Opening In Mexico: JURASSIC PARK 3D And THE CONJURING

Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park turned 20 on June 11, 2013. To commemorate the 20th anniversary, it was converted to 3D and released theatrically in the US back in April. Jurassic Park 3D finally opens in Mexico on August 23. Jason... More »
  

Pick Up Your Guns And Prepare For A BRAZILIAN WESTERN

Just announced as part of the Contemporary World Cinema program at the Toronto International Film Festival, Rene Sampaio's Brazilian Western (Faroeste Caboclo) looks to be a stylish bit of cultural appropriation with American western elements fused to a very local... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Chinese Triads And Mutant Bunnies Invade Argentina In RABBIT WOMAN (MUJER CONEJO)

You want a weird one? How about a live action / animation hybrid from Argentina involving Chinese gangsters and mutant rabbits? It's titled Rabbit Woman (Mujer Conejo) from director Veronica Chen and is due to take a bow in San... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Opening In Mexico: Terrence Malick's TO THE WONDER

The legendary Terrence Malick is currently working on two films - Knight of Cups and a still untitled effort - but in Mexico his Tree of Life follow-up film, To the Wonder, has been only exhibited in the Riviera Maya... More »
  

Review: HELI, Unforgettable Images Drawn From A Flawed Script

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 »
  

Review: LAS COSAS COMO SON (Things The Way They Are), The Best Chilean Film Of The Year So Far

The latest film by Chilean director Fernando Lavanderos, Las cosas como son (Things the way they are), is maybe one of the best fiction films that has come out of Chile in a long time, even better than the Italian... More »
  

Teacups Are Invading! Bizarre, Wacky Trailer For Sci-Fi QUEST FOR THE POWER SPHERE (Buscando La Esfera Del Poder)

"They came to destroy our world. But we will destroy it first." After watching the bizarre, wacky, lovable teaser trailer for Argentine filmmaker Tetsuo Lumiere's Quest for the Power Sphere (Buscando la Esfera del Poder), I must conclude that it's... More »
  

Opening In Mexico: Richard Linklater's BEFORE MIDNIGHT

Everybody is praising Before Midnight, Richard Linklater's third film about the love between Celine (Julie Delpy) and Jesse (Ethan Hawke). Nine years after the second installment, Before Sunset, this new chapter first premiered at Sundance 2013 and was released theatrically... More »
  

THE SILENCE OF THE PRINCESS Captures The Tragic Life Of FANDO Y LIS Star Diana Mariscal

Scarcely remembered now Diana Mariscal seems a sort of proof of the saying that those whose light burns brightest burns shortest. The Mexican performer is best known today as the star of Alejandro Jodorowsky's Fando Y Lis - that being... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

SEE AND LISTEN To Have Its Chilean Premiere In The 9th SANFIC Festival

Internationally renowned filmmaker José Luis Torres Leiva (The Sky, The Earth and The Rain, Three Weeks Later) returns to Chilean screens with his latest documentary Ver y Escuchar (See And Listen).  After having its world premiere in FIDMarseille 2013, his latest documentary... More »
  

Witness The Abhorrent Mythology Of Chiloé Island In HIJO DE TRAUCO

Island cultures have long been fertile breeding grounds for magic, myths and creepy stories. And Chile's Chiloé Island is one of the most prolific when it comes to horrendous creatures, evil beings and fantastic explanations of natural phenomena (usually involving... More »
  

Relive The 60s With The Trailer For Peruvian Comedy ROCANROL '68

The 1960s were a time of massive social change, and Peru was no exception. This is the setting for Rocanrol '68, from first-time director Gonzalo Benavente.The teen film follows the misadventures of Manolo and his two friends: Bobby, a would-be... More »
  

FIDOCS 2013 Review: PENA DE MUERTE (aka DEATH PENALTY) Mixes Experimental And Classic Documentary Styles Perfectly

The latest edition of FIDOCS (Festival Internacional Documentales Santiago Chile) has already passed and yet here we are, reviewing what was maybe the best Chilean film that I saw in the festival. I took this long because it's one of... More »
  

Second Trailer For Brazilian Horror BLACK SEA Is No Fisherman's Tale

Brazilian splatter master Rodrigo Aragão released today a new trailer for Mar Negro (Black Sea), his third low budget gorefest in five years. It is his biggest production to date and it sure looks to follow the fun and mayhem... More »
  

FIDOCS 2013 Review: FORGET ME NOT Establishes David Sieveking As A Masterful Documentarian

German documentarian David Sieveking's previous film David Wants to Fly played at FIDOCS in 2011, which was the only time I had the opportunity to see what I feel is one of the most impressive and powerful documentaries of the... More »
  

Watch The Hilarious Trailer For Chilean Comedy WORST FRIENDS FOREVER

Back in 2004, Chilean director Nicolas Lopez made Promedio Rojo, a quirky comedy about three teenage outcasts trying to survive their high school years. The success of that one film put Lopez on the filmmaking map, and was promptly followed up... More »
  

Win COME OUT AND PLAY On Blu-ray

Makinov's Come Out And Play is available now on US DVD and Blu-ray and Twitch has got five Blu-ray copies to give away!Beth (Vinessa Shaw) and Francis (Ebon Moss-Bachrach) decide to take a vacation before the birth of their child.... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

FIDOCS 2013 Review: LA MAISON DE LA RADIO Is Audiovisual Fun

After the speeches were done and the Festival of Documentary of Santiago (FIDOCS) in Chile was officially launched, it was time for the opening film to play in front of directors, participants and press alike. The film was one that... More »
  

Oh, No! ZOMBIE SHARK!

What's the difference between a regular shark and a zombie shark? They'll both eat you, but one of them smells worse while doing it. The Zombie Shark (or Tiburon Zombie, if you prefer) is coming! Check the trailer below!... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Trailer For Argentina's ENTRE LAS SOMBRAS Brings The Jump Scares

It is a known fact that horror movies don't need ballooning budgets or huge special effects displays to work. All it takes to scare the pants off of viewers is some effective mood and a lot of ingenuity.This is especially... More »
  
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