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Post by 3eyes » February 21st, 2018, 2:20 am

8. Salero (Bolivia/US 15) Documentary after my own heart, combining a wonderful portrait of a native Bolivian salt gatherer with the changes being wrought by the demand for the lithium under the Uyuni salt flats.
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1. Wakolda / The German doctor (Arg 13)
2. Nise: O Coração da Loucura / Nise: the heart of madness (Brazil 15)
3. Il silencio de Neto (Guatemala 94,108m)
4. Whisky (Uru 04)
5. Postales de Leningrado / Postcards from Leningrad (Venezuela 07)
6. El botón de nácar / The pearl button (Chile 15)
7. Aquarius (Brazil 16)
8. Salero (Bolivia/US 15)
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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » February 21st, 2018, 3:20 am

4. El Analfabeto (1961, Mexico) Miguel M. Delgado / FTV / Rating: 5
5. Profanadores de Tumbas (1966, Mexico) Jose Diaz Morales / Rating: 8
6. Munecos Infernales (1961, Mexico) Benito Alazraki / FTV / Rating: 8
7. Wrestling Women Vs. the Aztec Mummy (1964, Mexico) Rene Cardona / Rating: 8+
8. El Hacha Diabolica (1965, Mexico) Jose Diaz Morales / FTV / Rating: 7

New total: 8

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1. Santo el Enmascarado de Plata vs La Invasion de los Marcianos (1967, Mexico) Alfredo B. Crevanna / Rating: 8
2. The Brainiac (1961, Mexico) Chano Urueta / Rating: 7+
3. Neutron contra el Dr. Caronte (1963, Mexico) Federico Curiel / FTV / Rating: 6
4. El Analfabeto (1961, Mexico) Miguel M. Delgado / FTV / Rating: 5
5. Profanadores de Tumbas (1966, Mexico) Jose Diaz Morales / Rating: 8
6. Munecos Infernales (1961, Mexico) Benito Alazraki / FTV / Rating: 8
7. Wrestling Women Vs. the Aztec Mummy (1964, Mexico) Rene Cardona / Rating: 8+
8. El Hacha Diabolica (1965, Mexico) Jose Diaz Morales / FTV / Rating: 7

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Post by jeroeno » February 21st, 2018, 10:18 am

44. Yanco (1961) *recommended*

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Post by maxwelldeux » February 21st, 2018, 7:56 pm

6. Like Water for Chocolate (1992)

This was just lovely. I mean, looking back on it, there were a lot of terrible elements to the story, but they were handled in a way that left you feeling positive and fulfilled. The food scenes were fantastic, and I wanted to eat my television screen, something that reminded me of Eat Drink Man Woman (1994). I actually feel happy thinking back on the film, which is pretty rare these days.
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1. Nora's Will (2008, Mexico)
2. Jauja (2014, Argentina)
3. The Pope's Toilet (2007, Uruguay)
4. XXY (2007, Argentina)
5. The Exterminating Angel (1962)
6. Like Water for Chocolate (1992)

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Post by 72allinncallme » February 21st, 2018, 8:51 pm

13. La boca del lobo (1988, Peru)
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1. 25 Watts (2001, Uruguay)
2. Yawar Mallku (1969, Bolivia)
3. La muerte de un burócrata (1966, Cuba)
4. Jean Gentil (2010, Dominican Republic)
5. O Pagador de Promessas (1962, Brazil)
6. Ukamau (1966, Bolivia)
7. Vidas Secas (1963, Brazil)
8. Lavoura Arcaica (2001, Brazil)
9. Lucía (1968, Cuba)
10. Memorias del subdesarrollo (1968, Cuba)
11. Yanco (1961, Mexico)
12. La casa del ángel (1957, Argentina)
13. La boca del lobo (1988, Peru)

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Post by sortile9io » February 21st, 2018, 10:59 pm

13. Image Sin nombre (Fukunaga, 2009) - 7/10
14. Image La antena (Sapir, 2007) - 7/10
15. Image Bajo California. El límite del tiempo (Bolado, 1998) - 8/10
16. Image El club (Larraín, 2015) - 7/10
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1. Image Los muertos (Alonso, 2004) - 7/10
2. Image Crepúsculo (Bracho, 1945) - 8/10
3. Image O bandido da Luz Vermelha (Sganzeria, 1968) - 4/10
4. Image Un hombre de éxito (Solás, 1986) - 8/10
5. Image Tiempo de morir (Ripstein, 1966) - 6/10
6. Image Cadena perpetua (Ripstein, 1979) - 5/10
7. Image Cecilia (Solás, 1982) - 6/10
8. Image Tenda dos milagres (Pereira dos Santos, 1977) - 6/10
9. Image De cierta manera (Gómez, 1977) - 5/10
10. Image Esperando la carroza (Doria, 1985) - 4/10
11. Image Espejismo (Robles Godoy, 1972) - 8/10
12. Image La casa de agua (Penzo, 1984) - 3/10

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Post by jdidaco » February 21st, 2018, 11:02 pm

8. Shunko (Lautaro Murúa, 1960) 8/10
9. Cumbite (Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, 1964) 8/10

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1. El otro Cristóbal (The Other Christopher, Armand Gatti, 1963) 9.5/10
2. La chica del lunes (Monday's Child, Leopoldo Torre Nilsson, 1967) 8/10
3. Cada quién su vida (To Each His Life, Julio Bracho, 1960) 8/10
4. Magueyes (Rubén Gámez, 1962) 9/10 (9 min), Historia de un ballet (The Story of a Ballet, José Massip, 1962) 8/10 (26 min), Ociel del Toa (Nicolás Guillén Landrián, 1965) 8/10 (16 min), Lavra Dor (Paulo Rufino, 1968) 10/10 (11 min) (Total: 62 min)
5. Meu Nome é Tonho (My Name Is Tonho, Ozualdo Ribeiro Candeias, 1969) 9.5/10
6. Tlayucan (The Pearl of Tlayucan, Luis Alcoriza, 1962) 8.5/10
7. Las aventuras de Juan Quin Quin (The Adventures of Juan Quin Quin, Julio García Espinosa, 1967) 8/10
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Post by blocho » February 22nd, 2018, 3:01 am

1. La Estrategia del Caracol

Kinda boring. I liked the premise, but I think they could have done a lot more with this.

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Post by RBG » February 22nd, 2018, 6:55 am

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1. la niña santa (lucrecia martel 2004) - argentina
2. güeros (alonso ruizpalacios 2014) - mexico
3. hombre mirando al sudeste (eliseo subiela 1986) - argentina
4. viola (matías piñeiro 2012) - argentina
5. o bandido da luz vermelha (rogério sganzerla 1968) - brazil
6. corazón del tiempo (alberto cortés 2009) - mexico
7. el escapulario (servando gonzález 1968) - mexico

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Post by jeroeno » February 22nd, 2018, 11:50 am

45. O Caso dos Irmãos Naves

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Post by maxwelldeux » February 22nd, 2018, 7:39 pm

7. Alamar (2009)

I don't know why, but this one is sticking with me. It's super simple - a Mayan dad wants to spend some time with his 6-year-old son before his son moves to Rome with his mom. So they go out fishing and spending time together and getting to know one another. Very little dialogue, no plot structure to speak of, but a whole lot of heart and feel-goodery. Shockingly beautiful cinematography on the ocean and in the reefs. And you really feel the relationship between the two growing throughout the film. Added to my favorite films and 500<400 lists.
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1. Nora's Will (2008, Mexico)
2. Jauja (2014, Argentina)
3. The Pope's Toilet (2007, Uruguay)
4. XXY (2007, Argentina)
5. The Exterminating Angel (1962)
6. Like Water for Chocolate (1992)
7. Alamar (2009)

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Post by 72allinncallme » February 22nd, 2018, 11:49 pm

14. La jaula de oro (2013, Mexico)
15. La perla (1947, Mexico)
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1. 25 Watts (2001, Uruguay)
2. Yawar Mallku (1969, Bolivia)
3. La muerte de un burócrata (1966, Cuba)
4. Jean Gentil (2010, Dominican Republic)
5. O Pagador de Promessas (1962, Brazil)
6. Ukamau (1966, Bolivia)
7. Vidas Secas (1963, Brazil)
8. Lavoura Arcaica (2001, Brazil)
9. Lucía (1968, Cuba)
10. Memorias del subdesarrollo (1968, Cuba)
11. Yanco (1961, Mexico)
12. La casa del ángel (1957, Argentina)
13. La boca del lobo (1988, Peru)
14. La jaula de oro (2013, Mexico)
15. La perla (1947, Mexico)

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » February 23rd, 2018, 4:37 am

9. La Maldicion de la Llorona (1963, Mexico) Rafael Baledon / Rating: 8
10. La Horripilante Bestia Humana (1969, Mexico) Rene Cardona / Rating: 6
11. Las Luchadoras contra el Robot Asesino (1969, Mexico) Rene Cardona / FTV / Rating: 5
12. Atacan las Brujas (1968, Mexico) Jose Diaz Morales / FTV / Rating: 8
13. Santo en la Frontera del Terror (1969, Mexico) Rafael Perez Grovas / FTV / Rating: 5
14. El Planeta de los Mujeres Invasoras (1966, Mexico) Alfredo B. Crevenna / FTV / Rating: 7+

Total: 14

Olé:
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1. Santo el Enmascarado de Plata vs La Invasion de los Marcianos (1967, Mexico) Alfredo B. Crevanna / Rating: 8
2. The Brainiac (1961, Mexico) Chano Urueta / Rating: 7+
3. Neutron contra el Dr. Caronte (1963, Mexico) Federico Curiel / FTV / Rating: 6
4. El Analfabeto (1961, Mexico) Miguel M. Delgado / FTV / Rating: 5
5. Profanadores de Tumbas (1966, Mexico) Jose Diaz Morales / Rating: 8
6. Munecos Infernales (1961, Mexico) Benito Alazraki / FTV / Rating: 8
7. Wrestling Women Vs. the Aztec Mummy (1964, Mexico) Rene Cardona / Rating: 8+
8. El Hacha Diabolica (1965, Mexico) Jose Diaz Morales / FTV / Rating: 7
9. La Maldicion de la Llorona (1963, Mexico) Rafael Baledon / Rating: 8
10. La Horripilante Bestia Humana (1969, Mexico) Rene Cardona / Rating: 6
11. Las Luchadoras contra el Robot Asesino (1969, Mexico) Rene Cardona / FTV / Rating: 5
12. Atacan las Brujas (1968, Mexico) Jose Diaz Morales / FTV / Rating: 8
13. Santo en la Frontera del Terror (1969, Mexico) Rafael Perez Grovas / FTV / Rating: 5
14. El Planeta de los Mujeres Invasoras (1966, Mexico) Alfredo B. Crevenna / FTV / Rating: 7+

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Post by 3eyes » February 23rd, 2018, 4:37 am

9. Mi querido Tom Mix / My dear Tom Mix (Mexico 92) - first check
Kind of a fun Mexican Western set in the 1920s - about an aging lady who is obsessed with Tom Mix (as in movie serials) and writes to him.... then the bad guys come to town....
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as far as I know I've never seen a Tom Mix movie -- unless the clips shown are genuine, which is unclear. I did, however, listen faithfully to a Tom Mix radio serial as a kid.
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1. Wakolda / The German doctor (Arg 13)
2. Nise: O Coração da Loucura / Nise: the heart of madness (Brazil 15)
3. Il silencio de Neto (Guatemala 94,108m)
4. Whisky (Uru 04)
5. Postales de Leningrado / Postcards from Leningrad (Venezuela 07)
6. El botón de nácar / The pearl button (Chile 15)
7. Aquarius (Brazil 16)
8. Salero (Bolivia/US 15)
9. Mi querido Tom Mix / My dear Tom Mix (Mexico 92)
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Post by Straka » February 23rd, 2018, 10:14 am

7. La casa está vacía (Carlos Schlieper, 1945, Chi)
8. Pelo malo (Mariana Rondón, 2013, Ven)
9. ¡Qué hacer! (Saul Landau, Raoul Ruiz, Nina Serrano, 1972, Chi)
10. Raíces de piedra (José María Arzuaga, Julio Roberto Peña, 1961, Col)
11. María Cano (Camila Loboguerrero, 1990, Col)

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Post by maxwelldeux » February 23rd, 2018, 10:41 am

8. The Crime of Father Amaro (2002)

This was a well-made film, but didn't quite hit it for me. Part of it was the expectations, as the described plot on IMDB (et al) didn't really happen until about halfway through the film. Then, there was a series of bad decisions that could have been avoided, and seemingly superfluous plot points. Good film quality, but poor plotting/writing.
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1. Nora's Will (2008, Mexico)
2. Jauja (2014, Argentina)
3. The Pope's Toilet (2007, Uruguay)
4. XXY (2007, Argentina)
5. The Exterminating Angel (1962)
6. Like Water for Chocolate (1992)
7. Alamar (2009)
8. The Crime of Father Amaro (2002)

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Post by hurluberlu » February 23rd, 2018, 1:12 pm

4. Tropico de Cancer (Eugenio Polgovsky, 2004, Mexico) 7/10
Bittersweet documentary with good camera work that pulls you in the daily life of a family surviving by selling animals, trapped beings trapping others.

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1. Lucia (Humberto Solás , 1968, Cuba) 8+/10
Placement and movement of the camera in the action scenes are phenomenal and it must be one the most passionate acting I have ever seen. Great film !

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2. 25 Watts (Juan Pablo Rebella, Pablo Stoll, 2001, Uruguay) 6/10
Nothing spectacular, urban slackers from Uruguay look too familiar. Direction is alright.

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3. A Fantastic Woman / Una Mujer Fantástica (Sebastián Lelio, 2017, Chile) 7/10
Delicate film that avoids to be too voyeuristic while confronting the viewer with his own biais.

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Post by 72allinncallme » February 23rd, 2018, 6:49 pm

16. Terra Em Transe (1967, Brazil)
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1. 25 Watts (2001, Uruguay)
2. Yawar Mallku (1969, Bolivia)
3. La muerte de un burócrata (1966, Cuba)
4. Jean Gentil (2010, Dominican Republic)
5. O Pagador de Promessas (1962, Brazil)
6. Ukamau (1966, Bolivia)
7. Vidas Secas (1963, Brazil)
8. Lavoura Arcaica (2001, Brazil)
9. Lucía (1968, Cuba)
10. Memorias del subdesarrollo (1968, Cuba)
11. Yanco (1961, Mexico)
12. La casa del ángel (1957, Argentina)
13. La boca del lobo (1988, Peru)
14. La jaula de oro (2013, Mexico)
15. La perla (1947, Mexico)
16. Terra Em Transe (1967, Brazil)
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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » February 24th, 2018, 2:05 am

15. The Batwoman (1968, Mexico) Rene Cardona / FTV / Rating: 4

New Total: 15

Olé:
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1. Santo el Enmascarado de Plata vs La Invasion de los Marcianos (1967, Mexico) Alfredo B. Crevanna / Rating: 8
2. The Brainiac (1961, Mexico) Chano Urueta / Rating: 7+
3. Neutron contra el Dr. Caronte (1963, Mexico) Federico Curiel / FTV / Rating: 6
4. El Analfabeto (1961, Mexico) Miguel M. Delgado / FTV / Rating: 5
5. Profanadores de Tumbas (1966, Mexico) Jose Diaz Morales / Rating: 8
6. Munecos Infernales (1961, Mexico) Benito Alazraki / FTV / Rating: 8
7. Wrestling Women Vs. the Aztec Mummy (1964, Mexico) Rene Cardona / Rating: 8+
8. El Hacha Diabolica (1965, Mexico) Jose Diaz Morales / FTV / Rating: 7
9. La Maldicion de la Llorona (1963, Mexico) Rafael Baledon / Rating: 8
10. La Horripilante Bestia Humana (1969, Mexico) Rene Cardona / Rating: 6
11. Las Luchadoras contra el Robot Asesino (1969, Mexico) Rene Cardona / FTV / Rating: 5
12. Atacan las Brujas (1968, Mexico) Jose Diaz Morales / FTV / Rating: 8
13. Santo en la Frontera del Terror (1969, Mexico) Rafael Perez Grovas / FTV / Rating: 5
14. El Planeta de los Mujeres Invasoras (1966, Mexico) Alfredo B. Crevenna / FTV / Rating: 7+
15. The Batwoman (1968, Mexico) Rene Cardona / FTV / Rating: 4

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Post by flavo5000 » February 24th, 2018, 4:43 am

I hadn't planned to join the challenge, but I've watched a couple that fall under the theme. So I figured, why not?

1. Veronica (2017, Mexico)
A decent psychological thriller that feels a little overly derivative by its end.

2. La Ciénaga (2001, Argentina)
An interesting but slow-paced slice of life in a small Argentinian town.

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Post by sortile9io » February 24th, 2018, 9:01 pm

17. Image Gregorio (Espinoza, Kaspar, Legaspi, 1982) - 6/10
18. Image Sangre de vírgenes (Vieyra, 1967) - 5/10
19. Image Los viajes del viento (Guerra, 2009) - 8/10
20. Image Los sobrevivientes (Gutiérrez Alea, 1979) - 6/10
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1. Image Los muertos (Alonso, 2004) - 7/10
2. Image Crepúsculo (Bracho, 1945) - 8/10
3. Image O bandido da Luz Vermelha (Sganzeria, 1968) - 4/10
4. Image Un hombre de éxito (Solás, 1986) - 8/10
5. Image Tiempo de morir (Ripstein, 1966) - 6/10
6. Image Cadena perpetua (Ripstein, 1979) - 5/10
7. Image Cecilia (Solás, 1982) - 6/10
8. Image Tenda dos milagres (Pereira dos Santos, 1977) - 6/10
9. Image De cierta manera (Gómez, 1977) - 5/10
10. Image Esperando la carroza (Doria, 1985) - 4/10
11. Image Espejismo (Robles Godoy, 1972) - 8/10
12. Image La casa de agua (Penzo, 1984) - 3/10
13. Image Sin nombre (Fukunaga, 2009) - 7/10
14. Image La antena (Sapir, 2007) - 7/10
15. Image Bajo California. El límite del tiempo (Bolado, 1998) - 8/10
16. Image El club (Larraín, 2015) - 7/10

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Post by jeroeno » February 24th, 2018, 10:50 pm

46. Tlayucan (Mexico, 1962)

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » February 25th, 2018, 2:45 am

16. Santo vs. las Mujeres Vampiro (1962, Mexico) Alfonso Corona Blake / Rating: 8

New total: 16

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1. Santo el Enmascarado de Plata vs La Invasion de los Marcianos (1967, Mexico) Alfredo B. Crevanna / Rating: 8
2. The Brainiac (1961, Mexico) Chano Urueta / Rating: 7+
3. Neutron contra el Dr. Caronte (1963, Mexico) Federico Curiel / FTV / Rating: 6
4. El Analfabeto (1961, Mexico) Miguel M. Delgado / FTV / Rating: 5
5. Profanadores de Tumbas (1966, Mexico) Jose Diaz Morales / Rating: 8
6. Munecos Infernales (1961, Mexico) Benito Alazraki / FTV / Rating: 8
7. Wrestling Women Vs. the Aztec Mummy (1964, Mexico) Rene Cardona / Rating: 8+
8. El Hacha Diabolica (1965, Mexico) Jose Diaz Morales / FTV / Rating: 7
9. La Maldicion de la Llorona (1963, Mexico) Rafael Baledon / Rating: 8
10. La Horripilante Bestia Humana (1969, Mexico) Rene Cardona / Rating: 6
11. Las Luchadoras contra el Robot Asesino (1969, Mexico) Rene Cardona / FTV / Rating: 5
12. Atacan las Brujas (1968, Mexico) Jose Diaz Morales / FTV / Rating: 8
13. Santo en la Frontera del Terror (1969, Mexico) Rafael Perez Grovas / FTV / Rating: 5
14. El Planeta de los Mujeres Invasoras (1966, Mexico) Alfredo B. Crevenna / FTV / Rating: 7+
15. The Batwoman (1968, Mexico) Rene Cardona / FTV / Rating: 4
16. Santo vs. las Mujeres Vampiro (1962, Mexico) Alfonso Corona Blake / Rating: 8

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Post by Mate_cosido » February 25th, 2018, 4:07 am

28 - 29. Ecuadorian Short Films [128'32"]

a. Boca de lobo. Simiatug (1982, Raúl Khalife, Ecuador) 8/10 [19'59"] *not on IMDb

b. Montonera (1982, Gustavo Corral, Ecuador) 6/10 [23'26"] *not on IMDb

c. Daquilema (1981, Edgar Cevallos, Ecuador) 7/10 [26'30"] *not on IMDb

d. Quito, país de la mitad (1981, José Corral Tagle, Ecuador) 7/10 [17'13"] *not on IMDb

e. Chacón Maravilla (1982, Camilo Luzuriaga, Ecuador) 7/10 [22'21"] *not on IMDb

f. Éxodo sin ausencia (1985, Mónica Vázquez, Ecuador) 7.5/10 [19'03"]

30. Llocsi caimanta (1981, Jorge Sanjinés, Ecuador/Bolivia) 6.5/10

31. México, la revolución congelada - Mexico: The Frozen Revolution (1973, Raymundo Gleyzer, Argentina) 7/10

32. La maldición de la Llorona - The Curse of the Crying Woman (1963, Rafael Baledón, Mexico) 6.5/10

33. El sombrerón (1950, Guillermo Andreu, Eduardo Fleischman, Guatemala) 7/10

34. Utopía - Utopia: The Scattered Body and the World Upside Down (1976, Raoul Ruiz, Honduras) 6.5/10

35. O Pagador de Promessas - The Given Word (1962, Anselmo Duarte, Brazil) 7.5/10
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1. La Tierra Prometida - The Promised Land (1973, Miguel Littin, Chile) 6/10

2. Tiburoneros - The Shark Hunters (1963, Luis Alcoriza, Mexico) 7/10

3. L'homme sur les quais - The Man by the Shore (1993, Raoul Peck, Haiti) 8/10

4. La última cena - The Last Supper (1976, Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Cuba) 9/10

5. La tigra - The Tigress (1990, Camilo Luzuriaga, Ecuador) 5.5/10

6. El regalo de la Pachamama - The Gift of Pachamama (2008, Toshifumi Matsushita, Bolivia) 8/10

7. El último malón - The Last Indian Attack (1917, Alcides Greca, Argentina) 6.5/10

8. Whisky (2004, Juan Pablo Rebella, Pablo Stoll, Uruguay) 5.5/10

9. 7 cajas - 7 Boxes (2012, Juan Carlos Maneglia, Tana Schémbori, Paraguay) 6.5/10

10. Vidas Secas - Barren Lives (1963, Nelson Pereira dos Santos, Brazil) 7/10

11. La muralla verde - The Green Wall (1969, Armando Robles Godoy, Peru) 8/10

12. Cumbite (1964, Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Cuba) 7/10

13. En el balcón vacío - On the Empty Balcony (1961, Jomí García Ascot, Mexico) 8.5/10

14. Los traidores - The Traitors (1973, Raymundo Gleyzer, Argentina) 8.5/10

15. Orinoko, nuevo mundo - Orinoko, New World (1984, Diego Rísquez, Venezuela) 7.5/10

16. El vuelco del cangrejo - Crab Trap (2009, Oscar Ruiz Navia, Colombia) 5.5/10

17. El río de las tumbas - Dead Men's River (1964, Julio Luzardo, Colombia) 7/10

18. Alsino y el cóndor - Alsino and the Condor (1982, Miguel Littin, Nicaragua) 5.5/10

19. Lavoura Arcaica - To the Left of the Father (2001, Luiz Fernando Carvalho, Brazil) 7/10

20. Castigo al traidor - Punishment to the Traitor (1966, Manuel Antin, Argentina) 5/10

21. Shunko (1960, Lautaro Murúa, Argentina) 6/10

22. El otro Francisco - The Other Francisco (1974, Sergio Giral, Cuba) 8/10

23. La quena de la muerte (1928, Nelo Cosimi, Argentina) 6/10

24. El esqueleto de la señora Morales - Skeleton of Mrs. Morales (1960, Rogelio A. González, Mexico) 9/10

25. Cabeza de Vaca (1991, Nicolás Echevarría, Mexico) 7/10

26. Pajarito Gómez (1965, Rodolfo Kuhn, Argentina) 6.5/10

27. Nostalgia de la luz - Nostalgia for the Light (2010, Patricio Guzmán, Chile) 8/10

28 - 29. Ecuadorian Short Films [128'32"]

a. Boca de lobo. Simiatug (1982, Raúl Khalife, Ecuador) 8/10 [19'59"] *not on IMDb

b. Montonera (1982, Gustavo Corral, Ecuador) 6/10 [23'26"] *not on IMDb

c. Daquilema (1981, Edgar Cevallos, Ecuador) 7/10 [26'30"] *not on IMDb

d. Quito, país de la mitad (1981, José Corral Tagle, Ecuador) 7/10 [17'13"] *not on IMDb

e. Chacón Maravilla (1982, Camilo Luzuriaga, Ecuador) 7/10 [22'21"] *not on IMDb

f. Éxodo sin ausencia (1985, Mónica Vázquez, Ecuador) 7.5/10 [19'03"]

30. Llocsi caimanta (1981, Jorge Sanjinés, Ecuador/Bolivia) 6.5/10

31. México, la revolución congelada - Mexico: The Frozen Revolution (1973, Raymundo Gleyzer, Argentina) 7/10

32. La maldición de la Llorona - The Curse of the Crying Woman (1963, Rafael Baledón, Mexico) 6.5/10

33. El sombrerón (1950, Guillermo Andreu, Eduardo Fleischman, Guatemala) 7/10

34. Utopía - Utopia: The Scattered Body and the World Upside Down (1976, Raoul Ruiz, Honduras) 6.5/10

35. O Pagador de Promessas - The Given Word (1962, Anselmo Duarte, Brazil) 7.5/10

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Post by clemmetarey » February 25th, 2018, 12:04 pm

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Post by jeroeno » February 25th, 2018, 8:46 pm

47. Tres tristes tigres (Chile, 1968)

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Post by allisoncm » February 25th, 2018, 9:22 pm

1.Rio Quarenta Graus - 5/10 I think this Brazilian movie is pretty overrated.

will try to see a couple more before the deadline.

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Post by Ivan0716 » February 26th, 2018, 7:04 am

7. La casa del ángel (1957, Argentina) - 8/10
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1. Macario (1960, Mexico) - 8/10
2. Memorias del subdesarrollo (1968, Cuba) - 6/10
3. Os Cafajestes (1962, Brazil) - 2.5/10
4. Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol (1964, Brazil) - 6/10
5. O Dragão da Maldade contra o Santo Guerreiro (1969, Brazil) - 4/10
6. O Pagador de Promessas (1962, Brazil) - 8/10
7. La casa del ángel (1957, Argentina) - 8/10

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Post by cinephage » February 26th, 2018, 1:12 pm

06. Salon Mexico, by Emilio Fernandez (1949) 5/10

Too much cheap melodrama and not enough emotion in that one. Still it was interesting in the way it showed Mexico's nightlife...
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01. Macario, by Roberto Gavaldon (1960) 8/10
02. Jauja, by Lisandro Alonso (2014) 6/10
03. Rio 40 Graus, by Nelson Pereira dos Santos (1955) 7/10
04. XXY, by Lucia Puenzo (2007) 7/10
05. El Bonaerense, by Pablo Trapero (2002) 6/10

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Post by Gorro » February 26th, 2018, 2:30 pm

3. Mirageman (2007, Chile) - 6.9/10
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1. O bandido da Luz Vermelha (1968, Brazil) - 7.2/10
2. La mujer murcielago (The Batwoman) (1968, Mexico) - 3.8/10

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Post by allisoncm » February 26th, 2018, 6:00 pm

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1.Rio Quarenta Graus - 5/10 I think this Brazilian movie is pretty overrated.
2. São Paulo, Sociedade Anônima (1965) 6/ 10 - Brazil

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Post by allisoncm » February 26th, 2018, 8:13 pm

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1.Rio Quarenta Graus - 5/10 I think this Brazilian movie is pretty overrated.
2. São Paulo, Sociedade Anônima (1965) 6/ 10 - Brazil
3. O Quatrilho/Quartet 6/10 - Brazil - a totally sufficient film about 2 married couples living together.

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Post by 72allinncallme » February 26th, 2018, 10:43 pm

17. O Dragão da Maldade contra o Santo Guerreiro (1969, Brazil)
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1. 25 Watts (2001, Uruguay)
2. Yawar Mallku (1969, Bolivia)
3. La muerte de un burócrata (1966, Cuba)
4. Jean Gentil (2010, Dominican Republic)
5. O Pagador de Promessas (1962, Brazil)
6. Ukamau (1966, Bolivia)
7. Vidas Secas (1963, Brazil)
8. Lavoura Arcaica (2001, Brazil)
9. Lucía (1968, Cuba)
10. Memorias del subdesarrollo (1968, Cuba)
11. Yanco (1961, Mexico)
12. La casa del ángel (1957, Argentina)
13. La boca del lobo (1988, Peru)
14. La jaula de oro (2013, Mexico)
15. La perla (1947, Mexico)
16. Terra Em Transe (1967, Brazil)
17. O Dragão da Maldade contra o Santo Guerreiro (1969, Brazil)

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Post by frbrown » February 27th, 2018, 5:38 pm

6. La otra (1946, Mexico)

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1. En la palma de tu mano (1951, Mexico)
2. Rosaura a las 10 (1958, Argentina)
3. Las mujeres de Jeremias (1981, Mexico)
4. A Reencarnacao do Sexo (1982, Brazil)
5. En la selva no hay estrellas (1967, Peru)
6. La otra (1946, Mexico)
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Post by OldAle1 » February 27th, 2018, 5:58 pm

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Starting off with classic Mexican cinema -

1. Doña Bárbara (Fernando de Fuentes/Miguel M. Delgado, 1943)
2. Crepúsculo / Twilight (Julio Bracho, 1945)
3. Enamorada (Emilio Fernández, 1946)
4. La otra / The Other One (Roberto Gavaldón, 1946)
5. SOS Conspiracion Bikini (René Cardona Jr., 1967)
Continuing my little survey of (mostly) classic-era Mexican cinema...

6. La perla (Emilio Fernández, 1947)

Excellent adaptation of John Steinbeck's novella, filmed in both English and Spanish-language versions though it looks like the English-language version isn't readily available. Steinbeck co-wrote the screenplay with director Fernández and Jack Wagner and it has a feeling for desert and sea and village life that the film adaptations of his work rarely capture. Pedro Armendáriz plays the poor, illiterate figherman Quino who finds an amazing pearl and sees his and his family's life ruined as a result. While the extremes of greed and corruption in this small town seem a little overwrought to me, the film eventually moves into a strange mixture of adventure and film noir that makes criticisms of it's lack of realism rather moot, and certainly the bitter, sardonic view of humanity that overwhelms the film is enormously powerful and as convincing as Twain or Swift.

7. Gran casino (Luis Buñuel, 1947)

Buñuel's first Mexican film and one of the few I'd never seen, this is a fairly enjoyable, dark crime drama about a man trying to establish an independent oil field and the problems he faces from the corrupt local corporation that controls all the oil interests in the area, eventually leading to multiple murders and sabotage. Oh, and it's a romantic musical as well! Uneven and not completely successful this is still weird and fun enough to be worth watching even if it ends up rather conventionally. Probably one of Buñuel's weaker films but even weak Buñuel is still interesting.

8. El gran calavera / The Great Madcap (Luis Buñuel, 1949)

The director's second Mexican film on the other hand finds him rising to a much higher standard, and while this is still a "commercial" film that only subtly shows his attitudes about religion and economics, it's brilliant in what it actually does set out to do, which is screwball comedy. The story of a drunken, self-destructive businessman (Fernando Soler, absolutely wonderful) who can't get over his wife's death and has forgotten about all else, and the redemption of both he and his lazy, greedy, layabout family who have just been living off his wealth, offers plenty of amusement and places for plot twists and turns as Soler and his family members all try to deceive each other as to their financial status, as his daughter, the one virtuous member of the family (Rosario Granados), vacillates between sophisticated upper-class suitor and poor-but-honest repairman - you can see where this is going, but it doesn't much matter, it's all a delight. Worthy of Capra or Preston Sturges at their screwball best.

9. El espinaza del diablo / The Devil's Backbone (Guillermo del Toro, 2001)

After his excellent Mexican debut Cronos and disappointing first English-language film Mimic (apparently better in it's director's cut, which I've yet to see), Del Toro went to Spain for his third film, set during the Civil War, about a young boy brought to and left at a school out in the middle of nowhere, only to find the school apparently haunted at night by a dead boy about his own age, and haunted at all hours by a very real human devil who cares about nothing but personal greed. Like all of del Toro's work this is beautifully shot and composed and there's a lot going on visually, a lot of small details that it would probably take a second viewing to catch, and references to earlier films - the little mechanical bug we see for example reminds us of the major plot device in Cronos. Eduardo Noriega makes a particular impression among the actors as the completely vile but unfortunately all too ordinary Jacinto. I feel much the same way about this that I do about a lot of the director's other work, it's really really good but...something keeps me from saying "great".

10. En la palma de tu mano / In the Palm of Your Hand (Roberto Gavaldón, 1951)

This solid effort starts off with spiritualist charlatan Jaime Karin (Arturo de Córdova, putting a lot of feeling into a fairly conventional role) and his girlfriend living fairly happily but finding news of a wealthy man's death that leads Karin onto the dark road of greed and desire for which there is little hope of positive resolution in the world of film noir. Karin starts to believe his own claptrap, that his destiny lies with the dead man's widow, or at least her money - murder, multiple betrayals, suicide, guilt, and punishment follow. This is nicely shot and acted - Letecia Palma is also a standout as the widow - but at almost two hours it gets a bit repetitive for a relatively simple crime story, even with the added spiritualist/occultist elements. Also not sure why Karin needs the money given the ENORMOUS building he apparently owns where he lives and runs his business and the nice clothes and furnishings...his opportunism could perhaps have been a little better explained. Still very good and I continue to be impressed by the Mexican entrees into the noir movement, most of which remain very under-seen.
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Post by frbrown » February 27th, 2018, 6:02 pm

OldAle1 on Feb 20 2018, 06:09:52 PM wrote:4. La otra / The Other One (Roberto Gavaldón, 1946)

the best Latin American noir that I've seen - though admittedly I haven't seen that many yet.
Have you seen any Argentinian noirs? I watched only 3, but I prefer them to the few Mexican ones I've seen. I find that Argentinian films emphasise suspense or mystery, whereas the Mexican works are primarily melodramas. "La otra" might be one of the least bad in that respect.
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Post by OldAle1 » February 27th, 2018, 6:15 pm

frbrown on Feb 27 2018, 11:02:03 AM wrote:
OldAle1 on Feb 20 2018, 06:09:52 PM wrote:4. La otra / The Other One (Roberto Gavaldón, 1946)

the best Latin American noir that I've seen - though admittedly I haven't seen that many yet.
Have you seen any Argentinian noirs? I watched only 3, but I prefer them to the few Mexican ones I've seen. I find that Argentinian films emphasise suspense or mystery, whereas the Mexican works are primarily melodramas. "La otra" might be one of the least bad in that respect.
No, I haven't. I have 2 or 3, but just haven't gotten to them yet, and probably won't this week - I decided to just do Mexico for this challenge. Maybe for Noirvember I'll do the Argentinian films. I guess I don't mind the melodrama aspects so much, after all Ophüls' The Reckless Moment is one of my 2-3 favorite American noirs and it's certainly a melodrama.
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Post by frbrown » February 27th, 2018, 6:41 pm

OldAle1 on Feb 27 2018, 11:15:58 AM wrote:I guess I don't mind the melodrama aspects so much, after all Ophüls' The Reckless Moment is one of my 2-3 favorite American noirs and it's certainly a melodrama.
I also like The Reckless Moment (though not as much as you do). Ophuls' Caught, however, is too much melodrama and too little crime (none at all, if I recall) for my taste.
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Post by VincentPrice » February 27th, 2018, 7:18 pm

Late to the party but I'll get a couple in...

1. The Headless Woman-2008: 4/10 (Argentina)

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Post by clemmetarey » February 27th, 2018, 7:57 pm

14. Actas de Marusia (1976, Mexico) 5/10
15. Lucía (1968, Cuba) 5/10
16. Y tu mamá también (2001, Mexico) 5/10

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1. La Ciénaga (2001, Argentina) 6/10
2. Histórias que Só Existem Quando Lembradas (2011, Brazil) 7/10
3. 25 Watts (2001, Uruguay) 5/10
4. Abismos de pasión (1953, Mexico) 5/10
5. Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol (1964, Brazil) 5/10
6. À Meia Noite Levarei Sua Alma (1964, Brazil) 6/10
7. La montaña sagrada (1973, Mexico) 8/10
8. La sierra (2005, Colombia) 7/10
9. La muralla verde (1969, Peru) 6/10
10. La mujer del puerto (1934, Mexico) 5/10
11. Fando y Lis (1968, Mexico) 6/10
12. Whisky (2004, Uruguay) 5/10
13. Gran Casino (1947, Mexico) 5/10
14. Actas de Marusia (1976, Mexico) 5/10
15. Lucía (1968, Cuba) 5/10
16. Y tu mamá también (2001, Mexico) 5/10

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