Watch A Nation's Struggle To Be Born In The Trailer For THE MOVEMENT (EL MOVIMIENTO)

Director Benjamin Naishtat tackles the tumultuous birth of Argentina in his strikingly black and white feature The Movement (El Movimiento). Supported, as it was, by the Jeonju Digital Cinema project and having premiered in Locarno it comes as no surprise... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: Isaac Ezban's THE SIMILARS Pays Homage To An Era Of Fear And Paranoia

In an isolated bus station five hours outside of Mexico City a lone man is getting impatient waiting for the next bus to arrive to take him to his wife who is in labor. The bus is well late due... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

ROAD TO LA PAZ: Watch The Trailer For The Striking Latin Road Movie

Francisco Varone has been on a successful world tour with his feature film Road To La Paz (Camino A La Paz) with stops in Busan and Chicago before bringing it back home to his native Argentina for Mar Del Plata... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

HOW MOST THINGS WORK: Watch The Trailer For The Argentinean Indie

I write this from my hotel room in Argentina, where I have spent the past week on the Argentine Competition jury at the Mar Del Plata Film Festival. And while I am still somewhat limited in what I can and... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

MEXICO BARBARO: Watch An Exclusive Clip From Gigi Saul Guerrero's 'Dia De Los Muertos'

Mexican horror anthology Mexico Barbaro hits DVD and VOD from Dark Sky Films today and we're pleased to offer up an exclusive clip from Gigi Saul Guerrero's segment of the anthology, Dia De Los Muertos.Eight Mexican directors unite to create... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Morbido 2015: Watch Gigi Saul Guerrero's Opening Ceremony Video PALOMA

Okay. So Morbido came to a close last night and I am already back home in Toronto and dipping into the varieties of Mezcal I brought back with me. Hint. They vary by the numbers of worms at the bottom of... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Morbido 2015 Review: Is ATROZ This Year's Most Notorious Horror Film?

I have already said on a handful of occasions that Mexican filmmaker Lex Ortega gave me fair warning that his film Atroz was not going to be a walk in the park. I did not bring the vomit bags from... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Morbido 2015: Simon Boswell Rocks Morbido, Or, There Is A Mariachi Band Behind Me, Isn't There?

There are special moments when you are at film festivals, when the organizers pull out all the stops to ensure that you have not only a great time but memories that will last forever. My Simon Boswell memories first started... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

KRYPTONITA: Watch The Trailer For Nicanor Loreti's Hyper Stylized Super Villain Film

While Hollywood will soon be unleashing Suicide Squad upon the world, Argentinean director Nicanor Loreti is beating the studios to the punch with his own tale of super villainy with Kryptonita. Adapted from the novel by Leo Oyola Kryptonita revolves... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Morbido 2015: Pablo And Puebla, Or, The Old Gods Hate My Luggage

I was at Morbido back in 2012 and have been chomping at the bit for an opportunity to come back to Mexico, the festival and my extended Mexican family. I was so close a previous year but expired travel documents... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

THE SIMILARS (LOS PARECIDOS): Watch The Trailer For Isaac Ezban's Serling-Influenced Latest!

Fresh from its world premiere at Fantastic Fest and European launch in Sitges, Isaac Ezban's sophomore film The Similars (Los Parecidos) is headed home to takes its bow in the helmer's native Mexico as part of the Morbido Festival and... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Warsaw 2015 Review: ALIAS MARIA, Disturbing Tale of Child Soldiers

The sophomore feature of Colombian director José Luis Rugeles, Alias Maria world-premiered in the Cannes Un Certain Regard sidebar before being programmed in the Warsaw Film Festival's Discoveries section which rounds up cherry-picked worthy-to-see films from around the festival... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

Demonic Possession, Peruvian Style In Second Trailer For NO ESTAMOS SOLOS

Back in July, a brief teaser was released for No Estamos Solos, a new Peruvian horror movie which looked very much like a haunted house/ghost story. Now, a second trailer is available and as it turns out, there was more... More »
  

Latin Beat: 30 Peruvian Films Released In 2015, Plus Trailers For EL CEBICHITO, COMO EN EL CINE, EL BENEFICIO DE LA DUDA And THE NUTCRACKER SWEET

2015 has been a busy year for Peruvian cinema. A record-breaking 30 films will have opened in theaters by the time December rolls around; some have been better received than others. There's the box office smash of Asu Mare 2,... More »
  

Blu-ray Review: CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT Comes Calling From Artsploitation Films

Of all the monsters in the long history of cinema, no creature has been explored more often or in more detail than the vampire. From his cinematic genesis as a hideous rat-like creature in F.W. Murnau's Nosferatu to his numerous... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

ATROCIOUS (ATROZ): Check Out This Brutal Trailer For The Mexican Horror Flick

If I turn up dead, or drunk, in Mexico when I am down to cover the Morbido Film Festival in a couple weeks I want Atroz/Atrocious director Lex Ortega to be brought in for questioning first. Lex's debut feature film is about... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Aruba 2015 Wrap-Up: More Reviews, Awards Announced, And Final Impressions From One Happy Island

Sunday, October 11, 2015 -- Just beyond the surf and the sand, the lights dim inside a movie theater. Then comes the digital coo of a projector and one final round of images thrust upon the screen for the audience... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Aruba 2015 Review: VIAJE Brims With Charm And Wonder

When we go to the movies we often talk about "getting lost in the experience." It feels more rare to say something like "to be found in the experience." In one stupendously assured breath Costa Rican filmmaker Paz Fabrega's second... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Hamburg 2015 Review: SAMURAY-S, A Stunning Meta-Hypnosis From Another Planet

Raúl Perrone's Samuray-S is a film from a different planet. It is a distant planet they once called cinema. The Argentinean maverick, who directed 28 films in 40 years without any external funding, seems to work with a whole different... More »
  

MEXICO BARBARO: Watch The Official Trailer For The Horror Anthology!

We've been keeping a close eye on Mexican horror anthology Mexico Barbaro for quite some time now and with a US release around the corner from Dark Sky Films there is finally an official trailer for the project.Eight Mexican directors... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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