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 // 31 Articles
Columns // 2 Articles
Reviews // 228 Articles
Blogs // 57 Articles

'Victoria' Director on How He Made the Most Thrilling "Crazy Little Dog" of the Year | 23 Nov 2015 // 9:00 PM

Sebastian Schipper has created a single-take marvel that has won awards, invigorated young audiences, and is finally hitting Stateside.

Winona Ryder Talks With PopMatters About the 'Experimenter' | 12 Nov 2015 // 3:07 AM

Winona Ryder speaks to PopMatters about Experimenter, aging in Hollywood, and why she's the only actress who doesn't want to direct.


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.


'Alan Turing: The Enigma' Is Surprisingly Spiritual in Its Epiphanies | 7 Jun 2015 // 9:05 PM

People who read Alan Turing: The Enigma after watching The Imitation Game will feel let down by the film. The epiphanies in the book are remarkable.

'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.


The 10 Best Episodes of 'The Nanny' | 8 Jun 2015 // 3:00 AM

Fran Drescher's seminal '90s series is finally available on DVD, and it's infinitely better than you want to give it credit for. Here are ten reasons why that is the case.

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

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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