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Matt Pais

Matt Pais
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A- 92% Support the Girls (2018) The rare movie about really important issues that also manages to be light on its feet and entertaining. ‐ MattPais.com
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
C 84% The Wife (2018) As flimsy as the marriage it depicts.‐ MattPais.com
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
B- 91% Hearts Beat Loud (2018) Someone would have to be pretty soft to buy the whole thing, and awfully hard not to fall at all.‐ MattPais.com
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
C 71% Adrift (2018) Does little more than bob alongside every other title in the human vs. sea genre. ‐ MattPais.com
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
C 34% I Feel Pretty (2018) Qualifies as a sort of 100-calorie pack of truth and uplift, with laughs sold separately.‐ MattPais.com
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
B- 83% Blockers (2018) An obnoxious and embarrassing teen sex comedy that is sometimes a sincere and winning character study of friendship and family.‐ MattPais.com
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
C- 21% Midnight Sun (2018) It would be nice if movies stopped trying to make young girls aspire to be princesses.‐ MattPais.com
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
B- 84% Game Night (2018) There are interesting realities just outside the edges of the film, which would rather move the pieces than tip them over.‐ MattPais.com
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
D 23% The 15:17 to Paris (2018) It is safe to say that few heard about this incident and wondered what kind of gelato these guys prefer, or what they talk about when connecting on Skype.‐ MattPais.com
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
C+ 90% A Star Is Born (2018) You can't be a one-named artist if your name is not something like Beyonce, Rihanna, Prince or Adele. You just can't.‐ MattPais.com
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
C 96% The Death of Stalin (2018) Labors inside the sort of buffoonery that Burn After Reading achieved with much more cohesive performances and comic richness.‐ MattPais.com
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
C+ 80% The Party (2018) No matter how juicy the banter, the strings are always showing.‐ MattPais.com
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
C 59% Half Magic (2018) Half Magic has its heart in the right place. Its head needs work.‐ MattPais.com
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2018
B 38% When We First Met (2018) A Netflix-and-chill selection you may watch to the end.‐ MattPais.com
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
C+ 64% A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2017) Most biopics are not good, and guess what.‐ MattPais.com
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2018
D 27% Sandy Wexler (2017) Once again, the actor is pathetic, and the movie is gross.‐ MattPais.com
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2017
C+ 86% Win It All (2017) Just should've been about the Cubs.‐ MattPais.com
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2017
C 47% The Discovery (2017) You'd think a sci-fi concept like this would take a more nuanced view of suicide than just 'It's not the answer,' but alas.‐ MattPais.com
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2017
D+ 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) Not cute. Weird. Really weird.‐ MattPais.com
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
B 75% Kong: Skull Island (2017) This sequel/reboot/doesitevenmatteranymore preaches about a world in which monsters are real and, crucially, has the visual boom to back it up.‐ MattPais.com
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
B 98% My Life as a Zucchini (Ma vie de courgette) (2017) A bit like an animated Short Term 12, focused on the residents instead of the staff. But it's also its own lovely little thing.‐ MattPais.com
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
D 64% Before I Fall (2017) A story about as wise as a studio that makes a movie set on Valentine's Day weekend that bites from Groundhog Day and then releases it in March.‐ MattPais.com
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
3/4 74% 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 80% 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 28% 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 61% 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 35% 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 26% 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 78% 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 46% 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 22% 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 11% 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 44% 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 23% 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 45% 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 72% The Birth of a Nation (2016) Essential as history and good, not great, as filmmaking.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2016