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Matt has written 194 reviews for films during 2019.

  • Girl on the Third Floor

    Girl on the Third Floor

    “CM Punk won’t make you Go To Sleep when you watch Girl on the Third Floor!” -- Gene Shalit, if he were still working today, about Girl on the Third Floor.

  • Exit Through the Gift Shop

    Exit Through the Gift Shop

    ★★★★½

    Highly entertaining and drolly funny upon its initial release, this documentary now feels even more prescient in its depiction of a world that was only coming into being at the time, in which everyone became the star of their own social media show. As a street artist, Thierry Guetta might be a genial hack; as a member of the make-yourself-a-celebrity-through-endless-self-documentation-and-obsession, he was absolutely on the cutting edge.

    The question of whether Mr Brainwash was real or an elaborate hoax engineered…

  • The Master

    The Master

    ★★★★½

    The story of a man who claims he can erase the trauma suffered in past lives, who cannot even help his most fervent follower deal with the trauma he has experienced in this life. And also a love story, after a fashion.

  • Lady Bird

    Lady Bird

    ★★★★★

    This movie makes me want to go buy a big bag of Doritos and eat them in the car.

  • Holy Motors

    Holy Motors

    ★★★★½

    I quit my job, left my family, sold my possessions, and moved to France to become a motion capture artist based on this movie and I am here to tell you real mo-cap is not like this at all.

    Oh well. You win some you lose some. Maybe I’ll try to become an accordion player next.

  • Power of Grayskull: The Definitive History of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

    Power of Grayskull: The Definitive History of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

    ★★★½

    The art of commerce — impressively comprehensive for a documentary of this sort, with tons of interviews and archival footage, original sketches. If you want to know the origins of He-Man, this is a very good place to find it. It is kind of amusing, though, how much of the origins of He-Man are “Yeah we needed to sell a shit-ton of toys to kids, and we decided this macho barbarian guy in space would work.”

  • Parasite

    Parasite

    Another Bong hit.

  • Gemini Man

    Gemini Man

    ★★★½

    GEMINI MAN is about coming to grips with your mortality, confronting a doppelgänger of yourself, doing wacky things with 3D frame rate, and Will Smith kicking someone in the face with a motorcycle. 

    Obviously, I liked it.

    Full review at ScreenCrush.

  • Between Two Ferns: The Movie

    Between Two Ferns: The Movie

    ★★★

    I laughed a few times (mostly at the scenes with Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd), but I’m not sure why they didn’t just make more episodes of Between Two Ferns with all these people.

  • Filmworker

    Filmworker

    ★★★

    I’m guessing Stanley Kubrick didn’t get a ton of “World’s Greatest Boss” mugs on his birthday.

  • Marriage Story

    Marriage Story

    ★★★★

    lol I could not relate to this movie in any way my marriage is perfect ahahahahahahahahaehehehehehehoh god

  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems

    ★★★★★

    This movie is incredible. Radiates with Big Sandler Energy. I was glad it was raining, because I had my umbrella which have me something to squeeze to death for two straight hours to release the tension. Move over, Ten Commandments; there’s a new best Passover movie ever.