Jose Solís wanted to be a spy since he was a child, which is why by day he works as a content editor and by night he writes and dreams of film. Although he doesn’t travel the world fighting villains, his mission is to trek the planet from screen to screen. He has been writing about film since 2003 and regularly contributes to The Film Experience and PopMatters. He is a member of the Online Film Critics Society.
Monday, June 30 2014
A Summer’s Tale is a rich snapshot of youth and the hopefulness contained in the realization that the world is nothing if not endless possibilities.
Monday, June 16 2014
"All those 'oh I'm so famous and it's so hard' songs are bullshit." Dance-pop zeitgeist Betty Who speaks her mind and her heart as she breaks into the mainstream.
Wednesday, May 28 2014
When not doing strings for the likes of Grizzly Bear or Arcade Fire, Owen Pallett is putting out his own gorgeous string- and synth-laced pop, like his latest, In Conflict, which he gives PopMatters a guided tour of.
Wednesday, May 21 2014
Yann Tiersen has charmed audiences the world over with his score to Amélie, but that was only after years of putting out brilliant, lushly melodic solo albums, not unlike his ambitious new disc ∞.
Monday, March 31 2014
Azazel Jacobs’ unique worldview -- a place populated with characters that seem too strange to be real, and too sympathetic to be completely invented -- proves to be the perfect fit for Doll & Em.
Monday, October 29 2012
There was a time when Alfred Hitchcock was considered a mere populist entertainer. Like Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and others before him, his early work didn’t click with intellectual minds -- they found nothing to praise in his lurid stories of murder, mystery and shocks.
Monday, June 30 2014
Dino Risi is able to turn this odd couple’s story into a film that’s socially and emotionally intelligent -- and entertaining.
Wednesday, June 4 2014
In this otherwise predictable film, James Cagney paved a path for future performers and the DIY ethic.
Tuesday, June 3 2014
Is Amy Davis smarter than most for staying away from narrow-minded judgement? Or is her love for Disney so big that she is blind to the company’s many flaws?
Sunday, June 1 2014
Even a so-so Marx Brothers film is better than no Marx Brothers film, right?
Thursday, May 29 2014
Liam Neeson's career reinvention continues as he becomes our generation's Cary Grant in the efficient, streamlined thriller Non-Stop.
Friday, June 13 2014
Dormant Beauty gives us four different movies in one: a melodrama, a romantic comedy and a political drama
Thursday, June 12 2014
PopMatters caught up with Romain Duris and writer/director Cédric Klapisch during their recent trip to New York and we discussed their two-decade long work relationship.
Sunday, June 8 2014
Daniel Levine finds the unique in what we thought was very familiar.
Thursday, May 15 2014
The French legend takes hold of the screen with a screen performance so vibrant that there might as well be no one else in the film.