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Back to Black Paints a Promising Picture of Amy Winehouse

Major life decisions can be quite dramatic. Weighing the pros and cons of each one isn’t something to be taken lightly. And if the choice is made poorly, one could easily live a lifetime of regret, full of too many… Continue Reading →

Abigail’s Bloody Adaptation

Per Matt Back in the day when Bela Lugosi graced the silver screen, vampires were an elegant sort. They were nightmare creatures only whispered about through folk tales, who flirted with death (and beautiful women) daily. Unbelievably, it’s been almost… Continue Reading →

The Awards Season Deserves The Holdovers!

Per Matt Alexander Payne is a filmmaker who just gets it. He seemingly understands every element of the industry (or at least he has the self-awareness to hire the very best employees to make up the difference). That’s high praise… Continue Reading →

Wes Anderson Gets Far Out There with Asteroid City

Per Matt Just when you thought a Wes Anderson film couldn’t get filled with any more Wes Anderson-isms, the filmmaker finally releases Asteroid City! And fans of the auteur are ecstatic, if they can only interpret his work correctly.

Killers of the Flower Moon Explores the Darker Facets of American History

I must confess my fondness for well-crafted Westerns. Despite my virtual film library being primarily dominated by sci-fi and horror, classic and contemporary Westerns have captured my admiration. Whether it’s timeless gems like Gunfight at the O.K. Corral or Guns… Continue Reading →

Five Nights at Freddy’s is a Mild Thrill Ride

I only have a passing familiarity with the Five Nights at Freddy’s franchise. When the game was initially released in August 2014, my then-wife was in the final stages of her pregnancy with our daughter, and the same week I… Continue Reading →

The Last Voyage of the Demeter is Another Universal Failure

Universal holds a special place in my heart. Being a devoted fan of horror movies, some of my earliest memories in this genre are intertwined with the Universal Monsters: Dracula, Frankenstein, Wolfman and The Mummy. These legendary characters held immense… Continue Reading →

Moonage Daydream Peeks into David Bowie’s Soul

Per Matt If you thought you knew everything about David Bowie, think again. You might be a huge fan of the musician’s glam-rock stage… but you may not recognize the different types of media he explored during his hiatus from… Continue Reading →

Here We Go! The Super Mario Bros. Return to the Big Screen!

Being a gamer with a love of film, I wondered how well a movie about the Mario brothers would translate to the big screen. In the ’90s, my life was consumed by the Nintendo Entertainment System. So, in 1993, when… Continue Reading →

The Last Wish Redeems Puss in Boots

It has been over a decade since we got our last installment in the Shrek movie series. 2011 was a different world, when Puss in Boots debuted, riding a wave of fans clamoring for more fairytale stories from DreamWorks. Since… Continue Reading →

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