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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.

‘Cold Hell’ Simmers to a Vengeful Boil

Alternately eerie and exhilarating, 'Cold Hell' doesn't disappoint.

‘Mute’ Tells a Sci-Fi Story That Could Have Benefited From Less to Say

Sci-fi is often used to great effect in exploring the vast, infinite aspects of humanity, but can't go anywhere unless it picks a direction.

‘Dandara’ – A Breath of Fresh Air in the Countless Corridors of the Metroidvania...

Due to the unique gameplay, a strangely alluring setting, and just the right level of challenge, 'Dandara' feels like a breath of fresh air in the countless corridors of the Metroidvania mine.

75 Years Later: As Time Goes By, We’ll Always Have ‘Casablanca’

The unrequited love at the heart of 'Casablanca' was the beginning of a beautiful friendship that has lasted a lifetime.

‘The Post’ is the Type of Old-Fashioned Storytelling That Should Never Go Out of...

'The Post' offers old-fashioned storytelling that may not reflect the times, but certainly scoops it.

‘World to the West’ is a Journey With Too Many Stops Along the Way

'World to the West' contains some enjoyable puzzles and a colorful land to explore, but its character-swapping mechanic ultimately holds it back.

Some Additional Movie “Bests” of 2017

Film Editor Patrick Murphy singles out some of his favorite (and least favorite) films and moments from 2017's movies.

‘The Last Jedi’ Blasts Star Wars Reverence into Meaningless, Fun Space Bits

Disney has essentially turned Star Wars into a Marvel movie, but it's still decent fun.

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.