CASA DE MI PADRE

11/17/2012

 
Funny telenovela spoof. I love Will Ferrell, Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal, so yes, see it.

 

GET THE GRINGO

08/28/2012

 
Get the Gringo? I'd rather get the bastard(s) who felt it was neccessary to cut away from close-ups over and over in rapid succession. Hey, editor, director, whoever, give us a chance to connect with your characters! There's no reason to cut so fast in a two shot close-up! Jeez... Mel Gibson is totally believable, and this is a perfect vehicle for him. Kevin Hernandez holds his own in this violent clever funny action-packed cigarette commercial/film set south-of-the-border. Love the narration: see it!
 

MISS BALA

04/16/2012

 
It's cold, distant, violent, to arty. Hey, Gerardo Naranjo, if you want anyone to connect with your characters, stop filming the back of their heads.
http://www.missbala.com/
 

CIRCO

09/22/2011

 
A hundred year-old Mexican family circus struggles to make it, and stay intact in this social documentary that provides a window to a culture in transition.
Official Site:http://www.circomexico.com/
 

WE ARE WHAT WE ARE

08/16/2011

 
Teenage Mexican Capitalino cannibals & their mom practice a bloody tradition while being pursued by cops. Horror soap opera with gay subtext. I want my 85 minutes back.

Official  Site: http://www.wearewhatweare.co.uk/
 

REVOLUCIÓN

06/14/2011

 
Ten short films riff on the centennial of the Mexican Revolution. Produced by Diego Luna and Gael García Bernal. Reminds me that even though I live in L.A., I'm woefully ignorant of Mexican history and culture.

Official Site: http://www.revolucion100.com/
Netflix: http://movies.netflix.com/Movie/Revolucion/70142049?trkid=496624#height69
 

BIUTIFUL

06/02/2011

 
Alejandro González Iñárritu is a master of dramatizing human pain. Javier Bardem suffers like no other. Dramatic, depressing portrait of a doomed man trying to die with dignity. Long in length, lots of hand-held camera, outstanding performances by Bardem and Maricel Álvarez.

Official Site: http://www.biutiful-themovie.com/
Netflix: http://movies.netflix.com/Movie/Biutiful/70117585?trkid=496624#height1594