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.
Tuesday, September 30 2014
The duo discuss their filmic influences, toying with audience expectation and the use of humor in horror.
Monday, September 29 2014
"There’s something about identity I think is very fascinating and the idea of people having secrets and I think we all have that in our life."
Tuesday, September 16 2014
Despite years of wonderful work, it’s taken Juliette Lewis almost two decades to land her first flat-out great leading role: Kelly & Cal.
Tuesday, September 2 2014
Ira Sachs' moving new film boasts career-best work from his lead actors John Lithgow and Alfred Molina as a partnered couple.
Sunday, July 20 2014
They're the electronic group that looked for a challenge, tried tape analogue tape recording, and made their most acclaimed disc yet.
Sunday, September 28 2014
The adventurous Annihilation + the Raymond Chandler-like Authority + the existentialist Acceptance = the engaging Southern Reach Trilogy.
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, September 22 2014
Too reverential for its own good, this film feels like a social studies class instead of a work of art.
Monday, September 15 2014
Silly sexual politics prevent this film from being a bona fide classic.
Friday, September 12 2014
This television version directed by Michael Wilson is lacking in the same of urgency that made the Broadway show such a sensation.
Sunday, September 7 2014
Almodóvar's shocking, NC-17 film makes us realize that pornography and love are only in the eye of the beholder.
Wednesday, August 20 2014
Woven like a colorful tapestry of many characters, all of whom share the misfortune of having lost a child, this is structured like an epic poem which, despite its short length, feels fully realized.
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.