Matt64

Film critic who particularly loves… well… anything actually (unless the movie is bad of course).

Favorite films

  • Ikiru
  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Grave of the Fireflies

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  • The Black Phone

    ★★½

  • Elvis

    ★★★★½

  • Sonic Drone Home

    ★★★

  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2

    ★★★½

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  • Elvis

    Elvis

    ★★★★½

    Elvis is an example of how you can take what could be just another standard, by-the-numbers biopic and infuse it with a captivating lead performance and strong filmmaking while also creating an emotionally resonant story.

    One of the first aspects of the film that i will touch up on will be Baz Lurhmann’s direction. Anyone who is familiar with Lurhmann’s movies knows that he tends to have an eye for flashy ways of shooting and editing movies along with incorporating…

  • Cha Cha Real Smooth

    Cha Cha Real Smooth

    ★★★★

    Cha Cha Real Smooth is a well-done and effective crowdpleaser that contains a huge amount of respect for every theme it tackles by being very down-to-earth from a story perspective while also delivering in the comedy and heart department.

    I will start off by talking about one of the best aspects of the film, which is the writing. As expressed through this film and his directorial debut, Freshman Year (alternatively titled S**thouse), Cooper Raiff has a deep understanding of the…

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  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★★

    Despite not having that much of an attachment to the original, I still consider Top Gun: Maverick to be the definition on how to make a sequel that not only honors and elevates the original laid on its table, but also improving upon it in every possible way. 

    I will start off this review by talking about the screenplay and explaining why it works on every level. First of all, even though it is noticeable that the movie follows some…

  • The Last Duel

    The Last Duel

    ★★★★½

    The Last Duel might seem like your average, everyday medieval epic on the surface, but at its core, it is a powerful, effective, and well-crafted tale whose themes ring true to today’s times in a haunting, realistic manner. 

    One of the film’s strongest aspects is its script. Through the excellent work from writers Nicole Holofcener, Matt Damon, and Ben Affleck (the latter two also starring in the film), this film provides the audience with a thought-provoking narrative that tackles gender…