Movie Reviews

Novecento: A Mess in the Midst of a Spectacle

There are, at least, two names in this movie from 1976 that would attract any die-hard moviegoer of nowadays: director Bernardo Bertolucci ("The Conformist" (1970), "The Last Emperor"(1987))and actor Robert de Niro (no need to mention some of his films, I believe). In words of the former "'1900' is a socialist 'Gone with the Wind.'"… Sigue leyendo Novecento: A Mess in the Midst of a Spectacle

Movie Reviews

Robocop (1987): The Future is Here

Moviegoers of nowadays might find particularly interesting to know that British director Ken Russell ("The Devils"(1971)), once declared that "Robocop"(1987) was, in his opinion, the best sci-fi movie ever made since Fritz Lang's "Metropolis" (1926). This may sound like an overstatement for many. However, if you take a close look at Russell's highly subversive vision… Sigue leyendo Robocop (1987): The Future is Here

Society

Willy Toledo and the Red Church

On a breezy afternoon in May, actors Guillermo Toledo and Alberto San Juan were sitting on the stage of the Centro Pastoral San Carlos Borromeo, which is better known as Iglesia Roja (‘’The Red Church’’) for its affiliations with marginalized groups and its interesting track record of serving as the speakerphone for extreme leftist groups… Sigue leyendo Willy Toledo and the Red Church