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Flim Weakly Review- Roma

Jean Luc Godard once said “Film is truth, 24 frames per second.” Now, I don’t know what that means, but I do know it's wrong. Roma cannot be truth, because it's made of film, and truth is made of emotions or something. I also don’t know

Post Tenebras Lux (2012)

I enjoyed Carlos Reygadas’ last film, Luz Silenciosa (Silent Light), though much more in the week following its screening than in the theatre itself. With hindsight, I believe I judged it harshly in my review. I wonder whether I’m about…

El Gringo (2012)

I tend to find it very offputting when a filmmaker too blatantly and liberally copies the style of another in their movie. The tail end of the 90's were filled with rafts of uninspired attempts to recreate the style of Quentin Tarantino or…

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…

Salute (2008)

It would be quite impossible to make an uninteresting documentary about the Black Power salute at the 1968 Mexico Olympics, but Australian director Matt Norman gets pretty close with this one, originally released for the domestic Australian…

By Day and By Night (2010)

Mexican science fiction. I don't know much about if (if indeed there is much to know); the only experience I remember having with it is the 2008 movie Sleep Dealer, which is a nice little sci-fi gem with decent production values, although…

Miss Bala (2011)

Miss Bala is an interesting film, a movie far superior in execution and style than it is in detail and any self-contained logic. For those wishing that action thrillers would nowadays somehow manage to still throw viewers right into the…

By Day and By Night (2010)

This low budget Mexican sci-fi drama-thriller has a neat jumping off point: In the future, overpopulation has become such a problem that human beings are segregated into day and night shifts triggered by sunlight. The two shifts never meet,…