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matt has written 130 reviews for films rated ★★★★★ .

  • Pulp Fiction

    Pulp Fiction

    ★★★★★

    I am not a hero, I am just a coffee shop

  • Apollo 11

    Apollo 11

    ★★★★★

    Flag on the Moon. How did it get there?

    All joking aside this is an astonishing document of what I feel is probably humanity's greatest achievement. More exciting, informative, and emotionally potent than any narrative film or reenactment could hope to be.

  • Airplane!

    Airplane!

    ★★★★★

    Still the funniest movie ever made.

  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★★★

    "Today we have to break the nose of every beautiful thing."

    What if there were witches that ran a dance academy? What if they were forced underground during wartime, what if during that time they became politically activated, resentful, hostile? What if they cared deeply about their art, their matriarchal, anti-facist, confrontational art, the very source and tool of their power? Is there a right way now to exercise that power? Is there a right way to exercise any power?

  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★★★

    "The resistance is more emphatic, don't you think?"

    Faustian bargains for control. Hibernating fascism. Matriarchal, even yonic power. Terrorism as performance and vice-versa. I can't wait to watch this a million more times.

  • Superman

    Superman

    ★★★★★

    "That's a bad out-fit!"

    [Extended TV version]

  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★★★

    The ultimate movie deathdream.

  • The Vietnam War

    The Vietnam War

    ★★★★★

    Pretty much just as galvanic and reorienting as THE CIVIL WAR, except it's not Shelby Foote waxing lyrical over antique photos, it's a grunt talking about taking a hill, then a cut to footage of that actual guy taking that actual hill. Put this in the Smithsonian, a total monument.

  • Blue Velvet

    Blue Velvet

    ★★★★★

    "It seemed like that love would be the only thing that made any difference...and it did."

  • Rain the Color of Blue with a Little Red in It

    Rain the Color of Blue with a Little Red in It

    ★★★★★

    Unknown Pleasures

    If Wakaliwood is "The Wire" then this is "Treme", a wildly more didactic and nuanced version of the same rich tapestry, but without the killer genre hook. A community brimming with its own stories and artistic and cultural values representing itself on-screen, for basically the first time, filtered through western pop iconography. I'm crying.

  • Bad Black

    Bad Black

    ★★★★★

    The only movie ever made.

  • Alien Beasts

    Alien Beasts

    ★★★★★

    commander carl is in ur base stealing ur thoughts