Cold War

The Shape of Controversy: Guillermo del Toro and Claims of Plagiarism

The Shape of Water has been a huge hit in so many regards. A beautifully articulated and portrayed story of bizarre, forbidden romance wrapped in the trappings of a creature feature, it’s no surprise that the film has received so… Continue Reading →

Diving Into The Shape of Water

What you will think about the new Guillermo del Toro movie will depend on what kind of film you wanted to see. It has been labeled as a fairy tale with whispers that it is somehow tied to the Hellboy series…. Continue Reading →

Guillermo del Toro: Made of Fairy Tales and Fantasies

Per Matt No stranger to sci-fi monsters (Pacific Rim), dark fantasy (Pan’s Labyrinth), horror (The Orphanage), supernatural superheroes (Hellboy, Blade II), high-fantasy adventures (the Hobbit trilogy) and the vampire Apocalypse (The Strain), Guillermo del Toro is a master filmmaker of… Continue Reading →

Charlize Theron Out Cools James Bond in Atomic Blonde

Atomic Blonde is based on The Coldest City, a graphic novel written by Antony Johnston. The film is pulpy and retro, basically exactly what you would expect from a graphic novel adaption. It opens with a clip of Reagan, neon lighting… Continue Reading →

The Americans Penultimate Season Recapped

With former FBI Director James Comey testifying last Tuesday about possible Russian involvement in the 2016 U.S. election, it may seem as though the Cold War had never ended. The conflict between the USSR and the United States and other… Continue Reading →

Hidden Figures Uncovers NASA’s Behind-the-Scenes Brilliance

Per Matt When it comes to underdog movies, I’m a huge fan. I absolutely love them. There’s something about a group of characters overcoming huge odds and finding success by the film’s conclusion that always interests me. But when you… Continue Reading →

The Americans: Heating up the Cold War

Out of the numerous TV shows I watch every year, the one I most often recommend to others and which tops my list for the greatest show on television, now, is FX’s The Americans. To anyone unfamiliar, The Americans takes… Continue Reading →

Agent Carter Goes Hollywood

America’s top SSR agent with the red hat is back for Season 2, but this time, she’s the next big thing in Hollywood.

The Iron Giant: Signature Edition

Per Matt If you would have told me 16 years ago that a writer-director-artist from The Simpsons who would eventually win multiple Oscars was teaming up with the voice talent of Vin Diesel (Guardians of the Galaxy), Jennifer Aniston (Hercules),… Continue Reading →

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Per Matt Cold War tensions are reignited and the onscreen retro-cool environment of Guy Ritchie’s latest movie is inescapable.

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