A Quiet Place (2018) / Bird Box (2018)

A Quiet Place (2018) written by Bryan Woods, Scott Beck, and John Krasinski from a story by Bryan Woods and Scott Beck directed by John Krasinski Bird Box (2018) written by Eric Heissererz based on the novel Bird Box by Josh Malerman directed by Susanne Bier We’re in the middle of not only a deadly […]

The Jurassic Park Films (1993 to 2018)

The original version of this review was published in the online magazine Examiner in 2015. The Jurassic Park Films (1993 to 2018) written by Michael Crichton, David Koepp, Peter Buchman, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Derek Connolly, and Colin Trevorrow based on the novel Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton directed by Steven […]

Arrival (2016)

Arrival (2016) written by Eric Heisserer based on the short story Story of Your Life by Ted Chiang directed by Denis Villeneuve Movies can sneak up on you. They wait for the very last moment to show their hands, and by this I don’t mean they throw a twist ending unto the audience. Sure, twist […]

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Guest contributor and MiamiArtZine critic Rubén Rosario gives us his take on the long-awaited sequel to 1982’s Blade Runner. Blade Runner 2049 (2017) written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green from a story by Hampton Fancher based on characters from the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick directed by Denis […]

The Thing from Another World (1951) and The Thing (1982)

The Thing from Another World (1951) written by Charles Lederer, Howard Hawks, and Ben Hecht based on the novella Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell, Jr. directed by Christian Nyby The Thing (1982) written by Bill Lancaster based on the novella Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell, Jr. directed by John Carpenter By now remakes are a tried-and-true […]

Ex Machina (2015)

Guest contributor Rogelio Rodríguez shares his thoughts on Alex Garland’s Ex Machina. Ex Machina (2015) written and directed by Alex Garland You’re probably in the presence of a great film when you can discern ideas from classic novels like Frankenstein (1818) or The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), but they’re even better developed. You’re probably […]

The Fly (1958 and 1986)

The Fly (1958) written by James Clavell based on the short story The Fly by George Langelaan directed by Kurt Neumann The Fly (1986) written by Charles Edward Pogue and David Cronenberg based on the short story The Fly by George Langelaan directed by David Cronenberg I first watched David Cronenberg’s remake of The Fly […]

Under the Skin (2013)

Guest contributor Gerry Lopez and I sat down for a conversation about Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin. Under the Skin (2013) written by Walter Campbell and Jonathan Glazer based on the novel Under the Skin by Michel Faber directed by Jonathan Glazer Carlos: Well, Gerry, I have to say I had high expectations for Under […]

Interstellar (2014)

Guest contributor Gerry Lopez and I take on Christopher Nolan’s polarizing Interstellar. Interstellar (2014) written by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan directed by Christopher Nolan On a recent trip to Disney World, after experiencing Enchanted Tales with Belle – in which a “magic” mirror transforms into a doorway before our eyes and opens into a […]