Always a delight to be invited to join the Meet Me at the Movies crew and this time it’s just to offer my thoughts on the newly-released Stephen Williams film Chevalier. I’m only in there for a few minutes, but make… Read More ›
Meet Me at the Movies: Episode 493
It’s been a minute since I joined the Meet Me at the Movies crew and the release of Creed III is an excellent reason to return. On episode 493, I join host Noel T. Manning for a one-on-one chat about the Rocky Universe… Read More ›
Meet Me at the Movies: Episode 481
On this episode of Meet Me at the Movies, I join hosts Noel T. Manning and Thomas Manning to briefly discuss director Lila Neugebauer’s Causeway, now streaming on Apple TV+ and starring Jennifer Lawrence and Brian Tyree Henry. This beautiful character-driven… Read More ›
Meet Me at the Movies: Episode 471 – Summer Movie Experiences, Vol 2
As promised, since so many films just couldn’t quite make the cut to be discussed in the first volume of Summer Movie Experiences at Meet Me at the Movies, here is volume 2! That’s right, The Cine-Men – Douglas Davidson… Read More ›
Meet Me at the Movies: Episode 465 – Summer Movie Experiences, Vol 1
Any chance to talk about movies is a good time, but to get invited to join Darryl Mansel and Noel T. Manning for an episode of Meet Me at the Movies to talk summer movie memories, well – that’s just… Read More ›
Meet Me at the Movies: MohicanFest Edition
Noel and Thomas chat with Ed Phillips of the Burke County Tourism Development Authority about the 30th Anniversary Last of the Mohicans Festival and Reunion May 12-14. Live music, location tours, arts and crafts, reenactors, tomahawk throwing, and the Oscar-winning… Read More ›
Meet Me at the Movies: Episode 453
Been awhile since I joined Noel T. Manning and Thomas Manning for an episode of Meet Me at the Movies, so the release of Matt Reeves’s The Batman seemed like a great reason to return. They offered me space to discuss… Read More ›
Meet Me at the Movies: Episode 447, NC Film Critics 2021 Awards
Since 2016 with my induction into the North Carolina Film Critics Association, I’ve been able to call myself a film critic. I’d been writing on-and-off for a while prior to Spring 2016, but always felt like being an actual critic was… Read More ›
Meet Me at the Movies: The Films of 1996, Part 2.
You didn’t think we were finished, did you? There are far too many excellent movies released in 1996 to be discussed in one episode of Meet Me at the Movies, so Noel invited Darryl Mansel and I back to wrap… Read More ›
Meet Me at the Movies, Episode 429: The Films of 1996, Part 1.
It’s always fantastic to join Noel T. Manning on Meet Me at the Movies and this time the invitation to chat cinema included Thomas Manning and Darryl Mansel! Who could ask for a better way to spend 30 minutes? Certainly… Read More ›
Meet Me at the Movies: The Oscars Special 2021.
After being pushed back two months to April, we have finally reached the Oscars for the 2020 – extended 2021 awards season. To explore this, Meet Me at the Movies host Noel T. Manning invited several critics on to discuss… Read More ›
Meet Me at the Movies: Episode 420, SXSW 2021 & More.
It’s been a few months since the last time I could join the Meet Me at the Movies Team and, yet, it never feels like it. The MAM Team is so welcoming, you’d never know I last jointed them in… Read More ›
Meet Me at the Movies: 2020 Memories, Part Two.
If you enjoyed Part One, you’re going to love Part Two. That’s right, there’s even more hilarity as I join Meet Me at the Movies hosts Noel T. Manning and Thomas Manning, as well as Poprika founder Darryl Mansel to… Read More ›
Meet Me at the Movies: 2020 Memories, Part One.
One of the first big things I did professionally in 2020 was attend the 25th Annual Critics Choice Awards. It was my first time attending and I got to go with my podcast co-host Darryl Mansel, as well as the… Read More ›
Meet Me at the Movies: The Holiday Special, Episode 409.
The holidays are upon us once more and Episode 409 of Meet Me at the Movies is all about the holiday cheer! MAM host Noel T. Manning invited EoM founder Douglas Davidson and many others to discuss films that bring… Read More ›
Quick Take Review: “Greenland.”
Greenland is a family drama disguised as a disaster film. When the clock is ticking on an extinction-level event, a mom and dad (struggling with a failing marriage) must do everything within their power to find safe passage to Greenland;… Read More ›
Quick Take Review: “Beasts Clawing at Straws.”
If you found a duffle bag filled with money, what would you do? That’s the question that drives the Korean film Beasts Clawing at Straws. The mystery crime-noir thriller is from first time director Kim Yong-hoon. On this Quick Take… Read More ›
Quick Take Review: “The Climb.”
On this Quick Take episode, Noel T. Manning II reviews the Sony Pictures Classic buddy dramady, The Climb. It’s been said that relationships are messy, and in this film, that is an understatement. The Climb, opened in select theaters November… Read More ›
Quick Take Review: “Mank.”
Director David Fincher brings to life a script originally written by his father, Jack. Mank explores the Oscar-winning writer of Citizen Kane, Herman Jacob Mankiewicz. In this Netflix film, we examine the vices, self-destructive behavior and uncanny ability of this alcoholic… Read More ›
Quick Take: Reviewing “The Last Vermeer.”
If you’re interested in a World War II period mystery, thriller, courtroom drama with a bit of art history, you may want to check out this Quick Take movie review of the Tri-Star pictures flick The Last Vermeer. This based-on… Read More ›