Tag: mexico

Morbido 2019 Review: RENDEZ-VOUS, A Strong Single-Take Thriller From Mexico

Lili is excited and nervous about her date with Eduardo. She me him on an online dating service app. The night starts a little rocky at first, Eduardo is half an hour late and not answering his phone. He finally...

Now Streaming: TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID Returns to Haunt on Shudder

Writer/director Issa López's dramatic horror-fantasy stars Paola Lara, Hanssel Casillas, Rodrigo Cortes, Ianis Guerrero, and Tenoch Huerta.

SANCTORUM Trailer: There is Seismic Beauty in Joshua Gil's Venice Entry

Variety debuted the trailer for Mexican filmmaker Joshua Gil’s Sanctorum ahead of its World Premiere at the close of Venice International Film Critics’ Week. All we can say is, 'Golly, this is something to behold'. Prepare yourselves for something rather...

Now Streaming: BELZEBUTH, The Devil in Mexico Heads to Shudder

Joaquín Cosio and Tobin Bell star; Emilio Portes directed.

Review: TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID, Magical, Violent, Terrifying

Thousands of people have been murdered or gone missing in the ongoing violent drug war in Mexico. One of the often unacknowledged side effects is the now-orphaned children, many of whom end up on the streets. In her third feature,...

Fantastic Fest 2019: Second Wave Arrives With KNIVES OUT and More Pointed Films

Every film announced for Fantastic Fest 2019's second wave of programming is essential viewing.

Notes on Streaming: Mexican YANKEE, The Drug War From the Inside

Pablo Lyle leads a dynamic, enjoyable pulp tale.

Exclusive PATRIMONIO Clip: Blockade Block

The little guy vs. the big guy. David vs. Goliath. A small coastal community in Baja, Mexico vs. "an American mega-developer threatening to destroy the town's ecosystem and existence." All three are good stories, though we only have an exclusive...

VOCES: Premiering Christian Cueva and Ricardo Farías' Short Film. Watch. And Listen to The Terror.

It is hard to believe that it has been three years since I last saw Christian Cueva and Ricardo Farías’ excellent short film Voces (Voices). Yet here we are, and the lads are finally ready to release Voces unto the World...

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...

Review: THE UNTAMED, Riveting and Shocking, It Needs to Be Watched to Be Believed

One of the reasons that I love fantastic genre film is that it can often find the most relevant and interesting metaphors for dealing with issues of social life, be they cultural, political, or sexual. The Untamed, which won the...

Hot Docs 2017 Review: BRIMSTONE & GLORY, Where Cinematography Induces Euphoria & Panic

Do you remember that sequence in Beasts Of The Southern Wild when everyone runs around shooting fireworks at each other in the Bayou? The glorious dance of the visuals and music grasp at the essence and the onslaught of life's...

Review: WE ARE THE FLESH, A Paean to Liberty, Designed as a Fairy-tale for Adults

Emiliano Rocha Minter, a 26-year-old budding filmmaker from Mexico, emerged with his feature debut at International Film Festival Rotterdam early in 2016, finished only a couple of days before landing in Netherlands. It wasn't his first visit to Rotterdam, though....

Get On The Road To Terror With Trailers For KM 31 2

There are some places you should just never go back to. That seems to be the general point of Rigorberto Castaneda's upcoming KM 31 2. The sequel to Castaneda's hit Mexican horror returns to the scene of the first film...

Review: DESIERTO, Some of the Most Exciting Cinema This Year

Having learned a few tricks working on his father’s multi-award winning space thriller Gravity, Jonas Cuarón brings the action down to earth to craft a similarly intense tale of human survival. The idea of putting up a wall between Mexico...

DVD Review: A MONSTER WITH A THOUSAND HEADS, Desperately Seeking Solutions

It's a nightmare. When a beloved family member falls victim to a debilitating illness, it's devastating. When the diagnosis becomes terminal, the pain becomes indescribable. When a possible medical alternative is refused to your loved one because of bureaucracy, desperation...

Exclusive Clip: A MONSTER WITH A THOUSAND HEADS, "This Will Get Worse"

A cry of pain stabs through the night. It awakens Sonia (Jana Raluy), who is quickly stirred into action. It motivates her actions throughout A Monster With a Thousand Heads, directed by Rodrigo Plá, an angry commentary on the state...

BELZEBUTH Is Coming

While there's always been a certain darkness to the films of Mexico's Emilio Portes - winner of a fistful of Mexican academy awards for his Alex de la Iglesia styled action horror comedy Pastorela - that darkness has always been...

RATAS DEL BORDO (BORDER RATS): Check Out The Poster For Aaron Soto's Cult Feature

A familiar name around these parts, Mexican director Aaron Soto rose to public attention through his work with Rue Morgue Magazine, has contributed to these pages a few times over the years, and turned in one segment of the very...

PLASTICO: Watch The Hypnotic Trailer For Ricardo Soto's Dark Drama

Clocking in at just 62 minutes Ricardo Soto's Plastico is one of those in-between films that often struggle to find a home as it's not quite long enough to be considered a true feature while being far too long to...