In an homage to Dennis Hopper’s controversial Last Movie, Perry’s almost-too-uncomfortably realistic portrayal of a pretentious hipster auteur making the ‘last’ movie, Maya-predicted apocalypse looming ahead, shows filmmakers with independent visions still struggling over 40 years later. The intellectual comedy genuinely celebrates and satirises experimental cinema with stream-of-consciousness ramblings, portraits of Mexico shot through nine different cameras and (purposefully) missing scenes.
La última película | Directed by Raya Martin, Mark Peranson (Mexico, Canada, Denmark, Philippines 2013) with Alex Ross Perry, Gabino Rodríguez, Iazua Larios. Starts November 27.
Originally published in issue #133, December 2014.