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Mexican Cinema Season

These spicy delights don't come our way very often in Britain, so when a season like this arrives you have to pig out. Try Love in the Time of Hysteria (11 Apr), which finds a modern Romeo adrift in the age of Aids; or the 1940 comedy That's the Point (4 Apr); or Bunuel's typically mischievous El (30 Apr), wherein a Catholic marriage is sabotaged by jealousy. More immediately, the director and Mexican cinema expert Alex Cox (Repo Man, Sid and Nancy) will introduce El Castillo de la Pureza on Sunday. Directed by Bunuel's assistant Arturo Ripstein, it's the bizarre true story of a man who imprisoned his family to protect them from pollution. Sun to 30 Apr, Bradford Film Theatre, Chapel St, Little Germany (01274 820666)

Cronos

More Mexican treasure: a stylish, poignant vampire movie which wrestles with love, mortality and how to hide your fangs from an inquisitive grand- daughter.

Fri/Sat 6pm, Watershed Media Centre, 1 Canon's Rd, Bristol (0117-925 3845)

Jumanji

Energetic children's adventure. Just the thing for when Toy Story has sold out.

On release

Bad Timing

Nicolas Roeg's investigation into the psychosis of passion. So raw it stings.

Thurs 28 Mar 11.15pm, Cambridge Arts Cinema, Market Passage (01223 504444)

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