Episode 47. “Maya and the Three”

In this episode Rosa and Cat dive into the Netflix animated series “Maya and the Three.” From creator Jorge R. Gutiérrez (“El Tigre”, “The Book of Life”) “Maya and the Three” is a Netflix Animated Event told in nine epic chapters. Starring Zoe Saldaña, Gabriel Iglesias, Allen Maldonado, Stephanie Beatriz, Diego Luna, Gael García Bernal,…

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Episode 45. “Mass,” “Dune” and “Women is Losers”

In this episode, Rosa and Cat dive into three recent films: “Mass” (2021) Directed by Fran Kranz Two couples meet for a painful and raw conversation in the aftermath of a violent tragedy. “Dune” (2021) Directed by Denis Villeneuve Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding,…

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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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Episode 43. “Cry Macho,” “Venom: Let There Be Carnage,” “No Time To Die,” “The Empty Space,” and “Blood Positive”

Latinx Lens reviews: CRY MACHO (2021) Dir. Clint Eastwood A onetime rodeo star and washed-up horse breeder, in 1978, takes a job from an ex-boss to bring the man’s young son home and away from his alcoholic mum. Crossing rural Mexico on their back way to Texas, the unlikely pair faces an unexpectedly challenging journey,…

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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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“Selena the Series” TV Review Coverage

While we haven’t recorded dedicated episodes about the show, hosts Catherine and Rosa have both share their thoughts on Selena the Series for other publications. Luz Collective: Click on the image to read the review. Pod Clubhouse Love It or Leave It?: Click here to listen to Part 1. Click here to listen to Part…

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