Category Archives: Mexico

A film review: “Las horas muertas” [2013 Mexico]

Every once in a while, even if less frequently then before, a gem emerges from Mexico to remind us of the country’s rich cinematic and cultural legacy that also inspired Latin America. A simple storyline layered in textures, and … Continue reading

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A review: “Heli” [2013 Mexico]

Amat Escalante is no stranger to controversy. One of the bad boys of the Mexican New Wave, his films, alongside that of close friend Carlos Reygadas (who incidentally is also often his producer), provoke and shock audiences through searing … Continue reading

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Back to the future: “Reencarnación: una historia de amor” [2013 Mexico]

Eduardo Rossoff’s romantic fantasy thriller “Reencarnación, una historia de amor” [Eng. Title: Family Blood] is about a perpetual family feud carried across several reincarnations.
Alejandro (Shalim Ortiz) meets Yolanda (Liz Gallardo) and falls in love. Yolanda’s brother Lisandro (Raúl Méndez) … Continue reading

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Playing with film and light – “Post Tenebras Lux” [2012 Mexico]

Carlos Reygadas (of Batalla en el cielo and Stellet Licht fame) is no stranger to pushing the envelope and has as many ardent admirers as hardened cynics. But there is no denying the fact that he is one of … Continue reading

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Claudia Goytia in “Rojo Orgásmico” [2012 Mexico]

“Rojo Orgásmico” is the first film by Christian González that I’ve come across, even if he appears to have been making films for ever. Perhaps because, as in this case, his films tends to aim at a niche local … Continue reading

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