Of all the films I heard talk of in the weeks after Cannes, "Miss Bala" was not one of them. And then I heard about it, and suddenly I wonder where I was when all the talk about this one was going on. Probably looking in all the wrong places, waiting for a scrap of buzz on "The Tree of Life" or "The Skin I Live In". I'd never even heard of director Gerardo Naranjo, but it looks like he's put together one hell of an intense ride. I won't say it looks like the best thing to come out of Mexico since immigrant workers, but it looks a lot more interesting than what Hollywood's putting out.