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Move Over, Jay Leno. Titane Brings New Meaning to Car Lover.

Those who are around my age might remember stories about Jay Leno’s passion for cars. The king of late-night comedy was known to have a penchant for Porsche. A love for Lamborghini. A craving for Chrysler. I remember watching a… Continue Reading →

The Power of the Dog Attacks Psychological Torture, Trauma

Per Matt Jane Campion’s eighth feature film, The Power of the Dog, takes a bite out of love, grief and jealousy, as the multi-hyphenate filmmaker brings psychological torture to the American wild, wild West in this big-screen adaptation of Thomas… Continue Reading →

Drive My Car Detours with Dialogue

Per Matt Guilt, grief, redemption and a haunting sense of loss is great in Drive My Car, the official Japanese entry for Best International Feature at the 94th Academy Awards, but action movie this is not. In fact, this nearly… Continue Reading →

Affleck Shines Despite Tender Bar’s Recycled Storyline

In the lead-up to awards season, there has been much buzz surrounding several films that, honestly, I had never heard of. We have contenders like C’mon C’mon, Flee and Tick, Tick BOOM! While many people would probably shun me for not… Continue Reading →

Belfast is Kenneth Branagh’s Best Movie, Yet

Kenneth Branagh is not the biggest name in Hollywood, by far. When I bring up his name, not many of my friends and family have a clue who he is. I have to basically go through his whole resume before… Continue Reading →

Animated Summit of the Gods Translates Into a Peak Adventure

Per Matt Originally titled Le Sommet des Dieux, The Summit of the Gods is a French animated film adapted from the Jirô Taniguchi manga (which was, in turn, adapted from the Baku Yumemakura novel). There’s a whole lot of translation going… Continue Reading →

The Harder They Fall Aims to Revive the Western Genre

Per Matt Western movies tend to follow tried-but-true tropes. I’ve enjoyed watching them throughout the years, but their storylines are often predictable. The good guys are often officers upholding the law, chasing down criminals or even Native Americans. Dances with… Continue Reading →

Licorice Pizza is a Tasty Treat

Per Matt Upon first hearing the phrase, Licorice Pizza, I instinctually make a disgusted face. Now, I absolutely love pizza, but licorice? Not so much. And especially not together. Having grown up in the South, I had no idea about… Continue Reading →

Val Documentary Gives the Glimpse of a Fallen Actor

Batman is without question my favorite superhero. Out of every single character ever produced by Marvel, DC or any other comic book company, not one has come close (except maybe Venom). Here is a man who has no superpowers. He… Continue Reading →

Finch: A Post-Apocalyptic Tale of a Man, His Dog and His Robots

Per Matt Never work with children or animals… apparently Tom Hanks didn’t receive the classic Hollywood memo, and the audience is better off because of it. Hanks’ latest movie, featuring a scene-stealing dog and a child-like humanoid robot, was originally… Continue Reading →

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