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 »
  

First Look At TORO LOCO: SANGRIENTO (AKA TORO LOCO: BLOODTHIRSTY)

Beware the wandering homeless man who is seeking vengeance. Francisco Melo is featured in the first look at Toro Loco: Sangriento (aka Toro Loco: Bloodthirsty), a new action comedy by Patricio Valladares (Hidden in the Woods). Valladares adapted from a comic... More »
  

Hey, Mexico! Win Kim Ki-duk's PIETA On DVD

Winner of the prestigious Golden Lion at Venice 2012, Kim Ki-duk's Pieta is a truly great film; brutal, perverse, violent, but also heartfelt. It premiered in Mexico last year as part of Cineteca Nacional's Muestra 55, and now the DVD... More »
  

Post-war Japanese Animation In Mexico, Presented By Cineteca Nacional And Japan Foundation

Mexico's Cineteca Nacional and the Japan Foundation have put together a very interesting film program titled Anime: Post-war Japanese Animation (Anime: La Animación Japonesa de Posguerra). The thematic is pretty clear, so let's jump right into the details and film... More »
  

Exclusive: First Stills From Isaac Ezban's THE SIMILARS (LOS PARECIDOS)

Isaac Ezban began shooting his second feature length film, The Similars (Los Parecidos), a week ago in Mexico City. It's sci-fi set in a sociopolitical context, as the director revealed to us: "The objective is to make a movie in... More »
  

Guanajuato 2014: Roger Corman In Mexico, Plus Full Festival Lineup

The Guanajuato International Film Festival revealed yesterday all the details for its upcoming seventeenth edition, which is going to be celebrated from Friday, July 25 to Sunday, August 3. This is one of Mexico's top festivals and this year's lineup... More »
  

BLUE RUIN And THE GREEN INFERNO Secure Distribution In Mexico. Watch Both Trailers Now!

Good news for Mexico based fans of revenge and cannibal films! After being part of the Riviera Maya Film Festival back in March, Jeremy Saulnier's revenge thriller Blue Ruin is coming to Mexican cinemas, under the title Cenizas del Pasado (Ashes... More »
  

Watch Grandfathers Misbehave In The Trailer For VIEJOS AMIGOS

Senior citizens in movies tend to come in two flavors: kindly grandfather types who offer words of wisdom, or grumpy, mischievous old coots with a twinkle in their eye who haven't forgotten what it's like to be young. It looks... More »
  

Opening In Mexico: WHY DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL?, OCHO APELLIDOS VASCOS, NYMPHOMANIAC VOL. II, And More

Now that the World Cup is over, for Mexico that is, it's time to get back to the movie theaters! This week marks the wide release in Mexico of several worth while films, including the latest work of such auteurs as... More »
  

Exclusive: Isaac Ezban Reveals Casting, Plot And Shooting Details For THE SIMILARS (LOS PARECIDOS)

Mexican filmmaker Isaac Ezban got back from this year's Cannes Film Festival, where his - very, very good - debut feature length film The Incident (El Incidente) premiered, and immediately began working on the pre-production for his next project, the... More »
  

Uruguay's Luis Suarez Bites In New Lee Hardcastle Claymation

Luis Suarez is so far the most controversial footballer of Brazil's 2014 World Cup. He scored a couple of goals and Uruguay reached the second round, but now Suarez won't be able to play the Cup anymore as FIFA suspended... More »
  

Álex de la Iglesia's Docufiction On Footballer MESSI Gets A Trailer

"Thank God that (Lionel) Messi exists", says legendary Dutch footballer Johan Cruyff at the end of the first trailer for Messi, Álex de la Iglesia's documentary/dramatization dedicated to the current Argentina national football squad and FC Barcelona leader. The Spanish filmmaker... More »
  

Cineteca Nacional's 34 Foro Lineup: NYMPHOMANIAC VOL. II, BORGMAN, And Much More

Films never stop arriving at Mexico City's Cineteca Nacional and now, the 34th edition of their second most important event is ready to kick off. Cineteca's 34 Foro Internacional (International Forum) is, just like their Muestra, a fine selection of the... More »
  

Crowdfund This: Mexico's Ambulante Going To California

Mexican stars Gael García and Diego Luna need your help. For almost a decade now, they have been known in Mexico not only for their acting but also as film producers and distributors. Together with Pablo Cruz, García and Luna... More »
  

CANTINFLAS Trailer: The World's Greatest Clown Gets A Biopic

As the first American born child of a half Mexican family, Cantinflas was a presence that was both ubiquitous and mysterious to me as a child. While my own household with my parents was very culturally acclimated to life in... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Ariel Awards 2014: THE GOLDEN CAGE Dominates Mexican Oscars

Diego Quemada-Díez's debut film The Golden Cage (La Jaula de Oro), a drama about Central American immigrants travelling to the United States, won big at the 56th edition of the Ariel Awards, the Mexican equivalent of the Oscars. After having... More »
  

Fantaspoa 2014: Award Winners Include DER SAMURAI, PROXY, And ASMODEXIA

With the world premiere of Fantaspoa's own production, Jorge and Alberto vs the Neoliberal Demons (directed by the Quintana Brothers from Argentina), the tenth edition of this incredible Brazilian film festival reached to its end on Sunday night (May 25).... More »
  

Mexican Sci-Fi Flick MULTIPLIER Goes Ahead With Canadian Support

ScreenDaily is reporting that Mexican and Canadian production companies have inked a deal to co-produce the Mexican science fiction film Multiplier. Velarium Arts, EMAfilms and Filmoption International are teaming up to make Rodrigo Hernandez's short film Protocolo into a feature film. The image... More »
  

Hey Los Angeles! Hola Mexico Offers A Tempting Menu Of Mexican Cinematic Delights

Celebrating its sixth edition, the Hola Mexico Festival starts today (Friday, May 9), in Los Angeles at Regal Cinemas LA LIVE. The festival aims to bring "the best films, food and music from Mexico to Downtown Los Angeles," and as... More »
  

Fear Death With The Trailer For Daniel De La Vega's NECROPHOBIA 3D

Of all the countries in Latin America it is Argentina which has most wholeheartedly embraced genre film in recent years, with a handful of talented young filmmakers driving a push towards horror film in that country that has since spilled... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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