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Beneath Us

Director: Max Pachman

Writers: Max Pachman, Mark Mavrothalasitis

Cast: Lynn Collins, Rigo Sanchez, Josue Aguirre, Roberto Sanchez, Thomas Chavira, James Tupper

Cert: 15

Running time: 83mins

Year: 2019

What’s the story: Four undocumented Mexican workers take a job finishing construction work on the private land of a wealthy couple. But, they soon discover their hosts have plans for them beyond drywalling.

What’s the verdict: Director Max Pachman’s feature debut mixes social commentary and merciless suspense for a timely horror chiller.

Alejandro (Sanchez) ekes out a living day-labouring, scraping together money to bring his wife and young son to America. His brother Memo (Aguirre) arrives on his doorstep having hopped the border...

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How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Layout 1Director: Adrian Grunberg

Cast: Mel Gibson,Kevin Hernandez,Dolores Heredia,Daniel Gimenez Cacho, Peter Stormare

Cert: 15

Running time: 95 mins

Year: 2012


The lowdown: Mel Gibson’s back in mad mode to play a career criminal called Driver who is grabbed by the Mexican authorities and incarcerated in a hardcore prison where he learns to survive with the help of a 10-year-old boy. However, a gang of heavies – led by Peter Stormare – are heading down Mexico way to retrieve the $2m that Driver stole from a crime boss.

How I Spent - carMel Gibson (Driver) in How I Spent My Summer Vacation

The full verdict: It’s a shame about Mel. That trademark temper and tendency to badmouth anyone not white, male, Catholic or Mel has landed him in hot water again (at the time of writing it is Basic Instinct writer Joe Eztherhas accusing him of bigotry).

All of which means th...

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