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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Episode 42. TIFF 2021 Recap and “Titane”

In this episode, Rosa talks about her virtual TIFF 2021 experience and lists her Top 10 Films of the festival.  Rosa and Cat review “Titane.” 

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Episode 41. “Kate,” “Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed,” and “Cinderella”

In this episode, Rosa and Cat chat about Hispanic/Latinx Heritage month and what the term Latinx means to them. And they review three films:  Kate (2021) on Netflix  Slipped a fatal poison on her final job, a ruthless Tokyo assassin has less than 24 hours to find out who ordered the hit and exact revenge.…

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Episode 40: Emmanuel Lubezki

In this episode, Rosa and Cat discuss the Mexican cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki and three of his films: THE BIRDCAGE (1996) A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancée’s right-wing moralistic parents. THE TREE OF LIFE (2011)…

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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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Episode 39: “The Night House,” “The Protege,” “Reminiscence,” “Paw Patrol: The Movie” and “Shang-Chi”

In this episode, Rosa and Cat review five films: The Night House (2020) in theaters Reeling from the unexpected death of her husband, Beth is left alone in the lakeside home he built for her. She tries as best she can to keep it together – but then nightmares come. The Protege (2021) in theaters…

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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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Episode 34: “Gunpowder Milkshake,” “Summertime,” “Fear Street Trilogy” and “The Forever Purge”

In this episode, Rosa and Cat review these films and series: GUNPOWDER MILKSHAKE (2021) streaming on Netflix To protect an 8-year-old girl, a dangerous assassin reunites with her mother and her lethal associates, The Librarians, to take down The Firm, the ruthless crime syndicate that her mother worked for. These three generations of women must…

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Episode 33: Anthony Quinn

In this episode, Rosa and Cat discuss three films featuring Mexican-American actor and two-time Academy Award winner, Anthony Quinn: LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962) Lawrence, a lieutenant in the British Army, is asked by Colonel Brighton to moderately assess Faisal, their ally. Lawrence is impressed with Faisal and seeks his help to plan an attack on…

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Episode 32: “Zola,” “The Tomorrow War,” “No Sudden Move” and “Black Widow”

We’re back! Did you miss us? 🙂 In this episode, Rosa and Cat review these films: ZOLA (2021) in theatersBased on the viral Twitter thread, Zola, a Detroit waitress, strikes up a new friendship with a customer, Stefani, who seduces her to join a weekend of dancing and partying in Florida. What at first seems…

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