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Calendar, Night&Day <i>Sin Nombre</i>

Sin Nombre

Before setting pen to paper, Sin Nombre writer-director Cary Joji Fukunaga purportedly rode the rails in the company of real illegal immigrants traveling from Mexico to the U.S. But from the looks of it, he spent even more time studying…
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Film, Fade to white

Fade to white

The most recent example of bleak chic, Fernando Meirelles' mostly harrowing adaptation of José Saramago's international best-seller Blindness mixes the high-velocity pace and stylishness of the Brazilian director's breakout City of God with the Portuguese author's thinly metaphysical horror thriller.…
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Film, <i>Blindness</i> fades to white

Blindness fades to white

The most recent example of bleak chic, Fernando Meirelles' mostly harrowing adaptation of José Saramago's international best-seller Blindness mixes the high-velocity pace and stylishness of the Brazilian director's breakout City of God with the Portuguese author's thinly metaphysical horror thriller.…
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Film, Low Yield

Low Yield

At the opening of The Constant Gardener, Brazilian director Fernando Meirelles' adaptation of the novel by John le Carré, we hear a conversation before we see it. The screen remains black, still running credits, as a man and a woman…
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Film, <i>God</i> Forsaken

God Forsaken

Ever since Amores Perros burst onto the international scene two years ago, Latin American cinema has been experiencing one of the most fertile periods in its history. Encompassing such works as Alfonso Cuarón's Y Tu Mamá También and Walter Salles'…
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