Review: THE SUMMER OF FLYING FISH Tries To Tackle A Centuries Old Conflict

The year 2013 was a special one for Chilean cinema, I talked about it in my list of the best Chilean movies of 2013 that I posted here on Twitch. One of the main reasons was the amount of films from... More »
  

Review: H2OMX, Or, Mexico City Has A Lack Of Water Problem

José Cohen and Lorenzo Hagerman's H2Omx is in the vein of those documentaries that have raising awareness on a current problem as main objective.Its subject might be a local issue, that affects Mexico City and other nearby places, but the... More »
  

THE SIMILARS (LOS PARECIDOS): Twitch Visits The Set Of Isaac Ezban's Upcoming Sci-Fi Picture

The Similars (Los Parecidos) tells the story of eight different persons who are stuck at a bus station. It's October 2, 1968 and Mexico is about to live the student massacre of Tlatelolco. But that's just the film's background and... More »
  

Mexico Picks Its Films For The 2015 Academy And Goya Awards

The road to the 2015 Oscars has began in Mexico with the Mexican Academy of Film Arts and Sciences (AMACC) revealing which movies are competing to represent the country at the world's most famous film awards. 21 films will be... More »
  

Review: ROOT (RAIZ) Is Somewhat Literal In Its Symbology

The winner of the Chilean Competition in last year's Valdivia Film Festival, Raíz (Root) managed not only to get chosen to participate in many festivals from Latin America and beyond, but also snagged a Chilean distribution deal, something that doesn't... More »
  

LA DICTADURA PERFECTA: Check The First Trailer For Luis Estrada's Latest Political Satire

While Mexican director Luis Estrada and star Damián Alcázar did a couple of films together before, their real partnership began in 1999 with the political satire Herod's Law (La Ley de Herodes). Since then, Estrada has directed only similar films, all... More »
  

Latin Beat: Chile's FLYING FISH And RUIZ, Terror Fest Peru, Mexico's Triumph

What is happening in Latin America? We have mini-reports from three of our expert correspondents who live in Chile, Peru, and Mexico. First up, we have news on the two latest local films opening in Chile -- reviews for both are... More »
  

Lima Film Festival 2014: Wrap-Up And Winners

After nine days, with over 300 films being screened and various other activities, the Lima Film Festival ended its 18th birthday in style, with a grand ceremony held at the city's National Theatre.The night kicked off with a Lifetime Achievement... More »
  

Macabro 2014: Full Lineup Announced

On Thursday, August 14, Macabro (Mexico City International Horror Film Festival) revealed all the details for its upcoming 13th edition.Macabro 2014 will be celebrated from August 21 to 31, at the following venues: Teatro de la Ciudad "Esperanza Iris", Cineteca... More »
  

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 »
By Todd Brown   
  

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 »
By Todd Brown   
  

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 »
  
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