Alex Welch

Alex Welch is a TV and movies writer at Inverse. He writes about the latest developments from all the major upcoming film and TV releases, conducts interviews with the creators behind many of those same projects, provides weekly classic sci-fi film recommendations, and breaks down all the weirdest and coolest movie and TV fan theories that are circulating the internet. Based in Los Angeles, Alex has been covering the entertainment world online for nearly a decade now. In addition to Inverse, his work has been featured on IGN, Paste Magazine, Primetimer, TV by the Numbers, Looper, Screen Rant, The Berrics, and several other outlets. He's interviewed some of the biggest actors and filmmakers in the world and boasts an embarrassingly extensive knowledge of all of the popular Hollywood franchises. As a former midwesterner, Alex would perfectly happy to never shovel snow again. He dreams of one day being in the Criterion closet.

Retrospective

Time Has Only Been Kind to Quentin Tarantino’s Stylish, Surprisingly Moving Sequel

Kill Bill Vol. 2 was not the follow-up fans expected. But 20 years later, it has aged gracefully.

ByAlex Welch
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It's The Perfect Time to Revisit Alex Garland’s Forgotten Sci-Fi Show

Devs’ chilling take on big tech has only gotten more potent since its 2000 release.

ByAlex Welch
Movies

The 10 Best Revenge Movies, Ranked From Worst to Best

Sometimes, there's nothing sweeter — or more cinematic — than revenge.

ByAlex Welch
Movies

'Civil War’s Politics Aren’t Clear, and That's the Point

"You don't know what side you're fighting for?"

ByAlex Welch
Retrospective

Marvel’s Best Twist Threw the Status Quo Out the Window

Ten years later, Captain America: The Winter Soldier still holds a special place in the MCU's history.

ByAlex Welch
Review

'Ripley' is Exactly the Series Its Iconic Anti-Hero Deserves

Andrew Scott shines in a nightmarish noir that wisely, painfully takes its time.

ByAlex Welch
TV

Has Netflix Murdered the Age of Event TV?

The days of everyone watching Game of Thrones together on Sunday night are over.

ByAlex Welch
Movies

'Godzilla x Kong' Proves the MonsterVerse Has Chosen the Wrong Direction

It's no mystery which MonsterVerse film has had the biggest lasting impact on the franchise.

ByAlex Welch
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Kitty Green’s Second Feature Is an Unnerving Thriller That Just Hit Hulu

There’s horror in the mundane.

ByAlex Welch
TV

'House of the Dragon' Will Finally Become the Show That Season 1 Promised It Would Be

“We will not even remember what began the war in the first place.”

ByAlex Welch
Movies

Nostalgia is Dying. 'Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire' Proves It.

At what point does a series become about nothing more than itself?

ByAlex Welch
TV

'The Acolyte' Can and Should be the Most Brutal Star Wars Show

When’s the last time you actually felt fear watching a lightsaber fight?

ByAlex Welch
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Wes Anderson’s First Oscar Winner Just Got Transformed Into a Netflix Anthology Film

Finally, four of last year's best short films have been packaged together.

ByAlex Welch
Movies

What is an Ari Aster Movie, Exactly?

The Hereditary director is venturing into new territory (again).

ByAlex Welch
TV

'Shogun' is Setting New Standards for Culturally Authentic Storytelling

FX's epic miniseries isn't didactic, and that's one of the best things about it.

ByAlex Welch
Long Live the Fighters

'Dune 2' Proves the Movie Star is Not Dead

The sci-fi epic marks an important post-superhero wave turning point in Hollywood.

ByAlex Welch
Long Live the Fighters

'Dune 2’s Bleak Ending Brings Its Subversive Story Full-Circle

"We're all Harkonnens."

ByAlex Welch
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You’ve Never Seen Anything Like 'Poor Things'

The freakiest sci-fi movie of 2023 has finally hit streaming.

ByAlex Welch
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The First Great TV Show of 2024 Just Quietly Premiered on Hulu

One of the most immersive TV dramas in recent memory has arrived.

ByAlex Welch
Long Live the Fighters

'Dune’s Visions Hold the Key to Its Brilliance

If Paul can see the future, what does that mean for the visions that don't come true?

ByAlex Welch