Set in early 1990s Mexico City, Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s latest supernatural thriller Silver Nitrate (13 hours) will appeal to film buffs as well as fans of horror fiction. Montserrat is a talented sound editor, but she has a hard time finding steady work in the male-dominated Mexican film industry. When her oldest friend (and lifelong romantic interest), a washed-up actor, moves in next door to a horror director, he and Montserrat embark on a dark and dangerous quest that might change their lives, for better or for worse. Narrator Gisela Chipe excels at the frequent shifts between English and Spanish, and although at times her delivery is a little flat, she effectively imbues a variety of secondary characters—both those providing comic relief and those who are more menacing—with individual personalities.
October 30, 2023
Narrator Gisela Chipe effectively imbues both comic and menacing characters with individual personalities in Silver Nitrate.