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RRR is Probably the Craziest Film I’ve Ever Seen!

Since becoming a film critic, I have found that I love many foreign films. Growing up, the only non-American-made movies I ever watched were anime. I liked many of the films I watched, but I always found it annoying to… Continue Reading →

Quantum Leap Exorcises Demons of the Past

Per Matt The spooky season has already transitioned into Thanksgiving’s cornucopia of food preparation, and with it, Quantum Leap has provided a feast of fan theories in its Fall Finale. But before the biggest cliffhanger of Season 1 is revealed,… Continue Reading →

Does Bob’s Burgers Deserve a Movie?

Per Matt Preparing for The Bob’s Burgers Movie, I took a deep dive into my DVR. You see, I’ve been a fan of the show ever since its FOX premiere 12 years ago, but I’ve been slacking lately. With 65… Continue Reading →

Black as Night Welcomes Vampires to the Blumhouse

Per Matt Vampires can be complicated creatures. They could simply be bloodsuckers fighting for survival, they could be moody teenagers or they can work on multiple social levels. Welcome to the Blumhouse brings these latter story elements into the horror… Continue Reading →

Gunpowder Milkshake Builds a Great Female-Centric Franchise

Per Matt Action movies aren’t exclusive to male actors, as Writer-Director Navot Papushado proves that women can kick ass, too, in the Netflix film, Gunpowder Milkshake!

The Strangers Prey at Night in My Guilty Pleasure

Per Matt The ’80s will never die. Long live the ’80s! Director Johannes Roberts seemingly agreed with that statement, as his feature film, The Strangers: Prey at Night, much like so many other killer releases today, owe way too much… Continue Reading →

Diving Deep for a Horror Storyline

Leviathan. The Kraken. Moby Dick. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Jaws. Shark Week. Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters. Sharknado. The Shallows. 47 Meters Down. The Meg. And Aquaman will release later this year. Throughout the years, good stories that… Continue Reading →

Have I Got a Story for You? The Amazing Nature of Anthologies.

I love a good short story. Whether it’s a one-off comic, a piece of flash fiction or an episode of an anthology series, I’m a sucker for short form. Growing up, I devoured anthologies — literary and cinematic — because… Continue Reading →

Woodshock is as Boring as it is Pretty

I watched the opening credits to Woodshock with high hopes, thinking that maybe the Mulleavy sisters of Rodarte would find as much success infusing their artistic sensibilities in a film as Tom Ford found in A Single Man and Nocturnal Animals. If they… Continue Reading →

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