Movie Blog @ MSPIFF, Day 9: 'Heli'Set in rural, modern-day Mexico, Heli is two parts beautiful, one part mundane and eight parts horrific. The film was in the running for the Palme d’Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, where it shocked viewers and critics alike. New York Times critic Manohla Dargis even scoffed at the Steven Spielberg-led jury for giving director Amat Escalante the Best Director prize for what she referred to as his "staged atrocities."
Movie Blog @ MSPIFF, Day 5: 'La Playa DC'Serious and subtle, "La Playa DC" captures the coming of age of a Colombian boy pulled in different directions by everything -- this past, his poverty, his pride, family, friends and dreams.
Movie Blog @ MSPIFF, Day 2: 'Leviathan'If you thought Deadliest Catch was unnerving, imagine experiencing the show aboard the ship, peering through a pinhole, trying to make out what's moving around among the dripping nets, inhaling salty night air, underneath a cloud of scavenging sea birds.