Eric Ortiz Garcia
Mexico City

Fantaspoa 2014 Lineup: Tromasterpieces, JORGE AND ALBERTO VS THE NEOLIBERAL DEMONS, THE DIRTIES, & More!

From May 9 to 25, the Brazilian city of Porto Alegre is going to be the place to be for the genre cinema aficionado. The reason is Fantaspoa, the largest fantastic film festival in Latin America, which in 2014 is... More »
  

Latin Beat: Chile's SOY MUCHO MEJOR QUE VOS, Mexico's EL INCIDENTE

Welcome to the first edition of Latin Beat! I'll be your host, spearheading a collection of news, notes, and other sundry items of interest to our worldwide readership, featuring contributions from our team of writers located throughout Latin America. We... More »
  

Review: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Is A Serviceable Sequel

The sequel to the Spider-Man reboot sees Marc Webb returning to the director's chair and, ultimately, using the same tone and a very similar structure to that of the original, even though there are more subplots to deal with in... More »
  

Cineteca Nacional's Muestra 56 Lineup: THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, THE WIND RISES, NYMPHOMANIAC, And More

Cineteca Nacional announced the rather surprising decision of returning to a former format for its most important film event, the Muestra International de Cine (International Showing of Cinema). Now we will have two Muestras in the year, one in spring... More »
  

Review: ILUSIÓN NACIONAL, Little More Than A Recap Of Mexico's History In The World Cup

The professional Mexican football (soccer) league had one of its darkest chapters just last weekend, because of an extremely violent confrontation between members of a firm and the police inside a stadium in Guadalajara. In this country, as in many... More »
  

Crowdfund This: Badass Luchador EL GIGANTE Needs Your Help

México Bárbaro's Gigi Saul Guerrero has just launched, together with the company LuchaGore Productions, a crowdfunding campaign for her new short film, which promises luchador action, blood, guts and, like any great horror film, social commentary. El Gigante is "The... More »
  

Review: NOAH, Good Vs. Evil Is Not As Simple As It Sounds

With a length of little more than two hours, Darren Aronofsky's Noah is many things. It is an exploration of some of the themes the director already touched on in The Fountain, but it also functions as new territory for Aronofsky,... More »
  

Hey, Mexico City! Win A Double Pass To The ALL IS LOST Premiere

All is Lost, starring Robert Redford, is finally hitting Mexican cinemas this Friday (3/21) and to celebrate that, Twitch takes you to the Mexico City premiere of this Oscar-nominated film! Thanks to Canana, we have five double passes to see... More »
  

Review: EL CRIMEN DEL CÁCARO GUMARO, A Collection Of Lazy, Juvenile Jokes

El Crimen del Cácaro Gumaro was, on paper, a much welcomed movie for Mexican cinema. In a period when "art films" are winning prestigious awards internationally (i.e. Post Tenebras Lux and Heli at Cannes) and the number of film festivals... More »
  

Cinema Global Presents The Films Of Cao Guimaraes In Mexico City

Cinema Global is a film event that in 2014, during its eighth edition, is part of Mexico City's biggest cultural celebration, Festival del Centro Histórico. The main Cinema Global event this year is a retrospective dedicated to Brazilian plastic artist... More »
  

FICUNAM 2014 Review: THE SEARCHES (LAS BÚSQUEDAS), A Small Black And White Drama With Depth

José Luis Valle's The Searches (Las Búsquedas) reveals at the end that it was filmed in seven days using real locations, without artificial lights, and costing only $1,500 dollars in total. It is indeed a very small film, with a... More »
  

Oscars 2014: List Of Winners, Including 12 YEARS A SLAVE And GRAVITY

Another year, another Academy Awards, and this time there were almost no surprises regarding the winners. As expected, Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave won the biggest prize of the night, Best Picture, but overall it was Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity... More »
  

Twitch Picks the 2014 Oscars

Love them -- for honoring the ostensible best-made movies -- or hate them -- for reducing an art form to an insufferably smug horse race -- the Academy Awards can inspire and provoke discussion about movies like nothing else. And... More »
  

MEXICO BARBARO Exclusive Interview: Six Directors, Including Lex Ortega And Isaac Ezban, Talk Horror Anthology

As our own Andrew Mack reported, México Bárbaro is an upcoming Mexican horror anthology featuring cinematic adaptations of traditional legends from this country. It was conceived by Lex Ortega (sound designer for Frankenstein's Army) and will be offering segments by... More »
  

Review: FACHON MODELS Is Not Even Funny For The Wrong Reasons

Rafael Montero's Fachon Models is a new comedy that tries to make the audience laugh right from its title. Poking fun at the bad pronunciation of "fashion models", it is an instant attempt at classist humor, something that by now... More »
  

Check Out The First Image From Mexican Doc BELLAS DE NOCHE

Influenced by documentaries like Grey Gardens, The Kid Stays in the Picture and Inside Deep Throat, Mexican director and graphic designer María José Cuevas is bringing an intimate look at the lives of seven ex vedettes with the upcoming doc... More »
  

Riviera Maya 2014 Brings NYMPHOMANIAC, R100, A TOUCH OF SIN And More To Mexico!

After announcing the Mexican selection for its 2014 edition, the Riviera Maya Film Festival has revealed the full lineup and boy oh boy it is bloody amazing. Many highly anticipated films will premiere in Mexico during the festival, such as... More »
  

Gallery: GAME OF THRONES The Exhibition

Labeled as a gift from HBO to the faithful followers, the Game of Thrones new exhibition kicked off yesterday in Mexico City and will last until Wednesday (2/19). However, there are no tickets left for today or the next three... More »
  

Review: GET MARRIED IF YOU CAN (CÁSESE QUIEN PUEDA), An Irritating Rom-Com Starring Martha Higareda

Famous Mexican actress Martha Higadera (Amar Te Duele) decided to write a romantic comedy for a Valentine's Day release, and now it is a reality called Get Married If You Can (Cásese Quien Pueda), directed by first-timer Marco Polo Constandse... More »
  

FICUNAM 2014 News: Full Lineup Revealed, With Miyazaki's THE WIND RISES As Opening Film

The lineup of FICUNAM 2014 is ready and things will kick off on February 27 with the Mexican premiere of one of the most anticipated films of the year: the final feature by animation master Miyazaki Hayao, The Wind Rises.... More »
  
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