An impassioned yet prosaic fact-based melodrama.
The Crime Of Father Amaro
On paper, "Tear This Heart Out" has it all -- a passionate love story set against the backdrop of the post-revolution '30s and '40s Mexico, sumptuous visuals and a sweep that sometimes touches the…
Alameda Films, Mexico's oldest and most prolific film production company, marks its 60th year with a turn toward edgier fare. The producer of various Arturo Ripstein classics and 2003 Oscar-nommed…
Moving away from the telenovelas that are its tortillas and salsa, Mexican conglom Televisa is taking a cue from the U.S. with its upcoming dramatic series "Terminales." Enlisting thesps from the…
The producers of big-budget biopic "Zapata" are banking on landing a lucrative U.S. distrib deal to get into the black after underwhelming at Mexican plexes since its bow Friday.
Today's long-awaited bow of $10 million biopic "Zapata," the most expensive film in Mexican history, could cause a revolution of its own among local film buffs if reactions to its Tuesday night…
The news of Wednesday's Oscar choices bounced around the world -- with a jubilant Spanish film industry celebrating the director and original screenplay noms for Pedro Almodovar's "Talk to Her."
Even as more sunlight is cast on the workings of the Academy and its internal nominating processes, one corner of the complex world of Oscar remains unremittingly murky: How countries go about…
Carlos Carrera's "El Crimen de Padre Amaro" (The Crime of Father Amaro) is Mexico's entry for a foreign-lingo Oscar nomination, while Russia has put forward "House of Fools" and Belgium is going with…
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