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Mexico

Review: The Perfect Dictatorship (Mexico, 2014)

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Now available to international audiences on Netflix, The Perfect Dictatorship is Mexican director Luis Estrada’s latest satire on his country’s politics. The film’s title comes...

Review: El Infierno (Mexico, 2010)

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In El Infierno, Mexican director Luis Estrada offers a pitch-black critique of his own homeland.

Sex, drugs, and Mexican history in “Y Tu Mamá También”

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What do you think of when you hear “sex”, “drugs”, and “Mexico” in the same sentence? Let me guess: human trafficking and drug lords. English-language...