Watch The Exclusive Trailer For LA CASA MUDA Director's LOCAL GOD

Uruguyan director Gustavo Hernandez created quite a stir with his debut feature, the single take horror La Casa Muda (The Silent House). An astounding piece of technical filmmaking that proved Hernandez had an uncommon knack for building tension, La Casa... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

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 »
  

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 »
By Todd Brown   
  

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 »
  

Michael Jai White Ain't Your Regular Tourist In Kick-Ass FALCON RISING Trailer

Director Ernie Barbarash recently wrapped on Pound Of Flesh in China with Jean Calude Van Damme, but before that hits our screens, take a look at his Brazil-set martial arts revenge thriller Falcon Rising (formerly titled Favella) starring Michael Jai White.The... 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 »
  

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 »
  

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 »
  

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 »
  

CANTINFLAS Trailer: The World's Greatest Clown Gets A Biopic

As the first American born child of a half Mexican family, Cantinflas was a presence that was both ubiquitous and mysterious to me as a child. While my own household with my parents was very culturally acclimated to life in... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

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 »
  

Fantaspoa 2014 Wrap: Twitch's Reviews And The Festival's Video Recap

In order to wrap up my Twitch coverage of Fantaspoa 2014, I'm sharing the festival's official video recap, which is a very nice way to get a taste of what happens "behind the scenes" and when you bring together Lloyd... More »
  

Mexican Sci-Fi Flick MULTIPLIER Goes Ahead With Canadian Support

ScreenDaily is reporting that Mexican and Canadian production companies have inked a deal to co-produce the Mexican science fiction film Multiplier. Velarium Arts, EMAfilms and Filmoption International are teaming up to make Rodrigo Hernandez's short film Protocolo into a feature film. The image... More »
  

Fantaspoa 2014 Review: DARKNESS BY DAY (EL DÍA TRAJO LA OSCURIDAD), Solid Atmospheric Horror From Argentina

The countryside of Argentina is the setting for Martín Desalvo's Darkness by Day (El Día Trajo la Oscuridad), a little horror film that rests almost entirely on its two main actresses, Mora Recalde and Romina Paula. They play Virginia and Anabel,... More »
  

Hey Los Angeles! Hola Mexico Offers A Tempting Menu Of Mexican Cinematic Delights

Celebrating its sixth edition, the Hola Mexico Festival starts today (Friday, May 9), in Los Angeles at Regal Cinemas LA LIVE. The festival aims to bring "the best films, food and music from Mexico to Downtown Los Angeles," and as... More »
  

Fear Death With The Trailer For Daniel De La Vega's NECROPHOBIA 3D

Of all the countries in Latin America it is Argentina which has most wholeheartedly embraced genre film in recent years, with a handful of talented young filmmakers driving a push towards horror film in that country that has since spilled... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Score With Costa Rican Football Comedy ITALIA 90

Costa Rican writer-director Miguel Gomez has been a great favorite in these parts thanks to his comedy infused genre pieces first person horror El Sanatorio and apocalyptic laugher The End, and he's headed in a slightly different direction with his... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Eli Roth's Cannibal Horror THE GREEN INFERNO Gets A Chilling New Teaser!

Eli Roth's latest offering of globe-trotting terror takes us deep into the Peruvian rain forests, where a group of good-time-lovin' student activists soon find themselves abandoned and at the mercy of a savage, flesh-craving tribe of indigenous cannibals. Roth again joins... More »
  

TIFF Kids Talk Film: ANINA, An Animated film about Palindromes and Empathy

Willem and Miranda are back with another short video review from the TIFF Kids film festival. A highly stylized animated feature from Uruguay which examines childhood conflict called ANINA.  The eponymous little girl with the palindrome name has an evocative imagination that... More »
  
 
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