SF Indie Film Fest: El Incidente (2014)

A complex purgatory of sorts is the hellish place (literally and emotionally) circumscribed by Isaac Ezban’s El Incidente. In the film, The Incident consists of no more than a brief explosion and rumbling in the distance, as though a building were being demolished. However, it propels the film’s characters into a physical and temporal purgatory…

El Mariachi (1992)

A classic, and still as enjoyable, funny, and poignant today as when Robert Rodriguez showed it to great acclaim at Sundance and Independent Spirit Awards. Made on a shoestring budget of $7,000, the film has an honest immediacy which is appealing and cements its status as a classic. With some Fellini-esque dream sequences, Western showdowns…