Tag Archives: José Luis López Vázquez

Placido (Berlanga, 1961)

It’s hard to believe that Luis García Berlanga made a film nearly as good as The Executioner.  Placido isn’t quite there, but it’s also a masterpiece. The IMDb and FilmStruck summaries do it no favors. Something about “a bunch of old women … Continue reading

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The Executioner (Berlanga, 1963)

Wow, how have I never seen The Executioner before? Easily one of the best films I’ve seen in some time. It’s got elements of Buñuel, reminded me of some Neo-realist films, and is really just masterful in all regards. As I noted … Continue reading

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