Eric Ortiz Garcia
Mexico City, Mexico

Fantaspoa 2016 Interview: Brian Trenchard-Smith On TURKEY SHOOT And DEAD END DRIVE-IN

Fantaspoa’s tradition of paying homage to living legends of genre cinema, such as Lloyd Kaufman, Richard Stanley and Fabio Frizzi, continues in 2016 with a mini retrospective dedicated to fearless filmmaker Brian Trenchard-Smith, key figure of the so-called Ozploitation subgenre.... More »
  

Review: Punk Is Alive In THE DAMNED: DON'T YOU WISH THAT WE WERE DEAD

Near the ending of Wes Orshoski’s new documentary The Damned: Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead, guitarist and former bassist Captain Sensible - the wildest/funniest founding member of punk pioneers The Damned -, says that in the late seventies,... More »
  

Review: ELSTREE 1976 Presents The Human Side Behind A Space Opera

Hundreds of actors work on a film production but only a phenomenon as huge and unique as Star Wars really make fans interested in basically every single one of them, including the extras and the masked performers. This real fascination... More »
  

Interview: Adrián García Bogliano Talks SCHERZO DIABOLICO

After directing Late Phases, his English-language debut film, Adrián García Bogliano returned to Mexico to work again with Here Comes the Devil’s Francisco Barreiro. The result was Scherzo Diabolico, in which Barreiro portraits a middle aged man who -- while waiting... More »
  

Review: THE GIRL IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS, Woefully Underdeveloped

In the opening scene of The Girl in the Photographs - an indie slasher that’s notoriously Wes Craven’s very last film credit -, we see two girls walking out of a movie theater after watching a horror movie. One of... More »
  

Review: THE PROGRAM Portrays Lance Armstrong As A Fascinating Liar

British filmmaker Stephen Frears is no stranger to bringing a controversial and highly publicized real life case to the big screen. With both The Queen and The Program, Frears explores how much the reality of an influential figure can differ... More »
  

Review: CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES, Now On Blu-ray And VOD

The first notion presented in Criminal Activities, the directorial debut of Watchmen's Jackie Earle Haley, is a common and precise one: life is unpredictable, one day you are here and the next moment you can be gone. Even if the film... More »
  

Review: MARTYRS, A Worthless American Remake

Pascal Laugier's Martyrs is one of the most genuinely disturbing films of the last decade, a peculiar mix of genres from revenge thriller to torture porn that shocks equally for its graphic content and main concept. The inevitable American remake, helmed... More »
  

TwitchFilm's Top 10 Movies Of 2015

Here at TwitchFilm, we are pleased to feature contributions from dozens of people located all over the world, writing about the movies that intrigue, confound, anger, and delight them. While that makes us a distinctive site, it also makes it... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Interview: Director Sono Sion Talks TOKYO TRIBE

Before releasing the crazy amount of six films in only one year, master filmmaker Sono Sion adapted the manga Tokyo Tribes into a unique and fun hip hop musical about several rival gangs (all but one very violent) that are... More »
  

Review: THE INCIDENT, Isaac Ezban's Fascinating Debut Feature

In what it feels like the scene with the most personal dialog during the first half of Isaac Ezban's The Incident (El Incidente), the agonizing character of Amores Perros' Humberto Busto shares his thoughts about life in general. "Life is... More »
  

In-Edit Mexico 2015 Interview: Wes Orshoski Talks THE DAMNED: DON'T YOU WISH THAT WE WERE DEAD

After making an excellent documentary about one of the most recognized figures in rock 'n' roll (Lemmy), director Wes Orshoski is back in order to explore a much obscure story but nonetheless important: that of the British band The Damned,... More »
  

Feratum 2015 Unleashes First Wave, Led By TURBO KID And THE EDITOR

In exactly one month, the fourth edition of Feratum (October 1-4) will kick off in Tlalpujahua, Michoacán. Let's check out then the films announced so far. The official competitive selection is composed of five different sections: Mexican Features, Mexican Shorts,... More »
  

In-Edit Mexico 2015 Interview: One9 And Erik Parker Talk NAS: TIME IS ILLMATIC

Nas: Time Is Illmatic is not the average "making of" documentary since it explores the creation of "Illmatic" - a classic East Coast hip hop album - from a personal perspective, approaching rapper Nas' origin and his experiences of growing... More »
  

Latin Beat: Watch KM SIN RETORNO Trailer, Plus THE HELL WITHIN Seeks Funding

We have details -- and trailers -- for two fascinating projects. The first is a sequel to a Mexican horror hit, while the other is a (potential) collaboration between a musician turned producer with more experienced Brazilian behind-the-scenes talent. Check... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Twitch's Top 10 Movies Of The First Half Of 2015

As mentioned before, the year 2015 is moving on with breakneck speed, it seems. Currently we're already at the halfway point, and can look back at what's been a pretty surprising cinematic six months. So we asked ourselves what we... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Macabro 2015: Check Out The Official Poster

The 2015 edition of Mexico City's International Horror Film Festival, Macabro, will be celebrated from August 20 to 30. That's ten straight days of the best recent genre cinema, though we have yet to know the full programming. While we... More »
  

Fantaspoa 2015 Dispatch: Award Winners Include STUNG And THE INCIDENT

After more than two weeks full of a great variety of activities - including film screenings, concerts, parties and several Q&A with the filmmakers - the eleventh edition of Fantaspoa came to an end on Sunday May 31 with the... More »
  

Fantaspoa 2015 Review: Sam's POSSESSED Presents An Exorcism With Clay And A Fragmented Script

Possessed (aka Pos eso) is a peculiar Spanish animation which recalls the claymation classics of Wallace and Gromit for the design of its characters - after all the director Sam worked as an animator for Aardman - but not due to... More »
  

Fantaspoa 2015 Interview: REDEEMER Director Ernesto Díaz Espinoza

Redeemer marks the fourth collaboration between director Ernesto Díaz Espinoza and martial artist Marko Zaror, and is considered by the director himself as his most serious movie, since it accompanies its carefully choreographed and violent as hell fights with a... More »
  
 
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