Daughter from Another Mother (Madre Solo hay Dos), season 2

Daughter from Another Mother (Madre Solo hay Dos) is back for season 2 on Netflix with its bright, comedic take on babies switched at birth and strained parenthood and relationships. There are a couple of spoilers ahead.

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Review: With Love, let’s hit all the holidays

With Love is a too quick 5 episode romp through the holidays with an extended family. By holidays, I mean Nochebuena, New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, Independence Day, and Día De Los Muertos. As we travel through the year we explore the love lives of various members of the family.

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Gentefied, season 2, the quest for a green card

Gentefied, season 2, takes the extended Morales family from Boyle Heights on a season long journey to get the family patriarch Casimiro, or Pop, Morales (Joaquín Cosío) a green card and keep him from being deported to Mexico.

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Review: Jaguar, a Spanish thriller

Jaguar, from Spain, is a Netflix series about a group of Nazi hunters in 1960s Madrid. It’s about an interesting part of Spanish history, but otherwise is a pretty standard action thriller.

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Fever Dream (Distancia de rescate), languid horror

Fever Dream ( Distancia de rescate) arrived on Netflix just in time for the Halloween horror season. This South American film is a slow-moving, surreal, horror story about motherhood and environmental destruction. There are some spoilers ahead.

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Carmen and Lola, Roma romance from Spain

Carmen and Lola (Carmen y Lola) is a Spanish language story of two young Roma women who fall in love. It’s the first film of this kind. Arantxa Echevarría wrote and directed this tale of lesbian love amid traditional patriarchal values. I found the film on HBO Max.

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Diary of a Future President, season 2, wholesome and inclusive

Diary of a Future President, season 2, streaming on Disney+ is cheerful and wholesome. It tells the story of a Cuban-American girl in middle school who grows up to be President of the United States.

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Mosquita y Mari from director Aurora Guerrero

Mosquita y Mari is a film Netflix repeatedly put in my recommended queue. Since it came out in 2012, I ignored it. Finally, on a night when I couldn’t find anything new to watch, I took a look at it.

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When They Left (Cuando Ellos Se Fueron)

When They Left (Cuando Ellos Se Fueron) is a documentary from Ecuador about a mountain hamlet where no one is left but some elderly widows. The film is available from the website as a DVD, but I don’t see it available on any streamers yet. It’s worth buying or keeping an eye out for it.

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Yes Day earns a big YES!

Yes Day is a family comedy that should bring a laugh and a smile to viewers of every age. This brightly colored romp is streaming on Netflix.

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