Eric Francisco

Eric is an entertainment journalist who’s written for Vulture, Esquire, The Hollywood Reporter, The Daily Beast, The Observer, and others. If a movie or TV show has superheroes, alien worlds, kung fu, or John Cena, Eric is your man to make sense of it all.

Eric has reviewed more movies than he can remember and reported on geek pop culture trends, like the controversial Comicsgate movement, the resurgence of Dungeons & Dragons, and Asian-American representation. His pull quotes have been featured in marketing for movies and TV shows such as Now You See Me 2 (2016), Venom (2018), Child’s Play (2019), and WandaVision (2021). Before the pandemic, Eric attended New York Comic-Con nine years in a row. Follow Eric on Twitter @EricFrancisco24, where you'll see him yelling about the New Jersey Devils. You may also run into him on the virtual battlefield of Call of Duty: Warzone, but only after hours.

Eric Francisco was previously the senior entertainment reporter at Inverse.

Review

'Shogun' is a Sweeping Samurai Spectacle That Rivals 'Game of Thrones'

It’s miraculous that the Hiroyuki Sanada-led epic is as great as it is.

ByEric Francisco
Review

'Halo' Season 2 Levels Up in Every Way But One

The Paramount+ show still can’t figure out its Master Chief problem.

ByEric Francisco
Review

'Masters of the Air' Is Old-School Spectacle at Its Finest

The star-studded World War II drama takes flight through sheer force of charisma.

ByEric Francisco
Review

'I.S.S.' is the Kind of Perfectly Solid Space Thriller We Need More Of

In space, no one can hear you say, “That was pretty good.”

ByEric Francisco
Review

'The Iron Claw' is a Hauntingly Brutal Portrait of a Real-Life Tragedy

Terrific performances lend weight to the adaptation of a real-life tragedy.

ByEric Francisco
The Inverse Interview

For Joel Kinnaman, 'Silent Night' is Much More Than Just Its Gimmick

The Silent Night star reveals what it’s like to go completely dialogue-free with an action legend like John Woo.

ByEric Francisco
Review

'Godzilla Minus One' Might Be the Best Kaiju Movie Since the Original 'Godzilla'

It’s almost like director Takashi Yamazaki was born to make this movie.

ByEric Francisco
Marvel

'The Marvels’ Wild Post-Credits Scene Reveals an 'Avengers: Secret Wars' Twist

Higher, further, faster, baby.

ByEric Francisco
Marvel

How 'The Marvels’ Ending Sets Up the Next Avengers Team

"Did you think you were the only kid superhero in the world?"

ByEric Francisco
Exclusive

Omni-Man’s Debut in 'Mortal Kombat 1' Was a “Monumental Task,” 'Invincible' Creator Says

Think, Mark!

ByEric Francisco
Feature

'Invincible' Finally Grows Up

“You’ve got to keep pushing boundaries and see what the limits are. I won’t stop until people hate the show.”

ByEric Francisco
Review

'Invincible' Season 2 Is Better and Bloodier Than Ever

The long-awaited second season may be the cure for superhero fatigue we’ve been waiting for.

ByEric Francisco
Geeking Out

How Matthew Lillard’s Dungeons and Dragons Obsession Became a Thriving Side Hustle

The Scream and Scooby-Doo actor shares the secret to a long D&D campaign.

ByEric Francisco
Movies

Does 'Transformers: Rise of the Beasts' Have a Post-Credits Scene? The Surprising Truth Revealed (No Spoilers)

Should you stay in your seats, or should you roll out? We have you covered.

ByEric Francisco
Review

'Transformers: Rise of the Beasts' Proves the Franchise is Running on Empty

The newest Transformers sequel shows there’s not much left in the tank.

ByEric Francisco
Marvel

'Spider-Man 4' Hits a Major Delay — For a Good Reason

Spidey has the good sense not to cross the picket line.

ByEric Francisco
Movies

Harrison Ford Finally Settles the Biggest Debate in Sci-Fi History

All those arguments will be lost, like... well, you know.

ByEric Francisco
Movies

'Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’s Wildest Cameo Matters More Than You Think

A shocking moment in Across the Spider-Verse blurs the lines between art and inspiration.

ByEric Francisco
Movies

'Across the Spider-Verse’s Ending Repeats the Biggest Risk in Marvel Movie History

The bravado of the Spider-Verse will collide with superhero fatigue as its ending poses its own question: Will audiences actually return?

ByEric Francisco
Movies

'Spider-Man 4' Will Be a Historic First in Marvel Movie History

No Spider-Man actor has made four movies. That might change soon.

ByEric Francisco