Jorge Avila Andrade

Jorge Avila Andrade

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Since I remember, I had a great fascination for any kind of movies. I grew up just seeing classic films like "The Wizard of Oz", "Singing In The Rain", "The Ten Commandments" and many others, but the first movie that really change my life (in many ways) and that is my favorite one is "Star Wars".

For a couple of years (1997-1999) I worked in one of Mexico's top radio stations, WFM 96.9, as a writer for the movie show 'Cinemalogic', as well as a writer and director of the show 'Screen'.

Since February 1999, I dedicate myself to film criticism through my website, Moviola, that becomes the first one in spanish language to be admited as an OFCS member the following year. From 2000-2002, I worked as a coeditor, reporter, columnist and film critic for, website owned by the largest Latin America media company, Televisa.

From June 2002 to March 2004, I was the Publishing Coordinator of the DIRECTV World magazine, and a full-time collaborator and articulist for Cinemania, the leading mexican film magazine. Actually, I'm a freelancer journalist for either Cinemania and Rolling Stone Mexico magazines, and the Film Editor of the entertainment section for the Record newspaper.

Within the years, I've learned to appreciate the movies in a much more deep way, being my favorite director Steven Spielberg.

Nevertheless, I enormously admire the work of people like Martin Scorsese, Oliver Stone, Francis Ford Coppola and many others. My favorite actors are Robert DeNiro, Anthony Hopkins, Dustin Hoffman, Tom Hanks, Humphrey Bogart and Jimmy Stewart. In the ladies side, my three greats are Jodie Foster, Ingrid Bergman and Meryl Streep, but I'm in love of Meg Ryan and Nicole Kidman.

Nowadays, I live near Mexico City in company of my wife, Susan.


Favorite movies: Star Wars, The Godfather Trilogy, The Lord of The Rings Trilogy, Shawshank Redemption, When Harry Met Sally, Close Encounters of The Third Kind, Moulin Rouge!, Casablanca, Singin' In The Rain, Citizen Kane, Cinema Paradiso

Directors: Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, Alfred Hitchcock, Peter Jackson, Robert Zemeckis, Frank Capra, Zhang Yimou

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Mexico City, MX

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