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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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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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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Episode 36: Janicza Bravo

After reviewing ZOLA (2021) in Episode 32, Rosa and Cat needed to see more of writer/director Janicza Bravo work. In this episode, they dive into her filmography: LEMON (2017), available on streaming platforms Four short films that can be watched on the Criterion Collection: GREGORY GO BOOM (2013) PAULINE ALONE (2014) WOMAN IN DEEP (2016)…

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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 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 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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