Matt Hammond

"Somehow, heartbreak feels good in a place like this."

Favorite films

  • Groundhog Day
  • Jaws
  • There Will Be Blood
  • The Wrong Trousers

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  • The Novice

    ★★★★

  • Love Affair

    ★★½

  • Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

    ★★★½

  • The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

    ★★★½

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  • The Novice

    The Novice

    ★★★★

    The way this movie never romanticizes obsession, but rather weaponizes empathy for its lead character... Masterful.

  • Love Affair

    Love Affair

    ★★½

    A beautiful restoration, and there are some truly lovely compositions and some very charming performances... but sometimes I just can't be bothered with rich people nonsense. Sorry.

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  • Together Together

    Together Together

    ★★★★

    Refreshingly annoying... Is that an appropriate way to describe this? It's supposed to be more positive than it probably sounds. I guess "relatable" and "earnest" are the correct words. But capital F feelings are annoying. Necessary, yes. Unavoidable, yes. Better when dealt with, yes. Cathartic even, yes. But they're just such a burden.

    And this movie is smart enough to recognize that, weaponize that, and realize that it doesn't need anything more. Feelings suck... But they also rule.

    I liked this a lot. I look forward to Patti Harrison becoming the biggest, brightest star in Hollywood.

  • Pinocchio

    Pinocchio

    ★½

    The Voldemort Fish cries after Pinocchio kisses him on his forehead.

    Voldemort Fish: Pinocchio, I'll always carry you in my heart.
    Pinocchio: Goodbye, Tuna Fish.
    Voldemort Fish: Goodbye.

    I thought seeing Pinocchio hanged would be the most upsetting thing in this movie.

    I was wrong.

    Don't show this to your kids.