Reviews

Le Marquis de la Croix – REVIEWED BY CHARLES LONBERGER

Le Marquis de la Croix REVIEWED BY CHARLES LONBERGER This intense and focused Bolivian production, handsomely mounted by Amy Hesketh and Jac Avila with just the right visual accents and splashes of color for Decadent Cinema, is a master class in film direction, courtesy of Hesketh herself. Largely restricted to one set, a dungeon illuminated by candle lights, for its… 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 →

Le Marquis, Part One: The Museum

Le Marquis, Part One: The Museum A review by Rich Moreland, April 2017 Le Marquis de la Croix is a film by Amy Hesketh that features Jac Avila and Mila Joya. It is available for download or on DVD from Vermeerworks. This is the first of a five-part series on the film and combines a review with commentary from  Amy and… Read more →