A seemingly never-ending 142 days on from last being able to catch* a new release at the cinema** (my last being Pixar’s delightful Onward), the theatre-going experience is finally back!***
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.
“The camera is looking and revealing things to you and teaching you, rather than simply presenting things to you”.
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Flicks and Pieces has hit its first birthday! Since its humble beginnings back in September 2014, over 30, 000 visitors have flocked to, stumbled upon, and been forcibly prodded into viewing the ramblings of little old me – a big thank you to you all!
It is once again a summer of sequels, remakes, reboots, explosions and superheroes at the cinema, and as always it’s all fun in moderation. Whilst we all know that generally speaking pizza is always better with more pizza, blockbuster cinema is always best when supplemented by a healthy intake of indie films.