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August 27, 2007 | Susan King
When Lionsgate decided to make a mainstream movie in Spanish for Latino audiences in the United States, the studio had to find a director who was both bilingual and had "Hollywood sensibilities." Their search led them to Joe Menendez, the son of Cuban immigrants, who had made two indie films and had directed episodic TV. "They saw this film I made a few years back, called the 'Hunting of Man,' " says Menendez. "It was in English but with a 98% Latino cast.
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August 31, 2007 | Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
The jaunty heist picture "Ladrón Que Roba a Ladrón" (A Thief Who Steals From a Thief) almost makes up for the season's previous attempt at a jaunty heist picture, "Ocean's Thirteen," which you may have liked but which I found smug. Some movies leave you feeling like a mugging victim; after that one, I felt smugged. On a fraction of the budget and with an actual sociological detail or two tucked inside its plot, "Ladrón" glides along on the strength of its multiethnic ensemble.
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August 31, 2007 | Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
The jaunty heist picture "Ladrón Que Roba a Ladrón" (A Thief Who Steals From a Thief) almost makes up for the season's previous attempt at a jaunty heist picture, "Ocean's Thirteen," which you may have liked but which I found smug. Some movies leave you feeling like a mugging victim; after that one, I felt smugged. On a fraction of the budget and with an actual sociological detail or two tucked inside its plot, "Ladrón" glides along on the strength of its multiethnic ensemble.
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August 27, 2007 | Susan King
When Lionsgate decided to make a mainstream movie in Spanish for Latino audiences in the United States, the studio had to find a director who was both bilingual and had "Hollywood sensibilities." Their search led them to Joe Menendez, the son of Cuban immigrants, who had made two indie films and had directed episodic TV. "They saw this film I made a few years back, called the 'Hunting of Man,' " says Menendez. "It was in English but with a 98% Latino cast.
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April 23, 2001 | From a Times staff writer
The National Council of La Raza, the largest Latino advocacy group in the nation, presented its 2001 American Latino Media Arts Awards on Sunday in Pasadena, honoring excellence in TV and film. Among this year's winners was "Traffic," the critically acclaimed film that bears down on the U.S. demand for narcotics and the Mexican drug trade. The council chose it as the year's best feature film.
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May 6, 2007
Friday American Pastime A Japanese American family, interned at Utah's Topaz camp during World War II, finds hope, strength and transcendence through the game of baseball. Written and directed by Desmond Nakano. With Gary Cole, Leonardo Nam, Aaron Yoo, Masatoshi Nakamura, Judy Ongg, Sarah Drew and Jon Gries. T&C Pictures * So? Line drive Chalk Morgan Spurlock presents this faux documentary about the comic ups and downs of an awkward year in the lives of three schoolteachers.
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