Mexican Movies

REVIEW The Chambermaid

By 12 July, 2019

Lila Aviles’ debut film The Chambermaid (La Camarista) starts out strongly by introducing a quiet, mousy Eve that dutifully cleans, scrubs and organizes one messy luxurious hotel room after another. Immediately, the viewer feels like one is peering... Read Article

REVIEW Our Time

By 08 July, 2019

Renowned Mexican auteur Carlos Reygadas’ latest feature Our Time (Nuestro Tiempo) is a 3-hour study of a modern relationship gone awry. The celebrated director has said that Our Time is about marriage and love, “about the contradictions of... Read Article

REVIEW Desierto

By 19 January, 2016

Desierto’s title sequence promises much. Grandiose, panoramic photography introduces the desert as a vast lunar world in which human life seems alien, and utterly insignificant: an entirely appropriate setting for a film about illegal immigrants desperately trying to... Read Article

REVIEW México Bárbaro

By 07 October, 2015

Mexico is a country of rich and strange folklore packed with terrible legends of the supernatural and the fanciful; syncretic traditions that mix a horror from an older age with the fervour of the present day. Sounds and... Read Article

REVIEW Güeros

By 17 October, 2014

Güeros (Mexican slang for a person with light hair) is the new film from Mexican director Alonso Ruizpalacios that has recently enchanted audiences at the BFI London Film Festival. The film can be divided into three sections that... Read Article