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Dead But Dreaming

Dead But Dreaming (2013 – Rated R) A vampire film with “altitude”. The year is 1805, the city of Nuestra Señora de La Paz lives in fear of an invasion from the indigenous population, and – within its walls – a rebellion is brewing against the Spanish crown. If this were not enough, a beautiful vampire is terrorizing the population, leaving… Read more →

Barbazul (Bluebeard)

Barbazul (Bluebeard) (2012 – Rate R) Barbazul loves women… he just can’t stop killing them! Barbazul meets Soledad (Mila Joya), a young aspiring model with a dependent sister. After a brief courtship, he proposes marriage and takes her to his faraway plantation. Before leaving on a business trip, Barbazul gives Soledad the keys to the house with the condition that… Read more →

Sirwiñakuy – REVIEWED BY CHARLES LONBERGER

Sirwinakuy REVIEWED BY CHARLES LONBERGER What is most significant about this remarkable film from 2010 is how completely director Amy Hesketh absorbs and makes cinematic conventions her own, breaking them at will, such as her insertion of sped up footage though back streets to bridge scenes, as opposed to standard editing practices. Though her approach is an exercise in masterful… Read more →

Martyr – REVIEWED BY CHARLES LONBERGER

Martyr or the Death of St. Eulalia REVIEWED BY CHARLES LONBERGER With the release of this boldly offbeat study in a failing relationship in 2005, Pachamama Films announced themselves on the World Stage. For a company that conjoins European and South American sensibilities, it was somehow appropriate that the two continents would meet halfway, filming the downbeat tale in New… Read more →