Matt has written 8 reviews for films rated ★★★½ during 2021.

  • Reminiscence



    This may come as a shock to you folks, but i find Reminiscence to be one of the most underrated films of the year. Granted, it isn’t perfect due to its ambitions getting in the way of a cohesive plot in some instances, but i was legitimately impressed & surprised by how this film turned out overall.

    First off, the story, despite being heavily borrowed from films such as Inception & Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, still brings a sense of…

  • Free Guy

    Free Guy


    Free Guy serves as an enjoyable & unique take on a concept that we’ve seen previously times (ex. The Truman Show), even if it could’ve been slightly altered and fleshed out more in the script department.

    I will start off by pointing out that it has an entertaining storyline that incorporates interesting ideas & themes that match the film’s creative worldbuilding. Guy, played greatly by Ryan Reynolds, is depicted as a non-playable character in a video game world that lives a life…

  • Akira



    There are many many complex characters in anime. A very underrated example would have to be…


  • Body Double

    Body Double


    Shoutouts to Luke, Carrot, and Spencer for making the viewing experience of this film all-the-more fun. 

    But yeah, this was a pretty damn solid, entertaining thriller that offers some surprisingly biting satire towards the film industry (which i did not expect at all).

  • Cruella



    Cruella serves as one of the more subversive Disney reboots that has come out in recent memory. Even if it tends to borrow plot elements from other films, they feel decently executed enough to a point where the film treats itself like its own thing. Along with decent enough writing, there is a solid amount of entertainment value due to the film’s energetic directing, good humor, and strong performances, particularly from Emma Stone & Emma Thompson. Stone, in particular, makes the…

  • Army of the Dead

    Army of the Dead


    Was surprised by how much i liked Army Of The Dead. Good practical effects/action scenes, decent storytelling, and a great soundtrack along with solid humor. Not perfect by any means (ex. the pacing), but i was completely satisfied with it.

    2021 is pretty much the year where Zack Snyder has finally redeemed himself.

  • Zack Snyder's Justice League

    Zack Snyder's Justice League


    This might come as a shock to you guys but I don’t have as many thoughts about this as i thought i would. All i can say it was pretty... good... ish??? Definitely an improvement over Joss Whedon’s version, that’s for sure. I have it at an 8/10 for now, but could lower it to a 7/10 if i give it more thought (also a potential review if i’m up to it).

  • A Hard Day's Night

    A Hard Day's Night


    One of the most delightful films i’ve seen in God knows how long. Such a damn good time. Rating could go up on a rewatch tbh