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matt has written 14 reviews for films rated ★★★★½ during 2017.

  • Rebecca

    Rebecca

    ★★★★½

    “A portrait of a lampshade upside down to represent a soul in torment!”

    One of the best gialli ever made.

  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★½

    For some context, the original is one of my all-time favorite movies, and the almost-three-hours of this wasn't nearly enough for me, frankly, for both the ways in which it very much is BLADE RUNNER and very much isn't. Just as much, if not a lot more, of a jawdroppingly gorgeous, absurdly portentous, meticulously designed hypno-drone than its progenitor, but this also upends its legacy in ways that will confound a lot of people and which I found highly rewarding.…

  • West Side Story

    West Side Story

    ★★★★½

    "You're cutting a hole in yourselves for them."

    [70mm]

  • The Hudsucker Proxy

    The Hudsucker Proxy

    ★★★★½

    Time is a flat circle.

  • John Wick: Chapter 2

    John Wick: Chapter 2

    ★★★★½

    "Welcome to Reflections of the Soul at the New Modern NYC. Within this exhibition, the interplay of light and the nature of self-images coalesce to provide an experience which will highlight the fragility of our perception of space and our place within it. We hope through this exhibit we can provide new insights into your understanding of the world, and just possibly lead you to deeper reflection into the nature of self."

  • John Wick: Chapter 2

    John Wick: Chapter 2

    ★★★★½

    No other action film has ever looked like this. In its way this might be our POINT BLANK.

  • Streets of Fire

    Streets of Fire

    ★★★★½

    Every nerve and every muscle you've got

    Hill's JOHNNY GUITAR, Parédise by the dashboard light.

  • Blackhat

    Blackhat

    ★★★★½

    village people village dogs

    [Director's Cut]

  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    ★★★★½

    showgirls

  • Personal Shopper

    Personal Shopper

    ★★★★½

    U here?

  • I Walked with a Zombie

    I Walked with a Zombie

    ★★★★½

    Tropical malady

  • John Wick: Chapter 2

    John Wick: Chapter 2

    ★★★★½

    Notes from underground.