‘Hope, Soledad’ Centers Inner Worlds of Indigenous Mexican Women

‘Hope, Soledad’ is an arresting, powerful film portraying a different slice of Latinidad than is normally seen on screen, centering the interior lives of two Indigenous Mexican women, and drawing on their own cultural traditions in a world that does not value them.

  • Aug 23, 2023
  • 11:35 AM

‘Blue Beetle’ Is More than Just Latino Representation (REVIEW)

Blue Beetle’s strong Latino texture is what distinguishes it from the other superhero origin stories we’ve come to expect, marking a change in how Latinos and Latinidad are depicted in Hollywood.

  • Aug 21, 2023
  • 2:00 PM

‘Support Latino Creatives’ Letter Aims at Building Power

Dozens of Latino organizations have recently drafted and signed an open letter calling on the entertainment industry and members of the viewing public to support work done by Latino creatives—especially in the midst of Hollywood strike that puts the work of Latino creatives disproportionately at risk.

  • Aug 16, 2023
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Chile Doc ‘The Eternal Memory’ a Moving Story About the Power of Love, Remembering (REVIEW)

‘The Eternal Memory,’ by chilena documentarian Maite Alberdi, tells the story of one brave couple that courageously faced both a dictatorship and then a terrible disease—and is the most moving love story you’ll see on any screen this year.

  • Aug 14, 2023
  • 12:54 PM

‘Red, White & Royal Blue’ Defies Conventions Like Only a B-Movie Can (REVIEW)

Prime Video’s ‘Red, White & Royal Blue’ is a rom-com based on a wildly popular romance novel of the same name. And it’s really going to enrage the folks mad about Barbie’s “woke” agenda because, like that pretty-in-pink film, ‘Red, White & Royal Blue’ portrays its progressive politics with joy and fervor.

  • Aug 11, 2023
  • 1:18 PM

All the Other Barbies

Host Julio Ricardo Varela is joined by Futuro Media editorial director Fernanda Santos for a roundtable discussion with Dr. Aria Halliday, an associate professor of gender and women’s studies at the University of Kentucky, for a breakdown of the legacy of Black Barbie.

  • Aug 10, 2023
  • 5:03 PM

In ‘Only Murders in the Building,’ Selena Gomez’s Latinidad Is Beside the Point (REVIEW)

Cozy murder is back! Season three of the Hulu mystery series ‘Only Murders in the Building’ returns Tuesday, August 8, with stars Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez reprising their roles as unlikely sleuths Charles, Oliver and Mabel.

  • Aug 8, 2023
  • 12:36 PM

Oppenheimer’s Nuclear Colonialism

Latino Rebels Radio host Julio Ricardo Varela welcomes Myrriah Gomez, assistant professor at the University of New Mexico and author of ‘Nuclear Nuevo México,’ to discuss the movie’s omission of New Mexican history in the creation of the atomic bomb.

  • Aug 3, 2023
  • 5:21 PM

‘This Fool’ Season Two Finds Laughs in the Little Things (REVIEW)

The Hulu series ‘This Fool’ is a unique show, driven by comedian and creator Chris Estrada’s unique voice. The first season earned a 100 percent critics’ approval rating and 90 percent from fans on Rotten Tomatoes, while scoring a spot on some “Best of” lists. Its second season airs Friday, July 28.

  • Jul 28, 2023
  • 11:21 AM

Netflix Doc ‘Lady of Silence’ Tells Wild, Frustrating Story of Mexico Serial Killer (REVIEW)

From 1998 to 2005, 49 elderly women were robbed and strangled in their homes in Mexico City by a serial killer dubbed the “Mataviejitas” (The Little Old Lady Killer), the subject of a Netflix documentary by director María José Cuevas.

  • Jul 26, 2023
  • 11:55 AM

Latina Actors on Why the Hollywood Strike Matters

Latino Rebels speaks with Fanny Véliz Grande, founder and CEO of Avenida Productions and actor Aimee Carrero (‘Elena of Avalor,’ ‘The Menu’) —both SAG members for over 10 years— about the need to open Hollywood to Latino talent.

  • Jul 24, 2023
  • 12:09 PM

Brothers’ Love, Perseverance the Heart of Venezuelan Film ‘Sombra del Sol’ (INTERVIEW)

‘La Sombra del Sol,’ by Venezuelan-American writer-director Miguel Ángel Ferrer, is a film that shows both its lead characters facing real and difficult challenges. Actor Carlos Manuel González calls it “a great feel-good movie about brotherhood, about hope, about following your dreams, about not giving up.”

  • Jul 13, 2023
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Justina Machado Finds Freedom in ‘The Horror of Dolores Roach’ (INTERVIEW)

Prime Video’s ‘The Horror of Dolores Roach’ is a dark series that mixes cannibalism and mass murder with jokes and charm, swirling in some desperate aching for good measure. It’s a potent recipe.

  • Jul 7, 2023
  • 11:07 AM

Manuel Garcia-Rulfo Returns as ‘The Lincoln Lawyer’ (INTERVIEW)

Isn’t it a breath of fresh air to see a Latino character take top billing on a well-promoted, mainstream show?

  • Jul 5, 2023
  • 11:31 AM

The Villain in ‘I’m a Virgo’ Is Capitalism (REVIEW)

Prime Video’s ‘I’m a Virgo,’ directed by Boots Riley (‘Sorry to Bother You’), is an anti-capitalistic parable casting people of color as the heroes and rich white folks as the villains. The show stars Afro-Dominican actor Jharrel Jerome.

  • Jun 28, 2023
  • 11:53 AM

‘Primos’ Backlash Pits Latin America Against Latino America (OPINION)

When Disney released the trailer for ‘Primos,’ a new animated series set in L.A., it sparked a firestorm online between Latin Americans and Latinos in the U.S. Death threats were made against Mexican-American creator Natasha Kline, and Disney was forced to pull much of its promotion.

  • Jun 23, 2023
  • 9:01 AM

In Second Season of ‘With Love,’ Romance Comes in Many Forms (INTERVIEW)

Another show about a Latinx family got a second season, and it’s just so pleasant to watch something about Latinx people winning at love and life, especially when the show defines love in an inclusive, queer way as ‘With Love’ does.

  • Jun 20, 2023
  • 12:40 PM

What President Biden Said During the Official White House Screening of FLAMIN’ HOT Film

In case you missed it, the White House held an official screening of Eva Longoria’s FLAMIN’ HOT film on Thursday night. Here is the official transcript of the remarks made by President Joe Biden, First Lady Jill Biden and Longoria:

  • Jun 16, 2023
  • 10:21 AM

‘Patria y Vida: The Power of Music’ Calls for Human Rights in Cuba (INTERVIEW)

“Politics is a small word when you talk about human rights,” said Beatriz Luengo, director of the new documentary Patria y Vida: The Power of Music, which screened at the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) known earlier this summer and is now on the festival circuit.

  • Jun 15, 2023
  • 1:31 PM

I Went to LALIFF and I Was Impressed

LALIFF has something other festivals can’t buy: an organic and honest commitment to our historically marginalized and underresourced community.

  • Jun 12, 2023
  • 5:15 PM

‘Flamin’ Hot’ Celebrates Chicano Culture… and Capitalism (REVIEW)

Eva Longoria’s directorial debut rejoices in Chicano culture through music, mustaches, and mood. With lots of Latinos behind the screen, ‘Flamin’ Hot’ gets all the little details right. And the cumulative effect, combined with how rarely we see such care taken when depicting our community, makes the film worth watching.

  • Jun 9, 2023
  • 6:51 PM

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