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Miss Bala

Best Films of 2012: Halftime Report

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.04.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

In fact, 2012 already has thrown up a host of solid films that have nothing to do with super-heroes, comic books or massive computer-generated special effects. Hopefully, a few of them will stick in memories -- or get year-end publicity pushes -- when awards season rolls around.

'Miss Bala' Paints a Realistic Picture of Mexico's Drug Violence

Voto Latino | Posted 04.04.2012 | Latino Voices
Voto Latino

By bringing the intolerable conditions down to the human level, Miss Bala succeeds in making the tragedy dynamic and relatable. This is a cry for action before things spin too far out of control.

WATCH: 'Miss Bala' Gives Tense Look At Border Violence

AP | By CHRISTY LEMIRE | Posted 01.19.2012 | Latino Voices

-- Gerardo Naranjo may have made the least-glamorous movie ever about a pageant queen with "Miss Bala." And that's what makes it so beautiful. With ...

Academy Turns Its Back on Film Exploring the Failure of the War on Drugs

Michael Rose | Posted 03.20.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Rose

2012-01-19-Screenshot20120119at10.25.06AM.jpgSurprisingly, the Oscar shortlist didn't include the official entry from Mexico, Miss Bala, an outstanding film that deals with one of the most important issues confronting our country today -- the failed war on drugs.

Movie Review: Miss Bala

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.20.2012 | Home
Marshall Fine

Dreams not only die hard -- they're trampled to death and then mocked, in Gerardo Naranjo's nonstop nightmare, Miss Bala.

Lucy Blodgett

AFI Director Reveals Her Favorite Films Of The Festival | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 01.04.2012 | Los Angeles

This year's American Film Institute Festival commenced Thursday night with the premiere of Clint Eastwood's highly anticipated biopic "J. Edgar," star...