comedy

Salma Hayek on Trump: "I ask myself whether it's stupidity, malignity or greed"

 06/06/2017 - 03:45
Salma Hayek (d) y Connie Britton (i) en la película "Beatriz at Dinner", una comedia inteligente y ácida donde la mexicana encarna el papel de una sanadora de medicina alternativa, inmigrante, que choca con la soberbia y prepotencia de un magnate del mundo de los bienes raíces. EFE/Roadside Attractions

Together with Puerto Rican director Miguel Arteta, Hayek presented the Miami media with her latest film, "Beatriz at Dinner," a smart, tart comedy in which the Mexican plays the part of an immigrant alternative-medicine healer who comes up against the arrogance and self-importance of a real-estate magnate.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 3:30am
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EFE

An American in Cuba: Taking in Havana's cultural and culinary offerings

 05/18/2017 - 11:02
La figura casi mítica de José Martí está presente en la idiosincracia del pueblo cubano. Aquí su estatua en el Parque Central de La Habana. Foto: Eli Siegel. 

Navigating the cultural divide in a country once off limits for American visitors can be tricky, but with travel restrictions lowered thanks to President Obama's changes and a bit of preparation Americans can now enjoy the capital city's wide variety of cultural delights like a native. 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 11:45am
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Eli Siegel

Michel Franco: "Let's go ahead and make something Hollywood-style, but in Mexico.'"

 05/16/2017 - 05:05
 Mexican film director Michel Franco, during an interview with EFE in Mexico City, Mexico on May 12, 2017. EFE/Mario Guzman

At the premiere of his latest movie at the Cannes Film Festival, famous Mexican director Michel Franco noted a trend to make gringo-style movies in Mexico, something he rated as a big mistake. His new movie, "April's Daughter", tells the story of a pregnant teenager.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 5:00am
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EFE

C 4 Urself: La postura de Carlos Mencia sobre la Comedia y la Política

 11/18/2016 - 17:01
Promotional photo of Carlos Mencia. Soure: Valley Forge Casino Resort

Si hay algo en lo que los críticos y los fanáticos pueden estar de acuerdo es en que la comedia de Carlos Mencia no rehúye lo político, y esta política no es ni “correcta” ni endulzada, y nadie en la audiencia se escapa de ser sujeto de alguna broma. En una época donde se mantiene la paz siendo “políticamente correcto” (un movimiento esencialmente inclinado a atribuir atenciones deliberadas a un sinfín de individuos sensibles al lenguaje), Carlos Mencia no se ha visto tentado ni convencido todavía de diluir sus juegos verbales.

Friday, November 18, 2016 - 4:55pm

C 4 UrSelf: Carlos Mencia’s Take on Comedy and Politics

 11/18/2016 - 15:20
Promotional photo of Carlos Mencia. Soure: Valley Forge Casino Resort

If there’s one thing that critics and fans alike can agree with, it is that Carlos Mencia’s comedy does not shy away from the political, and this politic is often neither “correct” nor sugarcoated, oftentimes leaving anybody in his audience vulnerable to being the pun of a joke. In an age of maintaining the peace by “keeping things PC” (essentially a movement towards attributing a purposeful attentiveness to a plethora of individual sensitivities via language), Carlos Mencia has not been tempted or convinced quite yet to euphemize his verbal shenanigans.

Friday, November 18, 2016 - 4:55pm