Carlos Aguilar

film reviewer for the LA Times and AV Club

Carlos Aguilar on KCRW

Critics review new film releases: “Sonic The Hedgehog 2,” “Ambulance,” “Aline,” and “Cow.”

‘Ambulance’ has heart-pounding camerawork and glorified view of LAPD, says critic

Critics review new film releases: “Sonic The Hedgehog 2,” “Ambulance,” “Aline,” and “Cow.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Critics review “After Yang,” “Fresh,” “Huda’s Salon,” and “The Batman.”

‘The Batman’ is dark and gritty with humorous self-awareness, says critic

Critics review “After Yang,” “Fresh,” “Huda’s Salon,” and “The Batman.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

KCRW gets reviews for the newest films: “Scream,” “Italian Studies,” “Belle,” and “Hotel Transylvania: Transformania.”

‘Belle’ is visually dazzling, delves into internet and identity, says critic

KCRW gets reviews for the newest films: “Scream,” “Italian Studies,” “Belle,” and “Hotel Transylvania: Transformania.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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The first time I did a film commentary for KCRW was so many years ago that listeners must have been listening on crystal sets.

from Film Reviews

This week on The Treatment, Elvis welcomes director Maureen Bharoocha whose newest film is “The Prank,” starring Rita Moreno.

from The Treatment

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from UnFictional

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from Greater LA

Landmark Theatres will close their arthouse location on Pico Boulevard after 15 years. Is this the beginning of the end of indie theaters?

from Greater LA

As Netflix loses subscribers, insiders reveal that poor leadership and a quantity-over-quality strategy could tank the business.

from Hollywood Breakdown

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from Poetry Submissions