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Lupe Under the Sun – LFF 2016 Review

Lupe Under the Sun had the potential to be promising. It examines the life of a Mexican migrant living in California, eking out a meager existence as a fruit-picker. The film could have provided a searing...

Eisenstein in Guanajuato – Review

Rambunctious, kinetic, and aggressively styled, Eisenstein in Guanajuato is Peter Greenaway’s best film in years. This tale of Sergei Eisenstein’s sexual awakening in Mexico is overflowing with vim and...
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Lucifer – LFF Review

Artful, drily witty and a tiny bit mad, Lucifer packs some stunning imagery and big ideas into its self-imposed restrictive frame. Filmed in "Tondoscope", Lucifer's striking circular frame plays host to...
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El Ganzo – RDFF review

The Mexican setting of heat and sand only increases the feeling that Ganzo is like a hazy memory. The film is perturbing not only due to the strange manner of conversation, but also because of the...
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McFarland, USA – Review

Like its lead, McFarland USA has a simple, easygoing charm - and in director Niki Caro’s hands (the film, not Costner) what seems so 'route one' plays out at a significantly more enjoyable pace than its...

The Book of Life – Review

The Book of Life makes an intriguing attempt at exploring gender stereotypes, but often ends up reinforcing them. Maria (Saldana) ticks a few painfully clichéd feminist heroine boxes, but mostly she is never...