The Wall of Mexico ★★★½

Though its title makes it sound like some kind of timely political commentary, that doesn’t quite cover it. There are certainly echoes of the current climate in this story of a young white laborer who goes to work as the night watchman on the border estate of an aristocratic Mexican family, but it’s more a story of (often extreme) behavior. He quickly becomes obsessed with the family’s two gorgeous party-girl daughters, who are kind of like Kardashians with post-graduate degrees, and directors Zachary Cotler and Magdalena Zyzak crisply capture the way an attraction can take over your brain. It does, in stretches, get a bit too high on its own supply, but the lived-in performances (particularly Marisol Sacramento and Carmela Zumbado in the tricky roles of the sisters) really land this one.