Documentaries about Cypress Hill, a cabaret in Mexico City, and a female gang leader in the Bronx are among critic Alejandro A. Riera’s list of films to watch in April.
Grande’s brilliant novel adds another voice to the chorus of songs and stories of the San Patricios, reminding us that we can come together with others against oppression and marginalization, that we can share with them in unity, love, and victory
Their new album ‘Ambrosia’ marks the native zacatecano musicians’ entry into English-language music charts with the band’s charming, post-punk attitude featuring poetic vocals that altogether summon retro rock vibes.
The music of Nancy Sánchez, who was born in Toluca, Mexico but immigrated to California when she was three, reflects both sides of her culture in a style she’s coined “regional alternativo.”
Panamanian American author Cristina Henríquez’s novel tackles immigration issues that still have valence today, but complicates the stereotypical narrative of Mexican immigrants crossing into the U.S. illegally that often dominates Latinx immigration stories in popular media.
I watched 145 films last year. But since I have yet to see some of the key titles released, I decided that this year, instead of a “Best Films of the Year” roundup, I would put together a list of my favorite films of 2021.
Film critic Alejandro A. Riera offers his list of the films and shows to watch this November.
From mariachi to cumbia and all sorts of variations in between, the beloved cenzontle appears por todos lados.