This is where I save my reviews for films that are not in the MUBI catalog, but which I have submitted. I wait fervently and patiently until the day I can post them in their proper place… Ever notice how some film appear in the catalog faster? Those tend to be European or American films. No one need submit them, they appear as if by magic.
La Virtud Desnuda 34/5 – August 7, 2012
The story is uneven. It is divided in two halves that the main character, but fail to connect them. That is until the twist in the end, which is somewhat predictable. It was the first Mexican film to feature extensive nude scenes. Also, the audio was lost and had to be re-dubbed.
The Golden Gong 4/5 – August 10, 2012
It’s incredible to learn that a single film studio had so much effect in a national cinema. The documentary is very interesting for people who love cinema, but somewhat aged and not well organized. In effect, it is in some ways an advertisement (for a Michael Caine film that had yet to premier), but the history presented takes us back from the highest moments in the 40s to the steady clime back to the top in the 80s.
El Amor de Maria Isabel 3/5 – August 12, 2012
A Mexican soap opera condensed into feature film length. All credibility is erased by Silvia Pinal, you know blonde, white playing an indigenous woman. How did they achieve this? With a black wig. The film itself is decent, but the story itself is not very good.
Tales from the Script 4/5 – September 1, 2012
While the content of the film is interesting, the presentation is rather amateurish. The way it’s edited and the choice of music leaves a bit to be desired. Also, diversity. I suppose most screenwriters are white men, but a more diversity would have been great. There are several women, only two black men and a single WOC. I want to hear more about them!
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