Matthew B.

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Favorite films

  • Pather Panchali
  • Police Story
  • Bicycle Thieves
  • Local Legends

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  • The Big Mouth

    ★★★

  • Perfect Days

    ★★★★½

  • Three on a Couch

    ★★★½

  • The Patsy

    ★★★★

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  • It's a Wonderful Life

    It's a Wonderful Life

    ★★★★★

    "Dear George, remember no man is a failure who has friends."

    Every December, It's a Wonderful Life returns to homes and theaters worldwide, as people seek to revisit this enduring holiday classic, or experience its magic for the first time. Undoubtedly the greatest Christmas movie of all time, it is a bit of a disservice to attach the "holiday film" label to Capra's masterpiece at all; this is an exceptional film at any time of year. Nevertheless, there is something…

  • Millennium Actress

    Millennium Actress

    ★★★★★

    Cinema. I love its history and all its depth and breadth. I am driven by a desire to see everything, despite an understanding that there will always be something more to see. I relish the idea that every first-time watch carries with it the potential to be a new all-time favorite, and I seek out different kinds of films, knowing that each new style/director/era I explore opens gateways to new experiences and cinematic paths. I’ve seen thousands of films and…

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  • Don't Let the Riverbeast Get You!

    Don't Let the Riverbeast Get You!

    ★★★★★

    Finally got the whole family to watch this one. It hit biggest with the 9-year-old, while the 6-year-old was hoping for more Scooby Doo in the denouement. Family dance party during the credit music. A fun time was had by all.

    Happy World Motern Day!

  • The Super Mario Bros. Movie

    The Super Mario Bros. Movie

    ★½

    Worst movie with an unexpected Do the Right Thing reference? Probably. 

    Corny gags. Paper-thin plot. Obvious needle drops. Questionable visuals. Yep, this is an Illumination film. Very little of this is redeeming, but after a drought of family-friendly films in theaters post-Puss in Boots, this was still an enjoyable escape with my girls on Spring Break.

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  • Gunda

    Gunda

    ★★★★

    Bela Tarr’s Babe

  • Where Is the Friend's House?

    Where Is the Friend's House?

    ★★★★½

    One time, back in third grade, the first girl that I ever had a crush on got sick. I knew that she lived nearby, because we rode the same bus, got off at the same stop, and then went our separate ways from there. Her house couldn't have been more than a few blocks away from my own. After she'd missed a few days, our teacher started to show some concern, and asked the class if anyone knew how she…