Matt's Movie Reviews
The Trip To Italy (2014)
The Zero Theorem (2014)
The Babadook (2014)
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
Muppets Most Wanted (2014)
"Brett McKenzie's songs are the true star and saviour in Muppets Most Wanted. Yet should another Muppets movie be in the works, needed are the right actors to bring something more than a name above the marquee. "
The Other Woman (2014)
"Like an irritating sense of déjà-vu, you would swear that you've seen this all before, as paranoid amnesiacs, European locales, and leather jacket clad hit men collide to make for a mildly entertaining thriller. "
The Exorcist (1973)
"The Exorcist not only tops the horror genre but transcends it, resulting in a profound experience where moviemaking horror, thrillingly dramatic storytelling and deeply felt spirituality of the Catholic kind make for pivotal viewing. "
"Rose Byrne not only keeps up with a seasoned comedic actor like Seth Rogen, but even steals scenes from him, proving once again that the girls are just as good as the boys when it comes to comedy of the R-rated variety. "
The Raid 2 (2014)
"Evans has conducted a symphony of violence that is disgustingly brutal, awe inspiring and innovative in its choreography. No punch, kick, lunge or thrust of weapon is wasted...even the car chase has to be seen to be believed! "
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Closed for Winter (2009)
Chinese Coffee (2007)
Charlie & Boots (2009)
Case 39 (2010)
Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)
"Moore evokes Pope Benedict XVI "Caritas in Veritate" and stresses the need that Judeo-Christian ethics, upon which his country was founded, must play a part in the recovery and stability of the financial sector. "
August: Osage County (2013)
Winter's Tale (2014)
"Caleb Deschanel provides exquisite photography, Oscar winning actors are game, and an acclaimed classic novel sets the blueprint. Yet what was no doubt a passion project for Goldsman has proven to be a satisfying, yet underwhelming movie. "
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
"Saving Mr. Banks could have been this years The King's Speech. Instead we have a "shoulda, woulda, coulda" situation, with just enough sugar in these wonderful performances to keep down the bitterness of Hancock's sloppy direction. "
"When Jackson sticks to the game plan Tolkien laid out for him, amazing happens. Yet when Jackson strays like he has during key moments here, you can be forgiven if thought this chapter was titled "The Desolation of Tolkien". "
"For Ben Stiller it's a case of one step forward, two steps back, with the funny man's ambitious move into Oscar territory never quite reaching its full potential, even though moments of brilliance do pop up now and again. "
American Hustle (2013)
"That American Hustle is set in the '70s is the perfect coincidence, for it is a movie that would have fit right into the "New Hollywood" of that era where directors were king, actors went beyond the pale and stories had balls. "
The Counselor (2013)
Captain Phillips (2013)
2 Guns (2013)
Metallica Through the Never (2013)
"If Through the Never was a straight ahead concert film it would be a masterpiece of heavy metal showmanship. Yet this is a two headed beast, with one side charging forward while the other is sitting lame in a state of morose confusion. "
The Wolverine (2013)
"An antithesis to recent overblown blockbusters, The Wolverine contains a strong story that delves into the many complexities of the popular comic book character without sacrificing the action spectacle that these films are known for. "
The World's End (2013)
The Conjuring (2013)
"Wan's hair raising methodical pace steers us through a supernatural thriller drenched in tension, and featuring scenes of horror that will sear itself in the mind and come back to haunt you in your nightmares. "
Pacific Rim (2013)
The Lone Ranger (2013)
"About as dumb as dumb comedies can get, Zoolander suffers from a weak plot and even weaker characters, yet the performances by Stiller, Wilson and the extremely funny Will Ferrell more than make up for it. "
Man of Steel (2013)