“This ‘wave’ is an effect of what is happening in the arts in Mexico and not just film. It’s a generation reclaiming its part in the world, and not only in Mexico.”
“A country is an idea that can be expressed through images”.
“A country is an idea that can be expressed through images, words and many other forms of expression.”
“When it was suggested to Churchill that he should close the museums and stop the funds for every cultural project because the country needed money for the war, his response was that if we sell this and close that, then what are we fighting for?”
At the turn of the twenty-first century, Mexican cinema entered into a period of incredible success. A new wave, later to be dubbed the Buena Onda. This is the story of the highs, lows and ultimately, the successes of Mexican Cinema.
For Guillermo del Toro, it was what lay beneath the bed, behind the curtain, or in the darkness that made him tick as a child and that inspires him creatively as a writer and director today. As a self-confessed lover of the macabre, del Toro surrounds himself with art, imagery, sculptures and collections of all that…
“No one did a background check?”
Time for a bit of beautifully dark animation.
It’s time for the horror icons to get their most imposing faces on.
With critical darlings in Get Out, It Comes at Night and It, returning franchises, in Alien and “The Conjuring Universe”, and audience dividers in Mother! and A Cure for Wellness, 2017 has delivered a smorgasbord of horror thus far. With films come posters, and with posters come floods of fan alternatives.
“In fairy tales, monsters exist to be a manifestation of something that we need to understand, not only a problem we need to overcome, but also they need to represent, much like angels represent the beautiful, pure, eternal side of the human spirit, monsters need to represent a more tangible, more mortal side of being…
In 2017, director of modern science fiction classic District 9 (2009) launched his new film platform, Oats Studios. He’s since been quietly dropping high-concept shorts online, inviting us into the depths of his creative process. Brief snippets of concepts which might one day become feature-length productions.