Eric Ortiz Garcia
Mexico City

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 »
  

Latin Beat: Mexico's Romantic Comedies, Plus CANTINFLAS; Peru's Apocalyptic Comedy JAPY ENDING

Mexico is in love with romantic comedies at the moment, according to Eric Ortiz Garcia, our correspondent in Mexico, and that includes the upcoming Casi Treinta and Amor de Mis Amores. He's already seen one, so he has comments on... 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 »
  

Latin Beat: Peru's Haunting MAGALLANES And Thrilling DESAPARECER; Plus Mexico's BELLAS DE NOCHE

Peruvians filmmakers are busy tapping into unpleasant realms for their new movies. Actor Salvador del Solar makes his directorial debut with the haunting Magallanes -- we have new stills and the trailer -- while Dorian Fernandez-Moris mines the rain forest, so to... 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 »
  

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 »
  

Full Disclosure 2014 The Directors Cut: Tony Scott

Every month on Full Disclosure, we select a filmmaker who is or would be celebrating their birthday, and use that as an excellent excuse to throw the spotlight on them and their career. Members of Team Twitch seek out a... 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 »
  

Latin Beat: Chile's EL INCONTROLABLE MUNDO DEL AZAR, Peru's PERRO GUARDIAN, Mexico's WORKERS

What's happening lately with genre films in Latin America? Our contributing writers in Chile, Peru, and Mexico tell us about, respectively: (1) a new comedy that bears more than a passing resemblance to a Wes Anderson joint; (2) a gritty thriller... 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 »
  

Criterion To Release ERASERHEAD, THE INNOCENTS, And More In September

The Criterion Collection announced yesterday their September new releases, consisting of four brand-new titles and one Blu-ray update. American artist David Lynch finally joins the collection, as many film aficionados have been hoping for years. Lynch's debut feature, Eraserhead, is... More »
  

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 »
  

Review: I HATE LOVE Loves The Rom-Com Formula

Debuting internationally in 2012, but only now arriving in Mexican movie theaters, I Hate Love (Odio el Amor) tries too hard to be a distinctive effort in the romantic comedy field. It brings a mixed cast, with both Mexicans and Americans,... More »
  

Twitch's Favorite Football Films

After the long four-year wait, today is the day for a new World Cup to kick off. It's a very particular edition for football's major event, as the world's top champion, Brazil, is the host country for the first time since... More »
  
 
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