Film #1: El Mariachi
"What is this? Mariachi Day?"
Better than I remembered, and arguably the best movie Robert Rodriguez has ever made. The writing and direction are terrific, and the cinematography and editing (also by Rodriguez) are particularly prodigious - insanely kinetic, consistently innovative, and frequently hilarious in their creativity. It's got a nice cast as well: the villainous gringo overacts a little towards the end, but everyone else is very charming, notably Carlos Gallardo as the…