A Uruguayan comedy-drama that starts out as a minimalist study of the absurdities of everyday life, but seems to shift slightly towards darkness and despair the longer it drags on. […]
Overhyped box-office hit from Mexico. A partially comedic melodrama about a single father who never really grew up himself. […]
A very enjoyable comedy-drama about a casting show and the dreams and hopes of the girls involved. While this may sound like a fluffy concept, it does in fact allow some penetrating glimpses into Mexico’s problems. Strong performances and fine-tuned humour help to make this a very well-rounded film. […]
Todo el poder is a Mexican satire dealing with the high levels of crime and corruption in the country. The film benefits from a great cast, and the writing employs dark humour as well as farcical and absurd elements. But the film ultimately is too muddled and not narrated tightly enough, so it never lives up to its full potential. […]
A gentle portrayal of a young woman at a turning point in her life. With subtle humour and lots of heart, How Most Things Work weaves a captivating tale of realisation and discovery. […]
An Oscar submission from Argentina, The Distinguished Citizen is a very enjoyable social satire that seems ever so slightly aimless. […]
A German-Mexican co-production that, at two hours running-time, has very little to offer that could be described a “memorable”. With nice cinematography and very good acting, this is not a bad film, but most certainly nothing special.
This Mexican comedydrama is shot almost entirely in English, and stars Danny Glover and Maya Rudolph in the leading roles. Written by Diego Luna and Augusto Mendoza, Mr. Pig is a quiet and slightly unusual road movie well worth your time. […]
A widely-known Mexican drama that is too ambitious for its own good. Trying to tackle too many issues at once, the film proceeds to drop them one by one and focus on its core story in the second half of the film, which creates an uneven narration.
“Pure enchantment” the L. A. Times called it. And they were right. […]