The Playlist

Gasper Noe, Vincent Gallo, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Carlos Reygadas & More Team For Soccer Pic Omnibus

  • By Cain Rodriguez
  • |
  • March 25, 2014 9:17 AM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Brazil will host the World Cup this summer and football (or soccer for our American readers) fans the world over are marking down the days with as much excitement as fanboys have for the next tentpole or we have for the next Claire Denis film. In an effort to capitalize on this worldwide excitement, Variety reports Mexican director Daniel Gruener is shepherding a new omnibus film centered around the sport and he’s bringing along some interesting names.

5 Reasons To Check Out The WTF, Strange & Baffling ‘Post Tenebras Lux’

  • By Rodrigo Perez
  • |
  • May 3, 2013 12:45 PM
  • |
  • 3 Comments
Post Tenebras Lux
The word "art" within the context of cinema can sometimes be embarrassing to use. Much of the "cinema," movies or film we consume is consumer-driven -- well-calibrated, committee-made popcorn to entertain the masses. And indie films made by auteurs -- cinema as recently defined by Steven Soderbergh (and arguably accepted by all) -- are often artfully made, but still doggedly linear and narratively conventional. That's OK, all forms of movies have their place in the world, and as Danny Boyle recently intimated, they are symbiotic -- we need both forms, the blockbuster, the indie, the escapism and the esoteric. No arguments there, but "art," like the term "genius" should be, in this writer's opinion, sparingly used.

Watch: Clip & U.S. Poster For Carlos Reygadas' ‘Post Tenebras Lux’

  • By Diana Drumm
  • |
  • April 12, 2013 4:40 PM
  • |
  • 4 Comments
Almost a year ago, we dubbed Carlos Reygadas’ “Post Tenebras Lux” one of the most anticipated films of the Cannes Film Festival and we were proven right when Reygadas won Best Director for the film at the festival. Although the picture did not please all, our critic at Cannes was not especially impressed. Such varying opinions only make the film more intriguing, especially given the Mexican filmmaker’s reputation for using non-professional actors and shooting very raw, explicit sex scenes.

Watch: 2010 Carlos Reygadas Short 'This Is My Kingdom'

  • By Ken Guidry
  • |
  • February 8, 2013 12:58 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
Mexican filmmaker Carlos Reygadas has developed quite the reputation over the years. The auteur is best known for his films “Battle in Heaven,” “Silent Light,” and his latest, “Post Tenebras Lux.” His last film actually won him the Best Director prize at Cannes last year despite it being perceived as a disappointment by many (including one of our own). In 2010, he contributed a short to an anthology film called “Revolucion,” and it has made its way online. “Revolucion” featured ten short films from ten different Mexican directors, including Rodrigo Garcia, Gael Garcia Bernal, and Diego Luna. Each film deals with the concept of revolution and how it pertains to the Mexican Revolution of 1910.

Michael Haneke's 'Amour' Wins Palme d'Or At Cannes; Cristian Mungiu's 'Beyond The Hills' Other Big Winner At Fest

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • May 27, 2012 2:11 PM
  • |
  • 10 Comments
On rainy evening in the south of France, Nanni Moretti and rest of the Cannes Film Festival jury gathered at the Lumiere theater for a star-studded ceremony to hand out the awards for this year's fest. And there were some big surprises in store.

Cannes Review: Carlos Reygadas’ 'Post Tenebras Lux' Is Singularly Strange, But Not Especially Impressive

  • By Simon Abrams
  • |
  • May 23, 2012 6:49 PM
  • |
  • 11 Comments
When discussing Carlos Reygadas’ “Post Tenebras Lux,” comparisons to “The Tree of Life” come easily, though Reygadas’s film is as far from a paean to God as it gets. In fact, while Malick’s movie has a sweeping, hands-on perspective on enlightenment and God, Reygadas’ (“Silent Light,” “Battle in Heaven”) has a brazen, ostentatiously alienating and mostly detached view of redemption and Satan.

Gorgeous First Look At Carlos Reygadas’ Cannes Contender 'Post Tenebras Lux'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • April 21, 2012 2:02 PM
  • |
  • 4 Comments
While starrier films like Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom," Jacques Audiard's "Rust And Bone," David Cronenberg's "Cosmopolis," Andrew Dominik's "Killing Them Softly" and John Hillcoat's "Lawless" got the most attention when the Cannes Film Festival unveiled their lineup this week -- and not without good reason -- more discerning cinephiles also found reason to celebrate as well. "Post Tenebras Lux," the long-awaited new film from Mexican director Carlos Reygadas, was confirmed to be playing In Competition.

Email Updates

Recent Comments