On Cinema With Tonatiuh Malanos-Rodriguez

On Cinema With Tonatiuh Malanos-Rodriguez

Why Overreliance on CGI is Ruining Movies

You’ve heard it time after time, whether it be from technophobic armchair critics, people who hate George Lucas, or the voice in your head when you see this complete abomination: “CGI is ruining movies.” If you read my last article, you might think it’s odd that I’m attacking CGI (Computer Graphic Images) when I previously

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How Videogames Have Revolutionized Storytelling

I’ve talked about how mainstream filmmaking is gradually declining and how the mainstream Hollywood industry in general has fallen apart – but there’s a surprising upside to this decline. A new power has been rising since the 80’s – a power that slowly but surely seeks to claim the throne of the waning kingdom of

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Why Film Festivals Are Still Essential for Filmmaking

The Sedona International Film Festival is back in town, and I reviewed some of its films the other day. As I said before, I have a great deal of respect for the festival, and I appreciate all the life and culture it’s breathed into the city (and state). And this brings an important point to

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The Father is the Greatest Horror Movie that I’ve Ever Seen

Just to clarify this right off the bat, I know that The Father isn’t really a horror movie. It’s an incredibly clever drama with psychological suspense themes not unlike that of Inception or Arrival. That said, it is a truly horrifying film. My less-than-flattering Nomadland article inspired me to continue the theme of reviewing the

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