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Josh Matthews

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Orson Welles — His Seven Best Movies Orson Welles, director and lead actor in "Citizen Kane," is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest moviemakers ever. But besides "Citizen Kane," what Welles' movies should you watch? This is a hard question to figure out for those who aren't familiar with Welles,…
February 20, 2020
Video Essays

How to Watch “The Tree of Life” For almost every viewer, the Tree of Life is a baffling movie. On a first viewing, it's hard to tell who the characters are, what's happening, and what the movie is about. This video will help you understand some basics about the movie. It…
February 7, 2020
Video Essays

Movies Cliches: The “Talking Killer”

Ever seen a movie where the villain has all of the tactical advantages necessary to kill the hero but doesn't? Ever been frustrated by the stupidity of the villain, and thus the stupidity of the movie, because of this? In this video, I'll discuss that…
February 5, 2020
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Movie Review: 1917

Three out of Five Stars Directed by: Sam Mendes Written by: Sam Mendes and Kristy Wilson-Cairns Starring: George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, and several surprise cameos from famous actors Music by: Thomas Newman The most striking aspect of Sam Mendes’ new World War I movie, 1917, is the backgrounds. Rare…
February 3, 2020