Melissa Barrera: “I hope ‘In a New York neighborhood’ makes people feel empowered”

On June 18, after many delays, “En un barrio de Nueva York” is finally released, a film adaptation of the Broadway musical “In the Heights” written by Quiara Alegría Hudes and Lin-Manuel Miranda. The film takes us to the Dominican neighborhood of Washington Heights where Corey Hawkins plays Benny, the only character who is not … Read more

‘The Defenders’: The four neighborhood champions

1 ‘The Defenders’: The four neighborhood champions (Sarah Shatz/Netflix) A tormented blind lawyer, an alcoholic detective, an ex-con with a violent past and a young millionaire. The union of four characters of this type is enough to nurture an interesting story, even before adding superpowers, ninjas, resurrections and magical explanations to the recipe. In 2013, … Read more