Ernesto Zelaya Miñano
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Latin Beat: Watch LA ACADEMIA, LA HERENCIA Trailers, Plus Picks From Muestra Internacional de Cine

In this edition of our bi-weekly Latin Beat, we hear from our correspondent Ernesto Zelaya Minano, who lives in Peru. He tells us about two new movies: La Academia, an upcoming sports drama, and La Herencia, a comedy. Next, we... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Latin Beat: ASU MARE 2, Will Lightning Strike Again In Peru?

Is box-office success a blessing or a curse? Ernesto Zelaya Minano, who is based in Peru, addresses that question in regard to the brand-new trailer for Asu Mare, the follow up to the 2013 smash hit. Critics are sharpening their... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Review: PLAN 9, The Spirit Of Ed Wood Is Alive And Well

Early on in Plan 9, a character complains that a remake of Plan 9 From Outer Space is the mother of all bad ideas. And really, it's hard to think of anything that could top Ed Wood's incompetent, legendary cheesefest... More »
  

Latin Beat: Ambulante Doc Fest Kicks Off; Watch Chilling Trailers For Peru's POSEIDAS And DESAPARECER

Our newest Latin Beat column features contributions from Eric Ortiz Garcia in Mexico and Ernesto Zelaya Minano in Peru. First, Eric tells us about the Ambulante documentary festival and presents his top five picks. Next, Ernesto shares news about two chilling... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Review: LA ENTIDAD Is A Small Step Forward For Peruvian Horror

La Entidad marks the latest foray from a genre-untested director into horror movies. Eduardo Schuldt, previously known for working in children's animation (see the likes of The Dolphin: Story of a Dreamer or Freedom Force) proves himself surprisingly adept at... More »
  

Review: BLANQUIAZUL, A Cheerful Tribute To A Soccer Team And Its Fans

Blanquiazul, from director Luis Castro Serrano, is the first Peruvian wide release of 2015. It's also a documentary, a genre which has been largely neglected by local directors (and distributors), save for Javier Corcuera, whose Sigo Siendo, about our country's... More »
  

SIZZLER '77: Watch The Trailer For A 70s Aussie Cop Campfest

Indie filmmaker Timothy Spanos has been described as "one of the unsung heroes of Australian independent cinema". With seven films under his belt - including Nancy Nancy, Prisoner Queen, and the ode to suburban life in Victoria that was Boronia... More »
  

Aussie ZomWrestling Opus FROM PARTS UNKNOWN: FIGHT LIKE A GIRL Drops New Teaser Trailer

Just a few weeks after premiering its first full-length trailer, Australian zombie wrestling movie From Parts Unknown: Fight Like a Girl continues to roll towards its world premiere on January 10th with a brand new teaser trailer, featuring music from... More »
  

Review: DIE FIGHTING, An Energetic, Meta Martial Arts Flick

Die Fighting, the latest from martial arts maestros Z Team, also marks the full-length directorial debut of Wushu specialist and choreographer Fabien Garcia, after making the short films Duel, Fantasy Story, and Brothers Forever. It's a nice bit of undemanding... More »
  

FROM PARTS UNKNOWN: FIGHT LIKE A GIRL: Watch The Trailer For Australian Zombie-Wrestling-Video Game Movie

Aussie production company Strongman Pictures Entertainment is proudly gearing up for the imminent release of a movie that has been almost a decade in the making: Daniel Armstrong's From Parts Unknown: Fight Like a Girl. The story behind this wrestling/zombie mashup... More »
  

Review: PERRO GUARDIAN, A Gritty Character Study Based On Reality

The trailers for Perro Guardián, the debut feature from Bacha Caravedo and Daniel Higashionna, were selling it as a gritty action thriller. They got the grit part right, but this is actually a slow-burn psychological study of a difficult character,... More »
  

Lima Film Festival 2014: Wrap-Up And Winners

After nine days, with over 300 films being screened and various other activities, the Lima Film Festival ended its 18th birthday in style, with a grand ceremony held at the city's National Theatre.The night kicked off with a Lifetime Achievement... More »
  

Lima 2014 Review: VIEJOS AMIGOS, A Light, Harmless Comedy About Growing Old

The debut film from director Fernando Villarán, Viejos Amigos is one of the most anticipated local films of the year. For some odd reason, its theatrical run has kicked off on the same week it plays at the Lima Film Festival, which just... More »
  

Lima 2014 Review: Revenge Is A Dish Best Served Differently In TO KILL A MAN

Jorge (Daniel Candia) is a meek, introverted park ranger who spends most of his day alone in the forest. On the way home one night, he runs into a group of thugs led by the neighborhood bully, Kalule (Daniel Antivilo),... More »
  

Lima 2014 Review: REFUGIADO, A Truthful Account Of The Impact Of Domestic Abuse

No topic is taboo when it comes to movies, but some of them do require care. If certain subjects are not handled correctly, filmmakers can be accused of being exploitative and/or insensitive. It takes a deft directorial hand successfully work... More »
  

Lima 2014 Review: GUEROS Takes You On A Ride Through Mexico City

Gueros, the debut film from director Alonso Ruiz Palacios, begins on a high note: a stylish, energetic opening detailing the inevitable collision between a woman carrying her baby on a stroller and a badly timed water balloon. This little act... More »
  

Lima Film Festival 2014 Comes Of Age And Releases Its Full Lineup

Another year, and another edition of the Lima Film Festival is upon us. Just in time for its milestone 18th birthday, the Fest has released their full slate of films, both in the Fiction and Documentary competitions and other sections.Argentina,... More »
  

Watch Grandfathers Misbehave In The Trailer For VIEJOS AMIGOS

Senior citizens in movies tend to come in two flavors: kindly grandfather types who offer words of wisdom, or grumpy, mischievous old coots with a twinkle in their eye who haven't forgotten what it's like to be young. It looks... More »
  

Interview: Daniel Rodriguez Risco Brings Back Classic Thrillers With EL VIENTRE

Peruvian filmmaker Daniel Rodríguez Risco  took an unconventional path to making movies. A former Economics student turned businessman, entrepreneur and University Dean, he worked on a second career as a budding filmmaker by making his own short fims - one... 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 »
  
 
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