Carlos Aguilar, Los Angeles Times

Carlos Aguilar

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Carlos:

'Jazzman's Blues' review: Tyler Perry Netflix drama surprises

Heavy melodrama and shallow characters sit alongside elevated filmmaking and charismatic performances in Tyler Perry's long-in-the-works period romantic drama. → Read More

'Moonage Daydream' review: David Bowie gets the hero treatment

Cosmic traveler and rock god David Bowie receives a worthy tribute in the unconventional documentary "Moonage Daydream," directed by Brett Morgen. → Read More

'Private Desert' review: Sultry, queer romantic drama from Brazil

Brazil's submission for the most recent Oscars, "Private Desert" is elevated by superb performances by Antonio Saboia and Pedro Fasanaro. → Read More

Don Bluth made animation history by leaving Disney. Looking back, he has no regrets

The legendary animator behind 'Anastasia,' 'The Secret of NIMH,' 'The Land Before Time' and others reflects on his life, career and the influence of his hero Walt Disney. → Read More

From ASMR to TikTok, how Beavis and Butthead will face 2022

Judge has spent 30 years with the pair of horny metalheads, and although they helped define the 1990s, he's convinced they're as relevant today. → Read More

'My Old School' review: Doc probes student's identity crisis

'My Old School' uses interviews, animation and the talents of actor Alan Cumming to share the strange story of a mysterious student's identity. → Read More

Inside 'Marcel the Shell's' animation process

'Nobody in the industry ever works with puppets that small': A look at the unique strategies devised to make Marcel the Shell a movie star. → Read More

'The Deer King' review: Anime epic unites body and soul

A former soldier and a young girl fight a plague destroying two kingdoms in the ravish Japanese anime 'The Deer King.' → Read More

'Fire of Love' true story: Volcano lovers left behind footage

The true story of volcano lovers Katia and Maurice Krafft is told by director Sara Dosa and narrated by Miranda July in documentary "Fire of Love." → Read More

'Apples' review: What is lost and gained when we forget?

'Apples,' a fantastical Greek drama about a pandemic that causes amnesia, directed by Christos Nikou. → Read More

How Netflix Built ‘The House’: Inside the Film’s Haunting Stop-Motion Fables

Speaking with IndieWire, directors Marc James Roels, Niki Lindroth von Bahr, and Paloma Baeza break down their contributions to the animated film. → Read More

How Netflix Built ‘The House’: Laying a Stop-Motion Foundation

The filmmakers take IndieWire inside their haunting feature — which could make Emmys history as the first-ever animated nominee for Outstanding Television Movie. → Read More

5 movies to see at the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival

A cross section of Latino projects highlight the diversity of the annual LA film festival. → Read More

'Montana Story' review: Family restoration in the heartland

Haley Lu Richardson and Owen Teague star in 'Montana Story,' a neo-western about two estranged siblings directed by Scott McGehee and David Siegel. → Read More

'Africa' review: An Israeli retiree feels left behind

Memories of vacation in Namibia comfort Israeli man questioning his purpose in life after retirement in director Oren Gerner's low-key drama "Africa." → Read More

How Céline Sciamma made the film every parent and child should see together

Out of the COVID crisis, 'Portrait of a Lady on Fire' director Céline Sciamma emerges with the charming and poignant mother-daughter film 'Petite Maman.' → Read More

'We're All Going to the World's Fair' review: Decoding the web

Director Jane Schoenbrun's 'We're All Going to the World's Fair' imagines a lonely teenage girl's cyber-plunge into the online world of virtual facades and artificial connections. → Read More

'The Girl and the Spider' review: A whimsical parting

Directors Ramon and Silvan Zürcher's second installment of a trilogy about human togetherness, "The Girl and the Spider" explores the parting of two young roommates. → Read More

'Flee’ didn't win an Oscar, but its refugee story couldn't be more timely

Jonas Poher Rasmussen used animation to tell the story of an LGBTQ Afghan refugee that defies tropes. The director of "Flee," now on Hulu, reveals the documentary's journey to Oscar nominee. → Read More

'Jane by Charlotte' review: Gainsbourg profiles mom Birkin

Charlotte Gainsbourg profiles her mother, Jane Birkin, in the low-context documentary 'Jane by Charlotte.' → Read More