Ed Morales

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  • 13 years ago

    Judging from the third annual New York Latino Film Festival (through August 4; check for venues), the flava of the moment is everything north of 145th Street. With three full-length features set in Washington Heights, plus the ope...

  • 14 years ago

    A couple of years ago, director Alfonso Cuarón and his brother, the writer Carlos Cuarón, sat in Alfonso's Greenwich Village backyard kicking around ideas for a screenplay (while Frank Zappa's "Watermelon in Easter Hay" played in an ...

  • 14 years ago

    There's a moment in Scratch, Doug Pray's new documentary, when you begin to feel the film accelerating from workman-like music journalism to something of a revelatory experience. A fuzzily warm Bay Area DJ named Qbert, founding member of the Invis...

  • 14 years ago

    It seems everyone has a Mikey story. For me, it was the time I met him in 1985 at Neither/Nor, a seedy East 6th Street club in what used to be the heart of heroin country; his strung-out gaze was still filled with warmth and curiosity. For Leon Ic...

  • 14 years ago

    "I like the symbolist school of painting a lot," says Mexican director Guillermo del Toro, whose new film, The Devil's Backbone, opens today. "When you construct a film around symbols, you reach a point where bigger symbols start to pop up, and yo...

  • 15 years ago

    While Hollywood's awkward gaze distorts Latinos in films like Blow (Colombian cokefiend melodrama) and All the Pretty Horses (filthy-Mexican-jail morality play), the second annual New York International Latino Film Festival gives you the real deal...


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