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mexican

TRAILER PARK – Coco

You have to give it to Disney - they really are a remarkably prolific studio: no sooner do they release a new movie - their live version of Beauty and The Beast comes out this weekend - than they announce the next one off the production…

Curandero (2005)

Curandero - a traditional Native American healer or shaman in Latin America, who is dedicated to curing physical or spiritual illnesses. So near and yet so far. Those were my feelings towards Eduardo Rodriguez's feature length debut…

Here and There (2012)

The plight of a migrant worker is the burden of a coldly documentary-style first feature by young Mexican filmmaker Antoinio Méndez Esparza. Espara blends vérité-style editing and casting methods with artistic ellipsis in telling what…

Aqui y Alla (2012)

Aqui y Alla is the story of, literally, a 'here' and a 'there', and the impact of the reasons for and effects of travelling between them. The 'here' is a small town in the Mexican city of Guerro, a place struggling under the blight of…

A Better Life (2011)

Trapped in the barrio The plight, dilemma, tragedy -- all words apply -- of undocumented Latin American, particularly Mexican, workers in the United States is an enormously important subject, one that Americans and Washington need to…

A Better Life (2011)

Chris Weitz is an interesting guy, a director who seems to deliberately make career choices that you would never predict. From the man who helped with American Pie and gave us the brilliant About A Boy we’ve had movies such as The Golden…