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Josh Matthews

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Abominable (2019)

Here on the Great Plains, some of us escape the coming winter by heading to the movie theater.  It was October 11, 2019, the first snow of the year, and about fifty people—half of them little kids—were sitting in the theater to watch the newer…
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October 12, 2019
Movie Reviews

Joker (2019)

Todd Phillip’s Joker opens this weekend with plenty of national anxiety, thanks to media hype.  At my theater, a police officer—to put it in the words of the theater owner I spoke to—“made his presence known” by looking in on our screening.  This is the…
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October 4, 2019
Movie Reviews

Ad Astra (2019)

At its heart, Ad Astra features the story of a reserved soldier, named Roy McBride who longs to have a relationship with his father.  That soldier (Brad Pitt), who is also an astronaut, rages silently underneath a veneer of aplomb.  He’s constantly being evaluated by…
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September 21, 2019
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Her (2013)

(Fair warning to readers: Her contains sexually explicit content that is not for viewers who will be misdirected by its appearance. If you think that's you, don't watch it.) Just the title of Her, all by itself, encapsulates the complexity and amazing ambiguity of this…
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August 22, 2019
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Nightcrawler (2014)

“We lack adequate images. Our civilization doesn’t have adequate images.” -- Werner Herzog A gripping movie that doubles as potent commentary on our news media, Nightcrawler (2014) stands out as one of the more complex suspense pictures from the 2010s.  The movie is about so…
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August 20, 2019
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2019 Abominable Ad Astra Black Mirror: Season 5 John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum Joker 2018 A Quiet Place Black Mirror: Bandersnatch First Man Game Night Green Book Hostiles Ready Player One Roma Solo The Ballad of Buster Scruggs The 15:17 to Paris Won't You…
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August 16, 2019