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 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 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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Episode 1: Intro to Latinx Lens

Listen to the first episode of the Latinx Lens podcast! Latinx Lens is hosted by two Latinas, Rosa Parra and Catherine Gonzales. Get to know the women behind the podcast as Rosa and Cat dive into the reasons why they wanted to start this podcast, their Latina identities, film criticism and what to expect in…

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