Review: ROOT (RAIZ) Is Somewhat Literal In Its Symbology

The winner of the Chilean Competition in last year's Valdivia Film Festival, Raíz (Root) managed not only to get chosen to participate in many festivals from Latin America and beyond, but also snagged a Chilean distribution deal, something that doesn't... More »
  

LA DICTADURA PERFECTA: Check The First Trailer For Luis Estrada's Latest Political Satire

While Mexican director Luis Estrada and star Damián Alcázar did a couple of films together before, their real partnership began in 1999 with the political satire Herod's Law (La Ley de Herodes). Since then, Estrada has directed only similar films, all... More »
  

Latin Beat: Chile's FLYING FISH And RUIZ, Terror Fest Peru, Mexico's Triumph

What is happening in Latin America? We have mini-reports from three of our expert correspondents who live in Chile, Peru, and Mexico. First up, we have news on the two latest local films opening in Chile -- reviews for both are... 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 »
  

Macabro 2014: Full Lineup Announced

On Thursday, August 14, Macabro (Mexico City International Horror Film Festival) revealed all the details for its upcoming 13th edition.Macabro 2014 will be celebrated from August 21 to 31, at the following venues: Teatro de la Ciudad "Esperanza Iris", Cineteca... More »
  

Morelia 2014: Official Mexican Selection Revealed

The Morelia International Film Festival revealed today its official selection, showcasing a lineup exclusively composed of Mexican films. It's definitely exciting, as these are the national movies that will most likely hit theaters during 2015. There are some familiar names, such... 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 »
  

Review: WE ARE MARI PEPA (SOMOS MARI PEPA), An Honest Portrait Of Youth With A Dose Of Punk Rock

Mari Pepa is the name of a punk rock band in We Are Mari Pepa (Somos Mari Pepa), Samuel Isamu Kishi Leopo's extension of his own 18-minute short film Mari Pepa. "Mari" refers to marihuana, while "pepa" is slang for... More »
  

Morelia 2014: Mexican Film Noir Program Announced

October is near and so is the 2014 edition of the Morelia International Film Festival! Taking place from October 17 to 26, the 12th edition of Morelia is going to be celebrating the Golden Age of Mexican cinema, with an image... More »
  

Argentina Delivers A Slick Thriller With ARREBATO

Where did the Hollywood thriller go? Remember the days when movies like Fatal Attraction, The Hand That Rocks The Cradle, Basic Instinct et al jostled for space on screens? Hollywood seems to have abandoned these sorts of films almost entirely... More »
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Review: DARKER THAN NIGHT (MÁS NEGRO QUE LA NOCHE), An Embarrassingly Bad 3D Remake

The original Más Negro Que la Noche, or Darker Than Night, was written and directed by the late Carlos Enrique Taboada in 1975. Widely considered as one of the most important Mexican horror films ever made, it is everything this... 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 »
  

Check The First Still From Adrian Garcia Bogliano's SCHERZO DIABOLICO

Argentinian director Adrian Garcia Bogliano never seems to stop working and - true to form - he's hard at it now with production under way on his second Mexican shot feature, Scherzo Diabolico. Bogliano reunites with his Here Comes The... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

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 »
  

Review: HEIGHTS (CUMBRES), A Subtle Character Piece Inspired By The Killer Of Cumbres Case

Inspired by a real life high-profile crime that happened in Monterrey, Mexico, Heights (Cumbres) is a film that in the wrong hands could have been a disaster, close to the sensationalist journalism that covered said case back in 2006. However,... 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 »
  

Guanajuato 2014: Film Awards Go To TODOS ESTAN MUERTOS, PARTY GIRL, And More

The Guanajuato International Film Festival 2014 came to an end last Sunday, August 3. Actors Ximena Ayala (The Amazing Catfish) and Gustavo Sánchez Parra (Amores Perros) conducted the closing ceremony the previous night (August 2) at the Auditorio del Estado,... More »
  

Guanajuato 2014: Roger Corman's Master Class (Recap And Photos)

B movie king Roger Corman was honored this year at the Guanajuato International Film Festival (GIFF). A selection of both Corman-directed and produced films were screened during the festival, at such venues as the city's Teatro Juarez, the graveyard, and the... More »
  

Hey, Mexico! Win Cult Classic ALUCARDA On DVD

The good folks at Mexican distribution company ZatMeni know very well that the Twitch reader loves weird and cult movies. They also dig that kind of glorious stuff, actually; proof is that their DVD catalog includes the Juan López Moctezuma... More »
  

Review: THE MAGNETIC TREE Attracts, But Fails To Surprise

This Spanish-Chilean co-production was among the most lauded of the Valdivia Film Festival last year. Though it failed to win any official festival prizes, The Magnetic Tree (El árbol magnético) was easily one of the most spoken-about movies. It managed... More »
  
 
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