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.

Entertainment

Bubble review: Netflix’s new sci-fi anime is incredible in all but one important way

The director of Attack on Titan gives us incredible action scenes, but the plot and characters leave much to be desired.

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How 2021’s strangest sci-fi movie explains Matrix Resurrections’ true meaning

Lana Wachowski isn’t the only director grappling with fandoms in 2021.

The Inverse Interview

Hans Zimmer opens up about his "crazy ideas" for Dune: Part Two

Composer Hans Zimmer breaks down the music of Dune: Part One and teases what we can expect from Part Two.

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You need to watch the best sci-fi noir series of all time on Netflix ASAP

Ahead of the live-action version, the original 'Cowboy Bebop' is finally on Netflix. Here's what you need to know, and the best 5 episodes worth checking out.

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'Evil' Season 2 finale: Michael Emerson explains what’s next for Leland in Season 3

Michael Emerson breaks down the 'Evil' Season 2 finale and teases what we can expect for his character, Leland, in Season 3.

Anime education

'Star Wars Visions' episode guide: 7 anime studios you need to know

From classics to cult favorites to recent hits, there’s something here for everyone.

The Inverse Review

'Last Night in Soho': Edgar Wright’s new thriller falls short in a major way

Though Edgar Wright's latest doesn't break the mold, it’s fitfully effective and stylish.