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Gael Garcia Bernal, as Cassandro, enters a wrestling arena in a long, red and gold jacket

Gael García Bernal in Cassandro. Photo: Courtesy of Prime Video

A new film directed by Roger Ross Williams tells the true story of luchador Saúl Armendáriz, who was determined to fight and win on his own terms as Cassandro…and made (gay) history in the process. Then, we’ll take a look at some other documentary-to-drama story arcs.

What’s Good
Alonso – Ava DuVernay’s “Lights, Caramel, Action”
Drea – “Body’s choice” weekend in Palm Springs
Ify – Talking Heads Q&A


  1. The Union Solidarity Coalition Put on a Quirky Auction to Support Film Crew Workers
  2. A Wave of Latino Biopics is widening the scope on whose stories get told for posterity
  3. Regal Has Reportedly Discontinued Its Infamous “Movie Quotes” Pre-Roll

Staff Picks
Alonso – Bad Education
Drea – No One Will Save You, Life Animated
Ify – Le Samouraï

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Ify Nwadiwe
Drea Clark
Alonso Duralde

Producer Marissa Flaxbart
Sr. Producer Laura Swisher

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A movie podcast that isn’t just a bunch of straight white dudes. Comedian Ify Nwadiwe is joined by film producer Drea Clark and film critic Alonso Duralde for a fast, funny, flight through film. Maximum Film! is news, reviews and in-depth insight, beamed directly into your ears every week.

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