Gael Garcia Bernal

‘Zorro’ Reboot Casts Gael Garcia Bernal as the Swashbuckling Hero

by Britt Hayes May 9, 2016 @ 5:45 PM
As we learned not long ago, Gravity co-writer Jonas Cuaron (son of Gravity director Alfonso) is set to helm a post-apocalyptic big screen reboot of Zorro, simply titled Z. The long-developing project has officially found its leading man, and it looks like they didn’t have to go very far, as Cuaron has cast Gael Garcia Bernal — who just happens to star in the director’s upcoming border-crossing drama Desierto.

‘Desierto’ Trailer: ‘Gravity’ Screenwriter Makes His Debut With an Scorching Border Thriller

by Britt Hayes December 23, 2015 @ 5:31 PM
Jonas Cuaron is the son of award-winning filmmaker and Children of Men director Alfonso Cuaron, and is credited with co-writing the screenplay for the elder Cuaron’s breathtaking space drama Gravity. Now the younger of the two is making his directorial debut with Desierto, a sun-soaked thriller that earned largely positive reviews when it premiered at TIFF back in September.

'Rosewater' at TIFF 2014: What to Make of Jon Stewart's Directorial Debut?

by Mike Ryan September 9, 2014 @ 3:50 PM
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It’s impossible to separate 'Rosewater' from the personality that is Jon Stewart. On the surface, this statement makes little sense, because many films are deeply culturally intertwined with its director. But 'Rosewater' is a little different, because it’s a person not known for directing -- or even really acting, for that matter. Jon Stewart is famous, but famous for something almost completely unrelated. It would be as if Derek Jeter or Joe Biden directed a movie. The public curiosity with 'Rosewater' is all because of who directed 'Rosewater,' not what 'Rosewater' is about.

'No' Review

by Matt Singer February 13, 2013 @ 10:00 AM
Sony Pictures Classics
You'll see 'No' sometime after its limited release date on February 15th. I had the good fortune to watch it on February 4th, the day after the Super Bowl, our country's unofficial national holiday for advertising; the one day of the year when viewers go to the bathroom during the entertainment programming so they won't miss the commercials. We take Super Bowl ads seriously as art as well as commerce, and maybe even as reflections of our country's headspace at a given moment. That's all beneficial context with which to view 'No,' Pablo Larrain's inspirational but clear-eyed historical drama about a real moment in time when good advertising toppled a horrible dictator.