Almacenados (2015) – BALINALE Review


Review: Jack Zagha Kababie’s Almacenados (a.k.a. Warehoused) houses an absurdly ridiculous two-man show about employment, specifically pre-retirement syndrome, in an empty warehouse, hence the title. Set in a warehouse located in a Mexican suburb, the drama-comedy revolves on the last five working days of Mr. Lino (José Carlos Ruiz), an old, diligent employee, and first […]

Güeros (2015) – BALINALE Review


During the middle act of Güeros—Alonso Ruizpalacios’ whimsical directorial debut, a character talks to another, complaining about Mexican filmmakers make a so-called art film, shoot it in black and white with the infusion of poverty, corruptions, riots, and gangsters in background, then go to overseas festival, attempts to convince French critics about its substance, yet, instead […]