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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 →

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 →

Minari Deserves Oscar Consideration

Per Matt Just in case you’ve been wondering whatever happened to the actor who previously portrayed Glenn Rhee in AMC’s The Walking Dead, take note: He’s been pretty busy lately, racking up some hard-earned success along the way. And the… Continue Reading →

Is Promising Young Woman As Good As The Critics Say?

The buzz surrounding the 2021 Academy Awards has begun. While the pandemic wrecked havoc on the film industry in 2020, there were still many movies released. With a limited playing field, the thought is that this year could open the… Continue Reading →

The Two Best Films of 2019 You Haven’t Watched

Per Matt 2019, as a whole, was a good year for Hollywood. Movie theaters offered a plethora of options to audiences. There were some stinkers, there were some surprises and there were some hidden gems released throughout the year. As… Continue Reading →

The Shape of Controversy: Guillermo del Toro and Claims of Plagiarism

The Shape of Water has been a huge hit in so many regards. A beautifully articulated and portrayed story of bizarre, forbidden romance wrapped in the trappings of a creature feature, it’s no surprise that the film has received so… Continue Reading →

MOMOCON Interview: Sketch MacQuinor

Per Matt Sketch MacQuinor is the co-Lead Animator of Squidbillies, which airs on the Adult Swim late-night programming block of Cartoon Network. Sketch will be hosting several panels at MomoCon this weekend, but before he makes it to the convention,… Continue Reading →

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