Aiming an erudite spotlight on Mexican cinema is Sergio de la Mora, author of Cinemachismo: Masculinities and Sexuality in Mexican Film, who recently contributed an assessment of the best of recent Mexican cinema for the San Francisco Bay Guardian. His overview includes Julián Hernández's Broken Sky (El Cielo Dividido, 2006), Carlos Reygadas's Battle in Heaven (Batalla en el Cielo, 2005), Amat Escalante's Sangre (Blood, 2005), Fernando Eimbcke's Duck Season (Temporada de Patos, 2004), Beto Gómez's Pink Punch (Puños Rosas, 2004), Luis Estrada's A Wonderful World (Un Mundo Maravilloso, 2005), Felipe Cazals's The Citrillo's Turns (Las Vueltas del Citrillo, 2005), and Juan Carlos Rulfo's In the Pit (En el Hoyo, 2005). Hopefully, the San Francisco Bay Guardian will draw upon Sergio frequently for cinematic updates from our neighbor to the south.
Sergio's previous articles available online include his fantastic interview with Ximena Cuevas for Senses of Cinema and his Current Trends pieces for the 2005 San Diego Latino Film Festival, one an overview and the second a study of María Candelaria.
Cross-published at Twitch.