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 // 43 Articles
Columns // 2 Articles
Reviews // 228 Articles
Blogs // 58 Articles
//Features

Are You Still Certain? An Interview with Hercules and Love Affair | 4 Oct 2017 // 9:00 PM

"It means something that we're up on the stage playing the songs we're playing because it helps [queer people] find the strength to be who they are."

Saint Etienne's Sarah Cracknell on Creating One of Their Most Uplifting Albums Yet | 4 Jun 2017 // 10:00 PM

One of the UK's pioneering dance groups went wild and weird for their homespun new effort, out now as the band celebrates their 27th anniversary.

//Columns

Playing With Consistency Inconsistency: Jeff VanderMeer Takes Us into Area X | 28 Sep 2014 // 9:45 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 // 6:20 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

'Alan Turing: The Enigma' Is Surprisingly Spiritual in Its Epiphanies | 7 Jun 2015 // 10:05 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 // 2:00 AM

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

//Blogs

Electric Six's Dick Valentine Invites You to Dance the Night Away | 12 Jan 2017 // 6:30 AM

Having put out a dozen albums in as many years, the members of demented disco rock outfit Electric Six show no signs of slowing down.

The 10 Best Episodes of 'The Nanny' | 8 Jun 2015 // 4:00 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.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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