RSS feed for Matt Pilgrim

Favorite films

Recent activity

All

Recent reviews

More
  • Custody

    Custody

    ★★★★★

    Awards 7, Rating 98

    “All he wants is to hurt her. He’s no father. I’m glad they’re divorcing.”

    Sensational. I’m shocked. A masterclass in acting and directing. Xavier Legrand created an incredible piece of cinema. The last 20 minutes are terrific. The atmosphere is so intense that seems almost tangible. Neither in a horror movie I’ve been so tense. Wow. My only complaint is Josephine’s storyline (what is exactly the purpose of that revelation?) which could have been completely cut…

  • The Rider

    The Rider

    ★★★★★

    Awards 8, Rating 100

    "I believe God gives each of us a purpose. For a horse, it's to run across the prairie; for a cowboy, it's to ride."

    I'm at a loss for words. Magnificent is the first word that comes to my mind. It’s authentic, honest, passionate and this is exactly what I look for in a movie. It feels real, human. Honestly I would not change a thing about it. Chloé Zhao’s work was excellent. The cinematography is…

Popular reviews

More
  • You Were Never Really Here

    You Were Never Really Here

    ★★★★★

    Awards 6, Rating 97

    “Joe, wake up. It's a beautiful day.”

    Oh. My. God. Oh my fucking God. I think I did not blink once. I’m stunned. I wanted to see it again as soon as it ended. It left me speechless and not able to write a proper review so here some random thoughts. Lynne Ramsay’s direction is confident, sharp, provocative. She doesn't give you a second to breathe. Chapeaux. I really can’t wait to see more from her.…

  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★★

    Awards 9, Rating 100

     “I’m sick, aren’t I?”
    “I wish everyone was as sick as you”

    I know the infamous peach scene might seem a bit over-the-top, in my opinion it’s actually a truly poignant moment and I love how all was handled. First time I was perplexed too, I haven’t read the book so it came out of nowhere, but then I understood its meaning. The scene is so well-crafted by Guadagnino that when Elio says “I’m sick” you…