Titanic: Twelve-years as the highest-grossing film of all time. Winner of eleven Academy Awards. But most importantly, the proud owner of one of cinema’s most bizarre behind the scenes stories.
Obligatory countdown incoming…because I probably shouldn’t just list Endgame ten times.
We need to talk about The Punisher. No, not Jon Bernthal’s Netflix version. Nor Ray Stevenson’s take on the character in War Zone (2008). Not even Thomas Jane’s 2004 offering – you should be so lucky. Instead, we’re heading back even further, all the way to the late ’80s we go. Thirty years on from…
Retcon of the utmost importance.
Mexican cinema’s “direct approach to reality”.
“A new Mexico and a new international audience.”
“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…