Review: Arturo Ripstein’s ‘Bleak Street,’ the Story of a Mexican Murder Case - The New York Times:
"“Bleak Street,” Arturo Ripstein’s new film, turns a lurid tabloid true-crime story into a somber, surreal, monochromatic dream. Based on a murder case that shocked Mexico in 2009, the film is less interested in sensationalism or sleuthing than in the operations of fate. When characters invoke destiny, they sometimes have happy outcomes in mind, but every gray-shadowed, elegantly grotesque frame points in the opposite direction, toward death and other sorrows."
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