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‘Desierto’ Review: Gael Garcia Bernal Plays Mexican Immigrant On The Run In Timely Thriller

Talk about timely. Jonas Cuaron’s riveting, pulse-pounding Desierto premiered not at this year’s Toronto Film Festival but during the 2015 edition. Finally, STX Entertainment, which picked up the movie for domestic distribution, will release it this week, and the movie certainly touches on the hot-button topic of illegal immigration that Donald Trump made a cornerstone of his presidential bid.
The film — which deals with a right-wing American wacko (Jeffrey Dean Morgan)…

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