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Matt Pais

Matt Pais
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 38% Secret in Their Eyes (2015) Star-studded and stupid. ‐ RedEye
Posted Nov 19, 2015
2/4 66% The Night Before (2015) It's the fun equivalent of a light day at work: You're glad to relax a little until you realize you're kinda bored and ready to go home before it's over. ‐ RedEye
Posted Nov 19, 2015
2/4 70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) Feels like the dead air when a politician finishes a point before the allotted time has run out. ‐ RedEye
Posted Nov 18, 2015
2/4 33% By The Sea (2015) Maybe it's a meta commentary meant to show that a voyeuristic peek into this marriage isn't as interesting as it may seem, and people should leave them alone. ‐ RedEye
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3.5/4 97% Brooklyn (2015) The kind of movie that makes you want to hug someone you love, and thankful you've got them close enough to do so. ‐ RedEye
Posted Nov 12, 2015
2.5/4 73% Trumbo (2015) Trumbo may not be filling, but in certain snappy moments, it's awfully tasty. ‐ RedEye
Posted Nov 12, 2015
1.5/4 33% My All American (2015) If you called it good clean fun, you'd be one-third right. ‐ RedEye
Posted Nov 12, 2015
1/4 45% The 33 (2015) This story includes several nightmarish scenarios, yet the storytelling is its own kind of fraudulent nightmare. ‐ RedEye
Posted Nov 12, 2015
4/4 96% Spotlight (2015) Should be called brilliant by anyone, regardless of where they work. ‐ RedEye
Posted Nov 12, 2015
2.5/4 52% I Smile Back (2015) Silverman proves that she is a legit actress, not just 'pretty good for a comedian trying to get serious.' ‐ RedEye
Posted Nov 5, 2015
2/4 70% Miss You Already (2015) It's one of Hollywood's many dirty little secrets that Barrymore now only can do one or two things as an actress, and not at the same time. ‐ RedEye
Posted Nov 5, 2015
2/4 65% Spectre (2015) What should feel like a clash among abused power, a world in turmoil and a resolute force of justice becomes underwhelming and basic, fitting for the theme song by the one-note Sam Smith. ‐ RedEye
Posted Nov 3, 2015
2/4 73% Suffragette (2015) Based on the fictional Maud's role in this saga and this saga's place in the bigger fight, it's questionable why this is the story being told. ‐ RedEye
Posted Oct 29, 2015
1.5/4 66% Nasty Baby (2015) The real shock is how a low-key indie drama becomes so broad and overheated, hinging partly on a dumb joke and becoming one itself. ‐ RedEye
Posted Oct 29, 2015
2/4 62% Truth (2015) Delivers sloppy reporting and questionable decision-making through the lens of a determined professional going up against demonized sticklers for details. ‐ RedEye
Posted Oct 29, 2015
1.5/4 35% Our Brand is Crisis (2015) Only if you adore movies about white people patting themselves on the back for caring about non-white people should you go anywhere near Our Brand is Crisis. ‐ RedEye
Posted Oct 29, 2015
1.5/4 30% Burnt (2015) A formulaic movie that advocates passion while practicing exactly the lack of imagination it laments. ‐ RedEye
Posted Oct 29, 2015
3/4 94% Room (2015) The movie that finally should turn Larson from hugely underrated to a justly recognized talent. ‐ RedEye
Posted Oct 22, 2015
1/4 9% Rock the Kasbah (2015) Quickly goes from fun to offensive. ‐ RedEye
Posted Oct 22, 2015
3/4 86% Steve Jobs (2015) It's about time a movie about a real person dared to process its influential subject's vision and take a chance. ‐ RedEye
Posted Oct 15, 2015
2/4 91% Beasts of No Nation (2015) Never gets close enough to the situation to make the cliché setup feel specific. ‐ RedEye
Posted Oct 15, 2015
2.5/4 91% Bridge of Spies (2015) Spielberg and Hanks made a great movie about retrieving someone serving his country (Saving Private Ryan). And that tally still stands at one. ‐ RedEye
Posted Oct 15, 2015
0.5/4 27% Pan (2015) Joe Wright's apparent attempt to do a Baz Luhrmann version of several Disney rides at once. ‐ RedEye
Posted Oct 8, 2015
2.5/4 87% Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon (2015) Funny like its subject but not nearly as daring. ‐ RedEye
Posted Oct 8, 2015
2.5/4 92% In My Father's House (2015) Has vulnerability and a few laughs. But a story about reconnecting shouldn't seem so uninterested in filling in the gaps. ‐ RedEye
Posted Oct 8, 2015
1.5/4 73% He Named Me Malala (2015) Too busy prepping the standing ovation to sit and think about how the world got to this place and what needs to be done to save lives, then minds. ‐ RedEye
Posted Oct 8, 2015
1/4 48% Freeheld (2015) Deprived of the tension and struggle that come from an uphill battle against injustice. ‐ RedEye
Posted Oct 8, 2015
2/4 34% Knock Knock (2015) Turns empowerment into a weapon and women's solidarity into entrapment. ‐ RedEye
Posted Oct 8, 2015
3/4 92% 99 Homes (2015) It's increasingly morally sticky, and Shannon, without having to yell, makes Rick intense and fascinating. ‐ RedEye
Posted Oct 1, 2015
4/4 89% Mississippi Grind (2015) I'm never one to call something 'a great American movie,' but Mississippi Grind really is. ‐ RedEye
Posted Oct 1, 2015
3/4 92% The Martian (2015) The comedy gives The Martian personality that fades among constant shots of NASA people applauding. ‐ RedEye
Posted Oct 1, 2015
1.5/4 84% The Walk (2015) Lunatic almost kills himself, and everyone loves it! ‐ RedEye
Posted Sep 26, 2015
1.5/4 10% Stonewall (2015) Neither competent nor total outrage. ‐ RedEye
Posted Sep 24, 2015
2/4 86% Goodnight Mommy (2015) I don't know if I've ever spotted a twist faster. Thin, boring and unpleasant in ways that aren't revealing. ‐ RedEye
Posted Sep 24, 2015
3/4 94% Sicario (2015) Rather than bring the story to a boil, Villeneuve prefers to glide along it, even a slow zoom past a rock formation seeming to find muscles and a screaming face within. ‐ RedEye
Posted Sep 24, 2015
0.5/4 62% The Intern (2015) Aggressively mild and quietly offensive, The Intern has a plot so underwritten it's more like a plo. ‐ RedEye
Posted Sep 24, 2015
3.5/4 63% Sleeping with Other People (2015) Funny and sexy and only conventional in the sense that it takes a formula and gives it energy and relevance again. ‐ RedEye
Posted Sep 17, 2015
3/4 45% Cooties (2015) Should be your next midnight movie. ‐ RedEye
Posted Sep 17, 2015
1/4 72% Pawn Sacrifice (2015) No reason to tell a story if you're going to tell it like this. ‐ RedEye
Posted Sep 17, 2015
1/4 48% Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) End. End. Please end. Come on. Enough. Oh my God, I'm going to have to live in this theater because this freakin' movie has a running time of infinity. ‐ RedEye
Posted Sep 17, 2015
3/4 73% Everest (2015) A lot scarier than Black Mass. ‐ RedEye
Posted Sep 17, 2015
2/4 74% Black Mass (2015) Depp rarely possesses the aura of someone with his real-life character's power. ‐ RedEye
Posted Sep 17, 2015
2.5/4 64% The Visit (2015) The most shocking thing about The Visit is that it shows Shyamalan, previously responsible for making Mark Wahlberg afraid of wind, now knows how to be funny on purpose. ‐ RedEye
Posted Sep 10, 2015
2.5/4 76% Steve Jobs: Man in the Machine (2015) Does better with facts than hearsay. ‐ RedEye
Posted Sep 3, 2015
2.5/4 89% Meru (2015) The footage is astonishing, the cold and wind practically jumping from the screen and down your neck. ‐ RedEye
Posted Sep 3, 2015
3.5/4 92% Queen of Earth (2015) The filmmaker creates a bitter, chilling mood, the score's strings less musical instruments than choking devices. ‐ RedEye
Posted Sep 3, 2015
1.5/4 46% A Walk In The Woods (2015) Quickly wanders from a funny look at life at a crossroads to an obvious series of embarrassing nonsense and basic observations about nature and people. ‐ RedEye
Posted Sep 1, 2015
1/4 17% Zipper (2015) A pathetic excuse for a political thriller that's pretty much embarrassing for everyone involved. ‐ RedEye
Posted Aug 27, 2015
3/4 92% Grandma (2015) Elliott's compact, impassioned work deserves praise, and Tomlin's great, too, the entire movie. ‐ RedEye
Posted Aug 27, 2015
3/4 40% We Are Your Friends (2015) Sweetly retrieves the EDM genre from the artificiality of elbow-throwing bros and emoji hearts. It's life as mash-up, idealism fighting to survive against adversity. ‐ RedEye
Posted Aug 25, 2015