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Rodrigo Perez

Rodrigo Perez

Screenwriter turned writer/director Alex Garland (“Ex Machina“) pulls off a phenomenal, biochemical magic trick in the luminescent “Annihilation.” In his lab, the ingenious filmmaker trickles eyedropper notions of the molecular, the psychol…

The oft-repeated, not-quite-apocryphal and frequently abused quote by the legendary musician and producer Brian Eno goes something like this: “The first Velvet Underground record sold only 30,000 copies in its first five years. I think everyone who bou…

It’s a wrap on the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, which means now its time to hand out the awards. Now, one shouldn’t judge Sundance by its buzz or the Oscar potential its films have generated, but man, in the 10+ years that I’ve been f…

Torrents of booze, New England apparitions and the struggle to maintain a grasp of reality while living amongst a shallow, monstrously self-centered showbiz family mix like a delicious, but deadly Jägerbomb in the terrific and drunkenly cutting, “Clara…

It’s an understatement, but the last few months haven’t been kind to Woody Allen and my, how time flies. In October, the director’s latest film, “Wonder Wheel,” was met with middling reviews and some mild-to-resentful side eye. Fast forward three month…

Fresh off two major Golden Globe wins—Best TV Drama and Best Actress In A TV Drama (Elisabeth Moss)— and eight Emmy wins this past September, Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” is back with what is arguably the most successful show on Telev…

Finally! And now we know at least one character who survives the “Avengers: Infinity War” series and one actor who’s contract is not up with Marvel or at least has potential to renew. After what feels like years of “well… maybe,” Marvel Studios is fina…

It’s nice to see Paul Thomas Anderson demystifying his so-called secretiveness and—a bit of a stretch, but a term people still use—“reclusiveness” by conducting so many interviews for his masterful new movie “Phantom Thread.” Hell, he even graced yours…

As I wrote in my recent review of “All The Money In The World,” 80-year-old filmmaker Ridley Scott just doesn’t give any f*cks. The director is brutally frank, politically correct or not, he shoots like a boss that doesn’t bother with more than a few t…

It’s almost Christmas and it’s almost the end of the year and we’re kind of wrapping things up with our Best Of 2017 coverage. Sort of. There’s still probably half a dozen features in the pipeline, but since you’re going to be off drinking egg nog over…