Reviews

 
Spring Spring
by Cody Villafana

“A dialogue-driven romantic drama with plenty of substance and kissed with bits of horror.”

 Grade: B
Cinderella Cinderella
by Kiko Martinez

“Director Branagh’s interpretation makes it feel like Cinderella is more in control of her own story.”

 Grade: B
Run All Night Run All Night
by Cody Villafana

“No different than any other performance in any other action film Liam Neeson’s starred in.”

 Grade: C
Focus Focus
by Jerrod Kingery

“A self-assured caper. Margot Robbie exudes the energy and sexiness of a young Cameron Diaz.”

 Grade: B
Mr. Turner Mr. Turner
by Jerrod Kingery

“Looks beautiful…but is diminished by the dense glob of oil paint that is the title character.”

 Grade: B-
Fifty Shades of Grey Fifty Shades of Grey
by Kiko Martinez

“Flirty and sometimes funny…but the sex, which promised to be racy, barely even registers.”

 Grade: C+
Kingsman: The Secret Service Kingsman: The Secret Service
by Cody Villafana

“Sleek…but comes off as too silly to be considered entertaining.”

 Grade: C+
Still Alice Still Alice
by Jerrod Kingery

“Julianne Moore anchors the film with a heartbreaking performance, likely to finally nab her an Oscar.”

 Grade: B
Jupiter Ascending Jupiter Ascending
by Cody Villafana

“Channing Tatum ‘skating’ through mid-air…is funny every time it happens, which is a lot.”

 Grade: C-
Seventh Son Seventh Son
by Jerrod Kingery

“The only surprise in the film is how they managed to land both Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore.”

 Grade: D
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
by Kiko Martinez

“A trippy…silly adventure. Antonio Banderas is a hoot.”

 Grade: B-
A Most Violent Year A Most Violent Year
by Kiko Martinez

“Atmospheric, intense, and minimal in its delivery, it’s a gripping achievement.”

 Grade: A-
Project Almanac Project Almanac
by Jerrod Kingery

“Solid entertainment…but the found footage offers absolutely nothing to the story.”

 Grade: B
Black Sea Black Sea
by Cody Villafana

“Follows a series of tropes while, interestingly enough, becoming too twisty for its own good.”

 Grade: C
The Boy Next Door The Boy Next Door
by Kiko Martinez

“It’s not a pretty sight…offensively unoriginal and written with zero imagination or character depth.”

 Grade: D
Cake Cake
by Cody Villafana

“A redemption story is only worthwhile when you can actually invest in a character.”

 Grade: C
Blackhat Blackhat
by Jerrod Kingery

“Feels strangely abandoned, as if the studio didn’t bother to add any sort of polish to the final product.”

 Grade: D+
American Sniper American Sniper
by Cody Villafana

“At the very least, a return to form for Clint Eastwood, a director in the twilight of his career.”

 Grade: B-
Spare Parts Spare Parts
by Kiko Martinez

“It’s easy to root for the protagonists, which makes the glaring plot holes less bothersome.”

 Grade: B-
Selma Selma
by Cody Villafana

“Any discussion of the film starts and ends with David Oyelowo’s electric portrayal of Dr. King.”

 Grade: B+
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Interviews

 
Liv Corfixen & Nicolas Winding Refn – My Life Directed… Liv Corfixen & Nicolas Winding Refn – My Life Directed…
by Kiko Martinez

“What more could you ask for in cinema?”

Adrian Martinez – Focus Adrian Martinez – Focus
by Kiko Martinez

“You always have to keep proving yourself. You’re just proving yourself to more important people.”

Daniel Garcia & Rania Attieh – Recommended by Enrique & H. Daniel Garcia & Rania Attieh – Recommended by Enrique & H.
by Kiko Martinez

“I think we know, maybe, where were headed.”

Carlos Pratts – McFarland, USA Carlos Pratts – McFarland, USA
by Kiko Martinez

“If the heart is there and it’s a beautiful story, who knows what role I’ll take on.”

John Leguizamo – Fulgy! (VOD) John Leguizamo – Fulgy! (VOD)
by Kiko Martinez

“There should be a Latin person in every goddamn movie that’s in Hollywood.”

Lisa Lampanelli – The Leaner Meaner Tour Lisa Lampanelli – The Leaner Meaner Tour
by Kiko Martinez

“I’ll get even edgier as I get older like Joan Rivers and Don Rickles.”

Jabbar Raisani – Alien Outpost Jabbar Raisani – Alien Outpost
by Kiko Martinez

“Story and character are paramount. Visual effects should serve that story.”

Kevin Macdonald – Black Sea Kevin Macdonald – Black Sea
by Kiko Martinez

“I do think filmmaking puts me into some physically challenging environments.”

G. Annable & A. Stacchi – The Boxtrolls (DVD) G. Annable & A. Stacchi – The Boxtrolls (DVD)
by Kiko Martinez

“We had a lot of animators running around wearing boxes for a while.”

Eve Torres – The Scorpion King 4 (DVD) Eve Torres – The Scorpion King 4 (DVD)
by Kiko Martinez

“You have to make things look brutal instead of actually making them brutal.”

Emilio Rivera – Water & Power (VOD) Emilio Rivera – Water & Power (VOD)
by Kiko Martinez

“I tried to do a couple of wheelies and landed on my head.”

Carlos PenaVega – Spare Parts Carlos PenaVega – Spare Parts
by Kiko Martinez

“I think if we just show people love, eventually they’re going to come around.”

Ignacio Serricchio – The Wedding Ringer Ignacio Serricchio – The Wedding Ringer
by Kiko Martinez

“The fact people keep thinking Latino men are the best lovers is fine with me.”

Richard Jones – Boyhood (DVD) Richard Jones – Boyhood (DVD)
by Kiko Martinez

“Rick Linklater lets the human experience reclaim its rightful place in the world.”

Mick Foley – comedian Mick Foley – comedian
by Kiko Martinez

“Making someone laugh and making someone wince are things I take an equal amount of pride in.”

Henry Jackman – The Interview & Big Hero 6 Henry Jackman – The Interview & Big Hero 6
by Kiko Martinez

“For all we know, Kim Jong-un might very well listen to Katy Perry.”

John Powell – How to Train Your Dragon 2 John Powell – How to Train Your Dragon 2
by Kiko Martinez

“I got to a point where I had a few hits and people really wanted me.”

Maria Valverde – Exodus: Gods and Kings Maria Valverde – Exodus: Gods and Kings
by Kiko Martinez

“It doesn’t make sense if you are a strong woman, but you have a weak man.”

The Iron Sheik – Sheik (VOD) The Iron Sheik – Sheik (VOD)
by Kiko Martinez

“Everybody in the locker room know I could beat the fuck out of the Hulk Hogan.”

Jennifer Kent – The Babadook Jennifer Kent – The Babadook
by Kiko Martinez

“I think we all know we’re headed for the final curtain. Fear is a part of life.”

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2014 Austin Film Festival Coverage 2014 Austin Film Festival Coverage

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Lakers fan, comedian George Lopez says he appreciates the Spurs Lakers fan, comedian George Lopez says he appreciates the Spurs

He might be a lifelong Los Angeles Lakers fan, but comedian George Lopez can appreciate a team that has made it to the NBA playoffs 17 straight times. “I wouldn’t bet against [the Spurs] this year,” Lopez, 53, told me during a phone interview this past week to promote his upcoming stand-up comedy performances at the Majestic Theater Oct. 24-26. Despite... [Read more]

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