Tag Oscar nominated

The #HauntLife Film Awards — 2022 Edition

With the Oscars coming up this weekend, I thought it would be fun to write up my choices for each of the award-winning categories. The Music City Film Critics’ Association, of which I am a member, conducted their award nods… 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 →

Move Over, Jay Leno. Titane Brings New Meaning to Car Lover.

Those who are around my age might remember stories about Jay Leno’s passion for cars. The king of late-night comedy was known to have a penchant for Porsche. A love for Lamborghini. A craving for Chrysler. I remember watching a… Continue Reading →

The 2021 Noms are in for the Music City Film Critics…

Per Matt The Power of the Dog leads the way with 10 nominations for the Music City Film Critics’ Association’s 2022 Film Awards. Jane Campion’s Western secures the most-ever nominations for a film in the history of the MCFCA.

Belfast is Kenneth Branagh’s Best Movie, Yet

Kenneth Branagh is not the biggest name in Hollywood, by far. When I bring up his name, not many of my friends and family have a clue who he is. I have to basically go through his whole resume before… 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 →

Neo-Noir Nightmare Alley is Deliciously del Toro Minus the Supernatural

Per Matt Just in case you’re one of the few moviegoers who wanted to see something new other than Spider-Man: No Way Home, you’re in luck. Guillermo del Toro’s Nightmare Alley also premiered this week and if you’ve seen any… Continue Reading →

Even During a Nuclear Winter, Power Corrupts Snowpiercer

Catastrophes come in all shapes and sizes, whether they’re man-made or natural, taking place in the modern world or during a future Apocalypse. Or they’re simply inevitable. Somehow, Snowpiercer‘s second season involves each of those elements, wrapped up in a… 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 →

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 →

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