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matt has written 65 reviews for films with no rating.

  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller

    McCabe & Mrs. Miller

    "I always felt like John Ford did. If it rained, I was ready to shoot in the rain. If it was windy that made a western picture to me. And I was happy to work in the wind and the rain." -- William Witney

    I would like to have gotten the William Witney version of this movie.

  • The Lion King

    The Lion King

    So I had never previously seen this. It came out when I was 15. Today it pings my Cartoon Overliteralization Syndrome really hard because all its freakish and uninterrogated politics and systems are shrugged off with the whole "Circle of Life" thing, and 40-year-old me thinks it's weird and gross.

  • Las Vegas Bloodbath

    Las Vegas Bloodbath

    I'm not sure of BIKINI BABY SHOWER would be a catchier title, but it would certainly be just as accurate.

  • Domino

    Domino

    As a narrative feature this doesn't work, for reasons that you can intuit both from reports of feuds with producers and from watching this obviously truncated piece, but there's a line of dialogue in CASUALTIES OF WAR where someone basically says that being a witness isn't hazardous, and it's treated with the utmost incredulity. Without giving too much away, there's a version of this that's a full extrapolation of that, De Palma style, and being that he's always been repetitive…

  • Sword of Trust

    Sword of Trust

    I don't want to review this movie one way or the other because Ms. Shelton is a friend. But I will say that Toby Huss is in it playing a guy named Hog Jaws.

  • House on Bare Mountain

    House on Bare Mountain

    Imagine if Jonathan Winters' old Aunt Blabby sketches also had a lot of topless babes and oh a werewolf and a dracula and Frankenstein. Best imaginable Dark Universe reboot.

  • Leaving Neverland

    Leaving Neverland

    As crushing and awful as you've heard, less a documentary than a testimonial. No rating seems appropriate.

    One complaint: enough with the drone shots. They don't even belong in here at all, unless it's essential that we see what the roof of someone's apartment building looks like how close the Hilton is to the Sheraton.

  • Body of Evidence

    Body of Evidence

    Joe Mantegna as Fat Tony voice: "It's an erotic thriller!"

    Discussed on episode 3 of The Suspense is Killing Us.

  • An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn

    An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn

    "Worse than SHOWGIRLS!" -- Rolling Phone magazine.

    Joe Eszterhas obviously doesn't care whose toes he steps on. Take that, you venal fatcats! A true renegade.

  • Bulworth

    Bulworth

    A mostly bad movie and an utterly fascinating artifact. What in 1998 actually did manage to seem simultaneously brazen and clumsy still is those things but today also appears much more unambiguously hashtag problematic. Possibly one of the most misguided things ever attempted, a vanity project not just for Beatty as a star but as a socially-engaged brand. Not even Hal Ashby could have gotten this to work.

  • Uninvited

    Uninvited

    Now that's what I call a fancy feast.

  • Polar

    Polar

    DNF. Unwatchable edgelord garbage.