RSS feed for Matt Conti
  • Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★★ Rewatched 10 Jan, 2013 1

    I wasn't looking forward to watching this again in theaters, but to my surprise, not only does it hold up well, but I actually liked it a bit better this time.

    The film is still far too long for its own good, but when you're having some fun, it doesn't matter that much.

  • Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 26 Dec, 2012 40

    Part of The December Project: Film #70

    Snappy Dialogue with lots of profanity?

    Anachronistic pop songs?

    An attempt to emulate Sergio Leone and Jean Luc Godard?

    Loads of cameos from various notable B actors and lower?

    Gratuitous violence?

    A wicked sense of humor?

    Yup. It's a Tarantino film.

    Before I get into the more negative part of my review, I feel as if I should clarify something: I had a blast watching Django Unchained.…

  • Gravity 2013

    Rewatched 26 Oct, 2013 17

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

  • Gravity 2013

    Watched 05 Oct, 2013 21

    I liked this movie better when Brian De Palma made it in a 10 minute scene of Mission to Mars, only better.

    Full review to come.

  • The Wolf of Wall Street 2013

    Rewatched 19 Jan, 2014 10

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

  • The Wolf of Wall Street 2013

    Watched 19 Dec, 2013 28

    Fucking Benihana.

    Some initial rambling thoughts and notes for a future more coherent review:

    -Jordan Belfort makes Calvin Candie look like a pleasant guy to be around.

    -This film makes The Departed look like a Disney movie.

    -"Two time Academy Award Nominee Jonah Hill"

    -"That Rob Reiner guy should act more."

    -Never thought I'd hear a Foo Fighters song in a Scorsese film, nevermind one that actually really fits.

    -It'll be interesting to see how the mass public reacts to…

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014

    Watched 23 Mar, 2014

    I give up.

    I don't know how to review this film. It's been two months and I still don't know how to talk about this film.

    It's not for a lack of understanding the film itself and how it works and why it works. As far as I'm aware I've kind of contextualized it all. I get it.

    I just don't know if I'm ever going to be able to fully talk about it.

    Because let me tell you guys…

  • The Avengers 2012

    ★★★★ Rewatched 18 Dec, 2012 3

    Part of The December Project: Film #46

    It was bound to lose steam in comparison to that energetic first watch at the midnight premiere (still one of my favorite movie going experiences), but The Avengers is still a ton of fun, and the exact film my comic book loving kid self would have loved to see.

    Hell, that one shot (and you know the shot I'm talking about) turns me into a kid every single time.

  • The Avengers 2012

    ★★★★½ Watched 04 May, 2012 3

    Never forgetting its comic book roots by pretending to be something it isn't, The Avengers jumps right out of the gate by being a simple yet fun film. The film is extremely well crafted by people you can tell care for the characters, and it barely ever loses its footing.

    But most importantly, for about two and a half hours, I was a kid again.

    Bravo, Joss.

  • Drive 2011

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 10 Dec, 2012

    Part of the December Project: Film #24

    Since For Whom the Bell Tolls is a near 3 hour film, I did not have time to watch it. So I randomly chose something from my Bluray library, and happened to pick Drive. You can find my original review of it here.

  • Drive 2011

    ★★★★★ Added 19

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.