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