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 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 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 4: Our Top 10 Movies and TV of 2020, So Far, Part 2

In episode three of LatinxLens, Rosa and Cat are discussing LatinxLens’ first recommended film from episode two, “The Salt of the Earth” (1954). They dive into the first half of their top 10 movies and TV shows of 2020, so far that range from documentaries to period pieces.

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Episode 2: Edward James Olmos

Edward James Olmos is an Oscar-nominated actor, producer and director. Rosa and Cat dive into Olmos’ debut feature role as El Pachuco in “Zoot Suit” (1981), his directorial debut with “American Me” (1992), his Oscar-nominated performance as Jaime Escalante in “Stand and Deliver” (1988) and Abraham Quintanilla in “Selena” (1997).  Through these films Rosa and…

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