Luis Luna

Alvarez Family From ‘One Day at a Time’ Is Back With a Promising Fourth Season Start

With the singular touch that characterizes the comfort of the Alvarez home, the show proves to be an effective antidote for days of uncertainty and a sobering reminder to literally take it one day at a time. 

  • Mar 31, 2020
  • 12:02 PM

Let’s Get to Work: Netflix’s New ‘Gentefied’ Series Is Legit

Through humor, heart-warming relationships, and fearlessness to address the pain of everyday struggles, Gentefied renders a compelling narrative, which ultimately says, we see you, we know you’re here. Let’s get to work.  

  • Mar 7, 2020
  • 11:03 AM

JOSÉ Is a Film About the Reflections of Universal Struggle

Following a repressed young man living in a mostly religious society where homophobia and tradition is rampant, JOSÉ renders a character study that shows that even though alienation marks a one’s own journey, pain doesn’t define you. 

  • Jan 31, 2020
  • 3:21 PM

MIDNIGHT FAMILY Brilliantly Captures the Rawness of Mexico City’s Private Ambulance World

More than exposing the precarious health care system of Mexico City, the film renders the fragility of those in moments of crisis and the glorious resilience of people caught in the web of a corrupt, dog-eat-dog world.

  • Dec 6, 2019
  • 3:09 PM

José Rivera Jr. on Ungendered Love and ‘Exploding Beautifully and Colorfully From the Inside Out’

“Ungendered love is all love. We all experience love, and have somehow been taught that love has a gender to which you must fit your puzzle piece to,” Rivera Jr. tells Latino Rebels.

  • Nov 20, 2019
  • 3:39 PM

Indie Film ‘Release’ Shows Promise When Portraying Consequences of Estrangement and Trauma

What happens when events shift a narrative, but the main character more or less remains the same?

  • Oct 30, 2019
  • 4:10 PM

END OF THE CENTURY Is a Wildly Moving Film About Connection, Partnership and Love

In his debut feature, Lucio Castro creates one of the most ambitious LGBTQ films in recent years.   

  • Sep 9, 2019
  • 5:03 PM

Inspired by the Greek Myth of Medea, MOJADA Chronicles Today’s Immigrant Experience

“MOJADA” is a window into the sacrifices immigrants make coming into the United States.

  • Aug 7, 2019
  • 4:20 PM

THE CHAMBERMAID Shatters Stereotypes of Domestic Workers While Delivering a Compelling Story

In her debut feature, Lila Avilés focuses on the intricate character study of a hotel worker in one of Mexico City’s most luxurious hotels.

  • Aug 1, 2019
  • 3:51 PM

With a Mix of Quirkiness, Absurdity and Crazy One-Liners, LOS ESPOOKYS Pays Homage to Latin American Culture

The characters are an eclectic group, but what makes it work, and what makes the show successful, is that they’re all oddballs and complete outsiders, who despite already living in a pretty surreal universe, don’t fit in.

  • Jul 5, 2019
  • 1:02 PM

TOO LATE TO DIE YOUNG Is a Captivating Reflection of Life’s Formative Years

The political upheaval and vagueness of what the future holds for Chile is a mirror image of the three main characters’ lives.

  • Jun 12, 2019
  • 4:15 PM

THE RIVER AND THE WALL Documentary Is a Travel Film With a Clear Political Leaning

What will be lost, both literally and metaphorically, if Trump’s wall is built?

  • May 10, 2019
  • 2:59 PM

THIS IS NOT BERLIN Is a Tale of Teen Self-Discovery Set During Mexico’s 1980s Punk Wave

Despite some shortcomings, the film does succeed in focusing on teenage ennui.

  • Apr 27, 2019
  • 1:02 PM

‘Building the American Dream’ Documentary Sheds Light on Tragedies Migrants Face in Construction Field

Directed by Chelsea Hernandez, the film follows three immigrant families in Texas.

  • Mar 28, 2019
  • 2:53 PM

Film Review: Exploring Memory, Family, and Political Turmoil, ROMA Is Alfonso Cuarón at His Best

One of the film’s strengths is that it doesn’t berate the viewer with didactic tropes of the rich versus the poor.

  • Dec 7, 2018
  • 12:40 PM

DON’T BE NICE Film Needed to Go Beyond ‘Black Trauma Porn’ Critique

How would the documentary be different had a black filmmaker been behind the camera?

  • Oct 2, 2018
  • 10:35 AM

Latinx and Proud in New MISS YOU LIKE HELL Off-Broadway Musical

Aside from the politics of the play, this is, at its core, a story about love, forgiveness, and endurance of the human spirit.

  • Apr 16, 2018
  • 2:55 PM

UNA MUJER FANTÁSTICA: Her Super Powers Come From the Heart

The most visible narrative fiction film that features a transgender actress this year.

  • Feb 2, 2018
  • 3:18 PM

DE NOVO Shows the Raw Emotions of Central American Youth, But Is It Enough?

The play doesn’t transcend its main tension. It doesn’t point the finger at the ones at fault for the injustice.

  • Dec 15, 2017
  • 2:09 PM

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