Film

Hollywood’s Obsession With Mexico

Author of the book “Made in Mexico: Hollywood South of the Border” talks about the history of Hollywood’s fascination with Mexico.

  • Feb 20, 2019
  • 3:08 pm

Don’t Mess With Yalitza Aparicio

Because every time someone throws shade Yalitza’s way, her light shines brighter.

  • Feb 17, 2019
  • 1:12 pm

A Conversation With the Filmmakers of PÁJAROS DE VERANO (Birds of Passage)

Latino Rebels Radio: February 6, 2019

  • Feb 6, 2019
  • 11:06 am

Twitter Users React to Netflix’s SIEMPRE BRUJA, Critiquing the Show for Following Racist Tropes

Depicting a romance between an enslaved woman and a slaveowner? We got problems.

  • Feb 4, 2019
  • 3:39 pm

In the Challenging World of Indie Web Series, These Creators Are Killing It

We dived into the Internet in the hopes of finding examples of independent Latino web series to binge on.

  • Jan 31, 2019
  • 2:01 pm

Two Things You May Have Missed in Alfonso Cuarón’s ‘Roma’

The film contains other subtle but important elements that have been largely ignored by critics so far.

  • Jan 9, 2019
  • 5:32 pm

USC Study ‘Inclusion in the Director’s Chair’ Excludes Latinos, and LA Times Reporter Fails to Ask Why

While the study showed significant gains in the hiring practices of black directors in Hollywood, it failed to acknowledge Latinos in any significant way.

  • Jan 8, 2019
  • 3:39 pm

‘The Fight Belongs to Everyone:’ Former Domestic Workers in Mexico See Themselves in Alfonso Cuarón’s ROMA

“So many domestic workers could be Cleo,” said Marcelina Bautista in the offices of Mexico’s first union for domestic workers, Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores y Trabajadoras del Hogar (SINACTRAHO).

  • Dec 14, 2018
  • 9:13 am

Portrait Of: Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma

The film is shot in black and white, which feels like a departure from most images of Mexico City that feature the city’s pastel-colored buildings.

  • Dec 12, 2018
  • 3:06 pm

LA Premiere of ROMA Pays Tribute to the 2 Million Domestic Workers Across the Country

“There are no standards, few protections or rights, and the work is hardly even recognized as real work.”

  • Dec 11, 2018
  • 4:09 pm

HBO’s ICEBOX Follows a 12-Year-Old Honduran Boy Seeking Asylum in the US

Starring Coco’s Anthony Gonzalez, Icebox follows Óscar Fernandez’ journey being recruited by gangs, and later held by ICE.

  • Dec 7, 2018
  • 2:17 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

Why Do Latinx People Spend so Much at the Movies, Despite Lack of Representation?

The answer is complicated and varies from one moviegoer to the next.

  • Nov 26, 2018
  • 3:39 pm

New Horror Film by Omar Rodríguez López, ‘Amalia,’ Premieres in Paris

The border city of El Paso, Texas, plays as much a character as the story lead.

  • Oct 29, 2018
  • 12:24 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

Why Jennifer Garner’s PEPPERMINT Movie Is Dangerous to the Latinx Community (OPINION)

So to “liberal” Hollywood, if this is the way of turning a profit so that you can make flashy donations to progressive campaigns, save yourself the hassle and just stop making these films.

  • Sep 15, 2018
  • 10:29 am

NHMC and NLMC Target Paramount Pictures for Their Lack of Latino Actors, Writers and Directors

Organizations are calling on Paramount to sign a memorandum of understanding, detailing how they plan to solve their Latino exclusion problem.

  • Aug 1, 2018
  • 11:23 am