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Ben’s Column: Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time (2021) – Review

A tricky biography of one of America’s most singular voices.

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 357 – Shocktober 2021 Wrap Up – Hunter Hunter, Paranormal Activity Next of Kin, Antlers, Halloween Kills, Saint Maud, and Scream (2022) Trailer

IIn this episode, Mike and I catch up and chat about our Shocktober horror movie viewings for this year.

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Ben’s Column: The Shrink Next Door (2021) – Limited Series Review

An eight-week long car crash of human proportions.

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Movie Review: Eternals (2021)

Though it should be commendable and refreshing anytime new players are introduced to the MCU, the storytelling issues within Eternals (and the greater MCU formula itself) are oftentimes not enough to delay the inevitable. The truth is, Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has brought with it an undeniable sense of franchise fatigue.

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Ben’s Column: Eternals (2021) – Review

The thinking man’s MCU film.

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Ben’s Column: The Souvenir: Part II (2021) – Review

A masterful exploration of memory and grief.

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Ben’s Column: The Harder They Fall (2021) – Review

An explosive new western with enough style to make up for a middling script.

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Movie Review: Dune (2021)

Frank Herbert’s Dune is a highly respected work of science fiction that’s influenced storytellers for decades. The novel tells the story of Paul Atreidis, a young man who has visions of his destiny while his present is rife with conflict and danger as his House arrives at the nearly inhospitable planet Arakkis so they can assume control over the planet’s Spice (a hallucinogenic substance needed for interstellar travel) production for the Empire.

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 352 – Malignant (2021) – 30th Heartland Film Festival Announcements and Heartland Horror – Guest: Sam Watermeier (Midwest Film Journal)

In this episode, I welcome my friend and colleague from the Indiana Film Journalists Association, Sam Watermeier to the show to discuss James Wan’s latest film, Malignant in all its crazy glory. We also discuss the upcoming Heartland Film Festival, Sam’s involvement with the Heartland Horror category, and some recent movies he’s seen.

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Movie Review: Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964) – Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films 6

Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster sets an intriguing pace from the start and carries the human side of the plot through the majority of its runtime. Despite holding back on introducing the titular monster until nearly the end of the film, Ghidorah still manages to be engaging by focusing on the human story without devolving into melodrama like films before it.