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Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror

Per Matt The horror genre, probably more so than all the rest, has long relied on clich├ęs, 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 →

Returning Characters Make Coming 2 America Worth the Trip

Per Matt As a Child of the ’80s, I was a HUGE fan of Coming to America. Originally released in 1988, the movie helped mold my personality and my sense of humor. Back in the day, I was introduced to… Continue Reading →

Football Feuds: Al Davis vs. The NFL

Per Matt On this, the holiest of holy days in American professional sports, it only felt natural to write up ESPN’s 30 For 30 documentary series which focused on one of the most bitter rivalries of the National Football League…. Continue Reading →

Aaron Sorkin Spins Netflix’s Trial of the Chicago 7

Let it not be said that Hollywood won’t find a way to take dark moments in world events and turn them as they see fit. Right or wrong, film writers and producers typically have a long leash when it comes… 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 →

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 →

Dystopian Disruptions Mar New Order’s Best-Laid Wedding Plans

Per Matt Protestors demanding change. Fires being started. Phone lines dying. Roads closing. Mass chaos. Nightly lootings. A revolution is taking place in Mexico, so it’s the perfect time for a lavish wedding, naturally. No, this isn’t a cinematic response… Continue Reading →

The Social Dilemma Tugs at the Strings of Our Lives

Per Matt Modern-day social media really is a necessary evil. While not a perfect communication format, it is an easy way to connect with like-minded people… but especially a way for the disenfranchised to gripe about something. Anything. Everything. Very… Continue Reading →

Grief Rears Its Ugly Head in Fishbowl

We all deal with grief differently. And the funny thing about grief is how we react to it sometimes changes, even when most everything is the same. When my father passed away, I was distraught. My dad was my hero…. Continue Reading →

Showtime Punches the Right Ticket for The Comedy Store

Per Matt Stand-up comedy of the ’70s changed show business forever. Who knew all it would take was a divorcee with three kids running a nightclub as if the comedians were her own family to kickstart it all? This is… Continue Reading →

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