“Promising Young Woman” Movie Review

“Promising Young Woman” openly challenges society’s misogynistic and patriarchal mindset as it follows Cassandra (Carey Mulligan), a woman seeking revenge against those involved in her friend’s sexual assault. I’ve been reading and hearing an overwhelmingly positive reception about this film since its premiere at Sundance earlier this year. Does it live up to the hype?…

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“Hillbilly Elegy” Movie Review

Directed by Ron Howard, “Hillbilly Elegy” stars Amy Adams and Glenn Close as the mother and grandmother of a Yale law student who returns to his rural hometown to attend to a family crisis. Adapted from the book of the same name by J.D. Vance, the film begins with a teenage J.D., played as an…

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“Ammonite” Movie Review

As early as its trailer, “Ammonite” unavoidably gave off vibes similar to 2019’s “Portrait of a Lady on Fire.” Both are period dramas with intense, secretive romances between women. Common threads in their stories, locations and time periods make it difficult for a viewer familiar with “Portrait” not to compare the two. In fact, there…

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Episode 13: “The Crown” Season 4

In this episode Catherine and Rosa about “The Crown” season 4. How they became interested in the show and their overall thoughts of the newest season. They also answer questions from the listeners. “The Crown” season 4 is now streaming on Netflix.

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“Half Brothers” Movie Review

An accomplished aviation executive in Mexico and the sibling he didn’t know he had recreate their father’s mysterious journey to the United States years ago in “Half Brothers,” an engaging road-trip film with strong performances and humor that even made me care about a goat. When we meet Renato (Luis Gerardo Méndez), he’s getting ready…

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Episode 11: “Habla Now,” “Vampires vs. The Bronx,” “Millennium Bugs” and “Enola Holmes”

In this episode, Rosa and Cat review four films. “Habla Now” (2020) gathers a group a people from various backgrounds to discuss issues the Latinx community faces in the United States. “Vampires vs The Bronx” (2020) follows a group of friends fighting the invasion of vampires in their community. Now streaming on Netflix. “Millennium Bugs”…

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Episode 9: “Bill and Ted 3,” “Tenet,” “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” and “Mulan”

Rosa and Cat are reviewing the latest movie releases through their Latinx Lens. They discuss “Bill and Ted Face the Music” (2020) Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” (2020) Charlie Kaufman’s “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” (2020) and Disney’s “Mulan.” Latinx Lens Recommends: “Cyrano De Bergerac (1950) starring the only Latinx actor to win the Oscar in a…

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Episode 7: “The Tax Collector,” “Dora and the Lost City of Gold” and “Song Without a Name”

In this episode, Rosa and Cat are reviewing three latest releases from streaming and VOD. “Dora and The Lost City of Gold” (2019) “The Tax Collector” (2020) Director: David Ayer “Song Without a Name” (2020) Director: Melina León. Latinx Lens Recommends: “The Fugitive” (1947) Starring Henry Fonda, Dolores del Río and Pedro Armendáriz

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Episode 5: “Mucho Mucho Amor,” “#1: The Rise of Danny Trejo” and “Viva Zapata!”

In this episode, Rosa and Cat tackle and discuss 1952’s “Viva Zapata!” starring Marlon Brando and Anthony Quinn. Is it problematic to have a non-Latino actor portray a Mexican revolutionary? Latinx Lens reviews two newly released documentaries, “Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado” and “Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo.” Listen to…

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