Episode 22: “Yes Day,” “Raya and the Last Dragon,” “Godzilla vs. Kong,” and “Howard Original”

In this episode, Cat and Rosa review Yes Day, Raya and the Last Dragon, Godzilla vs. Kong and Howard Original from Natalie Rodriguez. 

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Episode 21: Gael García Bernal

In this episode, Rosa and Cat dive into Gael García Bernal’s select filmography. Gael is a Mexican actor and producer. We discuss three of his films including:  THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES (2004) THE SCIENCE OF SLEEP (2006) EVEN THE RAIN (2010) And this week’s Latinx Lens Recommends film is TORTILLA SOUP (2001). 

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Episode 20: Oscar Noms, SXSW 2021 and Zack Snyder’s “Justice League”

In this Latinx Lens review episode, Rosa and Cat share their thoughts on the 2021 Oscar nominations, Cat discusses her 2021 SXSW Virtual Film experience and both dive into Zack Snyder’s “Justice League.”

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Episode 19: Alfonso Cuarón

In this episode of Latinx Lens Catherine and Rosa look at three films directed by Alfonso Cuarón. “Great Expectations” (1998) This second Hollywood directed film is an adaptation of Charles Dicken’s classic story. Although it’s his least critically acclaimed film, there seems to be some early signs of his unique filmmaking style.  “Y Tu Mamá…

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Episode 18: Latinx representation in TV

In this episode, Rosa and Cat discuss three Netflix television shows that represent a variety of Latinx representation that is not only universal, but also hits  close to home.  “Rompan todo: La historia del rock en América Latina” (2020) Soda Stereo, Café Tacvba, Aterciopelados and other rock bands are featured in this chronicle of 50…

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Episode 17: Tessa Thompson

In this episode Cat and Rosa highlight the one and only Tessa Thompson. They discuss her work on three films and ending with our newly revamped Latinx Lens Recommends. Sorry to Bother You (2018) Set in an alternate present day version of Oakland, where telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him…

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Episode 15: “Bacurau,” “The Sleepwalkers, “Once Upon a Time in Venezuela, “I’m No Longer Here,” “The Mole Agent” and “La Llorona”

In this episode Catherine and Rosa review six Latin American films, five are selected from their respective country for the International category for this year’s Academy Awards. The sixth film depicts an important message through a unique narrative.  Bacurau – This Brazilian film sadly isn’t its country selection to compete for a spot at the Academy…

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Episode 14: Guillermo Del Toro

In this episode of Latinx Lens Catherine and Rosa look into the filmography of Guillermo del Toro. One of the most acclaimed directors currently working in Hollywood, del Toro is responsible for the existence of many beloved films. In this episode they take a look at his first three directed feature films. CRONOS (1993) Guillermo…

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