Matt has written 17 reviews for films rated ★★★★½ during 2020.

  • Soul

    Soul

    ★★★★½

    Could it be that i actually found an anticipated movie of mine from this year that wasn’t a disappointment?

    Goes to show you how immaculate Pixar is... for the most part.

  • Feels Good Man

    Feels Good Man

    ★★★★½

    A well-constructed documentary that also serves as brilliant social commentary on Internet culture (particularly their dark side) and how people will go as far as they can to use anything for their own personal needs, even to the point where it causes an impact on every-day life. However, it also showcases the power of creativity, the benefits that can come from it, and how people can be willing to go as far as they can to rid the bad reputation of what they create in order to showcase its true colors. Really hope more people give this documentary a shot.

  • Sound of Metal

    Sound of Metal

    ★★★★½

    My pick for the best film of 2020. Not a single other film that comes out this year will top it. Provides such a powerful story that delivers excellent performances, strong writing and directing, the best sound design of the year, and a message about change that i think is important for everyone to be aware of. Definitely looking forward to revisiting this film every now and then.

    Edit (03/02/2021): not anymore... still great though

  • Touch of Evil

    Touch of Evil

    ★★★★½

    If i were to travel back in time to give Orson Welles an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for this, i would.

  • The Graduate

    The Graduate

    ★★★★½

    Yet another film that is much better than I remembered it to be. Might also have some of the best editing in a film that i’ve ever seen.

    Also, can we just take a moment to recognize how surprisingly funny this was?

  • Rear Window

    Rear Window

    ★★★★½

    Why does it always feel so good revisiting the classics? 😁

  • Edward Scissorhands

    Edward Scissorhands

    ★★★★½

    Had been a while since i last watched it so i’m very glad i took the time to revisit it today, even if it was an unconventional pick to watch this season 😅.

    Has a dash of the Frankenstein’s monster story to it from a storytelling and thematic perspective, but the writing and directing does allow the film to add elements to it that make it it’s own thing.

    I still think this is one of Johnny Depp’s best performance,…

  • What We Do in the Shadows

    What We Do in the Shadows

    ★★★★½

    Really makes me want to start watching the show. Taika Waititi knocks it out of the park once again!

  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople

    Hunt for the Wilderpeople

    ★★★★½

    Some people start off October with a horror film. I’m starting off October with skux life 😎

  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    ★★★★½

    What a mind warp O_O

  • Fantasia

    Fantasia

    ★★★★½

    Have i actually done it? Have i found an animated film that out-beats every other animated film i’ve ever watched in my entire life? One that brims with artistic, emotional, and intellectual value? One that i will remember for years to come? One that will stand the test of time as one of Disney’s greatest achievements along with their renaissance films? One that i will consider to be not only my favorite animated film ever, but also one of my…

  • Black Panther

    Black Panther

    RIP Chadwick Boseman 👑💔😢