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Fnc 2013: ‘Los Chidos’ is the most gag-inducing film this year

19 October 2013 6:58 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Los Chidos

Written and directed by Omar Rodriguez-Lopez

USA and Mexico, 2012

Producer, writer, actor, and director Omar Rodriguez-Lopez (best know as the composer, songwriter, guitarist, and producer for the progressive rock groups The Mars Volta and At the Drive-In) left audiences at SXSW buzzing about his feature film Los Chidos, where it had its premiere. The film has been praised as one of the most innovative, and challenging, movies of the year; there are scenes of domestic violence, incest, golden showers, fecalphilia, slaughterhouses, and even a sequence that almost rivals the infamous baby-rape scene in A Serbian Film. But amidst the graphic content, perhaps the biggest challenge is sitting through a movie that has been re-dubbed in post production. Rodriguez-Lopez replaced all of the dialogue with Adr, creating an overly artificial, goofy sound. The dialogue is delivered in exaggerated tones, which is quite quite jarring, and frankly annoying to sit through. »

- Ricky da Conceição

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Festival du Nouveau Cinéma 2013: A closer look at the Time Ø Program

25 September 2013 8:26 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The 42nd edition of the Festival du nouveau cinéma will be held in Montreal from October 9 to the 20th, showcasing the best new films and filmmakers from around the world. The festival which has often been described as ‘ baby-tiff’ – picks up the best from Berlinale, Cannes, Venice, Telluride, Toronto and more. This new edition demonstrates the vibrancy of filmmaking in all its forms and for all audiences with an incredible 273 films (146 feature films and 124 shorts) from 47 countries – including (count them) 39 world premieres, 33 North American premieres and 47 Canadian premieres. Of the various sections of the film festival, my favourite program is Time Ø. If you are not familiar with the festival, think of this section of films as the equivalent of Tiff’s Midnight Madness program, only sexier. Here is a break down of what you can see this year.

(Please note: This list is in no particular oder)

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1- R100

Hitoshi Matsumoto, »

- Ricky

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Omar Rodriguez Lopez's Los Chidos To Be Screened In Mexico City For The First Time

2 August 2013 12:00 PM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

The prolific artist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, current member of the band Bosnian Rainbows, released his second feature film Los Chidos more than a year ago, when it premiered at SXSW in March 2012. Rodriguez-Lopez has performed in Mexico many times with such acts as The Mars Volta, Vato Negro, Omar Rodriguez Lopez Group and Bosnian Rainbows. And now is time to enjoy outside of the Internet his work as a film director, as Cine Tonalá will host the first (and only) official screening in Mexico City of Los Chidos on Friday, August 16. Ryland Aldrich called Los Chidos a "brilliantly absurd journey"; here's an extract of his review: "Leave it to Omar Rodriguez Lopez to create one of the wildest, most innovative, and full on challenging...

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Review: Omar Rodriguez Lopez's 'Los Chidos' Is Wild, Wacky, Weird, Bloody & Bold

30 March 2013 7:00 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Not everyone is going to be ready for the ride through "Los Chidos" that director Omar Rodriguez Lopez offers up. But his willingness to scare off a few of the faint of heart preserves his commitment to a truly bold and unique vision and an aesthetic all his own. This is the fifth feature film from the Mars Volta guitarist and only the second to play at a festival, and it’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Could this be the birth of a new auteur? Meet the Gonzalez family. They run a tire shop in Guadalajara and lead a life of wanton laziness together, hitting the bar as a family, talking shit about everyone and slurping up the delicious tacos Mama makes for them every day. Meet Rulo, the Gonzalez brother’s friend. He’s newly wed to Alma, not to mention an abusive sociopath and transvestite having »

- Katie Walsh

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Review: Omar Rodriguez Lopez's 'Los Chidos' Is Wild, Wacky, Weird, Bloody & Bold

30 March 2013 7:00 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Not everyone is going to be ready for the ride through "Los Chidos" that director Omar Rodriguez Lopez offers up. But his willingness to scare off a few of the faint of heart preserves his commitment to a truly bold and unique vision and an aesthetic all his own. This is the fifth feature film from the Mars Volta guitarist and only the second to play at a festival, and it’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Could this be the birth of a new auteur? Meet the Gonzalez family. They run a tire shop in Guadalajara and lead a life of wanton laziness together, hitting the bar as a family, talking shit about everyone and slurping up the delicious tacos Mama makes for them everyday. Meet Rulo, the Gonzalez brother’s friend. He’s newly wed to Alma, not to mention an abusive sociopath and transvestite having an »

- Katie Walsh

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Second Wave of Programming Announced for 15th Annual Boston Underground Film Festival

5 March 2013 6:41 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Even more cinematic insanity has been announced for this year's Boston Underground Film Festival, scheduled this year for March 27 through 31. Among the new titles announced are Big Ass Spider and Guilty of Romance. Read on for all the details!

From the Press Release

The 15th Annual Boston Underground Film Festival continues their barrage of insanity at the Brattle Theatre, from March 27th through the 31st, delivering a second wave of wild programming guaranteed to shake the pillars of Heaven. This year's fest wraps up with a closing night film unlike any other – Mike Mendez's knowingly tongue-in-cheek sci-fi/horror romp, Big Ass Spider!–fresh from its World Premiere at SXSW 2013! With the celebrated director (best-known for 2006’s The Gravedancers) in Cambridge and producer and magical conjurer Travis Stevens, who's Cheap Thrills also plays Buff 2013!

Joining our oversized arachnid pal in Boston Underground's second wave of killer programming is Sion Sono »

- Doctor Gash

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The Rambler Is Coming To Boston! Buff Announces Their Second Wave Of Titles

5 March 2013 6:00 AM, PST | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

If you find yourself east of the Mississippi this March, unable to attend Calvin Reeder's The Rambler at SXSW then you may be in luck... that is if you're in New England, and more specifically the Boston area, as the Boston Underground Film Fest has the east coast premiere. Plus, ain't that a Big Ass Spider? Why yes it is. And hey, is that our own Ryland Aldrich getting quoted in the Buff press release for Omar Rodriguez Lopez's Los Chidos? Yep. I'll tell ya if we at Twitch hadn't already covered many of these titles, we'd be the first out the door to Buff, but as it is we most certainly want our Ne readers to get their genre fix this spring. That being...

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