• In Production

    Simon and Gosling Play Strachwitz's Tunes

    Michael Fox
    Sep 23, 2009

    Chris Simon and Maureen Gosling's documentary-in-progress, tentatively titled No Mouse Music! The Story of Chris Strachwitz and Arhoolie Records, pays tribute to an underappreciated artist.

  • In Production

    Telles charts 'Storm' of Mexican Revolution

    Michael Fox
    Sep 15, 2009

    Ray Telles's ambitious two-hour film, The Storm that Swept Mexico, with a budget north of $1.2 million, reaches out to the world.

  • Reviews

    SFIFF52 Blogs: Portillo's 'Al Más Allá'

    David Winks Gray
    Apr 29, 2009

    Lourdes Portillo's partly autobiographical documentary Al Más Allá draws a laugh from the San Francisco International Film Festival crowd.

  • Reviews

    'Silent Light' and Shattered Landscapes

    Max Goldberg
    Feb 27, 2009

    Carlos Reygadas' third film is an unmistakably serious work, emblematic of the kind of brooding, large-canvas filmmaking which has become a rarity.

  • Q & A

    Q&A: Alex Rivera, 'Sleep Dealer'

    Michael Guillen
    May 14, 2008

    Rivera's debut centers on a young man grappling with a technological future in which neural implants, telerobotics and ubiquitous computing serve a global economy.

  • Reviews

    Review: "The Violin"

    Dennis Harvey
    Jan 8, 2008

    Francisco Vargas' first feature has won a pile of international awards to date, and might have garnered more had it arrived on the scene earlier.

  • Festivals

    International Latino Film Festival and S.F. International Animation Festival

    Robert Avila
    Nov 8, 2007

    In the wake of Mexican cinema's triumphant showing at the 2007 Oscars, these films serve to confirm how some of the biggest surprises can come from the shortest of distances.

  • Reviews

    Reviews: "Black Snake Moan"; "Cinemachismo"

    Michael Guillen
    Feb 27, 2007

    risks ridiculousness in chasing down unpolished redemption, while de la Mora delivers essential reading in Mexican film, gender studies, and theories of queer spectatorship.