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Mexico and its Movies

The first Mexican movie I remember seeing was Like Water For Chocolate, in my first-year film class. I still remember the sensuous portrayal of food, the magic realism, the feeling of danger with the Mexican Revolution, and the intense passion. 1,329 more words


Thoughts on... "Interstellar"

I was one of those people who didn’t “oooh” and “aaah” at Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar. It gave me food for thought, it was suspenseful, and visually stunning, but I also felt it was deeply flawed. 334 more words

Divergent Roads

A Look Back at the Fascinating Rise of Mexican Cinema's Three Amigos

When Sean Penn announced Birdman had won the 2015 Academy Award for Best Picture with his “Who gave this guy a green card?” comment, the ridiculousness of his remark (and the – let’s be honest – even more ridiculous outrage afterwards) overshadowed a deeper truth. 2,038 more words


Lucca Film Festival 2015

Saranno Terry Gilliam, Alfonso Cuaron, Matteo Garrone e Jeremy Irons gli ospiti dell’11ma edizione del Lucca Film Festival che si terra’ in vari spazi dell’omonima cittadina toscana e di Viareggio. 131 more words

Review: Gravity (2013)

Gravity was nominated for and won several Oscars last year, and after watching it, I’m honestly surprised that this movie was considered Oscar worthy. The thing that did stand out to me was the directing because the story itself was so boring and I often found myself wondering, ‘How did they film that?’ 375 more words


"Gravity" teaches us not how to survive in space, but to want to survive.

Summary:  We’ve broadened our geopolitical analysis to include film criticism by Locke Peterseim. Today we have something different: a standard film review. Bottom line (spoiler!):  “Gravity is not about how to survive in the harsh depths of space, but how to want to survive, to want to live. 1,882 more words

Book & Film Reviews

Gravity (2013)

*Originally posted November 15th, 2013*

I watched Gravity tonight. It’s a fairly slow moving film that managed to keep me in total suspense throughout its entirety. 586 more words