Thursday, March 23, 2023

‘The Black Minutes’ from VIX+

What a movie “The Black Minutes”, a movie just released on VIX+.

If your into crime novels, like me, with visionary films and high-quality cinematographic experiences, then you cannot miss this marvel for anything in the world.

Let’s go back to the basics: Martin Solares is one of the best writers in this country. He has written several very good books that have been highly praised, but the most famous is “The Black Minutes”.

Why? Because beyond its literary value, as incredible as it may seem, it says things that are not usually said when talking about crime in Mexico.

It is a text of barbaric eloquence, which was ahead of its time in many ways. I think it is from 2006.

This movie is the film version of that excellent novel and things are so serious that Mr. Solares himself takes part in the script along with Mario Muñoz, a creator I particularly respect.

It is very likely that you also appreciated one of your films in 2008 that shook our souls: “Bajo la Sal”.

Don Mario makes a big comeback in the world of cinema with this film in the universe of crime based social condemnation, and the result is perfect.

“Los Minutos Negros”, the movie, is so good that I’ve already seen it go to Ariel in so many categories, that I already imagined it’d give people something to talk about for a lot of the festival. Has been This is potential cult material. Like this: that size.

I’m not going to sell you the plot so as not to ruin your experience, but this is a film that questions the improbability of law enforcement in a town where women disappear.

Its main value is that it reflects who we are, but I would add other elements that relate to masculine sensibility and the impotence of new generations who are inheriting a world that cannot even be understood.

The most impressive thing about this production that reconstructs post-Rigo Tovar Mexico is that it breaks from the usual locutions of feminist films and there is no way to watch it and identify with its characters.

He is calm. It’s intense. she is smart. It is an unusual case of cinema where the viewer cannot predict what is going to happen.

I wholeheartedly recommend it and I request you to appreciate the level of performance as it is not common to find these changes in a time of so many content offerings.

Leonardo Ortizgris, whom many of us remember from “Museo,” is a titan. Carlos Aragon “Mr. Ávila” returns to teach acting, vibrating the screen with a stellar performance.

Tiare Skanda is a goddess. It is not recognizable. Same as Jose Sefami.

But kudos goes to Christian Ferrer, who exceeds anything we’ve seen before, including that excellent participation in “A Strange Enemy.” It leaves our mouths open.

From here I congratulate Paloma Woolrich, Waldo Faco, Sofia Espinosa, Mauricio Isaacs, Juan Carlos Remolina and all others.

Do you know how difficult it is to create tone in cinema? All these acting talents pull it off like they’ve always been there. it’s magic!

What are you up to this weekend? If you allow me a suggestion, serve yourself a nice tequila, prepare some great snacks, get ready to savor this great movie, and then pick up the book. you will like it. Really if.

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