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‘Spider-Man’ rakes in stunning $253 million in N. American opening

Covid-schmovid: Sony and Marvel's new "Spider-Man: No Way Home" scored the third-biggest domestic opening of all time, taking in an estimated $253 million in its...

Q & A: Award-winning Tico animator Thelvin Cabezas

Thelvin Cabezas grew up in Cartago and has carved out a career in special effects animation that is perhaps unequaled in Costa Rican history. His...

Sofía Quirós directs the first feature film from Costa Rica at Cannes

“Ceniza Negra,” or “Black Ash," tells the story of Selva, a dreamy teenager who lives with her grandfather and her companion in a small Caribbean town.

‘Somos Campeones’: A step in the right direction

“Campeones” does not aim to elicit pity, but rather to celebrate ability.

Hernán Jiménez to direct his first English-language film – with a star-studded cast

"I'm making a new movie – that I'm hopelessly in love with – and these beautiful people are joining me," Hernán Jiménez wrote on Facebook.

VIDEO: New Costa Rican documentary explains forced Central American migration

“It’s an interesting paradox for the U.S. audience because [Central American] migration is produced by an economic activity whose main market is the United States,” says scholar Carlos Sandoval.

PHOTOS: Thousands audition for Keylor Navas movie

A look behind the scenes at the March 17 auditions for "Hombre de Fe."

Costa Rica film distributor launches anti-piracy campaign

The company behind the campaign says part of its goal is to remind people that watching a film at a theater is a much better experience than doing it on a computer or a phone screen.

Arts and culture in brief: the (very spooky) week ahead in Costa Rica

A few of our picks for the best Halloween events this weekend.

Got 10 minutes? Get inspired with one of our faves from the SHNIT Shortfilm Festival

Don't take our word for it: check out a few of our favorite films from the Shnit Shortfilm Festival.
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