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 »

Check Out The Black Magic Heroes In The First Trailer For JORGE AND ALBERTO VS THE NEOLIBERAL DEMONS

It was back in October that we first brought word of upcoming Brazilian-Argentinian co-production Jorge And Alberto vs The Neoliberal Demons. Backed by the Brazilian genre festival Fantaspoa the horror comedy is directed by Argentina's Quintana Brothers from a script... More »
By Todd Brown   

Review: DETRÁS DEL PODER, A Poorly Made Mexican Political Thriller

I have to begin this review by saying just two weeks ago I finished the first season of the extremely engaging political series House of Cards. So after watching Detrás del Poder (there's no official English title yet but the... More »

The Devil Hides In The Jungle In Teaser Trailer for LA CARA DEL DIABLO

Horror is a genre which has never really caught on with Peruvian filmmakers, despite its popularity with audiences; regional films are a huge exception, but they've always had obstacles to overcome in reaching a mass audience. All this changed with... More »

Mexican Drag Queens Make LONELY STARS. Watch The First Footage.

It was all the way back in 2007 that I first came across Mexican director Fernando Urdapilleta (center in the picture above). The cause was an utterly fantastic vagina dentata short film that he had directed while in film school... More »
By Todd Brown   

Valdivia 2013 Review: NAOMI CAMPBEL, An Experience Of Intercultural And Transsexual Life

It's common practice in the Valdivia Film Festival to have at least one Chilean film in the International Film Competition that they have, as opposed to the Chilean Film Competition. But this year it was different, it wasn't only two Chilean... More »

The Trailer For DAEMONIUM's Third Chapter Has Just Arrived

Friday the 13th of December will be the online premiere of Pablo Parés' third installment of Daemonium, his ongoing post-apocalyptic sci-fi film.So far we've seen a broad variety of thematics and environments, shedding light on his ambitious story. This third chapter... More »

AFM 2013: Lynch, Harron, Kusama, The Soska Sisters And Vukovic Together For All Female Horror Anthology XX

MPI Dark Sky Films and XYZ Films announced today a new joint venture, a horror anthology titled XX. What makes this particular anthology stand out from the rest of the crowd, for now, is that all the segments will be... More »

Watch The Creepy Trailer For Jorge Olguin's WHISPERS OF THE FOREST

Chilean director Jorge Olguin has been a regular in these pages over the years as he has served up a string of horror pictures to local audiences and he returns once again with his 3D horror film Whispers of the... More »
By Todd Brown   

Watch The Green Band Trailer For Adrian Bogliano's HERE COMES THE DEVIL

When Adrian Bogliano's Here Comes The Devil screened at Fantastic Fest it pulled off a feat that I do not believe any other film screened at the largest genre fest in America has ever done, sweeping every award in its... More »
By Todd Brown   

Valdivia 2013 Review: CICHONGA, Classic Grindhouse Imitation Going Slightly Wrong

In the first days of the Valdivia film festival here in Chile, the talk of the town was the world premiere of Cichonga, which is weird for a festival where the main focus is art house cinema from around the... More »

Watch The Red-band Trailer for HERE COMES THE DEVIL

It came, it saw, and it left with all the major horror awards, along with lots of major accolades. We're talking about Mexican horror film Here Comes the Devil, written and directed by Adrián García Bogliano of Cold Sweat fame.... More »
By Ard Vijn   

First Trailer For Abortion-Themed Chilean Thriller APIO VERDE Provokes Controversy

The first trailer of the new movie by genre-film Chilean director Francesc Morales (Humanimal), has appeared after months from its first screenings around the world in different festivals and venues, and now is trying to have a Chilean release, but... More »

Ayacucho International Film Festival Announces Its First Edition

In recent years, Peru has become home to many film festivals. Joining the veteran Lima Film Fest, which wrapped up its 17th edition a couple of months ago, are other events such as Lima Independiente, focused on indie films; the... More »

Watch The Astounding Trailer For Argentinian SciFi UNDERLAND: THE LAST SURFACER

Just in case the rapid rise of Evil Dead director Fede Alvarez - who jumped straight to making studio features on the strength of his Uruguayan short film Panic Attack - was not enough to convince you that things are... More »
By Todd Brown   

Santiago 2013 Review: EL ALCALDE (The Mayor) Is The Perfect Portrait Of Fascism

Mauricio Fernández Garza is the mayor of the municipal territory of San Pedro Garza García, one of the richest in Mexico, where the wealthiest people of the country come to live, not only because other people like them live there,... More »

The Second ZOMBIE SHARK Trailer Arrives: Two Girls One Shark!

Cast your mind back to June, when we had a sneak trailer for Tiburón Zombie aka. Zombie Shark, featuring a pretty girl sunning next to a bathtub with a zombie shark in it. Well, that was perhaps more of a... More »
By Ard Vijn   

Interview: Director Rodrigo Ordoñez On DEPOSITARIES, Mexican Science Fiction, And The Possibility Of A Remake

Rodrigo Ordoñez's first feature film Depositaries (Depositarios) opened in Mexican cinemas last Friday after three years of struggle for proper distribution, a delay that's not unusual when it comes to Mexican movies. The film had its festival run back in... More »

Santiago 2013 Review: HIJO DE TRAUCO (Trauco's Son) Is Admirable, Yet Hollow

Chiloé is an island in the territory of Chile, and it's maybe the most interesting place in my country that I've yet to visit for myself. It's plagued with myths and legends, creatures and magicians, stories about ghosts and witches... More »

Peru Chooses Sci-Fi Drama THE CLEANER As Its 2014 Oscar Hopeful

The Peruvian Ministry of Culture announced today the country's official submission for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2014 Academy Awards; the honor goes to The Cleaner ("El Limpiador"), from first-time director Adrián Saba, A drama with science fiction overtones,... More »
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