Tag cinema aficionado

Hercules and the Captive Women Pulls You Into a Sword-and-Sandals World

Per Matt Filmmakers need a lot of imagination to entice moviegoers to pony up their hard-earned money at movie theaters (and now, streaming services). Back in the 1950s, Italian sword-and-sandal films were all the rage. Originally released in 1961, Hercules… 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 →

Tenet Thinks It’s a Smart Sci-Fi Flick

Per Matt After deciding to have a Redbox night, I had a rare moment of certainty: I was finally gonna watch Tenet! I’ve been wanting to see what all the commotion was about regarding this film, for a while now…. Continue Reading →

Giant from the Unknown Roars Back to Life!

Per Matt A new generation gets the opportunity to experience the golden era of science fiction in crisp, high-definition video, as The Film Detective releases limited-edition Blu-ray and DVD versions of Giant from the Unknown.

Disney Pixar’s Soul is a Welcome, Yet Depressing Christmas Treat

Every year I look forward to Christmas Day. Now, I do look forward to the traditional holiday hype, such as presents, family get-togethers and just the feel of the holiday. But in my family, it has been a tradition to… 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 →

Is Charlie Kaufman Really Thinking of Ending Things?

Per Matt I’ll admit, throughout the years, I’ve become somewhat obsessed with the writer, Charlie Kaufman (not to be confused with the director, Charlie Kaufman). Being John Malkovich was a pure joy. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind was terribly… Continue Reading →

Welcome to the Blumhouse: Piecing It All Together

Per Matt At times, movies can be like puzzles. The viewer must constantly decipher what’s going on with the characters, who they are and their importance to the ongoing storyline. So, when Blumhouse Productions released four unrelated horror films just… Continue Reading →

Bob’s Burgers Writers Serve Up Deadpool 3 Script

Does a Deadpool sequel, brought to you by the primary writers of Bob’s Burgers whet your appetite for more big-screen high jinx from The Merc with a Mouth? Corporate overlord Walt Disney Pictures hopes to serve comedy fans, as well… Continue Reading →

David J. Skal Highlights 31 Fright Favorites

Per Matt Halloween offers something for just about everyone. From the frights, to the costumes of symbolic characters, to the jump scares, to the classic movies we enjoy rewatching, even to the laughs they may bring. Author David J. Skal… Continue Reading →

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