Jose Solis
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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.

Features // 27 Articles
Columns // 2 Articles
Reviews // 227 Articles
Blogs // 56 Articles
//Features

Looking Into the Future of Cinema with Director John Boorman | 12 May 2015 // 10:00 PM

The iconic Academy Award-winning director John Boorman discusses what may very well be his final masterwork, Queen & Country.

Discovering the Essence of Fiction With 'Timbuktu' Director Abderrahmane Sissako | 1 Feb 2015 // 10:00 PM

Academy Award for Best Foreign Film nominee director Abderrahmane Sissako discusses working with non-professional actors, difficult technical shots, and the meaning of receiving Mauitania's first-ever Oscar nomination.

//Columns

Playing With Consistency Inconsistency: Jeff VanderMeer Takes Us into Area X | 28 Sep 2014 // 8:45 PM

The adventurous Annihilation + the Raymond Chandler-like Authority + the existentialist Acceptance = the engaging Southern Reach Trilogy.

Did the Master of Suspense Make the Best Movies of All Time? | 29 Oct 2012 // 5:20 PM

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.

//Reviews

'Dick' Is an NC-17 Pixar Movie | 7 May 2015 // 1:00 AM

Brian Fender's attempt to demystify penises is rather touching and revealing -- in nearly every sense of the words.

'Annie' Is a Feature-Length Native Ad, Not a Remake | 3 May 2015 // 8:10 PM

At the helm of producers Jay-Z and Will Smith, Annie becomes not a tale about finding one's home, but instead a paean to personal shopping sprees and technology.

//Blogs

Marco Bellochio on Falling In Love with Cinema | 13 Jun 2014 // 6:00 AM

Dormant Beauty gives us four different movies in one: a melodrama, a romantic comedy and a political drama

'Chinese Puzzle': An Interview with Director Cedric Klapisch and Actor Romain Duris | 12 Jun 2014 // 5:00 AM

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.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Counterbalance: The Avalanches' 'Since I Left You'

// Sound Affects

"Get a drink, have a good time now. Welcome to paradise, and read all about the 305th most acclaimed album of all time. An Australian plunderphonics pioneer is this week’s Counterbalance.

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