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Matt has written 124 reviews for films during 2016.

  • Freddy Got Fingered

    Freddy Got Fingered

    Hard to believe tonight's 35mm screening at the Drafthouse was so pristine. It's almost like no one in the last 15 years had wanted to see this movie!

    Thoughts on a long overdue revisit at ScreenCrush.

  • Silence

    Silence

    ★★★

    Not my favorite Scorsese. Full review at ScreenCrush.

  • Assassin's Creed

    Assassin's Creed

    ★★★

    Probably not the best video game movie, and maybe not even the weirdest (cause hot damn there have been some weird-ass video game movies), but there’s definitely something here. I’m honestly still not sure what that something is, but I liked trying to find it.

    Full review at ScreenCrush.

  • Collateral Beauty

    Collateral Beauty

    Not so much so-bad-it’s-good as so-bad-it-doesn’t-seem-real.

    Full review at ScreenCrush.

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    ★★★

    “It’s telling that Rogue One’s best character is a robot.

    For all the rumors about additional filmmakers being brought in to contribute to — or possibly even supervise — the first Star Wars spinoff’s reshoots and editing, Rogue One still feels like the work of Gareth Edwards, who also made 2014’s Godzilla reboot. Edwards, a VFX artist turned director, tends to make movies where the special effects feel more real than the flesh-and-blood human beings. Rogue One has a large human cast, but all of them pale in comparison to a wise-cracking droid.”

    Full review at ScreenCrush.

  • Manchester by the Sea

    Manchester by the Sea

    ★★★★½

    STAHH TREK IS ONE UH THE PILLAHS UH MAWDUHN ENTUHTAINMENT!

  • Office Christmas Party

    Office Christmas Party

    ★½

    Watching this movie did make me wonder if I was naughty this year, and this was my punishment. So there’s that. Full review at ScreenCrush.

  • The Founder

    The Founder

    ★★½

    Bah dah bah bah bahhhh, I’m not loving it.

    Full review at ScreenCrush.

  • Creed

    Creed

    ★★★★½

    I might have underrated this movie on first viewing. It's not perfect, but it's probably as perfect as a movie called CREED could possibly be. 


    Also, just for the hell of it: ROCKY > CREED > ROCKY III > ROCKY BALBOA > ROCKY II > ROCKY IV > ROCKY V

  • Hidden Figures

    Hidden Figures

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  • Allied

    Allied

    ★★★½

    Turns out the real war ... was love.

    (And World War II.)

    ((But also love.))

    Wasn't crazy about Brad Pitt's performance. I think he’s maybe going for a Bogart thing, brooding and betraying no emotions. When the film becomes entirely about emotions, it suffers as a result. Otherwise, Zemeckis has another very solid historical drama on his hands. After his mildly disastrous mo-cap period, his gift for blending big special effects with genuine human drama has returned him to near…

  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

    ★★

    No-Maj and proud.