With the release of The Gray Man on Netflix, your Cine-Men hosts, Darryl and Douglas, decided to go through the deep Netflix catalogue to identify three of their favorite Netflix Originals. Despite common conception, this task proved harder than anticipated. In… Read More ›
The Mitchells vs. The Machines
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 ›
Ten Films From 2021 That Stuck With Me
2021 is over and I’ve caught up with the last few films I’ve missed, so I think it’s time for EoM to unveil its Sixth Annual Sticky List! If you’re unfamiliar with the Sticky List, these are the films which… Read More ›
The Cine-Men, Episode 61: Top Ten of 2021.
With 2021 coming to an end, The Cine-Men dig into their top ten favorite films of the year. This is a fantastic time as we get to celebrate some of our favorite films, digging into why they meant so much… Read More ›
Be prepared for the dark harvest by picking up “The Mitchells vs. The Machines” on home video.
In March 2020, Sony Animation released a trailer for Connected, a film centered on a family attempting to survive a robot apocalypse. It mostly focused on the relationship between the luddite dad and techno daughter before shifting gears to revealing… Read More ›
The Cine-Men, Episode 58: Not-Quite Top Ten of 2021
Every year attention is paid to the top films of the year from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences all the way to the average cinema goer. Before The Cine-Men get into their favorite films of the year,… Read More ›
The Cine-Men, Episode 51 – Top Five Films of 2021 (So Far)
As we’re six months into 2021, The Cine-Men decided it would be a good time to check-in with their top five films of the year. Though theaters have been open for a while now, there’s more than just what’s at… Read More ›
The Cine-Men, Episode 48 – Favorite Diegetic Music in Film.
Whether it’s a score, licensed tunes, or original material created for a film, the use of music can make or break a scene. Just imagine how less dreadful the opening moments of Jaws would be without John Williams’s score. Or how… Read More ›
“The Mitchells vs. The Machines” is a wonderfully unexpected catalyst for personal and social examination.
Trigger Warning for light, yet frequent strobing. There’s something familiar about every aspect of new animated family adventure sci-fi comedy The Mitchells vs. The Machines. The animation style is complex and layered, which is to be expected from Sony Pictures… Read More ›