Mathew Buck

Film nerd, creator of Bad Movie Beatdown and Projector.

Favorite films

  • Die Hard
  • The Prestige
  • Groundhog Day
  • Back to the Future

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  • Revealer

    ★½

  • The Black Phone

    ★★★½

  • Good Luck to You, Leo Grande

    ★★★½

  • The Hater

    ★★½

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  • A Day to Die

    A Day to Die

    ★½

    Kevin Dillon calls in his old team after his wife is kidnapped by gangster Leon in a feud with corrupt police chief Bruce Willis, that is actually a cut above the usual DTV fare in terms of production quality, but let down by pervasive poor ADR, especially a dubbed Willis. I would estimate at least half of Willis' dialogue in A Day to Die has been replaced by a voice that sounds absolutely nothing like him, and it jumps back…

  • The Matrix Resurrections

    The Matrix Resurrections

    ★★★½

    Keanu Reeves is reawakened in this belated sequel, that serves as both a metatextual critique of its own creation and a mid-life crisis of yearning, with the first hour being the most interesting, before getting messier as it progresses, but a fun mess. It is easy to see why it is so hated in certain corners, given it explicitly makes fun of people who misinterpreted or simply wanted mindless action, and I bet that ticked plenty off. But it is so personal and imperfect... I hesitate to say best sequel, but most interesting? Yes.

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  • Venom

    Venom

    ★½

    I was entertained by Venom for what I suspect are all the wrong reasons, because this is a fascinating trainwreck. After a rather tedious first act, once Hardy is infected by the titular creature, the movie itself mutates into an absolute laugh riot; it becomes almost like a surreal buddy movie, as the usually intense actor flails and mugs with such ferocity that it is almost impossible to take him seriously, bypassing horror straight into goofiness. The script is both…

  • Fantastic Four

    Fantastic Four

    ★½

    "It's clobbering time" is something Ben Grimm's abusive brother used to say before he slapped him about.

    I'm sure comic book fans will *love* that...

    Full video review here.