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Wolfwalkers Animates a Modern-Day Legend

Per Matt Not quite a werewolf story and not exactly one dealing with skinwalkers, directors Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart have created a successful Celtic-inspired animated tale in Wolfwalkers.

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 →

ChloƩ Zhao Ventures From Nomadland to Sci-Fi Western Dracula

Per Matt If you don’t already recognize the name, ChloĆ© Zhao, it’s about time you made the introduction.

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 →

Delroy Lindo Aims For Gold in Da 5 Bloods

Per Matt “After you’ve been in a war, you realize it never really ends. Whether it’s in your mind or reality, it’s just degrees.” As a fan of wartime movies all of my life, I’ve come to expect complicated character… Continue Reading →

Is Promising Young Woman As Good As The Critics Say?

The buzz surrounding the 2021 Academy Awards has begun. While the pandemic wrecked havoc on the film industry in 2020, there were still many movies released. With a limited playing field, the thought is that this year could open the… Continue Reading →

David Fincher Explores Old Hollywood in Mank

Per Matt Throughout the years, a majority of film critics have voted Citizen Kane as the greatest movie of all time. Now, I truly believe it is a great one, but it stands as the second best for me (nothing… Continue Reading →

Oscar Voters Finally Saw the Light

In case you missed the 92nd Academy Awards, you’re not alone. Presented by the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences and airing last night on the ABC network, the awards ceremony that spent more than three hours patting itself… Continue Reading →

Why Have Ratings Declined for The Walking Dead? The AMC Chief Knows…

How far has The Walking Dead fallen? Once the basic-cable king of the world, with ratings fading on the undead mothership, the AMC network chief pinpoints the exact moment the TV show jumped the shark, er, walker…

Brevity is No Virtue: Rewarding Elongated Movies

Per Matt When you’re a famous writer-director-producer working on a big-named project, sometimes the biggest enemy of a filmmaker can be yourself. Quite a few of the most-anticipated movies of 2019 have been longer than necessary for audiences to endure…. Continue Reading →

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