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2005 Stories by Jorge Morales

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  • Good Knight, and Good Luck: Quixote Movies Spearhead Retro

    published November 29, 2005

    We don't think of Orson Welles as a Spanish filmmaker, but he loved Spain to death: His ashes are buried in Andalusia. He was particularly... More >>

  • 'Mrs. Henderson Presents'

    published November 29, 2005

    An unassuming backstage yarn, Mrs. Henderson Presents overcomes several obstacles—not the least of which are its torpid title and... More >>

  • Kabul Homebodies

    published November 22, 2005

    Remember Afghanistan? It was only four years ago that U.S.-led coalition forces rained bombs on Kabul, yet the current quagmire in Iraq has all... More >>

  • Rent Stabilized

    published November 15, 2005

    Time has not been kind to Rent. It hurts to say this because I was a Rent head, for about 15 minutes, back when I was younger and... More >>

  • Home Maid

    published November 1, 2005

    For a Spanish poet who's been dead for nearly 70 years, Federico García Lorca is quite the man-about-town these days. His seminal... More >>

  • Theater

    published October 25, 2005

    Anyone who has looked for a New York apartment recently will relate to Paloma's predicament. A young mother of two, whose husband has absconded... More >>

  • 'Finding Eléazar'

    published September 6, 2005

    Neil Shicoff is an opera star the way stars were meant to be: talented, intense, and unhinged. There was the time he got so Methodical as... More >>

  • 'Hellbent'

    published September 6, 2005

    The scariest thing about Hellbent is that somebody thought making this humorless gaysploitation slasher flick would be a good idea. A buff... More >>

  • The Dogs of War

    published August 30, 2005

    It's all America's fault. You probably knew that already, of course, but just in case you didn't, Latinbeat's filmmakers make sure you place the... More >>

  • Wedding Day Culture Clash: Romance Drowned Out by Deafening Drama

    published August 16, 2005

    In many families, matrimony requires a verb of motion: You either marry up or marry down. For two generations of the Soto clan, the loudest and... More >>

  • 'Perfect Crime'

    published August 9, 2005

    Following last year's paella western 800 Bullets, Spanish director de la Iglesia continues his streak of caustic social satires framed as... More >>

  • Mighty Hermaphrodite, Boozy Floozy Headline LGBT Fest

    published May 24, 2005

    According to the British writer Christopher Booker, all films adhere to one of seven basic plots. But what would Booker make of Both, the... More >>

  • The Unteachable

    published May 10, 2005

    Of all literary professions, is there a bigger contradiction in terms than the celebrity translator? A good translation, like good film editing,... More >>

  • Theater

    published March 15, 2005

    Sometimes life's so bad you can't even play the blues. Junior, a down-on-his-luck trumpet player from the Bronx who's struggling with a fraught... More >>

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