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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.

Review: The Liberator (Venezuela, 2014)

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The Liberator is a Venezuelan biopic about South American revolutionary Simon Bolivar that is packed with both action and reminders of how Bolivar continues to...

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...

Review: Wild Tales (Argentina, 2014)

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Argentina's shortlisted nominee for the 2014 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar packs six standalone shorts with themes of revenge and fantasy -- one short eerily...

Review: La Salada (Argentina, 2014)

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La Salada is a multicultural feast from Argentina, a film which mixes Korean, Mandarin, Quechua, and Spanish in a novel take on the immigrant experience.

Review: The Aura (Argentina, 2005)

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In the dying days of high school AP Spanish, my teacher (who was slated to retire after the year as well) decided to turn our...

Review: Chinese Take-Away (Argentina, 2011)

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Across antipodes, life’s absurdities find a home in the 2011 Argentine comedy-drama Chinese Take-Away (trailer). Starring renowned Argentine actor Ricardo Darín and the Taiwanese-Argentine Ignacio...

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