this winter season — think of it as a late Christmas present — and provide you with a list of the top 8 Spanish-language (or Spanish produced) movies...

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Eclectic Drexler

Uruguayan singer-songwriter Jorge Drexler came to the world's attention with his 2005 Oscar for the song "Al Otro Lado del Río" from the acclaimed movie The Motorcycle Diaries. Born in Montevideo, Drexler is the son of German Jews who immigrated to South America just before World War II. His music is a combination of Uruguayan traditional music (candombe, murga, milonga, tango), bossa nova, pop and jazz that results in very personal compositions with original arrangements that reflect on love, identity, race and religion. As Drexler's music, Vogas has mixed the colorful influences from tradition (Mediterranean in our case) with original arrangements inspired by art and urban culture. Enjoy the blend! 

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Mediterranean Soul

The Mediterranean, it’s more than a place on a map it’s an entire way of living. For most people looking on the outskirts in, they see that the country is colorful, and that color is more than a hue, it mirrors the life of the people who live in it. We know because we used to look outside in. For us this life is the perfect balance of work, food, friends and living.We wanted to share that balance, so, we simply decided to take our senses for a walk following our roots.And what did we find? The effervescent atmosphere of “las ramblas”, the smell of fresh fruit mixed with the salty Mediterranean breeze, the shapes of Gaudi, the colors of...

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