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Soviet Union

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 →

The Americans Penultimate Season Recapped

With former FBI Director James Comey testifying last Tuesday about possible Russian involvement in the 2016 U.S. election, it may seem as though the Cold War had never ended. The conflict between the USSR and the United States and other… Continue Reading →

Hidden Figures Uncovers NASA’s Behind-the-Scenes Brilliance

Per Matt When it comes to underdog movies, I’m a huge fan. I absolutely love them. There’s something about a group of characters overcoming huge odds and finding success by the film’s conclusion that always interests me. But when you… Continue Reading →

The Americans: Heating up the Cold War

Out of the numerous TV shows I watch every year, the one I most often recommend to others and which tops my list for the greatest show on television, now, is FX’s The Americans. To anyone unfamiliar, The Americans takes… Continue Reading →

The Iron Giant: Signature Edition

Per Matt If you would have told me 16 years ago that a writer-director-artist from The Simpsons who would eventually win multiple Oscars was teaming up with the voice talent of Vin Diesel (Guardians of the Galaxy), Jennifer Aniston (Hercules),… Continue Reading →

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Per Matt Cold War tensions are reignited and the onscreen retro-cool environment of Guy Ritchie’s latest movie is inescapable.

Expedition Unknown

Being a real-life Indiana Jones, Josh Gates gets to travel the world and attempt to solve different mysteries and explore the unexplained in Expedition Unknown.

X-Men: War Machines

Jubilee is a vampire? Colossus embodies the Juggernaut? Iceman wears booties?

Redbox Rental: Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 2

In a bleak, militaristic future, every superhero is considered a criminal. When the elderly, semi-retired Batman makes a rare and violent late-night appearance, incoming Gotham City Police Commissioner Ellen Yindel’s first official act is to issue a warrant for Batman’s… Continue Reading →

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