Mexican cinema’s “direct approach to reality”.
Tag: Pan’s Labyrinth
Three Amigos: Cuarón, Iñárritu and Del Toro: The Mexican Cinema Series (6/7)
“A new Mexico and a new international audience.”
Mexico’s Cinematic Representation and Identity: The Mexican Cinema Series (5/7)
“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.”
The Makings of a Modern Cinematic Renaissance: The Mexican Cinema Series (4/7)
“A country is an idea that can be expressed through images”.
The Films and Filmmakers of a Mexican Cinema New Wave: The Mexican Cinema Series (3/7)
“A country is an idea that can be expressed through images, words and many other forms of expression.”
The Politics of Culture: The Mexican Cinema Series (2/7)
“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?”
A Search For Cultural Identity: Introducing the Mexican Cinema Series (1/7)
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.
Myths and Monsters: The Films of Guillermo del Toro
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…
The Shape of Water Review
The Shape of Water is an impossibly beautiful exploration of love, friendship and humanity; part drama, part heist movie, part thriller, all fantasy, expertly crafted in the way that only director Guillermo del Toro can.
Guillermo del Toro’s Monsters
“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…
Pan’s Labyrinth – Truth or Fantasy?
“The camera is looking and revealing things to you and teaching you, rather than simply presenting things to you”.
From The Crypt: Getting To Know Guillermo del Toro
Crimson Peak is upon us. Released this week, Guillermo del Toro’s Gothic Romance takes us to a beautifully creepy mansion, following in the footsteps Edith Cushing (Mia Wasikowska) to the home of her new love, Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddleston), and his sister Lucille Sharpe (Jessica Chastain)….a home which is host for ghostly apparitions, and where all is not as it seems….