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Patrick Murphy

Patrick Murphy grew up in the hearty Midwest, where he spent many winter hours watching movies and playing video games while waiting for baseball season to start again. When not thinking of his next Nintendo post or writing screenplays to satisfy his film school training, he’s getting his cinema fix as the Editor of Sordid Cinema, Goomba Stomp's Film and TV section.

‘Yono and the Celestial Elephants’ Oddly Succeeds In Mixing Gameplay Simplicity With Philosophical Sophistication

Though the dichotomies of 'Yono and the Celestial Elephants' present a strange time, they also make for a very pleasant way to pass it.

‘Blade Runner 2049’ Is More Replicant Than Human

The best sci-fi tends to have a reach that extend their grasps, but 'Blade Runner 2049' is content to fixate on its own world than look to the heavens.

What Purpose Does ‘Alien: Covenant’ Actually Serve?

Like in the films, the quest for answers will most likely take us to the far reaches of both space and credibility.

Fantastic Fest 2017: ‘3FT Ball & Souls’ Has The Former, But Not Enough Of...

'3FT Ball & Souls' starts well, but eventually drop a bomb of naivete with a final message that could be summed up by an office inspirational poster.

30 Years Later: ‘The Untouchables’ Is De Palma’s Superhero Movie

'The Untouchables' reminds audiences that once upon a time, our larger-than-life champions could save the day in style.

‘mother!’ Doesn’t Love You; Can You Love It?

Wearing its passionate, bloody heart on its sleeve, mother! is the gift of all gifts for those who love movies: a fountain of cinematic and philosophical conversation wrapped up in skillfully bold genre filmmaking.

‘IT’ Offers Well-Crafted 80s Horror That Doesn’t Clown Around

'IT' is a well-crafted coming-of-age story that engages even as it plays things a tad too safe for a story involving a supernatural killer clown.

‘Blood Honey’ Is A Bit Of A Slow, Sticky Mess

'Blood Honey' is can't quite reach B(ee)-movie thriller goodness.

‘Metroid: Samus Returns’ Already Feels Fully-Powered Up

Hands-on with Nintendo's galactic bounty hunter in 'Metroid: Samus Returns'

A Day At The 2017 Nintendo World Championships Qualifying Round

This years qualifying round was a big improvement over the 2015 version.