Matewan Matewan

Where to watch

It takes more than guns to kill a man.

Filmed in the coal country of West Virginia, "Matewan" celebrates labor organizing in the context of a 1920s work stoppage. Union organizer, Joe Kenehan, a scab named "Few Clothes" Johnson and a sympathetic mayor and police chief heroically fight the power represented by a coal company and Matewan's vested interests so that justice and workers' rights need not take a back seat to squalid working conditions, exploitation and the bottom line.

Recent reviews

More

Popular Lists

More
  • Satantango
  • First Reformed
  • mother!
  • Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom
  • Werckmeister Harmonies

The World is Hell: Hopeless Cinema

Pessimistic worldviews. For when you want to wallow in despair.

It doesn't matter if we all die.

Suggestions welcome.

A…

  • The Comfort of Strangers
  • Toni
  • Town Bloody Hall
  • Marriage Story
  • The War of the Worlds

The Complete Criterion Collection

Josh

Josh 1,234 films

May 20, 2020 | View More Lists | Follow Me

The Criterion Collection is a video distribution company that sells…

  • Wings
  • The Racket
  • 7th Heaven
  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
  • Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness

Every Film Ever Nominated For An Academy Award In Any Category

Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!