Tag cinema verite

Behold the Terrors of The Brain from Planet Arous!

Per Matt In 1957, a black-and-white cinematic cult classic was released featuring a giant, floating, megalomaniacal, sex-crazed brain from outer space. Audiences may not have crowned the indie film a blockbuster back in the day, but 65 years later, The… Continue Reading →

Are the Academy Awards Still Relevant in the 21st Century?

Per Matt This is a topic that has bothered me for years, now. As a life-long cinema aficionado (and sometimes insider, as a member of the Nashville Film Critics’ Association), I have always enjoyed the movie-theater experience. I have enveloped… Continue Reading →

No Time to Die is a Tearful End for the Daniel Craig Era of James Bond

There are very few times in cinematic history that have caused me to shed tears. I get wrapped up in movies, but I almost always have a disconnect between myself and the characters. Occasionally, I get wrapped up in the… 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 →

The French Dispatch is Wes Anderson’s Ode to Yesteryear

Per Matt Wes Anderson is a quirky filmmaker. That isn’t exactly breaking news. He’s built up quite a fan club throughout the years, including both cinema aficionados and actors among the ranks. His films have been described as eccentric character… Continue Reading →

Interplanetary Travel Looks Great in the 4K Restoration of Flight to Mars

Per Matt “Fifty years into the future!” was the tagline to the cult classic Flight to Mars. Originally released in 1951, this sci-fi gem provided ahead-of-its-time thoughts on everything from interplanetary travel to the responsible use of natural resources. Seventy… Continue Reading →

George Romero’s Amusement Park is an Uncomfortable Look at the Elderly

Director George Romero may have passed away in 2017, but his legacy lives on. Most people will know the legendary director as the father of Zombies, with his Night of the Living Dead movies being iconic horror films. Other Romero… Continue Reading →

Amazon Prime Welcomes Fandor, “The Netflix for Indie Film”

There are tons of streaming services out there. I have personally used more than 50 different streamers since 2020. You have your standard “big dogs,” like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime. Then there are the network-specific channels like HBO Max,… 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 →

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