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Ryan Gosling (and Damien Chazelle) Aim for the Moon in First Man

Per Matt First Man is being hyped as a critically acclaimed movie that depicts Neil Armstrong’s fated journey in becoming the first man to walk on the moon, but it’s really just a complicated tale about a man who overcomes… Continue Reading →

Searching for the Truth, Hoping to Uncover Civil War Gold

TV execs seem to be cashing in on the hidden-treasure craze. The most recent TV show to receive the greenlight is The Curse of Civil War Gold, which is steeped in an untold history, along with urban legends that are… Continue Reading →

Jason Momoa Battles the Wilderness and the Crown in Frontier

What’s more badass than a trident? How about wielding a knife and tomahawk?! If you can’t wait ’til Aquaman arrives in theaters this winter, might I recommend watching actor Jason Momoa in the series Frontier on Netflix.

Stan Against Evil: Gore, Giggles and Learning to Love Horror Comedy Again

Stan Against Evil returned to Starz/IFC this past month for its second season and, as expected, has delivered with a beautifully awkward storyline and cinematic style that rivals and even tops the first season.

Goodbye Christopher Robin Introduces A.A. Milne to a New Audience

Per Matt Growing up, I loved watching the Muppets and reading Winnie the Pooh stories. Throughout the years, popularity has waned for both of these once-proud properties and Walt Disney eventually purchased the rights to Tigger and company, even though the… Continue Reading →

The Arrestingly Entertaining Tale of Barry Seal: American Made

Thank goodness the Tom Cruise-fronted, Doug Liman-directed smuggler story, American Made, wasn’t called Mena.

The Vietnam War By Ken Burns Tells the True Horror Story of the Real Walking Dead

Hey, millennials and other kids born after 1980 (1970, actually), here’s a real-life horror film for you. I know you have a short attention span, so maybe an 18-hour “deep dive” into The Vietnam War may not sound like something… Continue Reading →

Unpacking Mother!

One of my favorite activities in a theater is listening to my fellow audience members as I head toward the nearest exit. As an occasional critic, I’ve found that listening to the audience’s reaction to a film is just as… Continue Reading →

Who Will Rule at Con of Thrones?

The world of George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones is massive, full of complex mythologies and diverse regions that encompass a huge area. So, what better place to have the very first Con of Thrones convention in Nashville than the… Continue Reading →

Legion and the History of Madness

What then is this fascination which now operates through the images of madness?   – Michel Foucault, “Madness and Civilization”

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