Matt MacMaster

Matt MacMaster

One time I met Xavier Samuels. He said Hi and i said Good, thanks.

Favorite films

  • Aliens
  • Heat
  • Jaws
  • Conan the Barbarian

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  • The Holdovers

    ★★★★½

  • The Abyss

    ★★★★

  • TÁR

    ★★★★½

  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller

    ★★★★½

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  • The Holdovers

    The Holdovers

    ★★★★½

    One of the best things I watched in the last year.

    Beautifully balanced: light as a feather, heavy as a boulder; immaculately cast and as perfect and flawed as the cherished moth eaten jumper your granddad owned.

  • The Abyss

    The Abyss

    ★★★★

    James Cameron: Wife Guy




    (Special Edition; Metrograph)

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  • Black Panther

    Black Panther

    ★★★½

    Given it's a Marvel film it cannot escape the gravitational pull of rote exposition-heavy dialogue, but in terms of design work and execution, there's nothing like it in the Marvel canon (although some judicious editing would make this a leaner, more enjoyable picture).

    It's great to see representation like this, and it avoids reductive appropriation entirely by having black voices tell a black story full of joy, ambition and humour. The interplay of technology, spirituality and tradition seems so effortless…

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★★

    Wonderfully clear-eyed about its cultural and filmic heritage.

    Admirably contained ticking-clock plot device.

    The best summation of the Force and its followers since EMPIRE.

    Beautifully designed, with some colour choices that Argento would blush at.

    The funniest in the saga.

    *That cameo!*