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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 →

Looks Can Be Deceiving for Last Night in Soho

Per Matt What happens when you combine a time-travel tale with a noir ghost story, all wrapped as a love letter to the Swinging Sixties? You get Last Night in Soho, which never truly finds solid footing from any of… Continue Reading →

After 700 Episodes, Has The Simpsons Finally Gotten Self Reflective?

Per Matt Did you hear that sound? If you happened to tune into The Simpsons for Episode 700 this past weekend, you may have noticed something a little different. While family secrets and a holiday-themed redemption story were the main… Continue Reading →

Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror

Per Matt The horror genre, probably more so than all the rest, has long relied on clichés, tropes and stereotypes in depicting stories for the big and small screen. Often used in low-budget releases (but not exclusively), these tired portrayals… Continue Reading →

The Votes Are In: Music City Film Critics’ Association Awards 2020’s Winners

Per Matt Reviewing movies in 2020 was definitely a rollercoaster ride. Early in the year, I made a lot of noise for having to visit a movie theater in Franklin, TN, for a media screening, which really isn’t close to… Continue Reading →

First Cow Asks: What Would You Do For a Cup of Milk?

Per Matt If you’re living in the wild frontier of the Oregon Territory, you might be surprised by what the land’s residents would risk for a cup of milk in 1820. Nothing is too valuable in exchange for rare commodities…… Continue Reading →

Minari Deserves Oscar Consideration

Per Matt Just in case you’ve been wondering whatever happened to the actor who previously portrayed Glenn Rhee in AMC’s The Walking Dead, take note: He’s been pretty busy lately, racking up some hard-earned success along the way. And the… Continue Reading →

Sound of Metal Resonates With Critics

Per Matt I could go into full geek-out mode when discussing the sound effects, sound editing and sound design for Sound of Metal, the incredibly innovative movie starring Riz Ahmed as a drummer who loses his hearing and the after-effects… Continue Reading →

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