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Joseph Tomastik

I’m very much a late bloomer when it comes to my love of cinema. I took a career path about as far removed from it as you can think, but over the years I realized just how much film could affect me, and how exciting it was to explore and analyze it to the extent I do now. I’ve been writing reviews and discussion pieces since 2018, and now hope to take this relatively new path even further. My favorite genre is easily science fiction, as it opens the door to so many possibilities while still trying to ground itself to varying degrees depending on the story.

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The Old Way (Film Review): A Nicolas Cage Western

Nicolas Cage is the unsurprising standout of The Old Way, but his talents are utilized in an otherwise inconsistently directed and written Western.

Joyeux Noël (2006) Review: A Powerful Christmas War Film

Joyeux Noel is a highly overlooked Christmas war film that portrays amazing true events with the weight, complexity, and powerful emotion they richly deserve.

Why The Last Jedi is a Great Sequel to The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is ridiculed for dismissing the groundwork of The Force Awakens, but it’s a great sequel that continues the story properly. Here’s why.

Out of this World (Film Review): Frustratingly Conventional

Out of this World uses unconventional means to tell a frustratingly conventional story, offering something new with its filmmaking but not the content within.

All Rian Johnson Films Ranked From Worst to Best (Including Glass Onion)

It’s time to look over all of the diverse, original films of writer/director Rian Johnson, including Glass Onion, ranked from worst to best!

The Midnight Club (Netflix) Review: A Time Management Failure

The Midnight Club’s few prominent merits are buried by poor management of time between its forgettable anthology tales and childishly “scary” overarching plot.

10 Horror Films for People Who Are Scared of Horror Films

If you’re scared of horror films because they may be too extreme or grotesque for you, here are 10 more restrained, less extreme ones that may suit you better!

Nashville Film Festival 2022: The Movies We Watched

With the 2022 Nashville Film Festival nearing its end, let’s take a quick look at a few of the films on offer, like I Can Feel You Walking, Sonne, and more.

Rachel Lambert on I Can Feel You Walking: Nashville Interview

I Can Feel You Walking is making its rounds at the Nashville Film Festival, and we met with director and star Rachel Lambert for an interview on the film.

The Cow Who Sang a Song into the Future: Film Review

The Cow Who Sang a Song into the Future is an effectively soft plea for human decency and healing, even if the pacing and focus sag along the way.