Morelia 2014: Official Mexican Selection Revealed

The Morelia International Film Festival revealed today its official selection, showcasing a lineup exclusively composed of Mexican films. It's definitely exciting, as these are the national movies that will most likely hit theaters during 2015. There are some familiar names, such... More »
  

Lima 2014 Review: VIEJOS AMIGOS, A Light, Harmless Comedy About Growing Old

The debut film from director Fernando Villarán, Viejos Amigos is one of the most anticipated local films of the year. For some odd reason, its theatrical run has kicked off on the same week it plays at the Lima Film Festival, which just... More »
  

Review: WE ARE MARI PEPA (SOMOS MARI PEPA), An Honest Portrait Of Youth With A Dose Of Punk Rock

Mari Pepa is the name of a punk rock band in We Are Mari Pepa (Somos Mari Pepa), Samuel Isamu Kishi Leopo's extension of his own 18-minute short film Mari Pepa. "Mari" refers to marihuana, while "pepa" is slang for... More »
  

Morelia 2014: Mexican Film Noir Program Announced

October is near and so is the 2014 edition of the Morelia International Film Festival! Taking place from October 17 to 26, the 12th edition of Morelia is going to be celebrating the Golden Age of Mexican cinema, with an image... More »
  

Argentina Delivers A Slick Thriller With ARREBATO

Where did the Hollywood thriller go? Remember the days when movies like Fatal Attraction, The Hand That Rocks The Cradle, Basic Instinct et al jostled for space on screens? Hollywood seems to have abandoned these sorts of films almost entirely... More »
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Review: DARKER THAN NIGHT (MÁS NEGRO QUE LA NOCHE), An Embarrassingly Bad 3D Remake

The original Más Negro Que la Noche, or Darker Than Night, was written and directed by the late Carlos Enrique Taboada in 1975. Widely considered as one of the most important Mexican horror films ever made, it is everything this... More »
  

Lima 2014 Review: Revenge Is A Dish Best Served Differently In TO KILL A MAN

Jorge (Daniel Candia) is a meek, introverted park ranger who spends most of his day alone in the forest. On the way home one night, he runs into a group of thugs led by the neighborhood bully, Kalule (Daniel Antivilo),... More »
  

Check The First Still From Adrian Garcia Bogliano's SCHERZO DIABOLICO

Argentinian director Adrian Garcia Bogliano never seems to stop working and - true to form - he's hard at it now with production under way on his second Mexican shot feature, Scherzo Diabolico. Bogliano reunites with his Here Comes The... More »
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Lima 2014 Review: REFUGIADO, A Truthful Account Of The Impact Of Domestic Abuse

No topic is taboo when it comes to movies, but some of them do require care. If certain subjects are not handled correctly, filmmakers can be accused of being exploitative and/or insensitive. It takes a deft directorial hand successfully work... More »
  

Review: HEIGHTS (CUMBRES), A Subtle Character Piece Inspired By The Killer Of Cumbres Case

Inspired by a real life high-profile crime that happened in Monterrey, Mexico, Heights (Cumbres) is a film that in the wrong hands could have been a disaster, close to the sensationalist journalism that covered said case back in 2006. However,... More »
  

Lima 2014 Review: GUEROS Takes You On A Ride Through Mexico City

Gueros, the debut film from director Alonso Ruiz Palacios, begins on a high note: a stylish, energetic opening detailing the inevitable collision between a woman carrying her baby on a stroller and a badly timed water balloon. This little act... More »
  

Guanajuato 2014: Film Awards Go To TODOS ESTAN MUERTOS, PARTY GIRL, And More

The Guanajuato International Film Festival 2014 came to an end last Sunday, August 3. Actors Ximena Ayala (The Amazing Catfish) and Gustavo Sánchez Parra (Amores Perros) conducted the closing ceremony the previous night (August 2) at the Auditorio del Estado,... More »
  

Guanajuato 2014: Roger Corman's Master Class (Recap And Photos)

B movie king Roger Corman was honored this year at the Guanajuato International Film Festival (GIFF). A selection of both Corman-directed and produced films were screened during the festival, at such venues as the city's Teatro Juarez, the graveyard, and the... More »
  

Hey, Mexico! Win Cult Classic ALUCARDA On DVD

The good folks at Mexican distribution company ZatMeni know very well that the Twitch reader loves weird and cult movies. They also dig that kind of glorious stuff, actually; proof is that their DVD catalog includes the Juan López Moctezuma... More »
  

Review: THE MAGNETIC TREE Attracts, But Fails To Surprise

This Spanish-Chilean co-production was among the most lauded of the Valdivia Film Festival last year. Though it failed to win any official festival prizes, The Magnetic Tree (El árbol magnético) was easily one of the most spoken-about movies. It managed... More »
  

Michael Jai White Ain't Your Regular Tourist In Kick-Ass FALCON RISING Trailer

Director Ernie Barbarash recently wrapped on Pound Of Flesh in China with Jean Calude Van Damme, but before that hits our screens, take a look at his Brazil-set martial arts revenge thriller Falcon Rising (formerly titled Favella) starring Michael Jai White.The... More »
  

Fantasia 2014: We've Seen Footage From SPRING, REDEEMER, WE ARE STILL HERE, TURBO KID, And More

For the first time since the Frontières International Co-Production Market began, we were treated to a taste of how some films that got their start on the market floor and other projects being made by friends of the festival were... More »
  

Check The First Poster For Isaac Ezban's THE INCIDENT

The first international poster for Isaac Ezban's debut feature length film, The Incident (El Incidente), has arrived. It looks exactly like its Mexican version, which premiered some weeks ago when distribution company Cine Caníbal confirmed that they will release The Incident... More »
  

Lima Film Festival 2014 Comes Of Age And Releases Its Full Lineup

Another year, and another edition of the Lima Film Festival is upon us. Just in time for its milestone 18th birthday, the Fest has released their full slate of films, both in the Fiction and Documentary competitions and other sections.Argentina,... More »
  

Mexico City's Cine Tonalá To Screen R100, HARD TO BE A GOD, And Other Riviera Maya Selected Films

Back in February, I said that Riviera Maya's 2014 lineup was bloody amazing, after it was revealed that the festival was premiering in Mexico some of the year's most anticipated films. As of today, few Riviera Maya selected films have been... More »
  
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