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Monday, January 7 2013

Illuminating the Marvelous Spectacle of Lucha Libre: 'Tales of Masked Men'

While probably not as exhilarating as watching a match itself, Tales of Masked Men is a fascinating introduction into the colorful history of lucha libre and its influence on Mexican culture.


Saturday, December 31 1994

Price of Glory (2000)

Price of Glory opens with a boxing match in Phoenix, Arizona, 1977. While the mostly Mexican/Latino ringside crowd yells and hoots, a young man takes a terrible beating. His trainer urges him on, his face is bruised and panicked, and the scene lurches into that boxing film cliche, the eight-frames-per-second knock-out punch: his jaw contorts, his blood flies, and he hits the floor.


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