Archive for May 16th, 2018

Cine Las Americas 2018 Review: EL VIGILANTE (THE NIGHT GUARD)

By Mark Saldana Rating: 3 (Out of 4 Stars) This year, it seems like the programmers at CLAIFF 21 had a taste for the bizarre and I just happened to choose a handful of them too.  This film from Mexico is a dark, sometimes disturbing, but also bewildering movie that is highly watchable and gripping […]

Cine Las Americas 2018 Review: VIGILIA (BEING AWAKE)

By Mark Saldana Rating: 3 (Out of 4 Stars) I found this particular surreal drama a little difficult to decipher at first, but I must say that its presentation does have a very striking effect.  Heavy in religious and morbid imagery, Vigilia tells the story of an already dysfunctional family completely falling apart during a […]