"I want to represent the beauty of my state" says it all, resonating throughout this drama as a kind of tag-line to the showcasing of that inexorable power of drug-money to reach into all areas of life.
The story of Laura Guerrero - a name as ironic as the claim to represent northern Mexico's...
Although inspired by a true story, Miss Bala avoids docudrama clichés and tabloid sensationalism, and instead evokes the pervasive climate of fear and confusion that has enveloped daily life in some increasingly lawless pockets of northern Mexico. Using long takes and fluid, precise camera work,...
[A] well-shot, bluntly propulsive thriller...27 January 2012
In the vision of this ruthless and abundantly talented young director, life in Tijuana isn't merely as bad as you think. It's worse. While it may not tell the whole story of Mexican life, it clearly captures a truth nobody can deny.