Matt Fagerholm

Matt Fagerholm
Matt Fagerholm's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s):

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/4 100% Our Time Machine (2019) Our Time Machine leaves you wanting a whole lot more, and that's not necessarily a bad thing. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
3.5/4 92% Epicentro (2020) At once mesmerizing and self-questioning. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2020
3/4 76% Martin Margiela: In His Own Words (2020) Apart from its ample eye candy, the film deftly illustrates how one can live a life of integrity in any profession, provided one has the guts to break the mold. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2020
2.5/4 80% Spinster (2020) The picture is a touch too benign for its own good, though it does earn enough laughs to warrant a recommendation, at least in its first third. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2020
3/4 98% Red Penguins (2020) Whether or not certain events played out precisely as we're told, the urgency of Polsky's cautionary message is inarguable. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2020
3.5/4 98% The Fight (2020) The Fight does a splendid job of humanizing its heroic lawyers. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2020
2.5/4 34% The Sunlit Night (2019) What remains on the screen is gorgeously photographed, well-acted and a little more thoughtful than one might expect. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2020
3/4 91% Widow of Silence (2020) The final four minutes turn what was already a fine picture into an unforgettable one, affirming Morchhale's status as one of the most exciting figures of the Indian new wave. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2020
3.5/4 90% Denise Ho: Becoming the Song (2020) I went into the film knowing nothing about the Cantopop star, and came away from it as an instant fan rejuvenated by my connection to every soul throughout the world currently fighting to preserve human rights against the rising tide of totalitarianism. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2020
2/4 No Score Yet Daddy Issues (2020) Daddy Issues is not the laugh-out-loud rom-com it had likely aspired to be, yet it's just charming enough to make you wish it were better. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
3.5/4 74% Bully. Coward. Victim. The Story of Roy Cohn (2019) Its timing couldn't be more eerily prescient. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2020
3/4 95% For They Know Not What They Do (2019) By respecting the spiritual journeys of his subjects, Karslake affirms that he is more concerned with reaching across the aisle than preaching to the choir. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2020
1.5/4 25% The Price of Desire (2015) I came to McGuckian's film knowing nothing about Gray and left feeling frustrated that I hadn't learned more about her, apart from the boorish chauvinists in her life. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2020
3/4 94% Lucky Grandma (2020) It exemplifies the potential of a more inclusive cinematic landscape, one that is guaranteed to alter the predominant Hollywood beliefs regarding what constitutes a mainstream appetite. - EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020
3.5/4 95% The Wolf House (La casa lobo) (2018) Its visual landscape is unlike any I've experienced, and though everything about it is aggressively repellant, it still managed to hold me in a constant state of gobsmacked awe. - EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
4/4 100% Rewind (2020) A therapeutic masterwork. - EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
2.5/4 87% The Infiltrators (2020) A flawed but important film with a great one straining to break free. - EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
3.5/4 98% Circus of Books (2020) The film consistently subverts our expectations by revealing new layers about its subjects that deepen their humanity, causing us to challenge our own preconceptions. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2020
4/4 100% Beyond the Visible - Hilma af Klint (2020) It casts an entrancing spell that allows the staggering depth of its subject's work to consume us, while showing how her trailblazing vision left an unmistakable imprint in over a century of iconic art. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2020
1.5/4 50% The Mindfulness Movement (2020) Meditation could potentially emerge as one of the definitive remedies of our time, and it is sorely deserving of a better cinematic analysis than this bliss-faced bore. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
3.5/4 61% Tape (2020) Tape isn't just a movie. It is a rallying cry. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2020
3/4 64% DOSED (2020) What makes the film persuasive, first and foremost, is Adrianne herself, as we see her eyes shine with a newfound clarity once the haze of heroin has lifted. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2020
2.5/4 100% Heimat Is a Space in Time (Heimat ist ein Raum aus Zeit) (2020) What begins as an entrancing experience becomes increasingly exhausting. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
2/4 87% Viral: Antisemitism in Four Mutations (2020) I have no doubt that there is an important and eye-opening film to be made of this footage, though the subjects it explores require a deeper dive. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
4/4 91% Beanpole (Dylda) (2020) Not only is Beanpole one of the first essential cinematic works released in theaters this year, it is also among the most involving character studies in recent memory. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020
4/4 92% Clemency (2019) This is screen acting of a very rare sort, and Clemency is a vital emotional powerhouse sorely deserving of being seen. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2019
3.5/4 94% When Lambs Become Lions (2019) Visually arresting and startlingly intimate. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
2/4 82% Scandalous: The Untold Story of the National Enquirer (2019) It comes off as more of a puff piece than an exposé, with its gratingly upbeat score, comical editing and penchant for letting its round-up of former Enquirer employees off the hook. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
3/4 100% Gay Chorus Deep South (2019) Gay Chorus Deep South challenges us to accept its hopeful message at a time where our paranoia and cynicism is defensibly at an all-time high. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
4/4 91% Burning Cane (2019) God is destined to forever be a complicated subject for most mortals, yet there's no question this film has made me a believer in the boundless artistic potential of its creator. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
3/4 77% Serendipity (2019) Nourry has provided attentive audiences with nothing less than a spiritual experience. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
2.5/4 94% The Dead Center (2019) For pleasing pre-Halloween viewing, you could do a whole lot worse than The Dead Center. Just don't expect too many nightmares afterward. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
3.5/4 100% Fantastic Fungi (2019) One of the year's most mind-blowing, soul-cleansing and yes, immensely entertaining triumphs. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
2/4 61% Dilili in Paris (Dilili à Paris) (2019) Nothing about Dilili in Paris feels natural or organic. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
1.5/4 86% The Weekend (2019) The Weekend quickly proves to be the mopiest comedy in many a moon. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
3/4 64% Promise at Dawn (La promesse de l'aube) (2019) What's a little surprising, in light of the subject matter's considerable weight, is how funny the film frequently proves to be. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
4/4 100% The Load (Teret) (2019) This is one of the year's best films. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
2.5/4 89% Give Me Liberty (2019) Perhaps I would've laughed more at [Vic's] plight if I wasn't busy having a panic attack. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
3/4 74% Adam (2019) Ernst doesn't feel a moral obligation to only depict behavior onscreen that he endorses, and neither should any filmmaker, for that matter. Such limitations are the antithesis of art. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
2/4 90% Tel Aviv on Fire (2019) For a film sending up the contrivances of soap operas, it sure is susceptible to remaining within the comfort zone of clichés itself. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
4/4 84% Share (2019) A masterful example of how cinema can channel what filmmaker Deborah Kampmeier dubbed 'the female experience.' - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
3.5/4 70% At War (En guerre) (2019) An exhausting film to watch in the best sense, venting our anger at the dehumanizing forces in society until we are left drained, contemplating our impending challenges with newfound clarity. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2019
3/4 94% Sea of Shadows (2019) An engrossing portrait of mankind's encroaching, self-inflicted demise, with moneyed interests leading us, like the pied piper, off the cliff and into the sea. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
2.5/4 77% The Plagiarists (2019) A deeply frustrated film that is often frustrating to watch, yet it is most rewarding as a meditation on the obstacles modern day artists must contend with when living paycheck to paycheck. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
3.5/4 97% The Edge of Democracy (2019) [Petra Costa] seems utterly incapable of crafting a frame that is lacking in urgency or vibrance. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
3/4 90% Echo In the Canyon (2019) A film like this is catnip for the analytical hemisphere of my brain, as it details precisely how The Beatles led to The Byrds, and then in turn how The Beach Boys' landmark album, 'Pet Sounds,' inspired 'Sgt. Pepper.' - EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
2.5/4 55% J.T. LeRoy (2019) Though Feuerzeig's picture remains the definitive chronicle of Albert's creative process and the personal demons that informed it, Kelly's film brings us at least a half-step closer to understanding Knoop's motivation for keeping the ruse alive. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
1.5/4 52% Stuck (2019) It's not a film so much as a lecture punctuated by a patronizing moral, and more importantly, it's not much fun. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
2.5/4 45% The Chaperone (2019) What makes Engler's film worth a look, apart from its two leading ladies, is how it manages to make a tale set nearly a century ago feel oddly timely. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
3.5/4 93% Giant Little Ones (2019) What starts as a rather typical indie drama about a young man inching his way out of the closet ultimately proves to be a far more complex and rewarding ode to the fluidity of identity. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019