Matt

I'm always proofreading and revising grammar on my reviews after posting them. Ratings are personal.

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  • Bee Movie

    Bee Movie

    I’m in the hospital recovering from a fractured hip. My nurse comes in around when Bee-Jerry Seinfield meets Renée Zellweger. She checks my vitals and puts own my compression boots for the evening. This took about 3 minutes tops and when I look up, the bee and the human lady are having a romantic porch date. What is going on

  • Toy Story 4

    Toy Story 4

    ★★★★

    A nice epilogue of sorts to the Toy Story trilogy that extends the existentialist metaphor of being a toy as far as it can go to make adults cry every chance they can get. Myself included.

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  • Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman

    ★★★★

    Possibly the most emotionally engaged I've been with a superhero movie in a while. Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot together put in the work to give this film a beating heart beneath the carnage and flash of its action scenes. Chris Pine has also unexpectedly gone up in my personal rankings for Best Chris in Hollywood.

    I demand the movie industry to give us a hundred million more female superhero movies. And more electric cello riffs.

  • Carol

    Carol

    ★★★★★

    “It’s not your fault.”

    There’s a general understanding that queer love has a history of hiding in the spaces between society’s rules and expected social mores. Carol is not only a love story between two women: it's a tale of people discovering, living, suffering and attempting to thrive in those spaces.

    The story gripped me with tension over what would happen next to Carol and Therese as they grew closer and closer. The camera often frames character interactions by cutting…