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Joe Matar

Joe Matar
Joe Matar's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Den of Geek

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 No Score Yet FLCL: Alternative (TV, 2018) FLCL Alternative's gentler, slowed-down vibe feels a lot less crazy than the original series, giving it its own identity. ‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
3/5 63% Disenchantment: Season 1 (TV, 2018) There's simply too much talent in and behind the scenes of Disenchantment for it to fail. It's a reasonably good-looking show. It's a great-sounding show. It's a wonderfully acted show... Still, it's just not all that funny.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet FLCL: Progressive (TV, 2016) It's all darker, creepier, and a bit sadder than the FLCL we're familiar with. And what's important about that is, like Twin Peaks and its return, it's not trotting out the old hits in a lazy, pandering way.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
4.5/5 100% Atlanta: Robbin' Season - Crabs in a Barrel (TV Episode) Most surprising, but welcome, is that this finale offers some levity.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
1.5/5 27% Arrested Development: Season 4 Remix: Fateful Consequences (TV, 2018) The very existence of this new edit, not to mention that Netflix has craftily hidden the original cut behind some non-user-friendly UI, is a tacit admission that the original cut completely blue itself.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted May 7, 2018
3.5/5 100% Atlanta: Robbin' Season - FUBU (TV Episode) Where the episode excels is in how authentic it feels. So often school-set stories come off like the product of a hazy reflection from an adult mind. But most of this felt distressingly real.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
5/5 90% Atlanta: Robbin' Season - North of the Border (TV Episode) The brilliance of Robbin' Season is that this has been a more subtle, emotional journey for all the characters.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
5/5 100% Atlanta: Robbin' Season - Woods (TV Episode) Layered, weird, and full of cool shots of forest, "Woods" is Twin Peaks for rappers and it's awesome.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
4.5/5 100% Atlanta: Robbin' Season - Champagne Papi (TV Episode) In the end, Atlanta is an ensemble show with an ensemble cast. Very early on it established that this was not at all just "the Donald Glover show" and it's cool to see Robbin' Season confidently reaffirm that the series rides on its entire cast.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
3.5/5 100% Atlanta: Robbin' Season - Teddy Perkins (TV Episode) It definitely felt filmic, but to what end, I'm unsure. Maybe I'm looking for too much here.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
5/5 89% Atlanta: Robbin' Season - Barbershop (TV Episode) This is just an escalating comedy of errors, but it's a hilarious one that made me laugh out loud numerous times.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
3.5/5 100% Baskets: Season 3 (TV, 2018) The deft comedy/drama balance Baskets has pulled off up to this point is still on display.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
4.5/5 90% Atlanta: Robbin' Season - Helen (TV Episode) I was wary at the start, but this proved itself to be extremely confident, to-the-point storytelling.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
4/5 90% Atlanta: Robbin' Season - Money Bag Shawty (TV Episode) Atlanta has always been about people struggling to move beyond the situation forced upon them by a racist, capitalist system stacked against them, but in Robbin' Season the depiction has only gotten starker. ‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
5/5 100% Atlanta: Robbin' Season - Sportin' Waves (TV Episode) "Sportin' Waves" is a thematically sound and funny episode through and through.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
4/5 100% Atlanta: Robbin' Season - Alligator Man (TV Episode) Through extreme situations, the show also highlights the absurdist situations capitalism pushes these characters into.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
4/5 100% Atlanta: Season 1 - The Big Bang (TV Episode) It's on early course to be one of the most unique and important shows you'll see this year.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
100% Back: Season 1 (TV, 2017-2018) I assume the series will reveal more as it progresses, and I'm certainly intrigued enough to continue watching.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
5/5 96% Better Things: Season 2 (TV, 2017) Better things is doing what it does best.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
100% Catastrophe: Season 3 (TV, 2017) Still darkly, dirtily funny, even as it gets more unapologetically dramatic, this continues to be an awesome, wonderfully written show, well worth keeping up with.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
3.5/5 93% Rick and Morty: Season 3 - The Rickchurian Mortydate (TV Episode) Also, though the family dynamic wasn't handled well this season, a solid theme that did emerge is the true ramifications of Rick's all-powerfulness - for him, for the people around him, and for the rest of the multiverse.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2017
5/5 97% Rick and Morty: Season 3 (TV, 2016) This isn't just a kick-ass premiere, it's a damn good episode of Rick and Morty in its own right.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2017
3/5 82% Rick and Morty: Season 3 - The Abc's of Beth (TV Episode) "The ABCs of Beth" is an overstuffed episode, which is something Rick and Morty usually handles well, but it was messy this time around.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
3.5/5 100% Rick and Morty: Season 3 - Morty's Mind Blowers (TV Episode) A goof-off episode is just fine from time to time, even with Rick and Morty.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2017
5/5 100% Rick and Morty: Season 3 - The Ricklantis Mixup (TV Episode) This is one of the best-written episodes the series has ever done and, to top it all off, it was the reintroduction of the show's most interesting and formidable antagonist. Great stuff.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
5/5 100% Rick and Morty: Season 3 - Rest and Ricklaxation (TV Episode) The series explores a simple premise and comes out with another brilliant episode.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
5/5 88% Rick and Morty: Season 3 - The Whirly Dirly Conspiracy (TV Episode) It's a Rick and Jerry adventure, which, surprisingly, makes for a fantastic episode.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
5/5 100% Rick and Morty: Season 3 - Vindicators 3: The Return of Worldender (TV Episode) It's a brilliant plot, logically positioning Rick as the antagonist to himself and everyone else. And it's consistently funny throughout.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
4.5/5 100% Rick and Morty: Season 3 - Pickle Rick (TV Episode) In the end, "Pickle Rick" basically lives up to the hype. It was a fun, cool-looking episode, with, yet again, a stunningly cogent storyline.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
4/5 100% Rick and Morty: Season 3 - Rickmancing the Stone (TV Episode) Like the best episodes of Rick and Morty, when you look back at it, you realize that so much stuff took place in such a short amount of time. That it all holds up is no small feat.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
100% Rick and Morty: Season 3 - The Rickshank Redemption (TV Episode) It's a reset that still nods to the show's continuity and hints at potentially entirely new character stuff as well, which-considering season two felt a bit too isolated from what came before it-is really exciting!‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
3/5 83% Rick and Morty: Season 2 - The Wedding Squanchers (TV Episode) This finale decided to go all somber in a way the rest of season 2 has mostly shied away from.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2017
4/5 80% Rick and Morty: Season 2 - Look Who's Purging Now (TV Episode) Really, "Look Who's Purging Now" is a pretty solid season 2 episode.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2017
3/5 100% Rick and Morty: Season 2 - Interdimensional Cable 2: Tempting Fate (TV Episode) I'm already seeing a lot of fans being disappointed with this one, but what can I say? I laughed.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2017
4/5 100% Rick and Morty: Season 2 - Big Trouble In Little Sanchez (TV Episode) In conclusion: Quite satisfying story, not too many laugh-out-loud jokes. Oh, and Jim Rash was in it! He did a good job! He sounded just like Jim Rash.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2017
5/5 100% Rick and Morty: Season 2 - The Ricks Must Be Crazy (TV Episode) Hey now! This is a fantastic episode that takes Rick and Morty's established tropes and plays with them in really fun ways.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2017
3/5 60% Rick and Morty: Season 2 - Get Schwifty (TV Episode) "Get Schwifty" is let down by a plot that's overly complex and too goofball to take seriously.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2017
5/5 100% Rick and Morty: Season 2 - Total Rickall (TV Episode) But in the end, I had a smile on my face for all of "Total Rickall."‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2017
4.5/5 100% Rick and Morty: Season 2 - Auto Erotic Assimilation (TV Episode) The plotting is tight and focused.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2017
4/5 100% Rick and Morty: Season 2 - Mortynight Run (TV Episode) Still, all in all, with so much to like, I can't complain too much about "Mortynight Run." ‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
3/5 83% Rick and Morty: Season 2 - A Rickle in Time (TV Episode) It's been over a year since we last saw Rick and Morty and it's finally back... with a somewhat tedious premiere episode.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
4/5 88% Twin Peaks: The Return - Part 18 (TV Episode) With so little wrapped up and so much confusion piled on, it really is disappointing. However, as an episode of television, as another hour of David Lynch weirdness, it was a cool, tense experience.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
4/5 95% Twin Peaks: The Return - Part 17 (TV Episode) With the season finale distinctly divided into two separate episodes, Part 17 of Twin Peaks: The Return is unquestionably the more climactic of the two.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
4/5 100% Twin Peaks: The Return - Part 16 (TV Episode) This episode left us, beautifully, feeling energized and hopeful for the forthcoming climax, while also sad and worried for Audrey: a perfect Twin Peaks tonal mix. It's going to be hard to let this show go again.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
5/5 100% Twin Peaks: The Return - Part 15 (TV Episode) This was the most enjoyable episode of The Return so far and I'm amped up about the final three episodes.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
4.5/5 100% Twin Peaks: The Return - Part 14 (TV Episode) In the end, what can I say? A lot of stuff happened (hey, we even met the daughter of the elusive Tina!), it almost all took place in the titular town for a change, and most of it was gripping and weird as hell. More, please!‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2017
3/5 89% Twin Peaks: The Return - Part 13 (TV Episode) Part 13 picks up directly after Part 12, even -- and it's funny to say it, but this feels like a rarity -- checking back in with characters who are right where we left them one episode ago.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
3/5 90% Twin Peaks: The Return - Part 12 (TV Episode) I enjoyed Sarah Palmer's scenes and I'm glad to see Audrey, but Part 12, more than any other episode so far, felt like Lynch screwing with us.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2017
3.5/5 100% Twin Peaks: The Return - Part 10 (TV Episode) This was another part of Twin Peaks' return that was alternatingly terrifying, absurd, and obnoxious. That said, the terrifying bits were as gripping as ever, and there were a few hints of hope, not to mention some deeply sad stuff as well.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2017
5/5 100% Twin Peaks: The Return - Part 9 (TV Episode) "Part 9" was a good plot-progressing time, the polar opposite of Part 8's challenging surrealism and terror... this part was, comparatively, a comfort, full of welcome rewards for having stuck it out this far.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2017