Robert Rodriguez

Film Review: Hypnotic is an enjoyable throwback thriller that embraces its genre nonsense

May 12, 2023

Watching Hypnotic and noting its mid-2000 mentality makes all the more sense when you know that Robert Rodriguez wrote the screenplay back in 2002, with the filmmaker calling it one of his favourite stories that he’s created.  It may have been written in 2002 but the film very much lives in the shadow of Christopher […]

Read More

The Mandalorian Season 2 Episode 6 has surprising reveals and raises the stakes

December 6, 2020

As we edge ever closer to the season finale of The Mandalorian it’s becoming apparent that the back half of this season has really upped the ante. We shift focus back to the quest at hand and knowing full well that a certain villainous ominous character is looming. Spoilers ahead if you have not seen […]

Read More

Film Review: Alita: Battle Angel (USA, 2019) is faithful to its source material and very entertaining, when love isn’t in the air

February 13, 2019

English-language live-action film adaptations of manga/anime source material have been quite problematic, to say the least. While most of the films just fail to capture the spirit of the source material due to bad filmmaking (eg. Fist of the North Star, Death Note [2017]), other examples fail just due to the fact that they did […]

Read More

Robert Rodriguez talks about his new series Rebel Without a Crew as the first episode starts streaming

March 24, 2018

Last week at SXSW, the new Robert Rodriguez TV series Rebel Without a Crew (inspired by his book of the same name) launched at a special press event featuring Rodriguez and the five young directors who have taken part in the series. The series coincides with the 25th anniversary of Rodriguez’s groundbreaking film El Mariachi, which […]

Read More

Here’s everything we know about James Cameron’s Alita: Battle Angel

October 7, 2016

Reported yesterday by Variety, it was announced that actress Eiza Gonzalez has officially joined the cast for James Cameron’s Alita: Battle Angel, the film based on Yukito Kishiro’s Battle Angel Alita manga. Gonzalez will be joining fellow actors Rosa Salazar, Jackie Earle Haley, Ed Skrein, and Christoph Waltz. Alita: Battle Angel will be directed by Robert Rodriguez (From […]

Read More