Gael Garcia Bernal first came to our attention in the 2000 Mexican flick “Amores Perros,” but he really won us over with the fearlessly sexy 2001 film “Y Tu Mamá También.” Since then, the diminutive (saw him in person once, the tiniest) Guadalajara native has thrilled both Spanish- and English-language audiences. His latest, “No,” is a Spanish-language political thriller about a populist campaign to take down Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet. Bernal stars as René Saavedra, a young upstart of an advertising executive who’s tasked with creating a public campaign that will mobilize Chile’s citizens to vote Pinochet out. It’s based on a true story, is up for an Oscar, and looks really good.
You know what else looks really good? Gael Garcia Bernal.
Since hitting the big time with her “Dawson’s Creek” character Jen Lindley, Michelle Williams
has gone on to make mostly independent films. Besides “Brokeback Mountain,” a lot of her movies haven’t landed in theaters — at least not in wide release — and I’ve Netflixed a few of them recently. Right now, I’m halfway through “Wendy and Lucy
,” about a young woman who lives out of her car with her dog, and I have to watch it in parts so I don’t get too down. It’s great, but depressing as hell. I think I might have the same reaction to her and Gael Garcia Bernal’s upcoming film, “Mammoth,” which comes to theaters Nov. 20. The movie tells the story of a young family that seems to have it all, until a series of events change their lives. Do you like movies that show the sad side of life? Or do you stick to comedies and lighter films? Keep reading »
Because any girl would gladly be your piece of meat. This yummy red carpet shot comes straight from the Tribeca Film Festival, where the “Y Tu Mama Tambien” BFFs came together to see a screening of their latest film in “Rudo Y Cursi.” [New York City, 4/26/09] Keep reading »
Happy Cinco De Mayo! I can’t wait to go home and make a margarita, try my hand at this bean dip recipe I’ve been curious about, and then sit down to watch Y Tu Mama Tambien. Actually, I probably won’t, because Cinco De Mayo is really about margarita-drinking-togetherness, but to give myself, and you, a taste, here are the film’s stars, Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna, in all their glory. Incidentally, both of them are about to be daddies. Felicitaciones! Keep reading »