Matt's Movie Reviews

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 100%

The Infinite Man ()

"What The Infinite Man lacks in size it makes up for in inventive, emotionally potent storytelling as a sci-fi, a comedy and a romance. That kind of trifecta is a rarity indeed."

Posted Sep 7, 2014

Matthew Pejkovic

2 46%

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)

"If Sin City was a hard-on of sex and violence told in an eye popping world of gritty nourish delights, than Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is its impotent follow up."

Posted Sep 7, 2014

Matthew Pejkovic

3 62%

Draft Day (2014)

"Entertainingly dramatizes the tight rope, wheeling and dealing thrills that play out during one of America's biggest sports events."

Posted Sep 7, 2014

Matthew Pejkovic

4 86%

Night Moves (2014)

"Here is a thriller that portrays the heavy ramifications of a "justified" crime with a steady, grounded rhythm that gives power to every sin committed."

Posted Aug 30, 2014

Matthew Pejkovic

5 95%

What We Do In The Shadows ()

"Just like the addictive bloodlust these characters have, What We Do in the Shadows is a film that demands repeated viewings with its ever quotable dialogue and wacky situations where the supernatural meets the mundane to gut-busting results."

Posted Aug 30, 2014

Matthew Pejkovic

6 85%

Predestination (2015)

"Features The Spierig Brothers at their innovative and creative best, while also boasting a revelatory performance by Sarah Snook."

Posted Aug 30, 2014

Matthew Pejkovic

7 95%

Two Days, One Night ()

"The Dardenne brothers expertly use confrontation to create great drama, and from that great drama arises quite the potent tale about principles in the face of hardship. "

Posted Aug 26, 2014

Matthew Pejkovic

8 34%

God's Pocket (2014)

"So unlikeable are these characters and disinteresting their plight that investing even a crumb of energy into their story is an investment wasted."

Posted Aug 21, 2014

Matthew Pejkovic

9 63%

The Maze Runner (2014)

"Another young adult sci-fi tale of survival is played out to sparsely thrilling and all too familiar results, proving the popular genre has run its course."

Posted Aug 18, 2014

Matthew Pejkovic

10 94%

Felony (2014)

"At its best, it reminds of the powerful corrupt-cop dramas directed by Sydney Lumet. At its worst, it's rampart with the kind of stodgy plot problems that haunts many an Australian dramatic feature."

Posted Aug 17, 2014

Matthew Pejkovic

11 100%

All This Mayhem ()

"With a strong story at its core and the archive footage to back it up, All This Mayhem proves to be not only an engrossing story but an important one as well."

Posted Aug 17, 2014

Matthew Pejkovic

12 60%

The Grand Seduction (2014)

"A snug film about community and the torture of men out of work. There's a warmth to it, a likeability that doesn't wear off. Gleeson's big grizzly bear persona is a big reason why."

Posted Aug 17, 2014

Matthew Pejkovic

13 33%

The Expendables 3 (2014)

"The combined might of Hollywood's greatest action heroes can't survive against Sylvester Stallone's inflated ego."

Posted Aug 6, 2014

Matthew Pejkovic

14 67%

The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)

"An immigrant tale of immense heart, salivating visuals and charming performances."

Posted Aug 4, 2014

Matthew Pejkovic

15 66%

Lucy (2014)

"Luc Besson's grasp cannot sustain his out of this world vision of creating an action movie that is as revolutionary in its ideas as it's stimulating in its visuals, resulting in a muddled mess of both."

Posted Aug 3, 2014

Matthew Pejkovic

16 91%

A Most Wanted Man (2014)

"A contemporary tale of terrorism and intelligence gathering that is as thrilling as it is relevant."

Posted Aug 3, 2014

Matthew Pejkovic

17 92%

Frank (2014)

"As compelling a film about music and its mad masters as they come."

Posted Aug 3, 2014

Matthew Pejkovic

18 92%

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

"Guardians of the Galaxy is a pleasant surprise from start to finish, an all-rounder of a blockbuster that excels in making us laugh as potently as it awes with its sensational action packed style."

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Matthew Pejkovic

19 18%

And So It Goes (2014)

"Rob Reiner's inability to elicit some sort of spark between his two leads continues to prove that his best days are behind him."

Posted Jul 23, 2014

Matthew Pejkovic

20 27%

Deliver Us from Evil (2014)

"It's the weight that director Scott Derrickson gives to not only the horror, but the fallen souls who combat it that makes Deliver Us from Evil such an effective genre mash-up. "

Posted Jul 23, 2014

Matthew Pejkovic

21 60%

Hercules (2014)

"Once Brett Ratner flips that switch and Dwayne Johnson is unleashed, an entertaining and surprisingly enthusiastic swords and sandals actioner is in full swing."

Posted Jul 23, 2014

Matthew Pejkovic

22 42%

Words And Pictures (2014)

"In the end none of its gels, leaving fragments of a good movie that with a little more focus, and a little more polish, could have reached its potential."

Posted Jul 21, 2014

Matthew Pejkovic

23 94%

These Final Hours ()

"An incredibly bleak yet never the less effective pre-apocalypse movie, that stunningly portrays an Australia succumbed to a culture of death during the most fleeting and precious moments of creation."

Posted Jul 20, 2014

Matthew Pejkovic

24 18%

Sex Tape (2014)

"An R-rated comedy that thinks it's provocative, yet is handcuffed by the inhibitions of its rom-com genre"

Posted Jul 16, 2014

Matthew Pejkovic

25 90%

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)

"Matt Reeves masterful weaving of the spectacular visual effects, powerful emotional depth and complex morality rich themes has created not only an entertaining blockbuster, but a transcendent one that is rich in value and in message."

Posted Jul 2, 2014

Matthew Pejkovic

26 92%

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

"It begs the question: Are animated studio such as Pixar and DreamWorks catering to a much more mature audience? Or are they pushing the hearts and minds of wee-ones into new, dark boundaries?"

Posted Jun 29, 2014

Matthew Pejkovic

27 60%

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (2014)

"The beauty of Benson's two films is that while they do work best as companion pieces, the material and performances are so strong that they also work as standalone movies, both driven by the heartbeat of their separate subjects. "

Posted Jun 17, 2014

Matthew Pejkovic

28 89%

Locke (2014)

"Steven Knight has delivered not only a powerfully minimalistic picture, but a morally attuned one as well, that portrays how one immoral act can bring about a lifetime of affliction. "

Posted Jun 16, 2014

Matthew Pejkovic

29 98%

20,000 Days on Earth (2014)

"Part documentary, part drama, part audio visual patch work and all around engrossing look at the myth and music of a dark soul and his many complexities."

Posted Jun 15, 2014

Matthew Pejkovic

30 98%

Jodorowsky's Dune (2014)

"No one knows exactly what kind of film Jodorowsky's version of Dune would have been like. But what's for certain is that Jodorowsky's Dune is in itself an entertaining, fascinating portrait into what could have been."

Posted Jun 15, 2014

Matthew Pejkovic

31 96%

The Lunchbox (2014)

"Khan's performance is in itself a tasty buffet, filled with a simmering anger, desperate loneliness, and a biting sense of humour."

Posted Jun 13, 2014

Matthew Pejkovic

32 95%

Snowpiercer (2014)

"A nightmare inducing, violent collection of left wing fears enhanced and packaged into a madcap post-apocalyptic movie unlike any other of its kind."

Posted Jun 13, 2014

Matthew Pejkovic

33 99%

Boyhood (2014)

"Boyhood is not only a masterful film but a culturally rich one as well, a cinematic equivalent to the Mark Twain coming of age classic "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" yet made for a new generation."

Posted Jun 10, 2014

Matthew Pejkovic

34 84%

The Unknown Known (2014)

"Part investigation, part inquisition and all around fascinating experiment into trying to dig underneath a deeply buried stone wall of charismatic defiance."

Posted Jun 10, 2014

Matthew Pejkovic

35 84%

The Two Faces of January (2014)

"A tight, stylish, romantic thriller with strong characters and driving plot, The Two Faces of January is the perfect remedy for those who live on a steady diet of Hitchcock and Wilder noir's."

Posted Jun 10, 2014

Matthew Pejkovic

36 89%

Calvary (2014)

"A film not only of deep religious conviction, but one that also looks at the nature of sacrifice as atonement for the sins of others."

Posted Jun 4, 2014

Matthew Pejkovic

37 66%

The Rover (2014)

"A brooding and intense journey into a graceless world, with Robert Pattinson delivering a fascinating, career defining performance in the process."

Posted Jun 4, 2014

Matthew Pejkovic

38 84%

22 Jump Street (2014)

"22 Jump Street ups the bromance between Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill to a new level, yet forgets that a great buddy cop movie needs quality action to go along with the gut busting laughs."

Posted Jun 4, 2014

Matthew Pejkovic

39 90%

Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

"An exciting and character driver action movie that features blockbuster king Tom Cruise in top form."

Posted Jun 3, 2014

Matthew Pejkovic

40 48%

Maleficent (2014)

"Jolie draws upon that deep emotional well to portray the agony, heartbreak and anger, that transforms this pure young fairy with the horns and mighty wings into a violated, vengeful villain clad in a leather outfit that's as black as her heart."

Posted May 28, 2014

Matthew Pejkovic

41 33%

A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)

"Perhaps Seth MacFarlane thought that this would be a Blazing Saddles for a new generation, yet A Million Ways to Die in the West belongs way, way on the other side of the western comedy spectrum. "

Posted May 27, 2014

Matthew Pejkovic

42 10%

Grace Of Monaco ()

"With never ending shots of Nicole Kidman in one beautiful ensemble after another while bathed in warm light, too much thought was put into presenting Grace Kelly the style icon rather than Grace Kelly the human being: mother, wife, princess."

Posted May 26, 2014

Matthew Pejkovic

43 95%

Ida (2014)

"A film that stirs emotions and begs us never to forget that the biggest atrocities can have the most intimate of outcomes."

Posted May 23, 2014

Matthew Pejkovic

44 21%

Son Of God (2014)

"Son of God holds a particular relevance during these spiritually confusing times, and reminds that the story of Christ need be one that is never forgotten."

Posted May 21, 2014

Matthew Pejkovic

45 80%

The Fault In Our Stars (2014)

"While The Fault in Our Stars can be overbearingly schlocky at times, it is also an emotionally heartfelt film, especially in regards to the central romance that is sure to make the target audience swoon."

Posted May 20, 2014

Matthew Pejkovic

46 91%

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

"A bold, dark and important chapter in a superhero franchise that continues to evoke the past atrocities of man, in order to portray a fantastic fable of hope amidst hopeless times."

Posted May 19, 2014

Matthew Pejkovic

47 73%

Godzilla (2014)

"When that awe-inspiring sight of Godzilla circa 2014 stomps like certain death towards the screen, we are slaves to this spectacle."

Posted May 15, 2014

Matthew Pejkovic

48 87%

The Trip To Italy (2014)

"Rob Brydon surprises in the best way possible and proves to be the x-factor that makes this Trip to Italy that bit different and more interesting than the first."

Posted May 13, 2014

Matthew Pejkovic

49 54%

The Zero Theorem (2014)

"We are constantly kept at arms-length to watch another visually nauseating, gibberish riddled, Gilliam freak-show."

Posted May 6, 2014

Matthew Pejkovic

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