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Harsh realities of immigration issue drive overly earnest 'Frontera'
Harsh realities of immigration issue drive overly earnest 'Frontera'

Whether riding horseback on land you own or trying to cross it on foot undetected, there is a harsh reality that grounds "Frontera." Starring Ed Harris, Michael Peña and Eva Longoria, the film is set on a lonely stretch of the Arizona-Mexico border where the desert is as unforgiving as the immigration issues at this drama's overly earnest core. On both sides of the border, "Frontera" is populated by good and bad alike. Institutions and authorities fail as often as they succeed. Justice and injustice are meted out in equal measure. At every juncture, it's a tossup which way the coin will land. One man's journey from Mexico to the U.S. — with...

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