Mathew Buck

Film nerd, creator of Bad Movie Beatdown and Projector.

Favorite films

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

Recent activity

  • King of Killers


  • Accused


  • A Haunting in Venice


  • Dumb Money


Recent reviews

  • The Fabelmans

    The Fabelmans


    Steven Spielberg's upbringing has imprinted itself all over his filmography, but it was inevitable that at some point he was going to explore it in detail in this thinly-veiled autobiography. But it is genuinely surprising how revealing and intimate The Fabelmans is about his life and his at-times tumultuous upbringing. Gabriel LaBelle does an uncanny job of managing to incorporate Spielberg's mannerisms into his performance as Sammy, who becomes addicted to film at a young age and becomes increasing proficient…

  • Morbius



    That's right, it's Morbin- oh, yeah, Jared Leto killed that joke already. Delayed for years due to the pandemic – I literally first saw a trailer for it in January 2020 – it looks like Morbius, one of Sony's desperate attempts to draw as much blood as they can from their Spider-Man IP, spent that time being re-cut and re-edited over and over again, presumably to find a version that didn't, erm, suck. They failed. Instead what we're left with…

Popular reviews

  • Venom



    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


    "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.