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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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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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Discovering oneself during a round trip – “Viaje Redondo” [2009 Mexico]

Gerardo Tort’s drama “Viaje Redondo” [Eng. Title: Round Trip] is another good looking ‘road movie’ from Mexico. I knew nothing about the film nor the director before I got to watch, and it turned out to be a pleasant … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Cervantes and others in “Fuera del Cielo” [2006 Mexico]

Javier Patrón’s first feature-length film “Fuera del Cielo” [Eng. Title: Beyond the Sky] is a gritty crime thriller set amidst the bad streets of Mexico City where we follow two parallel stories – one of two brothers down on … Continue reading

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