Per Matt Ever since I was young, whenever an actor made a strong contribution to my favorite genres — science fiction and horror — I’d actively follow him or her into just about every new project they’d consequentially take on… Continue Reading →
Per Matt Poor Japan. Always getting destroyed by Godzilla. For almost 70 years now, as soon as the behemoth rose out of the Pacific Ocean for the very first time, the kaiju has spawned a film franchise, as well as… Continue Reading →
Per Matt Alexander Payne is a filmmaker who just gets it. He seemingly understands every element of the industry (or at least he has the self-awareness to hire the very best employees to make up the difference). That’s high praise… Continue Reading →
As a film critic, I occasionally get the chance to explore movies created beyond the borders of the United States. While some prove excellent enough for me to want to share with friends, I often have a recurring inquiry: Is… Continue Reading →
Per Matt Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer lit up the Music City Film Critics’ Association 2023 Film Awards with seven wins in total, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Supporting Actor, which is an all-time record for the Association!
Movies serve as a means of escapism, offering a temporary respite from the demands of reality. They allow me to suspend the real world for a few hours and immerse myself in alternate realms. I find a particular allure in… Continue Reading →
Per Matt Just when you thought a Wes Anderson film couldn’t get filled with any more Wes Anderson-isms, the filmmaker finally releases Asteroid City! And fans of the auteur are ecstatic, if they can only interpret his work correctly.
I must confess my fondness for well-crafted Westerns. Despite my virtual film library being primarily dominated by sci-fi and horror, classic and contemporary Westerns have captured my admiration. Whether it’s timeless gems like Gunfight at the O.K. Corral or Guns… Continue Reading →
Per Matt Despite its worldwide success throughout the years, Studio Ghibli still feels like it’s got an unknown presence stateside. But not to anime fans! Merely mention Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle or Princess Mononoke and you’re likely to get… Continue Reading →
In the unpredictable realm of storytelling, there’s a peculiar allure to narratives where the antagonist emerges victorious — the “bad guy winning,” so to speak. While traditional storytelling often revolves around the triumph of good over evil, there exists a… Continue Reading →