News, features, and commentary from the biggest city in the Americas, Mexico City.

History and Film: Cinco de Mayo, La Batalla (REVIEW)

By Darren M. Popik — As a general rule, I enjoy movies based on actual historical events. And Mexican history is of particular interest to me. For that reason, I’ve … Continue reading

May 3, 2013 · 2 Comments

Remembering a Legendary Mexican Movie Maker: Gabriel Figueroa

Today we take a moment to honor a man who made a great contribution to the world of filmmaking, both in Mexico and Hollywood. April 24 marks the birthday of … Continue reading

April 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Tlatelolco: Verano del 68. The Movie.

By Art Rusnak — What have I learned after spending one hour and forty-five minutes in a plush chair at the Cinemark theaters at Reforma 222 watching Tlatelolco: Verano del 68? This: … Continue reading

April 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Documentary: The Land of Montezuma (VIDEO)

Have you ever wondered what Mexico City would have been like in the years just after the Mexican Revolution? Well, as luck would have it, we’ve unearthed a fascinating documentary … Continue reading

January 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

La Magia de ‘Chiapas: El Corazón del Café’

Por Darren M. Popik (TRADUCCION / English) No pasa muchas veces que salga del cine pensando “wow”, pero hoy era uno de estos días. Se trata de la nueva película Chiapas: … Continue reading

October 26, 2012 · 1 Comment

The Magic of ‘Chiapas: The Heart of Coffee’

By Darren M. Popik (Disponible en español) — It’s not often that I walk out of a theater thinking “WOW”, but today was one of those rare days. It was … Continue reading

October 26, 2012 · 2 Comments

Detrás de las Escenas con Carmen Aub

Por Darren M. Popik (TRADUCCION / original) (MEXICO, DF) — La primera vez que conocí a Carmen Aub, no me tomó mucho tiempo en darme cuenta de que ella es una … Continue reading

October 24, 2012 · 2 Comments

Behind the Scenes with Carmen Aub

By Darren M. Popik (disponible en español) (MEXICO CITY) — The first time I met Carmen Aub, it didn’t take me long to realize this is one actress who’s going … Continue reading

October 23, 2012 · 2 Comments