Rafael Motamayor

  1. q&a
    Mamoru Hosoda Still Has Hope for the Future of the InternetThe Belle director has been making movies about the internet for over 20 years. He shares his vision and what movies like Ready Player One get wrong.
  2. backstories
    How Arcane Delivered One of 2021’s Coolest Animated SequencesNetflix’s animated version of League of Legends breaks the video-game adaptation curse in singular style.
  3. voilà!
    A Guide to Cinessance, a New Streaming Site for French FilmAnd no, there are no English dubs — subtitles only.
  4. animation
    How Maya and the Three’s Jorge R. Gutiérrez Crafted a New Kind of Fantasy EpicThe new miniseries’s creator breaks down its unique blend of Mesoamerican history, Latin American culture, and Lord of the Rings–inspired mythology.
  5. new genesis evangelion
    What to Know Before Watching the New Evangelion Movie, Thrice Upon a TimeThe Rebuild finale is finally streaming on Amazon Prime Video. It’s a big deal.
  6. anime
    The Demon Slayer Movie Is Breaking the Mold and Shattering RecordsJapan’s highest-grossing film ever, Mugen Train, is pulling into the station in North America. Here’s what you need to know.
  7. close reads
    Lupin Pulls an Adaptation Heist on Its AudienceAs Netflix’s latest international hit cleverly riffs on its titular public-domain character, it simultaneously teaches viewers what it’s riffing on.