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Matt Donato

Matt Donato
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 74% We Are the Flesh (Tenemos la carne) (2017) Minter makes a play for "Most Polarizing Filmmaker of 2016," and he's got a damn good shot at taking that title unanimously. ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jan 20, 2017
7/10 42% xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) xXx: Return of Xander Cage is more a real life action cartoon than anything else, but holy s*#t does it go for broke. ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jan 19, 2017
6/10 76% Split (2017) Split is never as clever or poignant as it thinks it is, but James McAvoy won't let it be forgotten, either. ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jan 18, 2017
3/10 No Score Yet The Snare (2017) The Snare is so without substance that you might not even remember watching it. ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jan 16, 2017
7/10 82% The Founder (2017) The Founder unwraps a much darker story than anticipated, as Michael Keaton bites into the cut-throat takeover that granted Ray Kroc and the McDonald's brand its infamous reputation. ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jan 16, 2017
3/10 20% Pitchfork (2017) Pitchfork is defined by a country dance sequence with full boot-stomping choreography - not a great sign for a horror movie. ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jan 15, 2017
5/10 15% Sleepless (2017) Sleepless is the kind of actioner that does best in cable TV syndication loops, where you can tune-in for excitement while remaining distracted otherwise. ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jan 13, 2017
2/10 24% The Bye Bye Man (2017) The Bye Bye Man is like someone watched a double-bill of The Babadook/It Follows and said "I can do that!" but indeed cannot. ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jan 12, 2017
6/10 56% Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies (2017) Attack Of The Lederhosen Zombies doesn't quite live up to its eye-catching name, but still offers enough undead snowboarding mayhem worth a horror laugh. ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jan 11, 2017
5/10 0% Bad Kids of Crestview Academy (2017) Ben Browder's follow-up to Bad Kids Go To Hell is less stylized and more generic, even with the same private-school mean streak. ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jan 10, 2017
7/10 33% Monster Trucks (2017) Monster Trucks is a weird, wacky ride that's made better by its sense of good-natured, juvenile fun (for the most part). ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jan 9, 2017
5/10 17% Underworld: Blood Wars (2017) Underworld: Blood Wars is the kind of mainstream horror I want to champion, but lacklustre technical aspects nullify Kate Beckinsale's kick-ass performance. ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jan 7, 2017
7/10 50% The Ardennes (D'Ardennen) (2017) Once Robin Pront's The Ardennes plows through necessary backstory, it becomes a chilling Belgian thriller worth one gut-punch of an ending. ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jan 6, 2017
5/10 32% Railroad Tigers (2017) Railroad Tigers is an action epic that wants to be a comedic goofball, as it fumbles both aspects when trying to meld them together. ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jan 6, 2017
3/10 31% Passengers (2016) Passengers forces a thriller script to be a romantic high-note, like if Nicholas Sparks butchered an already-written script by Stephen King. ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Dec 22, 2016
7/10 95% Fences (2016) Fences is old-school Americana that's driven by dynamite performances all around, albeit a bit stuffy in nature. ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Dec 21, 2016
6/10 83% Silence (2017) Silence tests more than its main character at such a daunting length, as Scorsese's technical command may not be enough to win over all audiences. ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Dec 21, 2016
7/10 79% Patriots Day (2017) Patriots Day is not the Hallmark sham you might fear, as it focuses on the people of Massachusetts whose strength will be remembered in history books. ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Dec 19, 2016
7/10 85% The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) The Autopsy of Jane Doe is an age-old story of family horror that benefits from an approach focused on dark whimsy instead of typical genre jumps. ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Dec 19, 2016
4/10 12% Collateral Beauty (2016) Collateral Beauty is a Hallmark tear-jerker in the worst way, so out of tune with human emotion that it almost becomes satire. ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Dec 15, 2016
7/10 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Rogue One makes up for a shaky first act by punching into overdrive for an outstanding third act battle sequence that overwhelms in scale and intensity. ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Dec 13, 2016
5/10 40% Why Him? (2016) Why Him? plays a fairly one-note game that gets tiresome halfway through, which is sadly still better than most comedies put out this year. ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Dec 12, 2016
7/10 80% Beyond the Gates (2016) Beyond The Games plays to the nostalgia crowd instead of adopting 21st century scares, but still finds a way to explore untapped VHS potential. ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Dec 8, 2016
6/10 42% Office Christmas Party (2016) Office Christmas Party is a naughty Xmas comedy stuffed with enough ho-ho-hos and ha-ha-has to corrupt this holiday season. ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Dec 7, 2016
4/10 32% Abattoir (2016) Abattoir feels like it should still have an "Under Construction" sign warning viewers of the unfinished business to come. ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Dec 6, 2016
6/10 42% Friend Request (2017) Friend Request may be a little heavy-handed with their jump scares, but when built effectively, screams are an easy find. ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Dec 5, 2016
4/10 15% Incarnate (2016) Incarnate is just another buried Blumhouse special, and I assure you its neglect is with good reason. ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Dec 2, 2016
4/10 45% Pet (2016) If you can't respect your audience enough to connect obvious plot items, they surely won't respect you back. ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Dec 1, 2016
6/10 70% Miss Sloane (2016) Jessica Chastain is the heart, body and soul of Miss Sloane, boasting the performance power of a nuclear reactor. ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Nov 29, 2016
5/10 75% SiREN (2016) SiREN never takes Bruckner's original idea and runs with it, failing to capitalize on a demonic romance that so many V/H/S fans demanded to see more of. ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Nov 29, 2016
5/10 78% Evolution (2016) Evolution is undeniably beautiful, but it's a small-scale story which ignores a larger world that needs far more exploration. ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Nov 28, 2016
7/10 31% The Hollow Point (2016) The Hollow Point is a blazing contemporary western that finds pleasure in punishment. ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Nov 28, 2016
8/10 91% Always Shine (2016) In the year 2016, we need thrillers like Always Shine to remind us of the social horrors we're currently up against. ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Nov 25, 2016
6/10 87% Lion (2016) Lion may be a little too Oscar-bait-y, but it's not without loud emotional roars. ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Nov 23, 2016
5/10 23% Bad Santa 2 (2016) Bad Santa 2 is the same holiday depravity with half the enthusiasm, too drunk on its own despicable tone. ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Nov 22, 2016
5/10 61% Allied (2016) Allied is a prestige drama without the prestige, wooden in appearance and lacking any true drama. ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Nov 21, 2016
8/10 95% Moana (2016) Moana beats the drum of female empowerment for so many young girls who deserve it now more than ever. ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Nov 18, 2016
6/10 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Theme introduces us to a wondrous world outside of our cinematic Potter knowledge, and works as a prime set-up even if substance is a bit slight. ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Nov 16, 2016
5/10 0% The True Memoirs of an International Assassin (2016) James' bumbling writer-turned-agent overstays his welcome, wasting some decent laughs on predictability and an ending that never seems to come. ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Nov 14, 2016
6/10 44% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk will be remembered as a conversation starter for 120FPS 4k technology, but there's still plenty of time before it's perfected. ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Nov 12, 2016
6/10 48% Almost Christmas (2016) Almost Christmas doesn't set a new standard for family holiday comedies, but its cast and a handful of outrageously funny moments make it worthwhile for fans of the genre. ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Nov 12, 2016
5/10 54% Rules Don't Apply (2016) Warren Beatty's Howard Hughes retrospective, Rules Don't Apply, is equally tone-deaf in humor and drama, cobbled together in ways that never seem to fit. ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Nov 11, 2016
6/10 67% Come And Find Me (2016) Come And Find Me is a weird blend of Mr. And Mrs. Smith and Charlie Countryman that somehow works. ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Nov 11, 2016
7/10 78% The Monster (2016) The Monster reveals a soft, squishy core that's torn out by Bertino's mongrel villain, exposing a beating heart and plenty of feeling. ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Nov 10, 2016
8/10 95% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) The Edge Of Seventeen boasts an emotional journey filled with wit, humor and heart, resting easy on the back of Hailee Steinfeld's dynamite performance. ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Nov 8, 2016
2/10 27% Army of One (2016) Army Of One contains one of Nicolas Cage's worst performances to date, which is a pretty damning feat. ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Nov 8, 2016
6/10 62% Rainbow Time (2016) Rainbow Time may try to do a bit to much dramatically, but there's a Corgi in a wheelchair rig named Pizza, so what are you waiting for? ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Nov 6, 2016
4/10 No Score Yet Last Girl Standing (2016) Last Girl Standing explores life beyond slasher survival, but can't match its ideas with memorable execution. ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Nov 3, 2016
5/10 43% Dog Eat Dog (2016) Dog Eat Dog is all bark and no bite, playing around in a sandbox of vulgarity with little rhyme or reason. ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Nov 2, 2016
8/10 67% Trash Fire (2016) Trash Fire blazes with pitch-black wit and a dark, volatile story of redemption so good you'll be laughing your way straight to Hell. ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Nov 1, 2016