Matthias has written 165 reviews for films during 2018.

  • Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

    Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

    It’s hard to give this a rating, but that said, please give this a try.

  • We Need to Talk About Kevin

    We Need to Talk About Kevin

    ★★★★½

    “Ezra Miller goes SICKO MODE” - @RyanDubbya

  • It's a Wonderful Life

    It's a Wonderful Life

    ★★★★½

    Will never not cry

  • Roma

    Roma

    ★★★½

    Incredibly well made and beautiful to look at. I definitely think the black and white benefited it, don’t really get the “would’ve been better in color” complaints at all. My complaints do lie around the first hour, but the whole final hour makes the (at times) frustratingly slow pace worth it. Also, fuck Fermin. 


    80/100

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    ★★★★★

    Exactly what I wanted and more. A few small complaints about the lack of use of some of the other Spider-people, but aside from that, I loved it!! John Mulaney and Nic Cage steal the few scenes they’re in and Peter is great in this. Of course, I’m saving Miles for last because FUCK YES MILES WAS SO FUCKING GOOD! Can not wait to see where this universe goes. Yes, the Stan Lee cameo made me cry and yes, the animation is GORGEOUS. Please go check this one out. 


    97/100

  • Money Monster

    Money Monster

    ★★½

    Fun fact: I auditioned for a part in this movie but didn’t get it  


    Anyway, not much to talk about here. The film is confused about what it wants to be and doesn’t really pull off any of what it tries to pull off well. 


    60/100

  • Thunder Road

    Thunder Road

    ★★★★★

    Absolutely one of 2018’s best, and Jim Cummings delivers one of my favorite performances of the year as well. A good take on grief and the tolls it can take on people. 


    98/100

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★★★

    *Watched with audio commentary from Rian Johnson*


    Hearing Rian talk about the whole experience of making this film makes me love it all the more. Best Star Wars movie in existence. 


    98/100

  • The Christmas Chronicles

    The Christmas Chronicles

    ★★

    Look, it’s not very great, okay? But it’s sweet and has Kurt Russell as Santa doing some jail house rock, so you know I had to watch.  


    50/100

  • Bohemian Rhapsody

    Bohemian Rhapsody

     Fuck Bryan Singer

  • Inside Llewyn Davis

    Inside Llewyn Davis

    ★★★★★

    The Coen Brothers at their very best. Also, peak movie soundtrack. 


    100/100

  • Sorry to Bother You

    Sorry to Bother You

    ★★★★★

    To all of you wondering if this would still hold up for me on rewatch and remain in my top 10 of 2018: Yes, yes indeed. 


    *Side note: this is on Hulu now, and if you haven’t watched, please do so immediately.* 

    98/100