“How can it be that a white British woman knows more about Mexican cooking that anyone else?” Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy is the story of a passion. When a British woman found her way to Mexico in 1957, she discovered a love for the food and the culture. For the past six decades, Diana Kennedy… [Read More]
As a bus rolls through the decaying town of San Gregorio, Mexico, Cagalera (Benny Emmanuel) and Moloteco (Gabriel Carbajal) don clown makeup in an attempt to entertain riders for tips. In this gripping first scene, director Gael Garcia Bernal does a fantastic job at setting the tone as Cagalera explains that they prefer to make… [Read More]
Films often bring the world to us in many different ways. We see other countries through the eyes of filmmakers who wish to share their cultures—both with love and with a critical eye.
The end of planet earth is a topic many people discuss and debate today: How’s it going to happen? Who’s going to set the pieces in motion? Are we going to be around to see it happen with our own eyes?
The black and white cinematography of Bleak Street sets the mood. There is no brightness or cheer in the Mexico City neighborhood in which it is set. This is a world in which gray is the dominant color.