Episode 28: “Blast Beat,” “Cruella,” “Army of the Dead” and “A Quiet Place Part II”

In this episode of Latinx Lens, Rosa and Cat reviews the latest films: Blast Beat (on VOD), Cruella (in theaters & Disney+), Army of the Dead (on Netflix) and A Quiet Place Part II (in theaters now and Paramount+ on July 12) WARNING: There are spoilers!

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Episode 27: “In the Heights”

In this special episode of Latinx Lens, Rosa and Cat are joined by social media manager Sarah to discuss the upcoming film, In The Heights. The team brings their unique perspectives to share what they loved (and didn’t love) about the musical. WARNING: There are spoilers!

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Episode 26: Rosie Perez

In this episode, Rosa and Cat dive into three films from Oscar nominee and actress Rosie Perez: Fearless (1993), The 24 Hour Woman (1999) and Birds Of Prey (2020). Latinx Lens Recommend film is Retablo (2017), a Peruvian drama.

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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 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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