Review: Necronomicón

At the bloopers of madness.

by Benjamín Harguindey

Subtitled “The Book of Hell” for dun dun dun effect, this Argentine attempt at homaging the mythos of horror writer H. P. Lovecraft is so misguided and tone-deaf in its execution that it makes for one embarrassing experience just waiting to be turned into a so-bad-it’s-good cult classic.

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Review: Animal

The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance.

by Benjamín Harguindey

Animal (2018) meshes one of Argentina’s most popular narrative themes – bottled-up outrage driving the long-suffering everyman to lash out against an unhelpful system – with one of its most controversial hot buttons, which is the exploitative relationship between social strata. To suggest it goes both ways, as does this movie, is taboo in Argentina.

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Review: Zama (2017)

Argentina’s best movie this year is kind of a drag.

by Benjamín Harguindey

Review of Zama, directed by Lucrecia Martel. Argentina.

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Review: The Long Night of Francisco Sanctis (2016)

A kiss and a flower.

by Antonio Cabello

Review of The Long Night of Francisco Sanctis (La larga noche de Francisco Sanctis), directed by Francisco Márquez and Andrea Testa. Argentina.

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Avant Premiere of The Summit

All the way to the top.

by Benjamín Harguindey

In which we cover the avant premiere of The Summit (La Cordillera), one of Argentina’s most highly anticipated movies of the year.

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Review: Muerte en Buenos Aires (2014)

How’d this even get made?

by Benjamín Harguindey

Review of Death in Buenos Aires (Muerte en Buenos Aires, 2014) directed by Natalia Meta. Argentina.

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