Matt

Every movie is a miracle, even the stinkers. I don't know what the hearts mean either!

Favorite films

  • The Last Temptation of Christ
  • Four Nights of a Dreamer
  • The Muppet Movie
  • Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

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  • 13 French Street

  • Pulp Fiction

  • Fanny and Alexander

  • Robin Williams: Weapons of Self Destruction

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  • 13 French Street

    13 French Street

    Film is a visual medium, at least I sure hope it is. Couldn’t find subtitles anywhere for “13 French Street”, so me (a non-francophone) had to sit down and use my eyes and any musical cues to parse out what was going on here. It helps that the film takes the form of the most “cinematic” of literary adaptations: paperback thrillers, with lots of sex and murder and tension and claustrophobia. Somethings transcend language: the frequent use the film makes…

  • Pulp Fiction

    Pulp Fiction

    We need a word in the English language for the sensation that occurs when one watches a film that has been referenced and ascended into becoming a cultural meme (academic sense) since its release. To see images that have become touchstones for a medium in their original status, without any of that cultural “baggage” attached to them. While watching “Pulp Fiction”, countless times I saw shots or bits or gags I recognized from some more contemporary work that was most…

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  • Star Wars

    Star Wars

    It would be impossible for me to talk about “A New Hope” in any objective, distance sense. This film is stitched within my DNA: in how I think about writing, in the beauty of the medium, in my life. I spent childhood with my imagination fascinated by the world, my teenage years obsessed with the implications of it, and now in early adulthood both running from it yet still compelled by it. I’ve changed. My relationship to it has changed.…

  • No Time to Die

    No Time to Die

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    "You have made the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. She's perfect. Because she came from you."

    Flesh, soul. One can be touched, one cannot. Only a window to show the secrets. Only a window where no truth can be hidden. Only that window — the eyes.

    Between the two — blood. The blood of life. A beating heart; a bleeding heart.

    What is eternal life? Death hangs over everything. The inevitability of time. Nothing lasts forever, everything has…