Film addict with a lot of opinions. Always searching for a new favorite. Four featured films rotated monthly.
A great doc which manages to pull off two intertwined yet distinctive stories: the history of Mexican cinema, and the history of the filmmaker’s family. Movies wouldn’t have been the same without the Calderóns. I loved when García-Besné, not allowed to access her deceased relative’s nitrate film archive, breaks in anyways (capturing it on video to boot) and smuggles out reels of a trashy horror flick to confirm her suspicions: long thought lost, or maybe even non-existent, are scenes of sexy vampire ladies in the nude. If only we could all lurk through dank basements and crumbling buildings to discover family secrets…..