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LATIN AMERICAN CINEMA

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‘Sordo’ (2019) & ‘O Matador’ (2017): A Latin Western Double-Review

Directed by: Alfonso Cortés-Cavanillas [1], Marcelo Galvão [2] || Produced by: Juanjo Lopez [1], Marcelo Galvão, Letícia Marques [2] Screenplay by: Alfonso Cortés-Cavanillas, Juan Carlos Díaz Martín [1], Marcelo Galvão [2] || Starring: Asier Etxeandia, Marian Álvarez, Hugo Silva, Aitor Luna, Imanol Arias, Olimpia Melinte, Ruth Díaz, Jorge Basanta, Stephanie Gil [1], Diogo Morgado, Nill … Continue reading

‘Frontera Verde’ (2019): A Unique Genre-Blending Crime Drama

Created by: Jenny Ceballos, Mauricio Leiva-Cock, Diego Ramirez-Schrempp || Written by: Gibran Portela, Maria Camila Arias, Camila Bruges, Anton Goenechea, Javier Penalosa, Natalia Santa, Nicolas Serrano Directed by: Laura Mora Ortega, Jacques Toulemonde Vidal, Ciro Guerra || Starring: Juana del Rio, Nelson Camayo, Angela Cano, Miguel Dionisio Ramos, Gabriella Campagna, Bruno Clairefond, Andres Crespo, Marcela … Continue reading

‘Roma’ (2018): Alfonso Cuarón Tones It Down

Directed by: Alfonso Cuaron || Produced by: Alfonso Cuaron, Gabriela Rodriguez, Nicolas Celis Screenplay by: Alfonso Cuaron || Starring: Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Fernando Grediaga, Jorge Antonio Guerrero, Marco Graf, Daniela Demesa, Diego Cortina Autrey Cinematography: Alfonso Cuaron || Edited by: Alfonso Cuaron, Adam Gough || Country: Mexico, United States || Language: Spanish, Mixtec … Continue reading

‘Babel’ (2006): Alejandro Iñárritu Goes Full Oscar-Bait

Directed by: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu || Produced by: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Jon Kilik, Steve Golin Screenplay by: Guillermo Arriaga, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu || Starring: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Gael Garcia Bernal, Koji Yakusho, Adriana Barraza, Rinko Kikuchi Music by: Gustavo Santaolalla || Cinematography by: Rodrigo Prieto || Edited by: Stephen Mirrione, Douglas Crise || Country: … Continue reading

‘The Green Inferno’ (2013): Eli Roth’s Cornball Homage to Exploitation Cinema

Directed by: Eli Roth || Produced by: Miguel Asensio, Jason Blum, Molly Conners, Nicolas Lopez, Eli Roth, Christopher Woodrow Screenplay by: Eli Roth, Guillermo Amoedo || Starring: Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, Daryl Sabara, Kirby Bliss Blanton, Sky Ferreira, Magda Apanowicz, Nicolas Martinez, Aaron Burns, Ignacia Allamand, Ramon Llao, Richard Burgi Music by: Manuel Riveiro || … Continue reading

‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ (2006): High Fantasy Melded with Historical Fiction

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro || Produced by: Guillermo del Toro, Alfonso Cuaron, Bertha Navarro, Frida Torresblanco, Alvaro Augustin Screenplay by: Guillermo del Toro || Starring: Ivana Baquero, Sergi Lopez, Maribel Verdu, Doug Jones Ariadna Gil, Alex Angulo Music by: Javier Navarrete || Cinematography by: Guillermo Navarro || Edited by: Bernat Vilaplana || Country: Spain, Mexico … Continue reading

‘Elite Squad 2’ (2010): The Most Disappointing Sequel Since “Alien 3”

Directed by: Jose Padilha || Produced by: Marcos Prado Screenplay by: Jose Padilha, Braulio Mantovani || Starring: Wagner Moura, Irandhir Santos, Andre Ramiro, Milhem Cortaz, Andre Mattos, Maria Ribeiro Music by: Pedro Bromfman || Cinematography by: Lula Carvalho || Edited by: Daniel Rezende || Country: Brazil || Language: Portuguese Running Time: 116 minutes Readers may … Continue reading

‘Neighboring Sounds’ (2012): Blocking, Framing, and Set-Design Elevate an Otherwise Quaint Social Drama

Directed by: Kleber Mendonca Filho || Produced by: Emilie Lesclaux Screenplay by: Kleber Mendonca Filho || Starring: Irandhir Santos, Gustavo Jahn, Maeve Jinkings, W.J. Solha, Irma Brown, Lula Terra, Yuri Holanda, Clebia Souza, Albert Tenorio, Nivaldo Nascimento Music by: DJ Dolores || Cinematography: Pedro Sotero, Fabricio Tadeu || Edited by: Kleber Mendonca Filho, Jao Maria … Continue reading

‘Cronos’ (1993): Guillermo del Toro’s Humble Origins

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro || Produced by: Arthur H. Gorson, Bertha Navarro, Alejandro Springall Screenplay by: Guillermo del Toro || Starring: Federico Luppi, Ron Perlman, Claudio Brook Margarita Isabel, Tamara Shanath, Daniel Gimenez Cacho Music by: Javier Alvarez || Cinematography: Guillermo Navarro || Edited by: Raul Davalos || Country: Mexico || Language: Spanish, English … Continue reading

‘La Ciénega’ (2001): A Humid, Drunken Stupor

Directed by: Lucrecia Martel || Produced by: Lita Stantic Screenplay by: Lucrecia Martel || Starring: Graciela Borges, Mercedes Moran, Martin Adjemian, Daniel Valenzuela, Leonara Balcarce, Silvia Bayle, Sofia Bertolotto, Juan Cruz Bordeu Cinematography: Hugo Colace || Edited by: Santiago Ricci || Country: Argentina || Language: Spanish Running Time: 103 minutes Roger Ebert described this film … Continue reading