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Berlinale 2018 Review: MUSEO, Another Gem of Charming Fecklessness By Alonso Ruizpalacios

Having won the Best First Feature Award with his exquisite debut Güeros at the Berlinale in 2014, director Alonso Ruizpalacios now excitingly returns to the festival's Main Competition with Museo (Museum). This sophomore effort feels much larger in scale, and it...

Now On Blu-ray: Pablo Larraín's THE CLUB, Stomach-Churning Drama By The Sea

A suffocating drama, Pablo Larraín's The Club (El Club) feels like an painful attack by a swarm of mosquitoes. It's not, by the way, to be mistaken for Pablo Trapero's film titled El Clan,/b>, which also came out last year....

FROM AFAR (DESDE ALLA) Trailer: Quiet Intensity From Venezuela

The first trailer for Desde Alla (From Afar) starts slowly, as a well-to-do, middle-aged man gets to know a street thug. It builds steadily from there, introducing a vibe of intensity that grows louder as the end draws near. Here's the...

Review: Great Performances And A Gritty Ending Make THE QUISPE GIRLS A Must See

One of the most anticipated Chilean movies of last year was this particular approach and almost austere way of film-making that was The Quispe Girls, but no film festival in Chile managed to snag it in 2013. Being selected in...

Feel The Cold And Loneliness of THE QUISPE GIRLS In First Clips

The Chilean film Las niñas Quispe (The Quispe Girls) had its world premiere at the International Critics Week at the Venice Film Festival this weekend. The independent section of the festival groups together seven debut feature films from all over...

Review: Say Yes to NO

I assume you're well-versed in Chilean politics of the 1980s. I mean, who isn't, right? But even if you're not -- even if you're, say, an American who barely recalls the name Pinochet and is already exhausted by the 2012...

NO, Don't Watch This Trailer, Unless ...

Pablo Lorrain's NO stars Gael Garcia Bernal as a Chilean ad man who takes a turn into politics. The new trailer for its upcoming U.S. theatrical release sets up the premise and the historical period, then unleashes a torrent of...

Telluride 2012 Review: NO, An Absurd, Funny (and a Little Sad) Look at Politics

I assume you're well-versed in Chilean politics of the 1980s. I mean, who isn't, right? But even if you're not -- even if you're, say, an American who barely recalls the name Pinochet and is already exhausted by the 2012...