The visuals are rotten. The sound indecipherable. The acting amateurish. Yep, Manito would seem to represent all that is miserable about the digital-video era. And yet Eric Eason’s debut about the Latino stew of upper Manhattan is really a billboard for all that is right about the DV democratization of film: The story of college-bound Manny (Minaya) and his older brother, Junior (Franky G.), is heartfelt, gloriously specific, chockful of guts, and sputtering with raw life. Everything, in other words, that the studio system so often finds in such short supply. EXTRAS They’re as low budget as the movie – scant bios, a director’s commentary, a hilariously inept interview with Franky G. – a man who clearly looks to Vin Diesel with some admiration – and a Bombay Sapphire gin commercial.
ManitoThe visuals are rotten. The sound indecipherable. The acting amateurish. Yep, Manito would seem to represent all that is miserable about the digital...ManitoThe visuals are rotten. The sound indecipherable. The acting amateurish. Yep, Manito would seem to represent all that is miserable about the digital...2003-07-18
Starring: Franky G, Leo Minaya; Director: Eric Eason; Release Date Limited: 06/13/2003
Posted July 18 2003 — 12:00 AM EDT
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