Peter Besas

  • Film

Review: 'It's All Lies'

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This bittersweet local comedy about the lives, loves and problems of four couples shows considerable promise for neophyte helmer Armero, even though much of the dialogue falls flat and some of the…

Marketplace

  • Film

Review: 'The Chess Game'

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This handsomely produced and skillfully directed period piece about a child chess master who grows into a kind of Quasimodo torn between his obsession for the game and his search for a deeper human…

  • Film

Review: 'Tirano Banderas'

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Shot in Havana and Mexico, pic is presumably intended to be a sweeping period study of a bizarre Latin American tyrant in the 1920s but instead wheezes out as a disjointed, boring and superficial…

  • TV

Latins plug into cable

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A new gold rush is transforming Latin American broadcasting into a latter-day El Dorado. Programmers, cable operators and franchise holders are scrambling to stake their claims.

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