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Rita Moreno and Leon Ichaso - Book signing and reading for 'Rita Moreno: A Memoir' at Books and Books - Coral Gales, Florida, United States - Saturday 9th March 2013

Rita Moreno and Leon Ichaso
Rita Moreno
Rita Moreno
Rita Moreno
Rita Moreno
Rita Moreno

El Cantante Review


Terrible
¡Cómo terrible!

Leon Ichaso's El Cantante, a frenzied and paper-thin attempt to lionize beloved salsa singer Hector Lavoe (played by Marc Anthony), convinced me it's time to put the musical-biopic genre on the shelf for a few years.

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Leon Ichaso Saturday 28th July 2007 8th Annual New York International Latino Film Festival - 'El Cantante' screening at at Florence Gould Hall DGA Theatre New York City, USA

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Leon Ichaso

Piñero Review


Good
Talented and tragic historical figures often make for riveting drama, particularly if the aforementioned individuals leave the scene way before their time. This certainly can be said of Puerto Rican playwright-poet-actor Miguel Piñero, the drug-addicted protagonist of writer-director Leon Ichaso's impassioned but uneven biopic Piñero.

Benjamin Bratt is provocative in the role of Miguel Piñero, the troubled and disillusioned force behind the notable work Short Eyes, produced during one of Piñero's incarceration stints in the mid '70s. Bratt effectively exudes the pain and anger that transcends some posturing material, with a portrayal as lyrical as the throbbing beat of the movie's Latin-induced soundtrack. While the propensity for audiences to get caught up in Piñero's wayward world of instability is almost inevitable, the movie follows an uncharted path by trying to reinforce the demons without really being perceptive about Piñero's undeniable skill as a writer. The cliché about creative minds who become consumed by their art is almost a manipulation here. The film is valiant in the way it strides for that redemptive note as it tries to make us accept (and understand) his premature death of cirrhosis in 1988.

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El Cantante Movie Review

¡Cómo terrible!Leon Ichaso's El Cantante, a frenzied and paper-thin attempt to lionize beloved salsa singer...

Piñero Movie Review

Piñero Movie Review

Talented and tragic historical figures often make for riveting drama, particularly if the aforementioned individuals...

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