Eric Ortiz Garcia
Mexico City

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 »
  

LA ILUSIÓN NACIONAL Trailer: Olallo Rubio Brings A Soccer Doc Prior The FIFA World Cup

Back in 2012, Mexico had a presidential election that eventually was won by the PRI. One month before that election, an Olallo Rubio documentary (Gimme the Power) premiered and it was about the rock band Molotov, but it also worked... More »
  

Riviera Maya 2014 News: Mexican Selection Revealed

From March 9 to 15, the third edition of the Riviera Maya Film Festival will take place in Quintana Roo, Mexico. The first announcement has arrived and it reveals the official Mexican selection, conformed of eleven feature length productions (both... More »
  

Ambulante 2014 Dispatch: DEATH IN ARIZONA (MUERTE EN ARIZONA), Love Hurts In This Fragmented Docu-fiction

Ambulante 2014 is screening Tin Dirdamal's feature length docu-fiction Death in Arizona (Muerte en Arizona) together with Gilberto González's short film Love In Time of Fires (El Amor en Tiempos de Incendios). I think there's a thematic reason behind the... More »
  

Mexico City, HERE COMES THE DEVIL

Winner of every horror category at Fantastic Fest 2012, Adrián García Bogliano's Here Comes the Devil (aka Ahí Va el Diablo) was filmed entirely in Mexico and its cast and crew are mostly from one particular Mexican city: Tijuana, Baja... More »
  

FICUNAM 2014 News: Sono Sion's WHY DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL To Premiere In Mexico

The International Film Festival of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (FICUNAM) will celebrate its fourth edition from February 27 to March 9 in Mexico City. The press conference is yet to happen but little by little the organizers are... More »
  

Ambulante 2014: Twitch Picks 10 Must-See Documentaries

While Ambulante 2014 kicked off yesterday in downtown Mexico City with a public screening of The Square, today (1/31) is the first real day of activities. More than thirty Mexico City venues are ready to offer documentaries from this Friday... More »
  

Ambulante 2014 Review: COFFEE (CAFÉ), Another Look At Mexican Rural Life That Is Slightly Above Average

One of my favorite Mexican films of 2013 was Adrián Ortiz's documentary Elevator (Elevador), a really interesting look at the current decadent state of a Mexico City multi-family complex that once was a promised land. Now at Ambulante 2014, Elevator's... More »
  

Ambulante 2014 Review: DARKNESS (PENUMBRA) Follows A Deer Hunter Who Will Bore You To Death

After its world premiere at the IFFR 2013, Eduardo Villanueva's Darkness (original title: Penumbra) has had really good presence on the Mexican film festival circuit, as it was part of FICUNAM, Riviera Maya and most recently Morelia. And now it... More »
  

Sundance 2014 Review: The U.S. vs THE NOTORIOUS MR. BOUT Examines A "Merchant Of Death"

The Pussy Riot documentary, Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer, had its world premiere last year at Sundance. The doc was co-directed by Russian filmmaker Maxin Pozdorovkin, who now is teamed with a different director (Tony Gerber), but returned to the... More »
  

Sundance 2014 Review: NO NO: A DOCKUMENTARY With Soul Power

"I pitched every game in the Major Leagues under the influence of drugs," reveals Dock Ellis, the late baseball player who in 1970 threw a "no-no" (no-hitter) for the Pittsburgh Pirates while he was high on LSD. This is the... More »
  

Final Trailer For Emilio Portes' EL CRIMEN DEL CÁCARO GUMARO: TV Azteca And Televisa Invade Mexican Cinema

Holy cow. Pastorela's Emilio Portes goes against Cannes winner Carlos Reygadas (Silent Light, specifically) and "artsy" slow cinema in the final trailer for El Crimen del Cácaro Gumaro, the upcoming Mexican comedy that will most likely be a commercial success.... More »
  
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