“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…

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“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…

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“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…

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“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…

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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…

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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…

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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;…

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TIFF 2021 Reviews (Part 1)

The Toronto International Film Festival has come to an end and it’s time to share my thoughts on the films I’ve had the opportunity to view. This was my second year covering TIFF and I’m incredibly thrilled I was able to do it. In addition, I was accepted via the Media Inclusion Program. Through the…

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“Candyman” Movie Review

Having seen only the trailer to this film, I was intrigued to see what Nia DaCosta would deliver with her latest film “Candyman.” This new movie (co-written and co-produced by Jordan Peele) is the latest addition to the franchise and takes place 30 years after the original 1992 horror film about a killer named Candyman…

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“I Carry You With Me” Movie Review

I never took the time to consider my mother’s enormous sacrifice leaving her country, her family, and her life until I saw “I Carry You With Me,” a film that gave me an additional layer of perception.  “I Carry You With Me” (2020), follows Ivan’s (Armando Espitia) journey from growing up in Mexico to immigrating…

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