He’s gone head-to-head with Mr. Wick, played motorball with Alita, the Battle Angel, and taken on the one and only Machete. Martial artist, stuntman, and actor Marko Zaror has a solid catalog and only added to it with his latest… Read More ›
Open Dialogue with “Fist of the Condor” actor Marko Zaror.
In this edition of Meet Me at the Movies: Open Dialogue, Thomas Manning sits down with actor and martial artist Marko Zaror to discuss his latest project, Fist of the Condor. Zaror talks about his creative relationship with director Ernesto… Read More ›
Bite into the meat of Alberto Vázquez’s “Unicorn Wars” on home video thanks to Shout! Factory and GKids Films.
One never knows the gems they’ll find at film festivals. Sometimes they’ll be greeted by low-stakes lo-fi supernatural chillers that don’t match your vibe, other times you get to know an action comedy that delights all the same on subsequent… Read More ›
The waiting room from immigration hell awaits “Upon Entry.” [SXSW]
Nobody enjoys a waiting room. In a world accustomed to instant gratification, the experience feels intolerable, even if you have an appointment or assurances that your stay in that space is only temporary. Co-directors Alejandro Rojas and Juan Sebastián Vásquez… Read More ›
Eroticism is in the details in Patricia Ortega’s “Mamacruz.” [Sundance Film Festival]
When director Patricia Ortega found a revealing picture of her mother as a young woman, scantily clad in an open bathrobe, she didn’t recoil in embarrassment. She made a movie about it. Ortega was surprised by such a blatant display… Read More ›
Honor, pain, and cuddles are just the beginning of Alberto Vázquez’s “Unicorn Wars.” [Fantastic Fest]
If you go down in the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise If you go down in the woods today, you’d better go in disguise For every bear that ever there was Will gather there for certain because… Read More ›
“The Antares Paradox (La Paradoja de Antares)” is a well-executed single-location story. [Fantastic Fest]
Imagine for a moment that you’ve known what you’ve wanted to do from a young age, that you’ve spent the majority of your life reaching toward a goal despite a lack of familial or even societal support. Now imagine that… Read More ›
Macarena Gómez and Sofía García make every moment of “Everyone Will Burn (Y Todos Arderán)” scorching. [Fantastic Fest]
Before we dive right into our review of the incredible Spanish horror film, Everyone Will Burn (Y Todos Arderán), we must first talk briefly about an HBO Spain show called 30 Coins. 30 Coins is a semi-religiously involved horroresque show… Read More ›
Pedro Almodóvar’s always tender humanity enables “Parallel Mothers (Madres paralelas)” to examine complex matter.
There’s something to be said about “movie magic” or whatever word or phrase you use to describe those “Nicole Kidman sitting in the world’s cleanest, emptiest AMC” moments where you really just appreciate every aspect that not only went into… Read More ›
Altered Innocence’s 4K restoration of Spanish horror “Arrebato (Rapture)” highlights how its DNA is strewn across all genres, all nations, to a multitude of filmmakers.
Inspiration is found everywhere. Even the best filmmakers have inspirations that they imbue into their own work, using the work that made them into the filmmakers they are today in smart, reverential ways. Sure, occasionally things can get heavy-handed and… Read More ›
Discover new life in “All the Moons (Todas las Lunas),” an enchanting and bittersweet vampire fantasy. [Fantasia International Film Festival]
No country’s literature or filmography is short of romance stories. If a writer tells you they’re working on a piece about love, you’ll probably assume they’re talking about romantic love. We live in a culture that prioritizes romance and marriage,… Read More ›