Matt Heiser

Matt Heiser

Favorite films

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Before Sunrise
  • Gattaca
  • Sense and Sensibility

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  • It Ain't Over

    ★★★

  • Maestro

    ★★★★½

  • Priscilla

    ★★★½

  • Hush

    ★★★

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  • 9

    9

    ★★★

    Solid, but the ending was pretty weak (they go to robot heaven?) What should have happened was that the 1-9 should have given themselves to the big "brain" war machine, which would infused it with a "soul," and made the machine that was the main destroyer of the world into its rebuilder.

  • 1917

    1917

    ★★★★½

    Exceptional filmmaking, and not just for the continuous shots. That final 15 minutes are just jaw-droppingly great. Great war movie for WWI.

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  • Autumn Sonata

    Autumn Sonata

    ★★★★★

    A great, great film. Meryl Streep in Sophie's Choice is my pick for the best all-time performance by an actress, but I think now Ingrid Bergman and Liv Ullmann in Autumn Sonata are my picks for the 2nd and 3rd best. Their performances are astounding. The Bergman films I've seen so far all pretty much have great female performances, but in Autumn Sonata (Ingrid) Bergman and Ullmann bring a level of talent and emotional realism to the performances that just…

  • The Collector

    The Collector

    ★★★★½

    Fascinating movie. Samantha Eggar is beautiful and tragic here. Miranda's plea of wanting to live near the end is heartbreaking. Terence Stamp also does a great job. The progression of the film is done with great precision by Wyler; speaking of, this seems like such a departure for Wyler, who made a career of doing very different projects from each of his movies; perhaps because he comes from classic Hollywood it's a little startling he made such a "modern" movie.

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