Destined to traumatize buyers and audiences, this accomplished but singularly unpleasant film plunges deep into Mexico's vicious cycle of drug-fueled violence.
Mendoza's work has struggled to crack the international arthouse circuit, and his forbiddingly titled latest doesn't seem an obvious exception, despite typically arresting direction and a stoically…
When independent filmmaker Brillante Mendoza was growing up, people made fun of his name and called him Diamond.
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Brillante Mendoza's "Captive" forcefully dramatizes the 2001-02 Dos Palmas hostage crisis.
An arrestingly shot monochrome study about the aftereffects of a rape, "The Natural Phenomenon of Madness" reps an impressive sophomore effort from Filipino multihyphenate Charliebebs Gohetia ("The…
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An unpleasant journey into a brutal heart of darkness.
Explicit fellatio, blocked toilets and a crudely exploded ass-cheek boil form some of the more unsavory elements of 'Service,' Brillante Mendoza's latest opus that revels in shock value.