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, November 18 2014
Many films this year have dealt with how the internet and social media has changed the romantic landscape, and Kate Lyn Sheil, star of The Heart Machine, has more than a few thoughts of her own on the subject.
Monday, November 17 2014
Starring in a film directed by Jean-Luc Godard is an intimidating prospect (especially when it's in 3D), but not only did Héloise Godet rise to the challenge, she's starting to get rave reviews of her own.
Wednesday, November 12 2014
Provocative filmmaker Ruben Östlund's Force Majeure is getting awards buzz for setting the story of a crumbling marriage on avalanche-prone ice slopes.
Monday, November 10 2014
Margaret Brown chides at questions about being a female filmmaker, but that's nothing compared to the subjects of her film The Great Invisible, dealing with the personal toll that the Deepwater Horizon oil spill took on people's livelihoods.
Tuesday, September 30 2014
The duo discuss their filmic influences, toying with audience expectation and the use of humor in horror.
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.
Sunday, November 16 2014
N. M. Gwynne is devoted both to the preservation of the proper English language and also to its use for higher aesthetic purposes.
Wednesday, November 5 2014
The ultimate Judy Garland encyclopedia told by the person who knew her best: herself.
Monday, November 3 2014
Regardless of the melodramatic, almost operatic overtones of the plot, this telling is at its best when it contextualizes the sociopolitical setting in which the story is unfolding.
Sunday, November 2 2014
With a picaresque tone and first person narration reminiscent of Charles Dickens, Gilman’s novel is a delightful chronicle of New York history.
Thursday, October 30 2014
The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil feels timeless, because it contains truths you’ve known all along.
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.