Tag Archives: Mexico

Notes on “Roma”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: In “Roma,” writer-director Alfonso Cuarón rationalizes chic aesthetic loop-the-loops by pretending to social consciousness. The movie concerns an indigenous maid who serves a white Mexican family. Though critics have compared it to Italian Neorealism, its canned … Continue reading

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“Border Incident” (1949)

Blowhard, Esq. writes: A notable movie if only for the attitudes and assumptions it embodies. Released in the late 40s, it’s a social problem film about illegal immigration shot like a Mexican noir by cinematographer John Alton. Director Anthony Mann, who … Continue reading

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“Sicario”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Director Denis Villeneuve’s previous movies, “Incendies” and “Enemy” (I haven’t seen the 2013 “Prisoners”), were unabashed art films, as structurally showy as they were meticulous in their aural and visual detailing. In “Sicario,” written by Taylor … Continue reading

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Three Movie Posters for “Nazarin”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I’ve always considered this an unjustly overlooked Bunuel. The first poster is Mexican (it was a Mexican film); the other two are from France.

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Movie Poster Du Jour: “Illusion Travels by Streetcar”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: A country-of-origin poster from Bunuel’s Mexican period. Love the green-red coloration.

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“End of Watch” (2012)

Blowhard, Esq. writes: An alternate title for this could be LAPD: Awesomest Police Force on Earth. The cinematographer, Roman Vasyanov, is a Russian who studied at Moscow’s Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography where his mentor was Vadim Usov, Tarovsky’s cameraman on … Continue reading

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