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Matt has written 127 reviews for films during 2017.

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★★

    A few notes on second viewing:

    -Mark Hamill’s performance is magnificent. 

    -Everything from the scene in Snoke’s throne room right through the very last shot is bursting with so many memorable images. You could just rattle off all these iconic visuals that are just pure perfect Star Wars.

    -The opening crawl ends in an ellipsis with four dots.

  • Mary Poppins

    Mary Poppins

    ★★★★

    Pretty magical to rewatch these old movies through my daughter’s eyes. She doesn’t really understand any of the stuff with Mr. Banks and his bank. But she bursts into “Let’s Go Fly a Kite” at random times now and I wouldn’t trade singing along with her for all the tuppence in the world.

  • Thor: Ragnarok

    Thor: Ragnarok

    ★★★½

    “To be honest, seeing you grow really big and set fire to a planet would be quite a spectacle.”

    Indeed it is, God of Foreshadowing. Indeed it is.

  • Bright

    Bright

    ★½

    Exactly the kind of Z-grade blockbuster that people would typically describe by saying “Eh, just wait and watch it on Netflix.” Full review at ScreenCrush.

  • All the Money in the World

    All the Money in the World

    ★★

    You know what they say: All the money in the world will not buy you a good movie called All the Money in the World. Full review at ScreenCrush.

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★★

    May there never be star peace. Full review at ScreenCrush.

  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★★½

    Sew good. Full review at ScreenCrush.

  • The Post

    The Post

    ★★★★

    “Before All the President’s Men, there was just one woman.”

    I should have a job writing taglines. Full review at ScreenCrush.

  • RoboCop

    RoboCop

    ★★★★½

    The bad guy’s name is Dick Jones. The super killer robot is defeated by a flight of stairs. A man falls in a vat of toxic waste and is instantly turned into a mutant fish creature thing and THEN he’s hit by a car and is instantly liquefied like he’s a human water balloon.

    God, I love Paul Verhoeven.

  • Cinderella

    Cinderella

    ★★★½

    Every time I watch this movie I’m surprised that it’s mostly the story of a bunch of mice getting chased by a cat and then making a dress.

  • Coco

    Coco

    ★★★★

    A story about death, murder, loss, grief, aging, dementia, living skeletons, and deadbeat dads.

    Y’know, a kids movie.

  • Lady Bird

    Lady Bird

    ★★★★★

    Always thought Greta Gerwig was one of the most talented people in the whole mumblecore scene. This confirms that x1000.