Cineteca Nacional's Muestra 57 Lineup: Ceylan, Dolan, Godard, Cronenberg, Jarmusch, And More

Cineteca Nacional has announced the 14 films that conform the 57th edition of the Muestra International, which kicks off on Friday, November 7. It looks like a recreation of this year's Morelia, which is certainly good news for cinephiles in... More »
  

MUSE: Jaume Balagueró Making English-Language Thriller

Jaume Balagueró is turning to an English-language Muse. That's the title of the next supernatural thriller from the director of the exquisitely good Sleep Tight (Mientras duermes) and the recently-arrived [REC] 4: Apocalypse. Before the success of the first [REC] installment, however,... More »
  

Latin Beat: MALDITO AMOR, VOLANTIN CORTAO, And More In Chile, Award-Winning Films In Mexico

In this edition of our bi-weekly Latin Beat, we focus on Chile and Mexico. First, two films of interest open in Chile today, and two more next week, running the gamut from "quite intriguing" to, er, much less so. We've... More »
  

Morelia 2014: Fernando Eimbcke Celebrates 10 Years Of DUCK SEASON

Yes, it's been 10 years since Brazilian soccer player Ronaldo was part of the Real Madrid team, Xbox's Halo dominated the videogame world, and Fernando Eimbcke premiered his first feature length effort Duck Season (Temporada de Patos). It was on October... More »
  

Morelia 2014: The Best Of The Festival Goes To Mexico City

From October 29 to November 9, the Morelia International Film Festival will have a selection of its 2014 programming playing at several venues in Mexico City. Titled "The best of Morelia in Mexico City", this brief showing is premiering in... More »
  

Check The Mexican Poster And Trailer For THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE 40th Anniversary Re-Release

Terrific news for Mexican fans of great horror and independent cinema: distribution company Cine Caníbal is bringing to the big screen the 40th anniversary digitally remastered version of Tobe Hooper's classic The Texas Chain Saw Massacre! Sure, the American Blu-ray... More »
  

Toronto After Dark 2014 Review: WHY HORROR? Speaks To Fans And Outsiders Alike

As a longtime and committed fan of the horror genre, Tal Zimmerman takes us on a journey to discover its roots, influences, players and place in different cultures. His travels will take him as far away as Japan, England and... More »
  

Morelia 2014 Interview: MATRIA Director Fernando Llanos

Fernando Llanos' Matria was one of the most talked about Mexican documentaries at this year's Morelia. It went on to win the jury award for best Mexican documentary, thanks to Llanos' mixture of a very personal story with the sociopolitical... More »
  

Morelia 2014: Film Awards Go To CARMÍN TROPICAL, GÜEROS, MATRIA, And More

While Morelia will continue to have normal activities during the weekend, the closing ceremony was already celebrated yesterday (Friday, October 24). Rigoberto Perezcano's Carmín Tropical was the film that took home the top award, by winning best Mexican feature. Carmín Tropical... More »
  

Morelia 2014 Interview: WHITE GOD Director Kornél Mundruczó

On Thursday, October 23, Morelia hosted the Mexican premiere of the Cannes selection White God, a terrific Hungarian film about a little girl and her lost dog Hagen. Directed by Kornél Mundruczó, White God shows the rotten side of humanity, with... More »
  

Morelia 2014 Review: MATRIA, A Documentary That Offers Little Beyond The Anecdote

It's not strange that if a documentary begins as a very personal journey, the audience wonders why they should care for it. I wondered that myself while watching Matria, a doc in which its director Fernando Llanos is trying to... More »
  

Morbido 2014: Check The Gorgeous Poster Art

The Morbido Festival - one of the premiere genre film events in all of Latin America - is just around the corner and they clearly know a thing or two about how to make an impression with their poster art.... More »
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Morelia 2014 Review: THE BEGINNING OF TIME (EL COMIENZO DEL TIEMPO), An Overlong Portrait Of Aging

The famous Bette Davis quote "old age ain't no place for sissies" comes to mind when watching Bernardo Arellano's The Beginning of Time (El Comienzo del Tiempo), one of the Mexican titles in competition at this year's Morelia International Film... More »
  

Valdivia 2014 Review: BEAVERLAND Starts A Controversial Discussion

There are documentaries out there made to put forward a choice or a point of view, films made to make a statement on what we do as a society. Some of them even try to do something to change the... More »
  

Morelia 2014: Iñárritu Talks BIRDMAN

Alejandro González Iñárritu took some days off from the filming of The Revenant - which is happening in Calgary, Canada - to present Birdman in Morelia. Unfortunately, none of the actors could make the trip due to several compromises, including... More »
  

Morelia 2014: Twitch Picks 10 Must See Films

The 12th edition of the Morelia International Film Festival kicked off this past Friday, with the Mexican premiere of Alejandro González Iñárritu's Birdman. For the second year in a row, I'm in Morelia covering the fest for Twitch, so expect... More »
  

Marko Zaror To Play Colombian Superhero ZAMBO DENDE?

What next for Chilean martial arts star Marko Zaror? It would appear a move into the world of superheroes with a role in Colombian superhero effort Zambo Dende, with director Riccardo Gabrielli R tweeting out yesterday "@markozaror mañana nos vemos... More »
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Watch Debut Short CARMELO From THE BOOK OF LIFE Director Jorge Gutierrez

Hitting theaters from Fox this Friday, The Book of Life is one of the most anticipated films of the Fall. While this stylized animated adventure is produced by Guillermo del Toro, its director is a relative unknown. That man is... More »
  

Watch The Trailer For Espinoza's SANTIAGO VIOLENTA

[Now with English subtitles.] It's been a busy time for Chilean writer-director Ernesto Diaz Espinoza. Just last month Espinoza had the world premiere of Redeemer - his latest collaboration with martial artist Marko Zaror - at Fantastic Fest while just... More »
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Valdivia 2014 Review: SANTIAGO VIOLENTA, A Pleasant Surprise And A New Era For Díaz Espinoza

Though there are still three months left in the year and To Kill a Man has already been chosen for the Oscars as the Chilean representative (and rightfully so) I might say that the latest film by action-oriented director Ernesto... More »
  
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