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Matt Pais

Matt Pais
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 77% Wiener-Dog (2016) Solondz remains a ruthless, cynical, necessary analyst of follies that maybe only seem obvious when we see other people doing them.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2016
1/4 No Score Yet How to Tell You're a Douchebag (2016) Total amateur hour.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2016
3/4 79% Joshy (2016) Few movies about groups of male friends do such a strong job with the dynamics between individual people and the collection as a whole.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2016
2/4 73% Miles Ahead (2016) Did Get on Up (which was disappointing as well) only depict the later years when James Brown faced personal and professional problems? No. It showed him getting on up.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2016
3/4 83% Midnight Special (2016) What lingers most is the many shots of people just outside the light beaming in naturally or artificially, longing to get in on what they hold most important.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2016
0.5/4 30% My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) Like Tom Hanks' motion capture-animated character in The Polar Express, onscreen Vardalos appears completely dead behind the eyes, chillingly blank as if she's a wood figure who came to life.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2016
1/4 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) All so vapidly grand and so serious and so, so dull.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2016
3.5/4 62% Creative Control (2016) Beautiful, smart, exhilarating and risky, Creative Control is the most satisfyingly ambitious and excitingly fresh movie I've seen in a while. And I don't say that lightly.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2016
3/4 95% Eye In The Sky (2016) A thoughtful, slow-building thriller.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2016
1.5/4 33% The Bronze (2016) Main characters don't have to be likable, but there has to be a rooting interest, and I don't mean rooting against them. ‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2016
1.5/4 12% The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016) By far the worst-made installment of the franchise, all green screen and fake action and bland performances. ‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2016
2.5/4 90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) A movie about fear that's not scary or surprising enough.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2016
1.5/4 46% Knight of Cups (2016) The way Malick romanticizes that which isn't human while broadly, pointlessly criticizing aspects of suggested human weakness completely separates from the emotional spectrum he should engage.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2016
1/4 25% London Has Fallen (2016) The worst kind of middle ground for a movie about terrorism, trapped between over-the-top and ridiculous enough to be entertaining and urgent/scary/intimate.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2016
2.5/4 53% Triple 9 (2016) A murky movie, where that murkiness is both an asset and a limitation.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2016
2.5/4 80% Eddie The Eagle (2016) The best player on the team is never the fan favorite, and that applies to both Eddie's PR story and Eddie the Eagle as source of undemanding smiles.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2016
3/4 61% Race (2016) Represents more moral ambiguity than found in most stories like this. Necessary stuff.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2016
3/4 91% The Witch (2016) There are moments that will pop into your brain later and send a chill down your spine. And not just as a reminder that running naked through the woods is probably not the smartest.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2016
3.5/4 79% Where to Invade Next (2016) There should be some kind of million-dollar prize for people who can watch this without shaking their head, 'cause no one will be able to do it.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2016
2.5/4 47% How To Be Single (2016) If you gather a bunch of friends and drink every time your opinion changes about what you're watching, plan to have someone carry you out of the theater.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2016
2/4 23% Zoolander 2 (2016) Feels not like an ongoing, rejuvenated cult favorite but a novelty act.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2016
1/4 84% Deadpool (2016) As funny and charming as tearing a toenail.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2016
2.5/4 12% The Choice (2016) This sort of sentiment hinges on performances and the percentage of horrendous writing, and The Choice does OK in the latter category and quite well in the former. ‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2016
2/4 43% Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) Like if Metallica had recorded its symphony-enhanced album 'S&M' not by playing with the orchestra but by having the ensemble play alone for five minutes, then stop for two minutes of Metallica, then repeat. ‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2016
2.5/4 86% Hail, Caesar! (2016) Too funny to dismiss and too mild to endorse.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2016
0.5/4 20% Yoga Hosers (2016) Fortunately for Smith, a lot of Yoga Hosers is just lame and boring. But the rest of the movie vomits all over it. ‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2016
1/4 43% The Hollars (2016) Seeks only to manipulate into tears, coupled with embarrassing efforts to laugh through them.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2016
3/4 71% The Birth of a Nation (2016) Essential as history and good, not great, as filmmaking.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2016
3.5/4 69% Swiss Army Man (2016) Original, ambitious, absurd, honest and unexpectedly beautiful.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2016
2.5/4 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) Manchester by the Sea plants a lot of seeds, but it doesn't grow. ‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2016
3.5/4 91% Southside With You (2016) A romantic, frustrated, compassionate, quietly moving film.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2016
2.5/4 10% Dirty Grandpa (2016) A mix of laughs and guffaws and snorts that neither makes you proud of yourself nor makes you regret giving this fluff a shot.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2016
1.5/4 50% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016) There are about zero times when it's clear why things are happening the way they're happening to these particular people. ‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2016
3.5/4 93% Anomalisa (2015) A dizzyingly intelligent and mature existential comedy that turns seemingly unavoidable on-screen discussion points into something enlightening and vital.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2016
3/4 94% Carol (2015) Mara displays fondness and disinterest so naturally you can swear you know exactly what the character's thinking without her actually saying anything.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2015
1/4 81% Man Up (2015) The kind of romantic comedy that reminds you why the genre continues to wheeze and sputter and die.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2015
2.5/4 75% The Hateful Eight (2015) A meandering tale of frontier justice, whose deceptions are neither shocking nor meaningful and whose stylized violence drifts into gratuitous brutality.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2015
1.5/4 60% Concussion (2015) This story deserves a movie that allows for complex ideas, not just a blanket of corruption and a definitive statement of danger.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2015
0.5/4 0% The Ridiculous 6 (2015) If you are the one person still watching these for fun because you think they're hilarious, please, please show yourself and explain it to me. ‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2015
0/4 74% Youth (2015) One of the most beautiful dumpsters I've ever seen.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2015
3/4 69% The Danish Girl (2015) After roughly 20 seconds of Redmayne and Vikander's nomination-worthy performances, you see the bond that exists between their characters.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2015
3.5/4 88% The Big Short (2015) How many movies can you say are super-entertaining and super-informative?‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2015
1/4 43% In the Heart of the Sea (2015) Yarr, it blows.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2015
2/4 60% Joy (2015) It's the American dream as a nuance-free heroine steamroller, judging and holding accountable practically everyone else who gets developed as a character.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2015
2.5/4 81% The Revenant (2015) A bit simple in the revenge-focused story department but visually rich and rarely less than striking.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2015
3/4 91% James White (2015) The rare movie that refuses to go easy on the experience of having a serious illness or what it takes to take care of someone who does.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2015
3/4 80% Chi-Raq (2015) Part sermon, part stand-up special and entirely, bizarrely entertaining.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2015
1.5/4 24% Victor Frankenstein (2015) What exec thought this was what people wanted around the holidays? Or ever.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2015
2.5/4 76% The Good Dinosaur (2015) Concerns about the onslaught of average diminish under the emotional weight of passing down family traditions, and warmth wins by a nose.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2015
3/4 95% Creed (2015) As Weathers might have said on Arrested Development: Toughness, feeling, solid action, good performances: You got yourself a stew, man.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2015