Matt Lingo

Deeper into movies. Favorites are my for top first time views of the last month (excluding new releases).

Favorite films

  • Scaffold
  • To Live and Die in L.A.
  • King of New York
  • Desperately Seeking Susan

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  • Sorcerer

    ★★★★½

  • Remembering Every Night

    ★★★★

  • David Byrne's American Utopia

    ★★★½

  • Stop Making Sense

    ★★★★★

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  • Please, Come Over!

    Please, Come Over!

    ★★★★★

    I produced this short and also held a boom mic. We all worked very hard on this and you can watch it here: youtu.be/rTGZTGm9ovM?si=jBFYDUNKxkrY6Qol

  • 4:44 Last Day on Earth

    4:44 Last Day on Earth

    ★★★★½

    So many things here that I adore: the score that plays over the opening credits becoming diegetic when we learn that it’s coming out of a character’s ipad, computer screens with 35mm grain, the Vietnamese delivery worker skyping his family (that last look they share will haunt me), Willem Dafoe’s raw animal sobs when his daughter makes an offhand joke about how a friend won’t lose their virginity before the world ends, and one of the best sex scenes ever…

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  • Fast X

    Fast X

    ★★★

    vroom vroom

  • Becky

    Becky

    ★★½

    Forgot the little girl performs a ukuelele cover of The Other Side of Mt. Heart Attack (??). Kevin James is quite good in this.

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  • Beau Is Afraid

    Beau Is Afraid

    ★★

    Matt is tired.

  • TÁR

    TÁR

    ★★★★

    So obviously this movie has THOUGHTS on cancel culture, but I think that aspect of the movie is a red herring. The real subject here is genius--its consumption, the allowances granted, its distorting effects, the ways in which it is conferred and, just as suddenly, taken away. The movie's puckish in its provocations, but it isn't irresponsible. You could argue that Field hedges his bets by centering this film around a woman, but to that I'd say Cate Blanchett isn't…