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Broker Will Get You Sentimental About a Human-Trafficking Crime Family

Per Matt Thinking back, it’s been a while since I’ve watched a film that featured the exploits of a group of social outcasts who come together to form an unlikely and unconventional “family,” while paired with an infant. The original… Continue Reading →

Drive My Car Detours with Dialogue

Per Matt Guilt, grief, redemption and a haunting sense of loss is great in Drive My Car, the official Japanese entry for Best International Feature at the 94th Academy Awards, but action movie this is not. In fact, this nearly… Continue Reading →

The Simpsons’ Parasite: Treehouse of Horror

Per Matt Did you happen to catch “Treehouse of Horror XXXII” last week? Airing during Season 33, episode 709 touched on some killer satire to go along with the spooky season. In what has become an annual highlight of The… Continue Reading →

Taiwan’s Hospital Brings Jump Scares to Netflix

Per Matt A good movie is a good movie, no matter the language in which it is filmed. So, the exact moment I read about multiple mysterious deaths and suicides throughout the years happening at Xinglin Hospital, which now lies… 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 →

Snowpiercer Equals Revolution for the Working Class

Even if the world’s become a frozen wasteland and the final threads holding humanity together lie within an always-moving train, people will continue to be the planet’s biggest monster. Class warfare, politics, privilege usurping justice and the struggles therein are… Continue Reading →

The Overseas Box Office Roars Back to Life With Train to Busan Sequel

Per Matt While U.S. movie theaters remain dark like a hiding monster, ready to strike its prey at a moment’s notice once given the all-clear signal, the overseas box office has awakened and is alive and well. And all it… Continue Reading →

Steven Yeun Finds Hard-Earned Success After Walking Dead

Per Matt Can you believe that it’s been almost four years already since Glenn Rhee was written out of The Walking Dead? It happened during a major event on the hit TV show. Not only was Negan introduced in a… Continue Reading →

Snowpiercer Tackles Social Class with Science Fiction

Bong Joon Ho is no stranger to social structures. As the writer-director of the 2013 feature film, Snowpiercer, and last year’s Oscar-winning Best Picture, Parasite, the filmmaker knows how to make a point while using the science-fiction and horror genres… Continue Reading →

Netflix Hidden Horror Gems: Train To Busan

Foreign horror films have never really been something I look forward to. Don’t get me wrong: there are many great directors and actors from countries outside the U.S. who make quality films (including horror). It’s just when I watch films… Continue Reading →

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