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Alonso Duralde


West Hollywood, CA, United States

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Past articles by Alonso:

What’s New on DVD/Blu-ray in February: ‘John Wick,’ ‘Framing Agnes,’ ‘Return of Swamp Thing,’ Truffaut and More

Alonso Duralde highlights the month's major physical-media releases -- because on streaming, nothing lasts forever → Read More

‘Emily’ Review: Frances O’Connor Explores the Stormy Life of the Woman Behind ‘Wuthering Heights’

Emma Mackey's eyes are the windows to Emily Brontë's soul in a biopic that melds fact and fiction → Read More

‘Marlowe’ Review: Liam Neeson Cosplays Hard-Boiled Detective Tropes

Neither spoof nor retrofit, Neil Jordan's period piece perfunctorily revisits genre elements we all know by heart → Read More

The Amazing Maurice Film Review: Animated Comedy Shows Terry Pratchett's Work Still Defies Adaptation

Sundance 2023: This tale of a talking cat, religious rats and Death certainly isn't the usual family cartoon, but it doesn't quite fulfill its lofty ambitions → Read More

All 43 New Hallmark Christmas Movies of 2022, Ranked Worst to Best (Photos)

Film Reviews Editor Alonso Duralde found time for dozens of new holiday offerings among the year-end awards bait → Read More

‘Babylon’ Review: Hollywood Decadence at Its Dullest

Damien Chazelle's overblown look at the magic and madness of the nascent film industry is a dreary, indulgent mess → Read More

What’s New on DVD/Blu-ray in December: ‘Bros,’ ‘The Velvet Underground,’ ‘Nasty Women’ of Silent Cinema and More

Alonso Duralde highlights the month's major new physical-media releases -- because HBO Max is probably deleting your favorites shows as we speak → Read More

14 Christmas Movies That Definitely Aren’t for Kids (Photos)

From Black Christmas to Violent Night, we run down 14 R-rated Christmas movies that definitely aren't for children. → Read More

‘Violent Night’ Review: David Harbour’s Santa Delivers a Comedic Mayhem Miracle

It's a winning, grinning hard-R mash-up of brutal action and holiday heartwarmth → Read More

‘A Christmas Story Christmas’ Review: Ralphie’s Return Mixes New Holiday Gags With Labored Fan Service

The original movie skewered Christmas nostalgia, and this follow-up works best when it avoids dwelling on the original → Read More

What’s New on DVD/Blu-ray in November: ‘Power of the Dog,’ ‘Moonage Daydream,’ ‘Earth Girls Are Easy’ and More

From Criterion Collection to box set and the biggest new releases, here's what's new on DVD and Blu-ray in November 2022. → Read More

‘Spirited’ Review: Modern-Day Scrooge Turns the Tables in Overstuffed Musical Holiday Tale

Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell sing, dance and have a blast, but this Christmas movie's stocking runneth over → Read More

‘Black Adam’ Review: Dwayne Johnson’s Anti-Hero Superhero Movie Is Anti-Entertaining

Despite its efforts to tweak the tropes, this is a muddled, overstuffed origin story → Read More

Angela Lansbury Appreciation: This Titan of Stage, Film and TV Moved Generations of Fans

From her early work at MGM through Broadway stardom and "Murder, She Wrote" immortality, Lansbury stayed vibrant and creative throughout a long life → Read More

‘Bros’ Review: LGBTQ+ Rom-Com Makes History, Yes, But Also Delivers the Rom and the Com

Star and co-writer Billy Eichner mocks his own privilege as a cis gay white male, but his film makes an effort to lift up the larger queer community → Read More

What’s New on DVD/Blu-ray in August: ‘Crimes of the Future,’ ‘Heavy Metal Parking Lot,’ ‘Pam & Tommy’ and More

Alonso Duralde spotlights the month's best new physical-media releases, because you never really own a film or TV show if its on digital → Read More

‘Bullet Train’ Film Review: Brad Pitt Caper Comedy Suffers From Terminal Self-Satisfaction

A talented cast and high-speed setting are wasted on a glib, bloody comedy of the post-Tarantino school → Read More

DCs League of Super Pets Review: A Colorful Antidote to Grim Superhero Films

DC's League of Super-Pets, featuring the voices of Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, plays like a colorful antidote to grim-and-gritty superhero adventures. → Read More

Bob Rafelson Appreciation: As Producer and Director, He Helped Craft the New Hollywood

From The Monkees to "Easy Rider" to "Five Easy Pieces," Rafelson was calling the shots during an exciting, paradigm-shifting era → Read More

‘Nope’ Film Review: The Parts of Jordan Peele’s Latest Are Greater than the Whole

There's no shortage of ideas and set pieces on display, but those pieces just don't fit together → Read More