Matthew Xie

Wannabe dj
Film is a second pastime

Favorite films

  • All About Lily Chou-Chou
  • Yi Yi
  • Ritual
  • Three Colors: Red

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  • Happy Together

    ★★★★½

  • The Green Knight

    ★★★½

  • Hotarubi no Mori e

    ★★★

  • Akira

    ★★★★

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  • Happy Together

    Happy Together

    ★★★★½

    I’ve been so behind on reviews I sry

    Possibly my fav Wong film ahhh I literally got an ear piercing because of this film thanks sexy ass Leslie Cheung.

    The entire storyline and pacing is very well-maintained and balanced, something I personally think other Wong films lack. The innuendos and recurring objects throughout the film are fun. 

    Beautiful gay men and beautiful story, will dive into technicals my 2nd watch.

  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    ★★★½

    Didn’t expect myself to like it until much later in the film...good twists and actually some depth for an A24 film.

    Dev Patel became brown Eren Yeager at a point.

    Green speech by ginger baddie was hot.

    Don’t laugh at Dev’s premature ejaculation, I would’ve lasted just as long with her.

    A movie with a good aftertaste and much to discuss after viewing, I thoroughly enjoy digesting and regurgitating thoughts.

    What is “knighthood” and “manhood”, to back down or to be smart.

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  • Ritual

    Ritual

    ★★★★★

    In Japan today, all forms of expression, beginning with images, serves only as either timekilling entertainment, for those without occupation, or as momentary respite for those who are afraid of pain. people desire either real scandals amplified into rawness, or, the illusion of beautifully adapted fictions.

    What an absolute masterpiece of exploring falling in love with depression. Her quirkiness and colorfulness contrasts so greatly with the mental illnesses inside her. Every shot is so tender and delicate, reflecting the cocoon…

  • I Saw the Devil

    I Saw the Devil

    ★★★½

    Matthew continues to self torture and watch fucked up films...

    Truly amazing how Koreans can still include their twisted humor into something so bloody and inhumane. Any other bloody film we know of is child’s play compared to this. The slow shots brings out the raw ugliness of psychopaths; cinematic music may seem cliche at parts, but fits quite well. Nothing to critique on the superb acting. The most beautiful opening scene...the most beautiful opening and ending scenes, and everything…