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Interview: Festival del Puerto Director on the 2018 Edition

From December 7 to 9, the fourth edition of the Festival del Puerto is taking place in Puerto Escondido, a very famous tourist place in the state of Oaxaca. Outdoor movies and the enjoyment of the Bacocho beach is what...

KRYTONITA Director And Author Reunite For Female Zombie Prison Riot ULTRA / TUMBA

Hands up everyone who enjoys a good prison riot film! Yes? How about a female prison riot film? Yeah? Now what if you throw in zombies? Well, get ready, because that's exactly what Argentina's Nicanor Loreti is cooking up with...

RESPIRA (BREATHE): Official Poster And Images Released For Argentine Horror Flick

The official poster and first stills for Argentine horror flick Respira (Breathe) have been released.    Respira (Breathe) is the third film by Gabriel Grieco (Still Life (2015) and Hipersomnia (2017)). It was one of the seven films selected to...

TERRIFIED (ATERRADOS): Guillermo del Toro to Produce Argentine Remake of Paranormal Shocker?

Wow. This is a hell of a scoop. We have just gotten word out of Argentina that Fox will announce that Guillermo del Toro is in talks to produce a English language remake of Demian Rugna's tremendously entertaining paranormal shocker...

Morbido 2018 Wrap-up: Stories From My Happy Place

Since the first year I went to Morbido it quickly became my home away from home. I use my vacation time to go to two festivals and/or copro markets each year and one week always goes to mi Familia...

Morbido 2018 Review: ABRAKADABRA, The Onetti Brothers Final And Best Giallo Film

Lorenzo returns to the town where his father, Dante, The Great, died during an accident on stage during his magic act. Along with his assistant Antonella they bring their own brand of magic back to the theater where the tragedy...

Morbido 2018 Review: ANYA, Can a Twist Save a Worn Thin Horror Trope

Anya heads out for a night of partying with her friends, Rick and Mariana. She stalls as things get too hot and heavy between her and Rick so he makes a move on Mariana instead. Anya storms out of the...

Los Cabos 2018 Dispatch: BORDER and THE SISTERS BROTHERS, Two Of The Festival's World Highlights

At the core of Let the Right One In, one of the most memorable vampire films of the past decade, was Oskar (Kåre Hedebrant), a lonely, misfit, and bullied young boy with little attention from his divorced parents. He found...

Friday One Sheet: RECHAZADOS (Rejected)

This is our second week in 'God's Eye' overhead views. Here is the key art for Argentinian 'Future Medieval' post-apocalyptic narcotics drama Rechazados, aka Rejected. On one hand, teenagers bathing nearly naked in a natural lake reminds me of Nic...

Morbido 2018 Review: THE LAKE VAMPIRE, Rambling Horror Flick Hindered by Muddled Goals

Ernesto is looking for the subject of his next book. He believes he has found it when a series a ghastly murders occur, multiple beheadings in the area. What is strange about them is that the bodies are drained of...

Los Cabos 2018 Dispatch: LORDS OF CHAOS and LETO, Two Gems From The Festival's Music Section

In the documentary Supersonic, the Gallagher brothers are heard discussing what is most important for a rock 'n' roll band, whether music itself or the mythology that is created around them. Although Noel argued for the artistic material, while Liam...

Los Cabos 2018 Dispatch: BLACKkKLANSMAN, Plus Spike Lee's Comments on Alfonso CuarĂ³n's ROMA

Early seventies. Leaders of the civil rights movement, such as Kwame Ture (Corey Hawkins), continue to carry their message to young African-Americans. So-called blaxploitation films, with characters like Shaft and Coffy, empowers them at the cinema. The black power shout...

Los Cabos 2018 Dispatch: AMERICAN ANIMALS and WIDOWS, a Heist Movie Double Feature

Reminiscent of the recent Mexican film Museo, by Alonso Ruizpalacios, American Animals is a heist movie starring youngsters who, on paper, would have no obvious reason to carry out a robbery. With the support of their families, without economic problems,...

Review: EL ANGEL, Lorenzo Ferro Dazzles in Period Crime Drama

The latest film of Pedro Almodovar's production company El Deseo, El Angel, opens with the image of a young man walking in the streets of Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. It's a breezy warm autumn afternoon of the late...

Los Cabos 2018 Preview: 10 Films Not To Miss At The Mexican Film Festival

The seventh edition of the Los Cabos International Film Festival has one of the most impressive lineups of a Mexican film festival in recent memory. Kicking off next Wednesday, November 7, with the gala of Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite, Los...

Los Cabos 2018: Terry Gilliam, Spike Lee, Adam Driver Visits Indicate This Might Just Be Mexico's New Top Festival

Let’s face it, and maybe some day it will happen, but right now Mexican film festivals won’t have the year's biggest world premieres. Hence, they rely -- in terms of film programming -- on national, maybe Latin American premieres. That’s...

Mumbai 2018 Dispatch: Strong Selections Prompt Insane Demand, Focus On Women Continues

We are now reaching the home stretch of the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival, and the strong selections presented by the curators have led to demand beyond what the team was expecting, which has presented new challenges for everyone. In...

BELZEBUTH: Raven Banner Picks up International Sales For Mexican Horror Flick

Our friends at Raven Banner have announced that they have picked up the international sales rights for Emilio Portes' supernatural horror film Belzebuth. The horror flick from Mexico takes place at the border with the U.S., where even someone's silly...

Review: SILENCIO, Time-Bending Thriller That Misses Opportunities

Science fiction, arguably, has always been the more ponderous of the fantastic genres, in that in its various high-concept scenarios, it asks its audience to contemplate large questions regarding the nature of human existence, and how we function within that...

Mumbai 2018 Preview: 15 Films To Catch At India's Biggest Film Fest

The 20th edition of India's biggest film event, the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star (a bit of an unwieldy name that folks usually shorten to "MAMI"), opens this Friday October 26th, with one of its most expansive line...