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For some, going north means trekking through hell – “La vida precoz y breve de Sabina Rivas” [2012 Mexico]

Mexican filmmakers never seem to grow tired of their country’s infamous gangs – Luis Mandoki’s crime drama “La vida precoz y breve de Sabina Rivas” [Eng. Trans: The Precocious and Brief Life of Sabina Rivas] is set in towns … Continue reading

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A Twisted Family in “Sitcom” [1998 France]

François Ozon is no stranger when it comes to pushing the envelope, and watching his comedy “Sitcom” on TV for the very first time had me cringing in my seat. This is black comedy of the darkest kind where … Continue reading

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Almodóvar at his twisted best in “Laberinto de Pasiones” [1982 Spain]

For those who may not know, early films by Pedro Almodóvar were pretty much underground affairs – he was part of Spain’s counter-culture, and also fronted a music band. The 1982 drama, “Laberinto de Pasiones” [Eng. Title: Labyrinth of … Continue reading

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Mina Orfanou in “Strella” [2009 Greece]

I’ve had the DVD of this Panos H. Koutras drama, “Strella” [Eng. Title: A Woman’s Way] for well over a year now. It is also one of the most poignant and radical films I’d seen during the time, one … Continue reading

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Elsa Pataky and others in “Máncora” BR720 [2008 Peru, Spain]

This is a rare re-review in this blog. Having recently re-watched Ricardo de Montreuil’s Peruvian drama, “Máncora”, I realise my earlier assessment was perhaps a bit harsh. And it is only fair that I give it a more balanced … Continue reading

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