Tag political motivations

Pennyworth Prepares For Stateside Adventures

Per Matt After double-dipping into spy thriller and revenge fantasy genres last year, EPIX brings back Pennyworth for a second season with a whole new objective: It’s finally time for Alfie and his ragtag crew to export their very specific… 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 →

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 →

Pure Terror? Blumhouse’s Hunt is Pure Garbage.

Per Matt I tried. I really tried to watch The Hunt with an open mind at a recent media-only screening, because I have been a loud-and-proud supporter of everything related to Blumhouse Productions from the studio’s beginnings, as Paranormal Activity… Continue Reading →

Retelling The War of the Worlds

Per Matt H.G. Wells crafted one of the first — and possibly the best — interstellar conflicts with The War of the Worlds. Originally released as a serialized story in 1857, his was a genius tale describing a global alien… Continue Reading →

The Irishman is an Exploration of Excess

Per Matt If you’re a fan of true crime and your interest wasn’t piqued with the release of The Irishman, what’s wrong with you? Based on the nonfiction book I Heard You Paint Houses, The Irishman is told through flashbacks… Continue Reading →

The Problem With Pennyworth

Per Matt Expanding a well-known character’s backstory is tricky business. On one hand, you’ve got network executives who simply ask for a fun, somewhat believable series that people will like. On the other hand, you’ve got the fandom purists who… Continue Reading →

Taika’s Transition: Adapting Akira

It takes a special type of filmmaker who’s as adept at writing and directing a hilarious original script and appearing as one of its main characters (What We Do in the Shadows), as giving new life to a Marvel film… Continue Reading →

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