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The Year of the Alternative Western?

Note: These musings contain mild spoilers for El Ardor (The Burning).

It’s the darndest thing.

I’ve just watched Gael García Bernal’s latest film El Ardor… 361 more words


El Ardor - The Burning

Those of you who’ve been reading this blog for a while will know that Gael García Bernal can generally be relied upon in my view to provide high quality, thought-provoking films on a regular basis. 121 more words


Review: The Burning

Title:                         The Burning (El Ardor)

Certificate:               15

Director:                   Pablo Fendrik

Major Players:         Gael Garcia Bernal, Alice Braga

Out Of Five:             Four

The Man With No Name. 561 more words

Film Review


I’ve been dying to see this film ever since I heard Jon Stewart was both writing and directing it. It seems to be part of a general movement of comedians into straight drama, and a lot of them are doing a good job of it. 331 more words


Review: Amores Perros (2000)

How do you compaginate two poverty stricken youngsters, the most recognisable face in Latin America, and an aging gleaner estranged from his family? Mexican director, Alejandro González Iñárritu knows the secret and has made a successful career out of bringing people together without any contrivances. 461 more words

Current Issue

Music Box Acquires Pablo Larrain's 'The Club' For North America

Music Box Films has acquired North American rights to Chilean director Pablo Larrain’s The Club, which won the Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Berlin Film Festival. 215 more words