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   
  

Review: HELI, Important And Unforgettable, Yet Still Taking The Easy Way Out

In Mexico there has been a lot of buzz surrounding Amat Escalante's third feature Heli. Yes, Steven Spielberg loved it at Cannes and Danny Boyle praised it at the Guanajuato Film Festival, but there's a large group of Mexican critics... More »
  

Fantaspoa 2014 Wrap: Twitch's Reviews And The Festival's Video Recap

In order to wrap up my Twitch coverage of Fantaspoa 2014, I'm sharing the festival's official video recap, which is a very nice way to get a taste of what happens "behind the scenes" and when you bring together Lloyd... 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 »
  

Fantaspoa 2014 Review: DARKNESS BY DAY (EL DÍA TRAJO LA OSCURIDAD), Solid Atmospheric Horror From Argentina

The countryside of Argentina is the setting for Martín Desalvo's Darkness by Day (El Día Trajo la Oscuridad), a little horror film that rests almost entirely on its two main actresses, Mora Recalde and Romina Paula. They play Virginia and Anabel,... 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   
  

Score With Costa Rican Football Comedy ITALIA 90

Costa Rican writer-director Miguel Gomez has been a great favorite in these parts thanks to his comedy infused genre pieces first person horror El Sanatorio and apocalyptic laugher The End, and he's headed in a slightly different direction with his... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Eli Roth's Cannibal Horror THE GREEN INFERNO Gets A Chilling New Teaser!

Eli Roth's latest offering of globe-trotting terror takes us deep into the Peruvian rain forests, where a group of good-time-lovin' student activists soon find themselves abandoned and at the mercy of a savage, flesh-craving tribe of indigenous cannibals. Roth again joins... More »
  

TIFF Kids Talk Film: ANINA, An Animated film about Palindromes and Empathy

Willem and Miranda are back with another short video review from the TIFF Kids film festival. A highly stylized animated feature from Uruguay which examines childhood conflict called ANINA.  The eponymous little girl with the palindrome name has an evocative imagination that... More »
  

Promising Teaser For Venezualan Crime Picture PIPI MIL PUPU DOS LUCAS

Shot on weekends between 2011 and 2013 the first teaser has arrived for Fernando and Enrique R. Bencomo's Caracas set Venezualan crime picture Pipi Mil Pupu Dos Lucas and indications are the labor of love has yielded a good result. This... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Crowdfund This: Badass Luchador EL GIGANTE Needs Your Help

México Bárbaro's Gigi Saul Guerrero has just launched, together with the company LuchaGore Productions, a crowdfunding campaign for her new short film, which promises luchador action, blood, guts and, like any great horror film, social commentary. El Gigante is "The... More »
  

Review: EL VIENTRE, The First Psychological Thriller Made In Peru

Mercedes (Mayella Lloclla) is an orphan who comes to work as a maid for the lonely, widowed Silvia (Vanessa Saba), who lives all by herself in a huge, rundown house. While there, she catches the eye of Jaime (Manuel Gold,... More »
  

First Trailer For FAROESTE Brings Out The Big Guns

The first trailer for Abelardo de Carvalho's Faroeste (Western) might appear intriguing to some: a western shot in Brazil? Yes, it is quite unusual, but Carvalho's debut brings back to screens a genre that was quite popular in the country... More »
  

LA ILUSIÓN NACIONAL Trailer: Olallo Rubio Brings A Soccer Doc Prior The FIFA World Cup

Back in 2012, Mexico had a presidential election that eventually was won by the PRI. One month before that election, an Olallo Rubio documentary (Gimme the Power) premiered and it was about the rock band Molotov, but it also worked... More »
  

Watch The Compelling Trailer For Brazilian Cross Dressing Drama CASTANHA

Soon to premiere at the Berlinale, a trailer has arrived for Davi Pretto's Brazilian cross dressing drama Castanha and it promises one very odd and equally compelling piece of work.João is a 52-year-old actor who lives with his 72-year-old mother,... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

The Devil Brings Up The Past In The First Trailer For Brazilian Horror QUANDO EU ERA VIVO

Brazilian cinema finally seems to be waking up to genre films in 2014. Only a few weeks after the commercial release of Rodrigo Aragão's splatterfest Mar Negro, it's time for one of the most promising talents in Brazilian film to... More »
  

Final Trailer For Emilio Portes' EL CRIMEN DEL CÁCARO GUMARO: TV Azteca And Televisa Invade Mexican Cinema

Holy cow. Pastorela's Emilio Portes goes against Cannes winner Carlos Reygadas (Silent Light, specifically) and "artsy" slow cinema in the final trailer for El Crimen del Cácaro Gumaro, the upcoming Mexican comedy that will most likely be a commercial success.... More »
  

Review: GLORIA, A Joyful, Tragi-Comic Reminder To Keep On Truckin'

Gloria is a hilarious, honest Chilean character study of a fairly normal woman. By "fairly normal," however, I don't mean boring, because, if you really dig deep with people, no one is actually boring, despite what movies would sometimes lead... More »
  
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