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Neruda (Chile-Argentina-France-Spain-US 2016)

Neruda is the latest of several films by Chilean director Pablo Larrain to focus on moments during Chile’s turbulent political struggles between the 1940s and the death of the former dictator Augusto Pinochet in 2006. 652 more words


Neruda: a post-modern political film as ironic pursuit story

Gael Garcia Bernal in an inimitably slightly-comic rendition of Oscar Peluchonneau, a police officer, behind him his crew of replicas (2015 Neruda, directed Pablo Lorraine, Script Guillermo Calderón) 1,122 more words

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Neruda (Pablo Larraín, Chile/Argentina/France/Spain/USA, 2016)

There are numerous pleasures to be had watching Neruda, including some fantastic performances, an excellent script and some stunning cinematography. Up until now, I have basically enjoyed all of Pablo Larraín’s films (of those that I have seen)… but  2,451 more words

Film Reviews

Gael Garcia Bernal to Star in Alonso Ruizpalacios' 'Museum' (EXCLUSIVE)

Gael Garcia Bernal is toplining Alonso Ruizpalacios’ second feature, “Museum” (“Museo”).

Not unlike Ruizpalacios’ breakout hit, “Gueros,” “Museo” is a coming-of-age story, this time within a heist-road movie based on real events in the ‘80s. 396 more words


Review: Neruda

Director: Pablo Larraín

Stars: Luis Gnecco, Gael García Bernal, Mercedes Morán

Hot on the heels of his exemplary English language debut Jackie, Chilean maestro Pablo Larraín returns to home soil for another biopic and again he manages to buck many of the trends that dog the genre and leave it languishing in cinematic irrelevancy. 803 more words


Salt and Fire (2016)

D: Werner Herzog / 98m

Cast: Veronica Ferres, Michael Shannon, Gael García Bernal, Volker Michalowski, Lawrence Krauss, Danner Ignacio Márquez Arancibia, Gabriel Márquez Arancibia

If you’re a fan of movies where the characters sit around philosophising obliquely on the nature of existence or other such topics, and where said characters behave in a mannered, artificial way that doesn’t reflect the behaviour of anyone you know or have ever met, then Werner Herzog’s latest foray into movie making, … 1,281 more words



It may not fully work for everybody, but Neruda is an inventive and very entertaining approach to the mythmaking biopic.

Pablo Larraín has managed to luck himself into some surprisingly timely release dates, this past year. 1,418 more words