Rafael Motamayor

Rafael is a freelance entertainment writer specializing in animation, whose work has appeared on Thrillist, IGN, Observer, SlashFilm, Polygon and several other outlets. He can talk for hours about why Digimon is better than Pokémon.
The Inverse Review
'Last Night in Soho' review: Edgar Wright’s scary thriller is a messy disappointment
Rafael Motamayor
Though Edgar Wright's latest doesn't break the mold, it’s fitfully effective and stylish.
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'Dune' is an epic sci-fi masterpiece
Rafael Motamayor
Denis Villeneuve’s space opera is as giddily entertaining as the original Star Wars.
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The best modern Saturday Morning Cartoon turned into a movie.
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'Space Jam 2' secretly sneaks in a brutal takedown of one Hollywood trend
Rafael Motamayor
Space Jam: A New Legacy dunks on the future of animation.
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This Japanese classic is overstuffed with gunfights, explosions, and fierce anti-war commentary.
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There’s more than meets the eye in Makoto Shinkai’s follow-up to Your Name.
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You need to watch the best apocalypse movie ever for free online ASAP
Rafael Motamayor
Who says the apocalypse can't be an intimate, calming experience?
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In just 71 minutes, Fantastic Planet will blow your mind and take you to another world.
The Inverse Interview
'The Simpsons' could crossover with Marvel, executive producer says
Rafael Motamayor
He also reveals the final season of F is For Family is likely out this November.
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What if I told you there was a movie just as grounded and believable as Primer, one that doesn't require five viewings and a diagram to understand? 'Timecrimes' is streaming for free online right now.
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Rafael Motamayor
A giant fish monster terrorizes Korea, but the real monster is us.
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You need to watch the most thrilling cyberpunk movie on Amazon Prime ASAP
Rafael Motamayor
Fast and Furious wishes it was this cool.
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You need to watch the most influential dystopian movie of the 21st century for free online ASAP
Rafael Motamayor
Released in 2000, this ultra-violent dystopian movie wasn't allowed to officially premiere in the U.S. for 11 years, but it still managed to influence the entire sci-fe genre.
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Rafael Motamayor
Miyazaki's pre-Ghibli masterpiece still has a lot to teach us.
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'Castlevania' Season 5 release date, trailer, plot, and more for Netflix’s violent anime
Rafael Motamayor
Everything you need to know.
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'Castlevania' Season 4 review: Still the best video game adaptation ever
Rafael Motamayor
There will be other American anime after this, but it will be hard to top Netflix's best original.
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The best John Carpenter movie that Carpenter never made.
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'Attack on Titan' Season 4 Part 2 release date, trailer, plot, and spoilers for the epic anime finale
Rafael Motamayor
'Attack on Titan,' the anime phenomenon that has caused as much excitement as it has controversy, is coming to an end. Here's everything you need to know about 'AoT' Season 4 Part 2.
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Everything you need in a science fiction film in one neat little package.
The Drop
'Mortal Kombat' proves the 30-year-old fandom is far from finished
Rafael Motamayor
This movie has been a long time coming.