In ‘The Valet,’ Eugenio Derbez Adds Nuance to the Unassuming Latinx Stereotype (REVIEW)

‘The Valet,’ a romantic comedy starring Mexican actor Eugenio Derbez (‘Instructions Not Included, ‘CODA’), presents a warm and thoughtful representation of Latinidad that gently nudges its audience to evaluate their own values and how they play out in the world.

  • May 23, 2022
  • 12:01 PM

‘On the Divide’: Documentary Looks at Last Abortion Clinic on US-Mexico Border

Whole Woman’s Health is in McAllen, Texas, a place documentarian Maya Cueva describes as already “post-Roe.” If this clinic closes, the next closest one is over 250 miles away, with checkpoints along the way.

  • May 6, 2022
  • 3:57 PM

Cristina Ibarra and Alex Rivera, Through Each Other’s Eyes (A Latino USA Podcast)

In this episode of Latino USA, Cristina Ibarra and Alex Rivera —the first married couple to each receive a MacArthur Genius Grant at the same time— reflect on each other’s work as filmmakers, and share a glimpse of their life as collaborators, partners, and parents.

  • Apr 8, 2022
  • 12:30 PM

In Documentary ‘¡Viva Maestro!,’ Conductor Gustavo Dudamel Is an Imperfect Hero

If you know a bit about President Nicolás Maduro’s regime in Venezuela and you’re a music lover, ‘¡Viva Maestro!’ is worth a watch, as it reveals the way art can transform, its limitations, and its power.

  • Apr 7, 2022
  • 11:13 AM

I Don’t Want to Talk About the Slap at the Oscars (OPINION)

Let’s leave the slap alone and take a moment for the rest of the Oscars, which, like Best Picture nominee ‘West Side Story,’ was well-intentioned but couldn’t deliver. For me, the perfect encapsulation of its failing short was the rendition of “We Don’t Talk About Bruno.”

  • Mar 28, 2022
  • 1:03 PM

Interview With Oscar-Nominated Bhutanese Filmmaker Pawo Choyning Dorji

Intelatin speaks with Indian-born Bhutanese Pawo Choyning Dorji, director of ‘Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom,’ which has been nominated for an Oscar in the Best International Feature Film category.

  • Mar 15, 2022
  • 12:02 PM

Can the Oscars Fix Their Latinx Problem With Nick Barili’s ‘SEEN’?

Argentinian American journalist Nick Barili wants Latinx Hollywood icons to “get their flowers” now, as he recently told Latino Rebels. That’s why he created the web series ‘SEEN’ to highlight Latinx talent, distributed by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

  • Mar 11, 2022
  • 11:05 AM

‘Unladylike2020’ Spanish Translation Launches During Women’s History Month

In honor of Women’s History Month in March, the award-winning series Unladylike2020, which tells the inspiring stories of little-known American heroines and the women who follow in their footsteps, has announced that its content is now available with Spanish subtitles.

  • Mar 9, 2022
  • 1:18 PM

Venezuelan Author Ariana Godoy’s ‘A Través de Mi Ventana’ Now a Hit Movie on Netflix

Latino Rebels talks to the venezolana author whose teen romance, which began on the self-publishing site Wattpad, is now a global hit movie with two sequels already greenlit.

  • Mar 7, 2022
  • 11:19 AM

Lights, Camera… ¡Acción! A Latino Take on the Oscars (A Latino USA Podcast)

Latino and Latina film critics Clayton Davis, Cristina Escobar, and Jack Rico step up to the mic for a roundtable about Latinos in film this past year.

  • Mar 4, 2022
  • 11:15 AM

Justice for JLo: On the Critical Response to ‘Marry Me’ (OPINION)

Latinx people should make up more than five percent of the critics reviewing any movie, let alone one starring our own. If it was just Latinx critics, Jennifer Lopez’s ‘Marry Me’ would have a 78 percent approval rating—not perfect but much more in line with what it deserves.

  • Feb 22, 2022
  • 2:54 PM

‘Calle de la Resistencia’: Musical Centers on Real-Life Drama in Puerto Rico

Calle de la Resistencia, written and composed by Mayagüez native Milton Carrero, is a docu-drama musical that mixes real-life footage from the protests along San Juan’s Calle de la Fortaleza in the summer of 2019, when it was renamed “Calle de la Resistencia” (Resistance Street).

  • Feb 16, 2022
  • 1:41 PM

Javier Bardem: ‘I Know What I’m Talking About When I Talk About Minorities’

Spanish actor Javier Bardem (‘No Country for Old Men,’ ‘Dune’) is receiving criticism for comments he made after being nominated for an Oscar for his role as Desi Arnaz in the 2021 biopic ‘Being the Ricardos.’

  • Feb 9, 2022
  • 2:33 PM

On John Leguizamo and Colorism (OPINION)

Recent comments made by actor and comedian John Leguizamo about colorism in Hollywood have raised some eyebrows.

  • Feb 4, 2022
  • 12:40 PM

“We Don’t Talk About Bruno” No. 1 Song, ‘Encanto’ No. 1 Album

On Monday, Billboard announced that “We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” from Disney’s animated movie Encanto, has reached No. 1 on its “Hot 100” list, knocking out Adele’s “Easy on Me.”

  • Feb 1, 2022
  • 1:28 PM

Being Seen on Screen

Latino Rebels Radio: January 27, 2022

  • Jan 27, 2022
  • 8:25 PM

‘We Don’t Talk About Bruno’ From Disney’s ‘Encanto’ Passes ‘Let It Go’ on Billboard Chart

“We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” the hit song —well, one of them, anyway— from Disney’s 2021 hit movie ‘Encanto,’ is now the highest-charting Disney’s song in over 26 years, according to tracking data released by Billboard.

  • Jan 19, 2022
  • 1:12 PM

Brazil’s ‘The Pink Cloud’ Predicted the Pandemic in More Ways Than One (REVIEW)

Written in 2017, shot in 2019, and out in theaters on January 14, the Brazilian film ‘The Pink Cloud’ explores what happens when a deadly phenomenon forces the whole world indoors immediately and indefinitely. Sound familiar?

  • Jan 14, 2022
  • 9:50 AM

What Latino Health Research Says About ‘Encanto’

Family is beautiful and keeps you healthy, but it can also make you sick.

  • Jan 5, 2022
  • 1:40 PM

Homage to Vicente Fernández From Times Square

As a child back home in Morelos, I watched Chente movies with my grandparents and extended family; it was a custom my parents brought with us to this country—a source of comfort, reminding us that we could find a home far away from where we were born. 

  • Dec 16, 2021
  • 11:33 AM

‘West Side Story’ Misses the Mark

Steven Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’ continues the original’s tradition of advancing a dangerous narrative even as it offers Latinx people some important opportunities.

  • Dec 10, 2021
  • 8:07 AM

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