Archive for the ‘Reviews’ Category


By Mark Saldana Rating: 2.5 (Out of 4 Stars) Now I know I am certainly not the target demographic of this film, nor is said film my cup of coffee, but I do hope to offer some insight as a male audience member and cinephile.  For Book Club, I will say this; the filmmakers have […]


By Liz Lopez Rating: B Award winning filmmaker Wim Wenders (Palme d’Or winner “Paris, Texas”/ “The Buena Vista Social Club”) directs the new documentary, “Pope Francis: A Man of His Word,” and it recently screened at the Cannes Film Festival this month. Wenders received access to the pontiff after his selection in 2013 to lead […]

Cine Las Americas 2018 Review: KAYAK TO KLEMTU

By Mark Saldana Rating: 3.5 (Out of 4 Stars) The closing night film of the festival was an inspiring and beautiful, family friendly film that not only honors Native American traditions, but also offers some heartfelt environmental messages.  Written and directed by Zoe Hopkins, Kayak to Klemtu tells the story of 14 year-old Ella (Ta’kaiya Blaney), […]

Cine Las Americas 2018 Review: ARÁBIA (ARABY)

By Mark Saldana Rating: 3.5 (Out of 4 Stars) I know it sounds cliché to say that youths often take things for granted when they don’t have to struggle to survive.  However, one cannot deny the truth in that statement.  Not only is this a situation that occurs in the United States, but one that […]

Cine Las Americas 2018 Review: POLVO DE ESTRELLAS (STARDUST)

By Mark Saldana Rating: 3.5 (4 Out of 4 Stars) Because parents often have to be realistic and practical, and usually have their children’s best interests in mind, they are not always supportive of their children’s dreams and aspirations.  Such is the case with Hilario and his son Adan.  Everyday, Adan works along side his […]