A lawyer who loves movies. Or a movie lover who lawyers. One of the two.
In the Heights is an ebullient love letter to New York City and an effervescent musical explosion that will blow the roof off your local megaplex. It's the perfect celebration to herald the exuberant return of the movies, but more than anything else, it's a bold assertion of Latinx identity unlike any previous big studio blockbuster.
I loved every second of it.
Full review at Rough Cut Cinema.
"[E]verything I’ve ever been told about Cuba by my family always had two things in common—a longing for a paradise lost, and a silent, unspoken understanding that we could never go back.
I’ve never been to Cuba, but the closest I might ever come is watching Buena Vista Social Club. "
Dos Gardenias Para Mi at Bright Wall/Dark Room.