About me, my market, and what I love most about my work:
I was born in Culiacan, Sinaloa, México, in 1966. I’ve been continually writing about the movies in several newspapers and magazines since the 80s. I published my own specialized column about the subject in the Mexican newspaper Reforma until 2018 and since then, in the Mexican-Spanish magazine Letras Libres. I teach Cinema Studies in Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico. I’ve been a juror in several international film festivals. My book Vértigo: veinte años de crítica cinematográfica [Vertigo: twenty years of film reviews], published in 2009, presents an anthology of my writing
This is my passion project, or passion in general:
Watch movies, of course. Write about them. Discover some old gem that I haven’t watched or even heard about.
What it means to me to be part of the CCA:
It is one of the greatest achievements of my professional life, of course.
My favorite film/TV series that I am currently watching and why:
Somebody Somewhere. It’s a show that deals with nothing and deals with everything. Digressive, touching and hilarious at the same time. You want to be friends with Sam (Bridget Everett) and Joel (Jeff Hiller). And take a drink with them. Or two.
My social media and where you can find my work:
I’m writing for the Mexican/Spanish magazine Letras Libres
and in my personal blog en Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/diezmartinez