Posts tagged "Gael Garcia Bernal"

The Kindergarten Teacher

The Kindergarten Teacher

The Kindergarten Teacher Directed by Sara Colangelo Starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Parker Sevak, Michael Chernus and Gael García Bernal In UK cinemas March 8th, 2019 by Joanna Orland Kindergarten teacher Lisa Spinelli (Gyllenhaal) spends her days caring for her class of young children, and her evenings in a continuing education poetry class. Her marriage is lacking […]



Coco Directed by Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina Starring Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Renee Victor, Anthony Gonzalez, Alanna Ubach, Edward James Olmos and John Ratzenberger In UK Cinemas January 19th, 2018 Watch on [amazon_link asins=’B0792KBZM6′ template=’ProductLink’ store=’loolip-21′ text=’Amazon’ marketplace=’UK’ link_id=’2263b5df-5ceb-11e8-a352-d5a8c127567d’] or iTunes by Michael Anderson Pixar remains the movies’ closest equivalent to a sure […]

25th Raindance Film Festival

25th Raindance Film Festival September 20th – October 1st, 2017 London by Joanna Orland Celebrating its 25th year, the Raindance Film Festival remains the largest independent film festival in the UK. Taking place in the heart of London, the festival’s mission is to promote new independent films and emerging filmmakers from the UK and internationally, […]

Raindance Film Festival: You’re Killing Me Susana

You're Killing Me Susana

You’re Killing Me Susana (Me estás matando, Susana) Directed by Roberto Sneider Starring Gael Garcia Bernal, Veronica Echegui, Ashley Grace and Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson Screening at Raindance September 23rd, 29th, 2017 by Joanna Orland You’re Killing Me Susana is a light romantic comedy about a very flawed couple. From the start, it’s impossible to root […]

BFI London Film Festival: Neruda

Neruda Directed by Pablo Larraín Starring Luis Gnecco, Gael García Bernal and Mercedes Morán In UK Cinemas April 7th, 2017 Watch on iTunes (US) by Joanna Orland Blending fiction and truth, Neruda is not a biopic of Nobel Prize-winning poet and diplomat Pablo Neruda, but rather a surrealist expression examining the role of a writer.  […]

BFI London Film Festival: Desierto

Desierto Directed by Jonás CuarónStarring Gael García Bernal and Jeffrey Dean Morgan by Joanna Orland Jonás Cuarón demonstrates that he has inherited some of his father’s skill for building tension and depicting beautiful visuals, but Desierto lacks the story and substance to make this a truly spectacular film. As a group of migrant workers cross […]

The Burning (El Ardor)

Directed by Pablo Fendrik Starring Gael Garcia Bernal, Alice Braga, Claudio Tolcachir, Chico Diaz, Jorge Sesan & Lautaro Vilo In UK Cinemas June 19th, 2015 by Joanna Orland An homage to old westerns, this Argentinian film is in dire need of modernization. The spirit of Sergio Leone and his Spaghetti Western is very much alive […]


Directed by Jon Stewart Starring Gael García Bernal In UK Cinemas May 8th, 2015 by Joanna Orland America’s number one satirist Jon Stewart goes from talk show host to filmmaker with his debut feature Rosewater. Still focused on political material, Stewart tells the story of Maziar Bahari, the Iranian-born Newsweek reporter who was captured by […]

Rudo & Cursi

Starring Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna Dir. Carlos Cuaron in UK cinemas from 26th June 2009 by Joanna Orland RUDO & CURSI reunites Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna and director Carlos Cuaron who first worked together 8 years ago in 2001’s Y Tu Mama Tambien. Not only does this film mark the reunion of these […]

The Times BFI 50th London Film Festival

by Joanna Orland & Marko Domazet Where do I begin? Well… Christian Slater, John Cameron Mitchell and Gael Garcia Bernal for starters! This year’s London Film Festival certainly brought out the big guns from superstar directors (Anthony Minghella) to sexy A-listers (Kate Winslet) to my teenage pin-up (Christian Pump Up the Volume Slater) to EXCELLENT […]