Author: Luis De Leon

Luis De Leon’s THE QUEEN OF THE DESERT Film Short Review

QUEEN OF THE DESERT is Director Mary Ann Rotondi’s creative endeavor to make a movie commentary about what she believed are the dynamic social and political forces menacing this country, writes the WORD’s Luis De Leon. Rotondi, who won Best Woman Directed Short at the 2022 Poppy Jasper International Film Festival, uses two characters of different gender, ethnicity, personal values as well as social and political mores to express her point of view that the power of people’s shared humanity can ameliorate the centrifugal forces she believes are tearing away at America.
In other words, people living in the United States of America need to empathize more with people who don’t appear to be like them.

First Impression of New Hulu Thriller Candy

Within 3 years of moving into a new neighborhood, Candy Montgomery (Jessica Biehl) has an affair, eventually slays, unmercifully, her paramour’s wife (Betty Gore played by Melanie Lynskey), yet, is subsequently acquitted after being arrested and indicted for murder. Review by Luis De Leon.

MUSIC REVIEW – Finding the Beauty in Your Scars

Nashville based indie pop artist Morgan Isaac Karr, better known by his nom de plume morgxn, is on tour for his Meridian [extended edition LP], which was recently released. His Catchy heart wrenching hooks, huge vocal performances and messages of hope and despair should have listeners reflecting on on their lives. – Review by Luis De Leon.