Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s trilogy of stories connected by a crippling car wreck is quite literally a portrait of a violent dog-eat-dog world in the margins of Mexico City.
Pablo Larraín delved into the culture of Pinochet’s Chile in Tony Manero and No, and he reaches back farther to continue his exploration of Chile’s troubled past with Neruda (Chile, 2016). It’s ostensibly about Pablo Neruda, the revered poet, senator, and face of Chile’s Communist Party in the 1940s, and his flight underground and into […]
Y Tu Mamá También (Mexico, 2001), Alfonso Cuaron’s return to Mexico after his initial sojourn in Hollywood, recharged his ambitions and his creative juices. Ostensibly a coming of age drama by way of a sex comedy, it’s vivid, thoughtful, political and unapologetically raw. Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna star as best friends, a pair […]