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Latin America & Caribbean Challenge (Official, October 2019)

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Post by 3eyes » October 8th, 2019, 1:22 am

Los tres huastecos (Mex 48)

Musical comedy about identical triplet brothers - a priest, a soldier and a gambler. Great fun. (DVD)
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Post by ororama » October 8th, 2019, 3:56 am

1. The Living Coffin (1959) * 71 min. (Mexico)

Western/horror/mystery/comedy. Doesn't really succeed at any of its genres.

*First time viewing

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Post by jeroeno » October 8th, 2019, 5:14 am

22. La última cena (Cuba, 1976)
23. Guantanamera (Cuba, 1995)
24. Papeles secundarios (Cuba, 1989)
25. Un hombre de éxito (Cuba, 1986)

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Post by sol » October 8th, 2019, 12:16 pm

Deus e o Diabo na Terra do SolShow
1. The Mansion of Madness (1973) Mexico
2. The Last Supper (1976) Cuba
3. Young and Wild (2012) Chile
4. Black Ermine (1953) Argentina
5. The Brainiac (1962) Mexico
6. From Afar (2015) Venezuela
7. 7 Boxes (2012) Paraguay
8. One People (1976) Suriname
9. Nine Queens (2000) Argentina REVISION
10. El Incidente (2014) Mexico
11. Elite Squad (2007) Brazil
12. Santa Claus (1959) Mexico
13. Time Share (2018) Mexico
14. Chuquiago (1977) Bolivia
15. Crónicas (2004) Ecuador
16. No (2012) Chile
17. Bim (1974) Trinidad and Tobago
18. Nueba Yol (2007) Dominican Republic

19. Voodoo Man (2014) St Vincent and the Grenadines

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Lonely and lovesick, a young kitchen hand is tricked into paying a "voodoo man" to help him find love here. St Vincent's natural scenery and sunsets (mostly seen during the opening credits) look astonishingly lovely, but the vast majority of the film is set indoors and at night. The plot is pretty simple too, though bits of the confidence trickster's scheme are clever. The filmmakers also apply a large number of video tricks with varying effectiveness.
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Post by sol » October 8th, 2019, 2:06 pm

Deus e o Diabo na Terra do SolShow
1. The Mansion of Madness (1973) Mexico
2. The Last Supper (1976) Cuba
3. Young and Wild (2012) Chile
4. Black Ermine (1953) Argentina
5. The Brainiac (1962) Mexico
6. From Afar (2015) Venezuela
7. 7 Boxes (2012) Paraguay
8. One People (1976) Suriname
9. Nine Queens (2000) Argentina REVISION
10. El Incidente (2014) Mexico
11. Elite Squad (2007) Brazil
12. Santa Claus (1959) Mexico
13. Time Share (2018) Mexico
14. Chuquiago (1977) Bolivia
15. Crónicas (2004) Ecuador
16. No (2012) Chile
17. Bim (1974) Trinidad and Tobago
18. Nueba Yol (2007) Dominican Republic
19. Voodoo Man (2014) St Vincent and the Grenadines

20. Sinister Circle (2017) Peru

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A conspiracy element is kind of interesting here, but this is a pretty by-the-numbers horror flick overall. The film is loaded with jump scares with over-the-top dramatic music cues to the point that none of it is frightening. Matías Raygada does okay as the protagonist's mute son (see above) reacting the whole time without conveying a word or even screaming in fright. The scares involving him are quite routine though (what's under the bed literally etc).
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Post by Straka » October 8th, 2019, 6:14 pm

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1. La Patagonia rebelde (Héctor Olivera, Argentina, 1974)
2. Rompiendo la ola (Annie Canavaggio, Panama, 2014)
3. One Dollar (El precio de la vida) (Héctor Herrera, Panama, 2002)
4. Guerras Ajenas (Carlos Moreno/Lilia Luciano, Colombia, 2016)
5. Ilona llega con la lluvia (Sergio Cabrera, Colombia, 1996)
6. Mi abuelo, mi papá y yo (Dago García/Juan Carlos Vásquez, Colombia, 2005)

7. La luciérnaga (Ana Maria Hermida, Colombia, 2013)
8. Como el gato y el ratón (Rodrigo Triana, Colombia, 2002)

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Post by 72aicm » October 8th, 2019, 8:44 pm

27. Macunaíma (1969, Brazil)
28. Os Fuzis / The Guns (1964, Brazil)
29. Acidente / Accident (2007, Brazil)
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1. Noite Vazia / Men and Women (1964, Brazil)
2. Los guantes mágicos (2003, Argentina)
3. Eles Não Usam Black-Tie / They Don't Wear Black Tie (1981, Brazil)
4. Baixio das Bestas / Bog of Beasts (2006, Brazil)
5. O Signo do Caos (2005, Brazil)
6. Stellet Licht / Silent Light (2007, Mexico)
7. A Hora da Estrela / Hour of the Star (1985, Brazil)
8. Pastorela (2011, Mexico)
9. Hamaca paraguaya / Paraguayan Hammock (2006, Paraguay)
10. O Céu de Suely / Love for Sale (2006, Brazil)
11. O Cangaceiro / The Bandit of Brazil (1953, Brazil)
12. Bye Bye Brasil (1980, Brazil)
13. Aquí se construye (o Ya no existe el lugar donde nací) (2000, Chile)
14. El castillo de la pureza / The Castle of Purity (1973, Mexico) (l)
15. Ganga Bruta (1933, Brazil)
16. Cinema, Aspirinas e Urubus / Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures (2005, Brazil)
17. Cinco días sin Nora / Nora’s Will (2008, Mexico)
18. Edifício Master (2002, Brazil)
19. El Callejón de los Milagros / Midaq Alley (1995, Mexico)
20. Esta Noite Encarnarei no Teu Cadáver / This Night I Will Possess Your Corpse (1967, Brazil)
21. Tropa de Elite / Elite Squad (2007, Brazil)
22. Naufragio / Shipwreck (1978, Mexico)
23. Carandiru (2003, Brazil)
24. Frida, naturaleza viva, Frida Still Life (1983, Mexico)
25. O País de São Saruê (1971, Brazil)
26. Bolivia (2001, Argentina)
27. Macunaíma (1969, Brazil)
28. Os Fuzis / The Guns (1964, Brazil)
29. Acidente / Accident (2007, Brazil)

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Post by maxwelldeux » October 8th, 2019, 9:30 pm

E pluribus maxwelldeuxnumShow
1. The Devil Lives Here (2016, Brazil)
2. Alucarda (1977, Mexico)
3. The House at the End of Time (2013, Venezuela)
4. Warawara (1930, Bolivia)
5. Come Out and Play (2012, Mexico)
6. Curse of the Mayans (2017, Mexico)
7. The Devil's Backbone (2001, Mexico)
8. Santa Sangre (1989, Mexico)
"9. Shorts (60m):
Actividades del Liceo Valentín Letelier (1930, Chile, 15m)
The Vampires of Poverty (1977, Colombia, 28m)
Los Invencibles Shuaras del alto Amazonas (1926, Ecuador, 17m)"
10. Elite Squad (2007, Brazil)
I'm not sure what to think about this... no one really to root for, and an intense crazy group of SWAT-esque cops. Gritty and oddly poignant, this works as not just an action film, but a commentary on poverty, drugs, and policing in Brazil. Fascinating.

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Post by morrison-dylan-fan » October 9th, 2019, 12:54 am

Repeat viewing:4: The Similars (2015) 8 (Mexico)

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Post by morrison-dylan-fan » October 9th, 2019, 1:29 am

FTV:5: The Body Snatcher (1957) 5(Mexico)

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Filmed at a real wrestling show, co-writer/(with Alejandro Verbitzky) writer/director Fernando Mendez & cinematographer Victor Herrera bring the action to life, with a elbow drop landing on stylish close-ups on the faces of audience members gripped by the match, landing a pin fall with a unsettling stamped match finish. Holding back on the King Kong-inspired body snatching horror in order to have it be the finishing move of the flick, Mendez grapples the majority of the movie as a crime flick with a scatting of Mad Scientist kidnapping/ reviving the dead antics,who come back to life by stylish dissolves, but are soon back in the morgue thanks to the bone-dry script, which fails to piledriver tense mystery or creepy horror onto the body snatcher.

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Post by max-scl » October 9th, 2019, 3:33 am

4. Calzones Rotos (2018, Chile)

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Post by blocho » October 9th, 2019, 3:43 am

5. El Espinazo del Diablo (2001, Mexico)

There's a large number of people who love del Toro because of some "those monsters are gnarly cool" affinity. What makes him special is that there are so many people who love him because of well-written scripts, populist political undercurrents in his work, and a deeply felt humanism.

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Post by jeroeno » October 9th, 2019, 4:41 am

26. La boca del lobo (Peru, 1988)
27. Caídos del cielo (Peru, 1990)

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Post by Cinepolis » October 9th, 2019, 10:54 am

3. La última cena (Cuba, 1976)
Better than expected. Acting, cinematography and the setting are all great. Thanks for the recommendation.
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1. El coraje del pueblo (Bolivia, 1971)
2. Archivo 253 (Mexico, 2015)
3. La última cena (Cuba, 1976)

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Post by sol » October 9th, 2019, 10:57 am

Deus e o Diabo na Terra do SolShow
1. The Mansion of Madness (1973) Mexico
2. The Last Supper (1976) Cuba
3. Young and Wild (2012) Chile
4. Black Ermine (1953) Argentina
5. The Brainiac (1962) Mexico
6. From Afar (2015) Venezuela
7. 7 Boxes (2012) Paraguay
8. One People (1976) Suriname
9. Nine Queens (2000) Argentina REVISION
10. El Incidente (2014) Mexico
11. Elite Squad (2007) Brazil
12. Santa Claus (1959) Mexico
13. Time Share (2018) Mexico
14. Chuquiago (1977) Bolivia
15. Crónicas (2004) Ecuador
16. No (2012) Chile
17. Bim (1974) Trinidad and Tobago
18. Nueba Yol (2007) Dominican Republic
19. Voodoo Man (2014) St Vincent and the Grenadines
20. Sinister Circle (2017) Peru

21. Hands of Stone (2016) Panama

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Chronicling the rise of Panama's most famous boxer, Roberto Durán, this sporting drama attempts to provide an emotionally charged underdog story, but for a film about the boxer, we weirdly experience everything filtered through the sentimental recollections of his trainer. Also, Edgar Ramírez may fight well, but his character acts like an arrogant jerk half the time and I didn't think that the political slant worked here either. Definitely not my cup of tea.
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Post by morrison-dylan-fan » October 9th, 2019, 1:12 pm

FTV:6: Mysteries of Black Magic (1958) (Mexico)-9 (Hidden gem of the month.)

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“The circle of agony.”

Putting a spell on the audience with a opening magic show, director Miguel M. Delgado & cinematographer Victor Herrera brilliantly hold Gothic Horror thrills back for the final, instead eyeing a creepy psychological chiller atmosphere, lit in moody close-ups (backed by clipped narration) on Egle reading the minds of audiences in the crowd, which Delgado turns from a party trick into deadly game, turned in smash cuts on Egle getting metal nails to dig into palms and blades to be gripped by her hypnotised audience members. Casting a spell of curiosity on Prof. Eladio Tejeda (a wonderfully meek Carlos Riquelme) over suspicions that Egle is a witch,Delgado sets them on a collision brimming with a refined Gothic Horror mood, dripping from the imposing long shadows and shards of white light across her face making Egle look like a possessed empress,and melting jagged whip-pans on Egle’s voodoo stabs hitting a hell fire and brimstone final.

Coming over from being a script/book writer in Argentina, the screenplay by Ulises Petit de Murat superbly captures a novel-like attention to character building, most startling in Murat’s family having a bratty bite at the start, which soon cracks over mounting suspicions over Egle’s links to Murat’s sudden death. Whilst handing out chunky slices of Gothic pulp for the gloriously lively revival of a mummified god, Murat conjures the majority of the Gothic Horror vibes from chilling dialogue,which matches the pins and needles Egle digs into her victims, via a sharp dig into the broken state of Egle’s mind. Casting a spell on the film and the viewer from the opening,Nadia Haro Oliva gives a outstanding turn as Egle, thanks to weaving a imposing, unblinking presence, with a overwhelming,almost demonic desire to solve all the mysteries of black magic.
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Post by blocho » October 9th, 2019, 2:20 pm

Cinepolis wrote:
October 9th, 2019, 10:54 am
3. La última cena (Cuba, 1976)
Better than expected. Acting, cinematography and the setting are all great. Thanks for the recommendation.
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1. El coraje del pueblo (Bolivia, 1971)
2. Archivo 253 (Mexico, 2015)
3. La última cena (Cuba, 1976)
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Post by 72aicm » October 9th, 2019, 8:28 pm

30. El botón de nácar / The Pearl Button (2015, Chile)
31. Shorts:
Mimbre (1958, Chile) 10min
Tire dié / Toss Me a Dime (1958, Argentina) 33min
Coffea Arábiga (1968, Cuba) 18min
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1. Noite Vazia / Men and Women (1964, Brazil)
2. Los guantes mágicos (2003, Argentina)
3. Eles Não Usam Black-Tie / They Don't Wear Black Tie (1981, Brazil)
4. Baixio das Bestas / Bog of Beasts (2006, Brazil)
5. O Signo do Caos (2005, Brazil)
6. Stellet Licht / Silent Light (2007, Mexico)
7. A Hora da Estrela / Hour of the Star (1985, Brazil)
8. Pastorela (2011, Mexico)
9. Hamaca paraguaya / Paraguayan Hammock (2006, Paraguay)
10. O Céu de Suely / Love for Sale (2006, Brazil)
11. O Cangaceiro / The Bandit of Brazil (1953, Brazil)
12. Bye Bye Brasil (1980, Brazil)
13. Aquí se construye (o Ya no existe el lugar donde nací) (2000, Chile)
14. El castillo de la pureza / The Castle of Purity (1973, Mexico) (l)
15. Ganga Bruta (1933, Brazil)
16. Cinema, Aspirinas e Urubus / Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures (2005, Brazil)
17. Cinco días sin Nora / Nora’s Will (2008, Mexico)
18. Edifício Master (2002, Brazil)
19. El Callejón de los Milagros / Midaq Alley (1995, Mexico)
20. Esta Noite Encarnarei no Teu Cadáver / This Night I Will Possess Your Corpse (1967, Brazil)
21. Tropa de Elite / Elite Squad (2007, Brazil)
22. Naufragio / Shipwreck (1978, Mexico)
23. Carandiru (2003, Brazil)
24. Frida, naturaleza viva, Frida Still Life (1983, Mexico)
25. O País de São Saruê (1971, Brazil)
26. Bolivia (2001, Argentina)
27. Macunaíma (1969, Brazil)
28. Os Fuzis / The Guns (1964, Brazil)
29. Acidente / Accident (2007, Brazil)
30. El botón de nácar / The Pearl Button (2015, Chile)
31. Shorts:
Mimbre (1958, Chile) 10min
Tire dié / Toss Me a Dime (1958, Argentina) 33min
Coffea Arábiga (1968, Cuba) 18min

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Post by Straka » October 9th, 2019, 8:52 pm

SpoilerShow
1. La Patagonia rebelde (Héctor Olivera, Argentina, 1974)
2. Rompiendo la ola (Annie Canavaggio, Panama, 2014)
3. One Dollar (El precio de la vida) (Héctor Herrera, Panama, 2002)
4. Guerras Ajenas (Carlos Moreno/Lilia Luciano, Colombia, 2016)
5. Ilona llega con la lluvia (Sergio Cabrera, Colombia, 1996)
6. Mi abuelo, mi papá y yo (Dago García/Juan Carlos Vásquez, Colombia, 2005)7. La luciérnaga (Ana Maria Hermida, Colombia, 2013)
8. Como el gato y el ratón (Rodrigo Triana, Colombia, 2002)

9. La camarista (Lila Avilés, Mexico, 2018)

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Post by blocho » October 9th, 2019, 9:00 pm

Patricio Guzman's new documentary, The Cordillera of Dreams, will have its American debut in a couple of weeks. I don't know any actual release plans, but I'm sure there will be a limited release sometime in 2020. Something to look forward to.

https://variety.com/2019/film/markets-f ... 203223297/

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Post by sol » October 10th, 2019, 2:53 am

Deus e o Diabo na Terra do SolShow
1. The Mansion of Madness (1973) Mexico
2. The Last Supper (1976) Cuba
3. Young and Wild (2012) Chile
4. Black Ermine (1953) Argentina
5. The Brainiac (1962) Mexico
6. From Afar (2015) Venezuela
7. 7 Boxes (2012) Paraguay
8. One People (1976) Suriname
9. Nine Queens (2000) Argentina REVISION
10. El Incidente (2014) Mexico
11. Elite Squad (2007) Brazil
12. Santa Claus (1959) Mexico
13. Time Share (2018) Mexico
14. Chuquiago (1977) Bolivia
15. Crónicas (2004) Ecuador
16. No (2012) Chile
17. Bim (1974) Trinidad and Tobago
18. Nueba Yol (2007) Dominican Republic
19. Voodoo Man (2014) St Vincent and the Grenadines
20. Sinister Circle (2017) Peru
21. Hands of Stone (2016) Panama

22a. Passion Fruit (2010) 7mins US Virgin Islands
22b. The Kodiak Queen (2018) 17mins British Virgin Islands
22c. Our Anguilla (2008) 24mins Anguilla
22d. Passage (2013) 16mins Bahamas (64m)

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Passion Fruit has an interesting enough premise (man has a curse put on him that the more he is loved, the sicker he will get) but the brief runtime does not really give the filmmakers much chance to the material anywhere interesting – and we never see him gradually growing sicker on anything.

The Kodiak Queen is an okay documentary about the discovery of a derelict ship from Pearl Harbor in the BVI which the locals had been stripping for scrap metal and a fundraising campaign that went underway to turn the ship into an art project rather than let it be pulled apart.

Designed as an educational short for local kids, Our Anguilla uses a story of two siblings arguing over their country's history as a launching pad for their grandfather (see above) to give them a book about the country – events from which we see play out. All of the information is fairly interesting; the narration in rhyme less so.

The downbeat Passage from the Bahamas might be my favourite of this group of shorts though. It is a harrowing tale of life aboard an illegal people smuggling boat. We don't really get any backstory of why these folks have chosen to flee their country, but with the aggression and limited care factor of the people smugglers, it is pretty intense stuff either way.
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Post by max-scl » October 10th, 2019, 3:42 am

Apparently the Chilean list will become official, so it's a good moment to see some of the films from there:

5. Caluga o Menta (1990, Chile)
6. A la sombra del sol (1974, Chile)

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Post by jeroeno » October 10th, 2019, 4:40 am

28. El baño del Papa (Uruguay, 2007)

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Post by sol » October 10th, 2019, 4:21 pm

max-scl wrote:
October 10th, 2019, 3:42 am
the Chilean list will become official
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Yay, more new lists! :D
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Post by 72aicm » October 10th, 2019, 8:51 pm

32. Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos / Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1976, Brazil)
33. Cochochi (2007, Mexico)
34. O Padre e a Moça / The Priest and the Girl (1966, Brazil)
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1. Noite Vazia / Men and Women (1964, Brazil)
2. Los guantes mágicos (2003, Argentina)
3. Eles Não Usam Black-Tie / They Don't Wear Black Tie (1981, Brazil)
4. Baixio das Bestas / Bog of Beasts (2006, Brazil)
5. O Signo do Caos (2005, Brazil)
6. Stellet Licht / Silent Light (2007, Mexico)
7. A Hora da Estrela / Hour of the Star (1985, Brazil)
8. Pastorela (2011, Mexico)
9. Hamaca paraguaya / Paraguayan Hammock (2006, Paraguay)
10. O Céu de Suely / Love for Sale (2006, Brazil)
11. O Cangaceiro / The Bandit of Brazil (1953, Brazil)
12. Bye Bye Brasil (1980, Brazil)
13. Aquí se construye (o Ya no existe el lugar donde nací) (2000, Chile)
14. El castillo de la pureza / The Castle of Purity (1973, Mexico) (l)
15. Ganga Bruta (1933, Brazil)
16. Cinema, Aspirinas e Urubus / Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures (2005, Brazil)
17. Cinco días sin Nora / Nora’s Will (2008, Mexico)
18. Edifício Master (2002, Brazil)
19. El Callejón de los Milagros / Midaq Alley (1995, Mexico)
20. Esta Noite Encarnarei no Teu Cadáver / This Night I Will Possess Your Corpse (1967, Brazil)
21. Tropa de Elite / Elite Squad (2007, Brazil)
22. Naufragio / Shipwreck (1978, Mexico)
23. Carandiru (2003, Brazil)
24. Frida, naturaleza viva, Frida Still Life (1983, Mexico)
25. O País de São Saruê (1971, Brazil)
26. Bolivia (2001, Argentina)
27. Macunaíma (1969, Brazil)
28. Os Fuzis / The Guns (1964, Brazil)
29. Acidente / Accident (2007, Brazil)
30. El botón de nácar / The Pearl Button (2015, Chile)
31. Shorts:
Mimbre (1958, Chile) 10min
Tire dié / Toss Me a Dime (1958, Argentina) 33min
Coffea Arábiga (1968, Cuba) 18min
32. Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos / Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1976, Brazil)
33. Cochochi (2007, Mexico)
34. O Padre e a Moça / The Priest and the Girl (1966, Brazil)

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Post by jdidaco » October 10th, 2019, 9:00 pm

5. A Misteriosa Morte de Pérola (The Mysterious Death of Pérola, Guto Parente & Ticiana Augusto Lima, 2014) 7/10 (Brazil/France)
6. O Clube dos Canibais (The Cannibal Club, Guto Parente, 2018) 7.5/10 (Brazil)

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1. La muñeca perversa (The Perverse Doll, Rafael Baledón, 1969) 7.5/10 (Mexico)
2. Muñeca reina (Queen Doll, Sergio Olhovich, 1972) 7/10 (Mexico)
3. El poder de las tinieblas (The Power of Darkness, Mario Sábato, 1979) 8/10 (Argentina)
4. El gato desaparece (The Cat Vanishes, Carlos Sorin, 2011) 8/10 (Argentina)

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Post by morrison-dylan-fan » October 10th, 2019, 9:19 pm

FTV:7:The Witch (1954) (Mexico) 7

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Initially appearing to be a entry in the “Mad Scientist makes a body count to find cure for a woman’s skin condition” sub-genre, the screenplay by co-writer/(with Alfredo Salazar) director Chano Urueta brings a refreshing twist,by actually having the Mad Scientist cure Nora (temporary.) Skirting round the horror elements, the writers conjure up a wish-fulfilment Cinderella fantasy, allowing Nora to be embraced by those who had spat at her real looks, which returns with a vengeance,as the Mad Scientist wants Nora to help enact revenge on those who he suspects killed his daughter,one of whom Nora has fallen in love for.

Getting her to the ball on time, director Urueta & cinematographer Victor Herrera shakes some Hollywood glamour glitter over Nora’s fantasy, glittering in loving close-ups on the bewitching beauty. Losing her dreams when the clock strikes 12, Urueta balances the dreamy with bubbling,off-beat chills, heated up in a hell/underworld trial featuring real “freaks”,and stylish super-imposed images displaying the inner beauty of Mora, under well-designed prosthetics. Putting a spell on everyone, Lilia del Valle gives a enchanting turn as Nora, which avoids any cackling, thanks to Valle expressing a passionate empathy Nora has for others,and hopes of being seen as more than a witch.
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Post by 3eyes » October 11th, 2019, 1:50 am

2. Un traductor / A translator (Cuba 18)

Powerful film about one of a group of Russian literature professors who are drafted to translate for Chernobyl victims receiving medical treatment in Cuba. Our hero is assigned to the children's ward - a life-changing experience. I recommend it highly.
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Post by jeroeno » October 11th, 2019, 3:37 am

29. El lado oscuro del corazón (Argentina, 1992)
30. La película del rey (Argentina, 1986)

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Post by sol » October 11th, 2019, 4:33 am

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1. The Mansion of Madness (1973) Mexico
2. The Last Supper (1976) Cuba
3. Young and Wild (2012) Chile
4. Black Ermine (1953) Argentina
5. The Brainiac (1962) Mexico
6. From Afar (2015) Venezuela
7. 7 Boxes (2012) Paraguay
8. One People (1976) Suriname
9. Nine Queens (2000) Argentina REVISION
10. El Incidente (2014) Mexico
11. Elite Squad (2007) Brazil
12. Santa Claus (1959) Mexico
13. Time Share (2018) Mexico
14. Chuquiago (1977) Bolivia
15. Crónicas (2004) Ecuador
16. No (2012) Chile
17. Bim (1974) Trinidad and Tobago
18. Nueba Yol (2007) Dominican Republic
19. Voodoo Man (2014) St Vincent and the Grenadines
20. Sinister Circle (2017) Peru
21. Hands of Stone (2016) Panama
22a. Passion Fruit (2010) 7mins US Virgin Islands
22b. The Kodiak Queen (2018) 17mins British Virgin Islands
22c. Our Anguilla (2008) 24mins Anguilla
22d. Passage (2013) 16mins Bahamas (64m)

23. Sweet Micky for President (2015) Haiti

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Former Fugees front man Pras Michel mounts a successful campaign to get a controversial singer elected Haitian president in this solid documentary that examines not only Haiti's current political climate, but its history since its independence after slave revolt. Things get confusing when the other male member of the Fugees enters the race, but I found this a pretty gripping look at corruption, election fraud and striving for democracy.
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Post by blocho » October 11th, 2019, 4:44 am

Summary: The First 10 Days

Welcome to a part-way statistical summary of the challenge thus far. I'll also deliver a 20-day summary and an end-of-challenge summary. NB: I will be going on vacation tomorrow. I will still update the leader board periodically, but it might not happen every day.

Headline Stats
We have 15 participants thus far, with a cumulative total of 141 points. That works out to a mean score of 9.4 points and a median of 6 points. 72allincallme leads the main challenge with 34 points, followed closely by jeroeno with 30 points and sol a bit further back at 22 points.

Bonus Challenge #1: Every Country/Territory
Sol is far ahead of everyone in this challenge, traveling widely across 19 countries/territories so far. Is he going for all 52? Is that even possible?!?! He's already picked up hard-to-find locales like Anguilla and the British Virgin Islands. Jeroeno is second in this challenge with 9 and maxwelldeux third with 7. Overall, participants have seen movies from 22 countries/territories. Mexico is the most popular country with 41 points, while Brazil is second with 34 and Argentina is third with 15 (not including shorts).

Bonus Challenge #2 - Individual Country Champions
72allincallme is currently the country leader for both Brazil (an incredible 20 movies) and Mexico (8 movies). Jeroeno is the leader for Argentina (5) and Cuba (5). And Straka is the leader for Colombia (5)

Bonus Challenge #3 - La Ultima Cena
We already have three winners of this challenge. Congrats to jeroeno, sol, and cinepolis for seeing this great movie.

Years
Participants have watched movies ranging from 1930 to 2019. The two most popular movie years so far are 2007 and 2018, both with 9 movies (not counting shorts). Here's the breakdown by decade:
1930s (3 movies)
1940s (2 movies)
1950s (12 movies)
1960s (11 movies)
1970s (22 movies)
1980s (12 movies)
1990s (9 movies)
2000s (33 movies)
2010s (34 movies)

Most popular movies
The following movies have been seen three times: Tropa de Elite, La Ultima Cena.
The following movies have been seen twice: Baixio das Bestas, O Cangaceiro, El Espinazo del Diablo, Os Fuzis, La Patagonia Rebelde.

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Post by sol » October 11th, 2019, 4:52 am

blocho wrote:
October 11th, 2019, 4:44 am
Sol is far ahead of everyone in this challenge, traveling widely across 19 countries/territories so far. Is he going for all 52? Is that even possible?!?!
No, it isn't. I have already researched what is out there and available and I probably won't be able to go for more than 31. :( It has, however, been interesting exploring all over the region so far. Thanks for the motivation; I have watched far more for this Challenge than I would have otherwise without the bonus challenge.
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Post by max-scl » October 11th, 2019, 1:33 pm

7. Días de campo (2004, Chile)
8. Surire (2015, Chile)

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Post by sol » October 11th, 2019, 3:16 pm

Deus e o Diabo na Terra do SolShow
1. The Mansion of Madness (1973) Mexico
2. The Last Supper (1976) Cuba
3. Young and Wild (2012) Chile
4. Black Ermine (1953) Argentina
5. The Brainiac (1962) Mexico
6. From Afar (2015) Venezuela
7. 7 Boxes (2012) Paraguay
8. One People (1976) Suriname
9. Nine Queens (2000) Argentina REVISION
10. El Incidente (2014) Mexico
11. Elite Squad (2007) Brazil
12. Santa Claus (1959) Mexico
13. Time Share (2018) Mexico
14. Chuquiago (1977) Bolivia
15. Crónicas (2004) Ecuador
16. No (2012) Chile
17. Bim (1974) Trinidad and Tobago
18. Nueba Yol (2007) Dominican Republic
19. Voodoo Man (2014) St Vincent and the Grenadines
20. Sinister Circle (2017) Peru
21. Hands of Stone (2016) Panama
22a. Passion Fruit (2010) 7mins US Virgin Islands
22b. The Kodiak Queen (2018) 17mins British Virgin Islands
22c. Our Anguilla (2008) 24mins Anguilla
22d. Passage (2013) 16mins Bahamas (64m)
23. Sweet Micky for President (2015) Haiti

24. 2012: Curse of the Xtabai (2012) Belize

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While the jungles of the Central American nation look stunning and some termite eating is interesting, there is little else to recommend this thriller on, a couple of cool images aside. The acting is second-rate and the story makes little sense in terms of a link between a contagious disease and an evil spirit. Also, for a film about the protagonist and her friends on an urgent quest, it seems simply silly for them to stop for a brief bikini-clad swim.
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Post by 72aicm » October 11th, 2019, 3:25 pm

Thanks for the stats blocho. Always interesting.
Do you mind posting a list of all the countries with a watch so far? If you have it at hand :)

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Post by morrison-dylan-fan » October 11th, 2019, 4:10 pm

FTV:8:El Monstruo Resucitado (1953) (Mexico.) 6.

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Powering up themes which would fly in The Witch a year later, co-writer/(with Dino Maiuri) director Chano Urueta & his regular cinematographer Victor Herrera cover the disfigured plastic surgeon with the cape of The Phantom of the Opera, which brews a icy air of mystery, from the build-up of the surgeon unveiling his face, behind the caped-covered close-ups. Urueta Drops the cover for terrific, beastly practical effects in the close encounter between the surgeon and Nora, (who shares her name with that of Nora in Urueta’s The Witch.)

Urueta initiates a major motif which would span future credits, of sliding the Gothic fever running from the DR’s operations and brooding lair (complete with a henchman!) to the side of the plate, instead gliding for a high-end Melodrama atmosphere, bubbling away while the surgeon looks from upon high at Nora. Starting with a fresh cut from the surgeon getting kissed by Nora, the screenplay by Urueta and Maiuri sadly skip over the chance for a Mad Scientist/Doctor take on Beauty and the Beast, by powdering it down with dry Melodrama rubbed from Nora keeping secrets under the knife of the revived monster.
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Post by sortile9io » October 11th, 2019, 7:50 pm

4. El compadre Mendoza (de Fuentes, Bustillo Oro, 1934, Mexico) - 3/10
5. Memórias do cárcere (Pereira dos Santos, 1984, Brazil) - 7/10
6. El libro de piedra (Taboada, 1969, Mexico) - 7/10

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1. La guerra gaucha (Demare, 1942, Argentina) - 4/10
2. La gente de La Universal (Aljure, 1991, Colombia) - 3/10
3. O cangaceiro (Barreto, 1953, Brazil) - 7/10

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Post by 72aicm » October 11th, 2019, 10:35 pm

35. Robinson Crusoe (1954, Mexico)
36. Veneno para las hadas / Poison for the Fairies (1984, Mexico)
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1. Noite Vazia / Men and Women (1964, Brazil)
2. Los guantes mágicos (2003, Argentina)
3. Eles Não Usam Black-Tie / They Don't Wear Black Tie (1981, Brazil)
4. Baixio das Bestas / Bog of Beasts (2006, Brazil)
5. O Signo do Caos (2005, Brazil)
6. Stellet Licht / Silent Light (2007, Mexico)
7. A Hora da Estrela / Hour of the Star (1985, Brazil)
8. Pastorela (2011, Mexico)
9. Hamaca paraguaya / Paraguayan Hammock (2006, Paraguay)
10. O Céu de Suely / Love for Sale (2006, Brazil)
11. O Cangaceiro / The Bandit of Brazil (1953, Brazil)
12. Bye Bye Brasil (1980, Brazil)
13. Aquí se construye (o Ya no existe el lugar donde nací) (2000, Chile)
14. El castillo de la pureza / The Castle of Purity (1973, Mexico) (l)
15. Ganga Bruta (1933, Brazil)
16. Cinema, Aspirinas e Urubus / Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures (2005, Brazil)
17. Cinco días sin Nora / Nora’s Will (2008, Mexico)
18. Edifício Master (2002, Brazil)
19. El Callejón de los Milagros / Midaq Alley (1995, Mexico)
20. Esta Noite Encarnarei no Teu Cadáver / This Night I Will Possess Your Corpse (1967, Brazil)
21. Tropa de Elite / Elite Squad (2007, Brazil)
22. Naufragio / Shipwreck (1978, Mexico)
23. Carandiru (2003, Brazil)
24. Frida, naturaleza viva, Frida Still Life (1983, Mexico)
25. O País de São Saruê (1971, Brazil)
26. Bolivia (2001, Argentina)
27. Macunaíma (1969, Brazil)
28. Os Fuzis / The Guns (1964, Brazil)
29. Acidente / Accident (2007, Brazil)
30. El botón de nácar / The Pearl Button (2015, Chile)
31. Shorts:
Mimbre (1958, Chile) 10min
Tire dié / Toss Me a Dime (1958, Argentina) 33min
Coffea Arábiga (1968, Cuba) 18min
32. Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos / Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1976, Brazil)
33. Cochochi (2007, Mexico)
34. O Padre e a Moça / The Priest and the Girl (1966, Brazil)
35. Robinson Crusoe (1954, Mexico)
36. Veneno para las hadas / Poison for the Fairies (1984, Mexico)

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Post by blocho » October 11th, 2019, 10:48 pm

72allinncallme wrote:
October 11th, 2019, 3:25 pm
Thanks for the stats blocho. Always interesting.
Do you mind posting a list of all the countries with a watch so far? If you have it at hand :)
Sure:
Anguilla
Argentina
Belize
Bolivia
Brazil
British Virgin Islands
Chile
Colombia
Cuba
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Haiti
Mexico
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Suriname
The Bahamas
Trinidad and Tobago
US Virgin Islands
Uruguay
Venezuela

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