With Mexican directors having won three of the last four Oscars in that category and Guillermo del Toro the odds-on favorite to win another on March 4 for “The Shape of Water,” we thought we’d ask some American Latino filmmakers how inspiring this phenomenon is. We got some unexpected answers. While all expressed admiration for the artistry Alfonso Cuaron (“Gravity”), Alejandro G. Inarritu (“Birdman,” which also won Best Picture, “The Revenant”) and del Toro brought to their contenders, most professionals saw no doors opening for homegrown Hispanic artists because of that success. And great as those honored movies were, there was general consensus that something was missing from all of the p
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