Instead of the generic “favorite films of the year” list, MANO film critic Alejandro A. Riera gives a rundown of the best Latin American films of the year released either theatrically or via streaming.
Fernando Trueba’s latest film, ‘Memories of My Father’ (El olvido que seremos), has traveled a long, winding road to movie theaters in the United States. MANO recently spoke with the Spanish director about the film, his work, Brazilian music, and more.
Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s ‘Bardo: False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths’ and ‘Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio’ are currently playing in select theaters (check your local listings), with ‘Pinocchio’ streaming on Netflix December 9 and ‘Bardo’ December 16.
By skipping through its emotional content for the sake of big-screen excitement and reinforcing a patriarchal message at the end, ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ ends up being just another mediocre addition to an ever-growing line of films and TV series that, just like a Big Mac, may be delicious and filling but isn’t fulfilling.
November is a huge month for Latin American and Latino cinema in this country, beginning this week with the theatrical release of Alejandro Loayza Grisi’s visually stunning feature debut ‘Utama’ and Lorenzo Vigas’ ‘The Box.’
The four-part Netflix documentary ‘High: Confessions of an Ibiza Drug Mule’ highlights the senseless harm caused by the War on Drugs.
Film critic Alejandro A. Riera speaks with Rodrigo García, director of ‘Raymond & Ray’ featuring Ewan McGregor and Ethan Hawke, which premiered in select theaters last Friday and is streaming on Apple TV+. García also happens to be the son of the late literary icon, Gabriel García Márquez, and his legendary wife, Mercedes Barcha.
A look at some of the most enticing movies at the 58th Chicago International Film Festival, which runs through Sunday, October 23.