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.

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

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

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