“Marcel the Shell with Shoes On” Movie Review

Every now and then, we have the privilege of watching a movie that leaves an impact on us and makes us want to be a better person and more grateful for the luxury of living this miracle of life. Marcel, the title character in“Marcel the Shell with Shoes On,” is one of the most adorable…

Read More

“Thor: Love and Thunder” Movie Review

The time has come to dive into another entry of the MCU: Phase Four. The latest is a much-awaited and anticipated one, “Thor: Love and Thunder” (2022), directed by Taika Waititi and starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson, Waititi, Christian Bale, and Russell Crowe. This movie reunites us with one of the original Avengers,…

Read More

“Minions: The Rise of Gru” Movie Review

If you would have told me a few months back that the latest Minions movie, “Minions: The Rise of Gru,” would be a fun delightful surprise of the year, I wouldn’t have believed you. While I enjoyed the first two films, the third one wasn’t the greatest and the 2015 “Minions” was bad. So my…

Read More

“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” Movie Review

It’s a little odd that “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” releases on Mother’s Day weekend since its antagonist’s motherhood is villainized. The latest MCU entry is one of the most anticipated films of 2022 and the excitement was elevated after learning that Sam Raimi was in the directors’ chair. Starring Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict…

Read More

“Hotel Transylvania: Transformania” Movie Review

The “Hotel Transylvania” franchise is regularly viewed in my household as my kids habitually watch the films during the spooky season. They’ve become attached to some of the beloved characters. One can easily look at these films and conclude their audience is for young people based on the type of jokes and overall tones in…

Read More

“West Side Story” Movie Review

Right off the bat, I have to admit that I’m not a fan of the original film “West Side Story” (1961) for obvious reasons, but I do admire the choreography. I understand it’s a product of its time, but it doesn’t mean I’m going to ignore its problematic depictions of Latinos. Therefore, I didn’t have…

Read More

“Wolf” Movie Review

When initially reading about George MacKay, one the most talented up-and-coming actors, starring in the film, “Wolf,” I couldn’t help but get excited for this film. The trailer, where Jacob (MacKay) believes to be a wolf, looked promising, particularly seeing MacKay physically invested in the character.  “Wolf” (2021) follows Jacob who’s admitted into a clinic…

Read More

Rosa’s 20 favorite films featured on Latinx Lens

It’s Latino Heritage Month and it’s our time to shine! Here at Latinx Lens, we celebrate Latinos year-round, but we are joining everyone else in highlighting Latinos and providing them their well-deserved recognition. Since we celebrate our contribution and representation in film this month, I’ve decided to focus on Latino-centric and -created movies. The following…

Read More

TIFF Reviews (Part 3)

Here is the last of my coverage of TIFF. You can read the first two parts of my reviews here: (Part 1) (Part 2) “Charlotte,” directed by Eric Warin & Tahir Rana, is an animated drama that brings to life the remarkable true story of Charlotte Salomon, an enigmatic young German Jewish painter who created…

Read More

TIFF 2021 Reviews (Part 2)

Here’s my continued coverage of TIFF. You can read the first part of my reviews here: TIFF 2021 Reviews (Part 1) “All My Puny Sorrows,” directed by Michael McGowan, is based on the Miriam Toew’s beloved novel of the same name. The poignant story of two sisters: one, a concert pianist obsessed with ending her life;…

Read More