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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.

2 Years Later: My, How Goomba Stomp Has Grown

Goomba Stomp went through some massive changes its first year, going from the Nintendo-focused website that Editor-in-Chief Ricky D and I first worked our...

50 Years Later: Where Is Today’s ‘Cool Hand Luke’?

Cool Hand Luke is a rebellious look at the struggle we all face from every aspect of restriction within the world we inhabit.

From Hero To Warrior: Wandering Deeper Into Fire Emblem

Offshoots like Fire Emblem Heroes and Fire Emblem Warriors do a good job of luring new recruits to the franchise.

‘Daguerrotype’ Holds An Eerie Pose, But The Capture Is Fuzzy

'Daguerrotype' offers a visually haunting but ultimately lifeless ghost story.

‘Spielberg’ Is As Endearingly Sentimental As The Filmmaker Himself

'Spielberg' is a celebration of that accomplishment, and a love letter to the magic of the movies.
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‘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.