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Jonah Salazar, Author

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OPINION: Top 10 movies of the decade

Jonah Salazar and Derek Catron
December 10, 2019

The 2010s were a landmark time for cinema. State Hornet opinion staffers Jonah Salazar and Derek Catron sat down to discuss their favorite movies of the decade, by year. Derek’s Top Movies of the Decade 2010...

Robert De Niro and Al Pacino in Martin Scorseses The Irishman. De Niro plays the real-life figure Frank Sheeran, a mafia heavy rumored to killed Jimmy Hoffa. Screenshot via Netflix.

REVIEW: ‘The Irishman’ paints Frank Sheeran’s side of the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa

Jonah Salazar
December 9, 2019

This review contains spoilers for Netflix’s “The Irishman.” My go-to grading scale for mafia movies relies heavily on a single factor: how badly I wanted to join the mob after I finished watching...

Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe arrive on the rock. They play two wickies tasked with working at a lighthouse.

REVIEW: Robert Eggers cements his place in horror hall of fame with ‘The Lighthouse’

Jonah Salazar
October 28, 2019

Directed, co-produced and co-written by Robert Eggers, “The Lighthouse” is a full-blown sensory assault that will leave you confused and desperate for answers as the final credits roll. I don’t...

Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) during filming of Breaking Bad. Paul reprises his role in El Camino: A Breaking Bad Story, which continues Pinkmans story arc. Photo courtesy of AMC

REVIEW: ‘El Camino: A Breaking Bad Story’: The Ballad of Jesse Pinkman

A satisfying encore to one of the best shows of the decade
Jonah Salazar
October 16, 2019

The following review - and “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Story” - contain spoilers for “Breaking Bad.” For six years I have been dying to find out what happened to Aaron Paul’s Jesse Pinkman...

The most formidable avian creature stalks his prey. Jonah Salazar reviews the Untitled Goose Game. Screenshot via Untitled Goose Game.

REVIEW: ‘Untitled Goose Game’: Live out your fantasy of being a goose

The most fun I’ve had with a puzzle game in a while
Jonah Salazar
October 10, 2019

Arguably the most feared and despised avian creature in the western world, the modern goose has made a recent surprise appearance in a medium in which it has been historically underrepresented — video...

Brad Pitt as Roy McBride in 20th Century Foxs Ad Astra. Pitts portrayal combines his skills as a character actor with his leading man looks.

Courtesy of 20th Century Fox.

REVIEW: ‘Ad Astra’ a new contender for best picture come Oscar season

Brad Pitt’s performance steals the show in an already amazing movie
Jonah Salazar
October 2, 2019

This review contains spoilers for “Ad Astra.” “Ad Astra” might just be one of my favorite films of the year. The story was gripping, with a layer of social commentary that was subdued but...

‘Pulp Fiction’: A homage to one of the best films of the last 25 years

‘Pulp Fiction’: A homage to one of the best films of the last 25 years

Jonah Salazar
September 23, 2019

“Pulp Fiction” is one of those movies where every time I watch it, I come out of it with a different interpretation of what the director, Quentin Tarantino, was trying to say. When I was 10 years...

Sacha Baron Cohen and Nassim Si Ahmed in the Netflix Original Series The Spy, which premiered Friday, Sept. 6. Screenshot via Netflix

REVIEW: ‘The Spy’: A true story of espionage, deceit and love

Jonah Salazar
September 16, 2019

This review contains spoilers for Netflix’s “The Spy” If you told me a year ago that my one of my favorite spy stories since “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” would be starring Sacha Baron Cohen and...

REVIEW: ‘The A List’ is Netflix’s new B-list show

REVIEW: ‘The A List’ is Netflix’s new B-list show

‘Mean Girls’ meets ‘Lost’ on Peregrine Island
Jonah Salazar
September 3, 2019

This review contains spoilers for Netflix’s “The A List” If you have a soft spot for corny teen dramas, are intrigued by supernatural powers or have a love for our friends across the pond, then...

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