Tag: mexican cinema

IN THEATERS (SF) – “The Untamed”

The Untamed (2017; Dir.: Amat Escalante) GRADE: C+ By Daniel Barnes *Opens Friday, August 4, at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco. More dreary provocation from Heli director Escalante, this time an intriguing but no less deadening blend of sexually charged sci-fi and kitchen-sink social drama.  Impressive newcomer Ruth Ramos […]

IN THEATERS (SF) – Heli

Heli (2014; Dir.: Amat Escalante) GRADE: C+ By Daniel Barnes *Opening today at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco. The term “Southern miserablism” has been bandied about lately in film culture as a way of describing films like Mud and Joe, movies that roll around in a fetid […]

March Up All Night Movies – ESFS Classic

The Exterminating Angel (1962; Dir.: Luis Bunuel) GRADE: A By Daniel Barnes NOTE: On the original 2008-10 blog incarnation of ESFS, one of my favorite programs was the Bunuel festival, in which we watched L’Age d’Or, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, and my personal favorite, The Exterminating Angel.  […]