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Alex Welch

Alex Welch


Alex Welch is a TV and movies writer based out of Los Angeles. In addition to Digital Trends, his work has been published by Inverse, IGN, Paste Magazine, Primetimer, TV by the Numbers, Looper, and The Berrics. He dreams of one day being in the Criterion closet.

Mizu faces the Four Fangs in Blue Eye Samurai.

Blue Eye Samurai review: The best animated show of 2023

Netflix's Blue Eye Samurai is an ultraviolent, awe-inspiring triumph — and the best animated TV show of the year.
A girl knocks at a mirror door in 2018's Suspiria.

This horror remake shocked audiences 5 years ago. Here’s why you should watch it this Halloween

Five years ago, director Luca Guadagnino reinvented one of the most iconic horror films ever made and shocked audiences worldwide. Here's why it still holds up.
Bonnie, Freddy, and Chica stand on a stage together in Five Nights at Freddy's.

Five Nights at Freddy’s review: a middling video game adaptation

Blumhouse's live-action Five Nights at Freddy's is a mildly entertaining, if lackluster, video game adaptation.
5 underrated robert de niro movies you should watch 2023 stands on a ship deck in stardust

5 underrated Robert De Niro movies you should check out

In honor of his new role in Killers of the Flower Moon, here are five underrated movies starring Robert De Niro that you should watch right now.
Brad Pitt stands in a wheat field in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.

5 movies like Killers of the Flower Moon you should watch

From a moody Brad Pitt Western to a shocking true crime story, these five movies should be watched if you liked Martin Scorsese's Killers of the Flower Moon.
Travis Bickle sits in a theater in Taxi Driver.

10 best Martin Scorsese movies, ranked

In honor of Killers of the Flower Moon's release this week, here are Martin Scorsese's 10 best movies, ranked.
A bloodied Rahul Kohli screams in The Fall of the House of Usher.

Like Fall of the House of Usher? Then watch these 5 TV shows that are just like it

In the mood for more shows like Netflix's The Fall of the House of Usher? Here are five recommendations that may be just what you're looking for.
Sophie Thatcher holds a lighter in The Boogeyman.

5 underrated 2023 horror movies that are streaming right now

In honor of spooky movie season, here are five underrated 2023 horror films that you should stream this October.
Richie stands near a church in Dark Harvest.

Dark Harvest review: a Halloween horror misfire

Dark Harvest is an unfortunate case of missed potential. The new, David Slade-directed horror film is now available on VOD.
Bruce Greenwood sits in a chair in The Fall of the House of Usher.

The Fall of the House of Usher’s ending, explained

Here's what you need to know about the ending of Netflix's The Fall of the House of Usher. The Mike Flanagan-created horror series is streaming now.
A blonde-haired woman wears a skull mask in The Fall of the House of Usher.

The Fall of the House of Usher review: a gothic horror hit

The Fall of the House of Usher is another gothic horror hit for Mike Flanagan. All eight episodes of the series are streaming now on Netflix.
Moonlight shines down on Hill House in Netflix's The Haunting of Hill House.

5 years ago, Mike Flanagan made Netflix’s scariest show ever

In honor of its five-year anniversary this week, here's why Mike Flanagan's The Haunting of Hill House still holds the title for Netflix's scariest show.
Phoebe Dynevor looks at Alden Ehrenreich in Fair Play.

Fair Play review: a cutting, messy thriller

Fair Play is an imperfect but relentlessly engaging new romantic thriller. The Alden Ehrenreich and Phoebe Dynevor-led film is streaming now on Netflix.
totally killer 2023 movie review kiernan shipka crouches with a bat in

Totally Killer review: a bright, funny horror gem

Totally Killer is a low-budget, endearingly goofy horror comedy. The Kiernan Shipka and Julie Bowen-led film is streaming now on Amazon Prime Video.
Emma, Marie, and Cate stand together in Gen V.

Gen V review: an entertaining, imperfect spinoff of The Boys

Like The Boys, Amazon Prime Video's Gen V is an effortlessly entertaining, tonally inconsistent, and occasionally infuriating riff on the superhero genre.
Anthony Ramos wears a GameStop uniform in Dumb Money.

Dumb Money review: an easily digestible dramedy

Dumb Money is a surprisingly effective, easily watchable modern-day dramedy. The Paul Dano and Seth Rogen-led film is now playing in theaters nationwide.
John David Washington wears a spacesuit in The Creator.

The Creator review: an ambitious, disjointed sci-fi epic

Director Gareth Edwards' The Creator is a visually stunning, potentially revolutionary, and frustratingly shallow sci-fi epic. It is now playing in theaters.
John David Washington stands by a bridge in The Creator.

The Creator’s ending, explained

Here's everything that happens at the end of Gareth Edwards' new, original sci-fi blockbuster The Creator.
Sylvester Stallone wears a beret in Expend4bles.

Expend4bles review: a colossal waste of time

Expend4bles is an embarrassingly cheap action movie, and one of the worst films of the year so far. It is now playing in theaters.
Kaitlyn Dever hides in a basement in No One Will Save You.

No One Will Save You review: a lean, mean alien invasion thriller

Brian Duffield's No One Will Save You is one of this year's most riveting sci-fi movies. The Kaitlyn Dever-led alien invasion thriller is streaming now on Hulu.
Sylvester Stallone wears a beret in Expend4bles.

The 7 best Sylvester Stallone action movies, ranked

In honor of his impressive, decades-spanning career, here are the seven best action movies that The Expendables 4 star Sylvester Stallone has ever made.
Cassian Andor looks forward with purpose in Andor episode 3.

One year ago, Andor changed Star Wars forever

On September 21, 2022, Andor fundamentally reinvented the Star Wars franchise. A year later, its impact cannot be overstated.
Rowena Drake holds a telephone in A Haunting in Venice.

5 great mystery movies to watch like A Haunting in Venice

In honor of A Haunting in Venice's release this week, here are five mystery movies like it that you should check out.
Hercule Poirot stands near a cross in A Haunting in Venice.

A Haunting in Venice review: a zany, spooky, and fun time

A Haunting in Venice is Kenneth Branagh's spookiest and best Hercule Poirot murder mystery yet. The film is now playing in theaters.
Walter White stands alone in the desert in Breaking Bad season 5.

10 years ago, Breaking Bad produced its greatest episode ever

Ten years ago, Breaking Bad brought its lead antihero Walter White to his lowest point — and hit its own all-time high as a series.
Hercule Poirot holds a small notebook in A Haunting in Venice.

A Haunting in Venice’s ending, explained

Here's everything that's revealed at the end of A Haunting in Venice, Kenneth Branagh's latest Hercule Poirot mystery. The film is now playing in theaters.
Joaquin Phoenix sits near a battlefield in Napoleon.

5 movies we can’t wait to watch in late 2023

From Martin Scorsese's Killers of the Flower Moon to Ridley Scott's new historical epic, here are five upcoming movies that we can't wait to see in theaters.
Ahsoka Tano holds one of her lightsabers in Ahsoka episode 4.

Did Andor ruin Ahsoka, and maybe the entire Star Wars franchise, by being too good?

Ahsoka has so far shown that Andor's shadow still looms large over the Star Wars franchise. Does Andor's greatness make Ahsoka look worse than it actually is?
Sister Irene holds a rosary in The Nun 2.

The Nun 2 review: a louder, occasionally scarier sequel

The Nun 2 is a louder and scarier follow-up to its parent film, but it still falls short of the Conjuring franchise's best installments.
Sister Irene looks at a magazine collage of Valak in The Nun 2.

The Nun 2’s ending, explained

Here's everything you need to know about the ending of The Nun 2 and how the film bridges the gaps between it and the other Conjuring movies.
Denzel Washington twists a gangster's wrist in The Equalizer 3.

The Equalizer 3 review: a meditative, ultraviolent sequel

The Equalizer 3 is a predictably violent, surprisingly contemplative sequel. The Denzel Washington-led action movie is now playing in theaters.
Ayo Edebiri and Rachel Sennott stand near a set of gym bleachers in Bottoms.

Bottoms review: the best R-rated comedy of the year

Bottoms isn't just a successful sophomore outing for director Emma Seligman. It's also the best R-rated comedy of the year. The film is now playing in theaters.
Archie Madekwe sits in a race car in Gran Turismo.

Gran Turismo review: a racing biopic that runs out of gas

Neill Blomkamp's Gran Turismo is a boring, bland racing biopic. It's now playing in theaters nationwide.
Reggie, Maggie, Hunter, and Bug all stand on the street together in Strays.

Strays review: a one-trick dog comedy

Strays is a sporadically funny, one-note comedy. The Will Ferrell and Jamie Foxx-starring R-rated comedy is now playing in theaters.