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Mathew DeKinder

Mathew DeKinder
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 84%

The Walk (2015)

"'The Walk' is an incredible, joyous movie that absolutely, positively must be seen in a theater. I plan on seeing it again, but this time I'm going to bring a parachute." ‐Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Posted Oct 1, 2015
2/5 9%

Stonewall (2015)

"The Stonewall Riots deserved a better movie and, unfortunately, Emmerich was not the guy who was going to deliver it." ‐Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Posted Sep 25, 2015
3/5 86%

A Brilliant Young Mind (2015)

"Yes, this movie is as sugary sweet as it sounds, but director Morgan Matthews uses his documentarian eye and does a good job of showing us the world through the eyes of a remarkable young man." ‐Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Posted Sep 25, 2015
4/5 75%

Black Mass (2015)

"Even with its few shortcomings, 'Black Mass' is a powerful, well-made, well-acted film. " ‐Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Posted Sep 18, 2015
2.5/5 73%

Everest (2015)

"The movie, which is as visually stunning as anything you could hope to see put on celluloid, still manages to feel emotionally hollow." ‐Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Posted Sep 18, 2015
3/5 64%

The Visit (2015)

"'The Visit' is a fun and thrilling little hunk of genre that smartly sprinkles some laughs in between the creepy chills." ‐Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Posted Sep 11, 2015
3/5 46%

A Walk In The Woods (2015)

"In the end, 'A Walk in the Woods' isn't much more than a lark; but it has just enough meat on its bones to make it a lark worth your while." ‐Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Posted Sep 4, 2015
2/5 43%

American Ultra (2015)

" 'American Ultra,' a sloppy mess of an action-comedy that wastes a killer premise by taking itself just a little too seriously." ‐Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Posted Aug 21, 2015
4/5 87%

Straight Outta Compton (2015)

"This movie is a live wire that says as much about today as it does the late 80s-early 90s era it depicts." ‐Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Posted Aug 16, 2015
3.5/5 67%

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015)

"('The Man from U.N.C.L.E') is breezy, it's entertaining and it even manages to feel fresh as it treads the most well-worn of territory." ‐Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Posted Aug 16, 2015
3.5/5 93%

Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015)

"This movie is pure summer entertainment and, when that iconic theme song starts cranking, it's hard to keep yourself from getting sucked right along into it." ‐Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Posted Aug 2, 2015
3.5/5 83%

The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015)

"The movie 'The Stanford Prison Experiment' tensely and relentlessly shows how easily these affluent, intelligent college students devolved into victims and victimizers." ‐Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Posted Aug 2, 2015
4/5 81%

Ant-Man (2015)

"'Ant-Man' is a blast. It is funny, clever and its view of the world in miniature is often spectacular." ‐Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Posted Jul 17, 2015
4/5 56%

Minions (2015)

"While 'Minions' may lack a lot of the heartwarming depth of its predecessors, this goofy little movie is still a whole lot of fun." ‐Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Posted Jul 12, 2015
4/5 75%

Good Kill (2015)

"'Good Kill' doesn't have the dramatic oomph of 'The Hurt Locker' or 'American Sniper' even though it walks the same path. What it is instead is some very well made food for thought." ‐Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Posted May 26, 2015
3/5 50%

Tomorrowland (2015)

"'Tomorrowland' is a lovingly crafted beacon of cinematic hope that winds up being a little overwritten and a little too on the nose." ‐Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Posted May 26, 2015
4.5/5 97%

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

" If you strap yourself in and let yourself just go along for the ride, you might just get your mind blown." ‐Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Posted May 18, 2015
2/5 48%

The D Train (2015)

" In the end, 'The D Train' isn't much more than an admirable failure. " ‐Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Posted May 12, 2015
4/5 75%

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

"('Age of Ultron') is, to paraphrase an old saying, 10 pounds of movie in a five-pound bag." ‐Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Posted May 2, 2015
3/5 63%

The Water Diviner (2015)

"'The Water Diviner' may not be perfect, but for a guy dabbling in a different career, it's a pretty good start." ‐Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Posted Apr 24, 2015
3.5/5 44%

True Story (2015)

"'True Story' is about how far a person can bend the truth before it breaks and how devastating it can be when it finally gives way." ‐Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Posted Apr 18, 2015
2.5/5 79%

Furious 7 (2015)

"This whole series is little more than adolescent boy wish fulfillment; and as a former adolescent boy that is cool with me. " ‐Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Posted Apr 3, 2015
2.5/5 47%

Home (2015)

"Again, there is nothing all that terrible about this movie (unless you find Parsons' voice to be grating, then you are in big trouble) but you might be overwhelmed by its averageness." ‐Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Posted Apr 3, 2015
2.5/5 29%

Get Hard (2015)

"I laughed quite a bit at this movie ... but, at the same time, it felt like it left a lot on the table resulting in a film that is merely a shell of what it could have been." ‐Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Posted Apr 3, 2015
4/5 83%

Cinderella (2015)

"This movie is proof that sometimes the best way to play it is straight." ‐Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Posted Mar 13, 2015
2/5 60%

Run All Night (2015)

"('Run All Night') is formulaic to the point of boredom. It's kind of like watching a football game where you already know the final score." ‐Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Posted Mar 13, 2015
2/5 32%

Chappie (2015)

"With 'Chappie,' Blomkamp doesn't have a lot to say, which leaves us with a movie that is all shell and no heart." ‐Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Posted Mar 12, 2015
1/5 14%

The Lazarus Effect (2015)

"And just when things are poised to get interesting, the movie goes nowhere really, really fast." ‐Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Posted Feb 28, 2015
3.5/5 56%

Focus (2015)

"The first half of 'Focus' is close to flawless as it slickly delivers laughs and tense set pieces that more than pay off." ‐Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Posted Feb 28, 2015
2.5/5 25%

Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)

"I guess what I found to be so surprising is how a movie about weird, erotic, passionate sex could wind up being so dull." ‐Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Posted Feb 13, 2015
4/5 74%

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)

"This movie is a whole lot of fun, especially to be treasured by movie nerds (references galore) and action aficionados (a few of the sequences, while not revolutionary, will still leave you breathless)." ‐Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Posted Feb 13, 2015
2.5/5 26%

Jupiter Ascending (2015)

"You have to hand it to the Wachowskis, even when they don't quite pull it off, they fail in new and interesting ways." ‐Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Posted Feb 7, 2015
2/5 40%

Black or White (2015)

"Even when well-intentioned - which I believe this movie is - broad, sweeping, can't-we-all-just-get-along moralizing only opens the door for cringe-worthy moments, which this movie has plenty of." ‐Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Posted Jan 30, 2015
4/5 72%

American Sniper (2015)

"Eastwood leaves a lot on the table when the big, difficult questions come up, but when the bombs start exploding, this movie is locked in and purposeful." ‐Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Posted Jan 24, 2015
3.5/5 74%

Inherent Vice (2015)

"With so little at stake and a plot that only kind-of-sort-of makes any sense, what Anderson has accomplished is the cinematic equivalent of being stoned (or so I'm told)." ‐Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Posted Jan 10, 2015
3/5 59%

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

"'Battle of the Five Armies' is the least of the six movies, as it features one extended, cacophonous assault where our hero Bilbo (Martin Freeman) hardly factors into the action at all." ‐Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Posted Jan 10, 2015
3/5 27%

Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)

"Ridley Scott only barely manages to pull this off by playing the spectacle card with 'Exodus: Gods and Kings.' " ‐Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Posted Dec 14, 2014
89%

Tangled (2010)

"Look, there's nothing revolutionary or mind-blowing about Tangled. In fact, what makes it great is how unoriginal it is. This is tried-and-true moviemaking and Disney doing what it does best." ‐Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Posted Dec 8, 2014
4/5 79%

The Theory of Everything (2014)

"In many ways, 'The Theory of Everything' is a celebration of life in all of its beauty and sadness." ‐Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Posted Nov 21, 2014
3.5/5 65%

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)

"The vast majority of credit for 'The Hunger Games' franchise should go to the cast, and most importantly to Jennifer Lawrence, without whom this sucker would surely crash and burn." ‐Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Posted Nov 21, 2014
3.5/5 77%

Rosewater (2014)

" 'Rosewater' is a decent enough film, but one that doesn't really tell us anything that we didn't already know." ‐Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Posted Nov 15, 2014
4.5/5 71%

Interstellar (2014)

"'Interstellar' is really great science fiction. It tugs at our heartstrings while exploring our humanity, and at the same time it blows our minds with the wonders and complexities of intergalactic space travel." ‐Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Posted Nov 9, 2014
2/5 36%

Before I Go to Sleep (2014)

""Before I Go to Sleep" is a flimsy, disposable movie that's only positive is it allowed a couple of decent actors to draw a paycheck." ‐Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Posted Nov 2, 2014
4.5/5 95%

Nightcrawler (2014)

"If you squint you can see this film as a satire, but then that betrays what a fantastic, atmospheric thriller "Nightcrawler" is at heart." ‐Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Posted Nov 2, 2014
5/5 91%

Birdman (2014)

""Birdman" is a film-lover's dream, as it gives you everything you love about movies and then mocks the rest. " ‐Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Posted Oct 24, 2014
3.5/5 88%

The Blue Room (2014)

"This is a slight movie with an efficient 76-minute runtime, but it never seems to find the higher gear it is searching for. " ‐Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Posted Oct 24, 2014
4/5 91%

Dear White People (2014)

""Dear White People" may not be the best movie of the year, but it just might be the most important." ‐Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Posted Oct 23, 2014
3.5/5 82%

The Book of Life (2014)

"What might be most refreshing about "Book of Life" is that it comes from a distinct cultural viewpoint without being pandering or whitewashing its ethnic origins." ‐Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Posted Oct 17, 2014
3.5/5 77%

Fury (2014)

""Fury" is a well-made, finely-acted movie that suffers only from being not particularly insightful or original. " ‐Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Posted Oct 17, 2014
4/5 78%

St. Vincent (2014)

"Finally with 'St. Vincent' we are getting some full, unadulterated Bill Murray in a fun little movie that tugs at your heartstrings without triggering your gag reflex." ‐Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Posted Oct 17, 2014
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