Former Vulcan @ Vulcan Video (RIP)
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Stars at Noon 2022
Didn’t believe in the romance between the leads which really undermined the entire film. Would have made more sense if they were just trying to figure out how to use each other to their advantage considering the circumstances.
Real Women Have Curves 2002
“I love you, that's why I make you miserable.”
Sounds like my mom. I’ve wanted to see this for almost two decades! Written, directed by and starring Latin-American women - you love to see it! We still need more of that community, as well as body positivity, portrayed in mainstream media all these years later.
Newcomer (at the time) America Ferrara absolutely crushes this role. I really admire how headstrong and secure Ana is, standing up to everyone including her overdramatic, bullying mother. Next time you want to rewatch Lady Bird, watch this instead.
Romeo + Juliet 1996
Reasons why I love this camp masterpiece:
•R + J’s fish tank meet-cute 🐠 (My tween ass said Now That’s What I Call ROMANCE!)
•That wild Capulet Mansion party 🎭
•John Leguizamo’s best role (fight me)
•The mash-up of styles from classic westerns to Latin American iconography (thanks to largely filming in Mexico City) to Miami night club culture
•Soundtrack featuring everything from classical music to 90’s pop like The Cardigans to Radiohead and even a Prince cover by a…