RSS feed for Mattias Indy

Favorite films

Recent activity

All

Recent reviews

More
  • It

    It

    ★★

    Child abuse and bullying is scary. This movie is not. It’s try-hard creepy at best, and most of all embarrassingly generic. Whatever happened to the art of tension?

    The 2017 edition of ”It” totally relies on mediocre jump scares, modern camera work (which occasionally is quite enjoyable) and CGI, making it a very flat mainstream ”horror” film (for kids?). I’ve added an extra star for the child actors, but otherwise this was just a soulless, lazy retro flirtation with no sense of direction. At least ”Stranger Things” had some vibes.

  • A Single Shot

    A Single Shot

    ★★★½

    Fog and rain, the woods at night, trucks and guns. I guess ”backwoods noir” is a pretty good genre description for this damn fine movie.
    It’s a dark and slow thriller where one fatal mistake leads to many bad choices. One man against all. An isolated husband against a village of goons. And then some.

    At times it seems as ”A Single Shot” could’ve been written by Cormac McCarthy and scored by Nick Cave & Warren Elis. Not quite, but almost.…

Popular reviews

More
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    ★★★½

    While ”The Force Awakens” (2015) came across as a decent film for children, ”Rogue One” is as mature as a Star Wars movie could possibly get without losing its SW touch. It’s dark and dirty, and emphasizes war more than ever before. At times it’s like a WWII movie with a Star Wars twist.

    It also delivers a pretty smooth setup for the beginning of the original Star Wars movie, ”Episode IV: A New Hope” (1977). Remember the opening scene…

  • Logan

    Logan

    ★★★½

    Wow, this was unlike any Marvel movie I’ve ever seen. They’ve ditched the usual blockbuster formula in favour of a character-driven story, so while previous films have been fairly light, this is some truly heavy shit. Well, maybe not if compared to ”The Road”, which comes to mind (even though ”Logan” is probably closer to the PS4 game ”The Last of Us”), but as far as comic book-movies go, it’s pretty dark. Still, as I mentioned in the ”Wolverine” review:…