Cristina Escobar, Latino Rebels

Cristina Escobar

Latino Rebels

San Francisco, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Cristina:

More Than 20 Years Later, New York Latino Film Festival Has Become a Key Institution (INTERVIEW)

Since its launch in 1999, the New York Latino Film Festival continues growing and features diverse creators—not just along racial and gender lines, but also in what they’re making. → Read More

EXCLUSIVE: Diego Luna Talks to Latino Rebels About Andor's Latinidad

Beginning Wednesday, Diego Luna returns as Cassian in 'Star Wars: Andor,' the latest Disney+ series. Luna spoke with Latino Rebels about the show and the Latinidad of his lead character. → Read More

Black, Indigenous Latinx Filmmakers Changing the Narrative

The Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival partnered with Netflix for its 2022 fellowship, recruiting five Black and five Indigenous filmmakers and giving each $20,000 and a few months to complete their projects, which premiered at the festival during the first week of June. → Read More

In 'Clara Sola,' Latina Sexuality and Spirituality Tied, Powerful, Freeing

'Clara Sola' communicates an insider’s understanding of the connections between Latina spirituality and sexuality. And that’s not something we usually see on-screen. → Read More

'Father of the Bride' Gives Latinx People the Hollywood Treatment (REVIEW)

HBO's much-watched 'Father of the Bride' tells the story of two Latinx families as aspirational and aspirationally American. While there are problems with the movie, it is nice to see Latinx people headline a successful, classic film—especially one that punches up at whiteness. → Read More

'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. → Read More

With ‘Promised Land,’ Matt Lopez Is Representing Latinidad on ABC (REVIEW)

With the recent cancelation of Gentefied (and seemingly every other Latinx show), there’s a lot of pressure on ABC’s new ‘Promised Land,’ a primetime, network drama featurin… → Read More

‘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. → Read More

5 Times 'Maya and the Three' is Just So Mexican

'Maya and the Three' is just SO Mexican, from it's ideas on death to the imagery and its manner of tying love to sacrifice. → Read More

Selena Gomez and the Complicated Nature of Latinx Representation

Selena Gomez can’t represent our entire community, but her character in the Hulu series ‘Only Murders in the Building’ is a positive addition to the Latinx canon. → Read More

‘On My Block’ Spin-off ‘Freeridge’ Gets a Cast and a Concept

'Freeridge,' the 'On My Block' spinoff, is creating a more female-driven show and kicking off an unforgettable adventure on Netflix. → Read More

'On My Block' Advances the Teen Genre By Balancing Latine Characters Problems and Joys

Netflix's On My Block really went and gave us a satisfying final season that showed how resilient these young teens truly are. Read more in our review. → Read More

Everything You Need to Know About 'On My Block' Before the Final Season Premieres

Need a reminder of what's happened so far on Netflix's On My Block before the final season drops on October 4th? We've got you covered! → Read More

LANGUAGE LESSONS Is a Beautiful Meditation on the Power of Friendship

When I first watched it, I was worried. Who wants to watch what amounts to a 91-minute Zoom call? It turns out me and I bet you too. → Read More

With BEST FAMILIES, Director Javier Fuentes-León Finds Laughs in Latin American Class Conflict

The feature film follows one lunch gone awry as old secrets threaten the long-held divide between a rich family and the maids who serve them. → Read More

The Dustup Around Lin-Manual Miranda and Disney’s ENCANTO

The man at the center of the last big debate about what constitutes Latinidad and how it’s represented in Hollywood is at it again. → Read More

The Power Of 'False Positive' Is That It Takes Our Pregnancy Fear Seriously

Is it weird that I find an IVF horror movie reassuring? → Read More

For Better or Worse, Rita Moreno’s Legacy Is on Full in New Documentary

There’s no point in building people up just to knock them down. I’d rather learn what we can from her, celebrate the successes she represents, and encourage growth in her and others. → Read More

Natalie Morales on Why We Need More Latina Comedies

Women are whole people after all, even if we’re not normally portrayed that way. → Read More

Why the Latinx Community Should Show Up for RUTHERFORD FALLS

We need more shows like it and we needed them yesterday. → Read More