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Monos (2019)

“Monos” Movie Review by Daniel Barnes

Monos (2019; Alejandro Landres) GRADE: B By Daniel Barnes *Opens Friday, October 4, at the Tower Theatre in Sacramento. Brazilian director Landres delivers a powerful experience with this story of child soldiers losing their minds and souls.  Monos is equally raw and phantasmagoric, beautiful and ugly.  Landres uses every […]

Les Blank Chulas Fronteras

Les Blank Movie Reviews: “Chulas Fronteras” and “Del Mero Corazón”

Chulas Fronteras (1976; Les Blank) GRADE: B+ Del Mero Corazón (1979; Maureen Gosling) GRADE: B- By Daniel Barnes Les Blank made a lot of music documentaries, but he was also one of the cinema’s great ethnographers.  His delightful 1976 film Chulas Fronteras (Beautiful Borders) ostensibly covers culture-blending Tejano musicians along the […]

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