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. […]
Entertaining comedy-drama with a marked weird streak. Surely not a film for everyone. […]
Loosely connected characters in loosely connected scenes are used by Martín Reitman to paint a picture of life and its absurdities. A somewhat difficult and artsy piece, but never inaccessible. Only watch Two Shots Fired if you are ready for something different. […]
A modern-day fairy-tale, moving yet at time humorous. Strongly recommended. […]