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The Fourth Amigo: Why Emmanuel Lubezki Is One of Today’s Best Cinematographers

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Three-time Oscar winning cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki is the silent force behind many amazing films—like "Children of Men" and "The Revenant".

Interview: “En el Séptimo Día” Director Jim McKay Discusses The Cultural Mosaic of New York City

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"En el Séptimo Día" director Jim McKay discusses how he went about making a film so different from his own lived experience.

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...