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Matt Patches

Matt Patches
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Rogue One is a big, crazy video game movie -- but even big, crazy video game movies are allowed to say something. ‐ Thrillist
Posted Dec 13, 2016
6.8/10 93% La La Land (2016) La La Land extends a hand to anyone scarred by a barrage of two-steps, jazz hands, and glitter costumes -- and bets are, you'll grab hold. ‐ Thrillist
Posted Dec 9, 2016
88% Jackie (2016) One of the most barbed and breathless movies of the year ... grief and social pressure haunt [Portman's Jackie] like Freddy Krueger. ‐ Thrillist
Posted Dec 2, 2016
90% Doctor Strange (2016) Like Strange's "mirror-verse," where sorcerers cast spells...without impacting our physical realm, his comic-book vehicle delivers bursts of wonder with little lasting effect. ‐ Thrillist
Posted Nov 2, 2016
60% The Siege of Jadotville (2016) The Siege of Jadotville is dramatically inept and viscerally shocking. Thankfully, we still have history books. ‐ Thrillist
Posted Oct 7, 2016
3/10 43% The Girl on the Train (2016) The end of The Girl on the Train doesn't justify the means of The Girl on the Train, a testing two hours of meandering miserablism that ends with a hardy "hell yeah." ‐ Thrillist
Posted Oct 7, 2016
73/100 36% Blair Witch (2016) Rarely do Hollywood horrors leave you feeling this lost, this helpless. For a few of us psychos, that's a positive. ‐ Thrillist
Posted Sep 16, 2016
83% Sausage Party (2016) Explore[s] ideology the way Emril Lagasse seasons soup. ‐ Thrillist
Posted Aug 12, 2016
86% Pete's Dragon (2016) The next 'Stranger Things' ... channels Spielberg's adventure spirit and then soars higher with authenticsweetness and scares. ‐ Thrillist
Posted Aug 12, 2016
26% Suicide Squad (2016) Cluttered with flashbacks and comic book references, Suicide Squad is like... a two-hour trailer for Suicide Squad. Reactions may vary. ‐ Thrillist
Posted Aug 5, 2016
9/10 77% Wiener-Dog (2016) Caring for animals changes who we are as people, and this film sniffs around to discover every possible way. Wiener-Dog is a low-key masterpiece. ‐ Thrillist
Posted Jun 30, 2016
8/10 89% A Bigger Splash (2016) The mesmerizing photography and ecstatic personality of A Bigger Splash will leave you tipsy, so please, bring a designated driver for this one. ‐ Thrillist
Posted Jun 30, 2016
7/10 97% Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) One of the year's most transportive comedies. ‐ Thrillist
Posted Jun 30, 2016
7.1/10 54% The Purge: Election Year (2016) With a down-to-Earth supporting cast-all hail action-star-in-the-making Betty Gabriel-Election Year is edge-of-your seat mayhem cut together with chainsaw grace. ‐ Thrillist
Posted Jun 30, 2016
9.1/10 97% Krisha (2016) Krisha stages these typical festivities with the fury of battling gods. ‐ Thrillist
Posted Jun 5, 2016
9/10 90% The Lobster (2016) Farrell and Weisz balance the off-kilter dystopia with vibrant, sexual heat. ‐ Thrillist
Posted Jun 5, 2016
8.8/10 97% Weiner (2016) The candidate's humor, misguidance, and determination make Weiner one of the greatest political portraits. ‐ Thrillist
Posted Jun 5, 2016
7.2/10 92% The Nice Guys (2016) A comedy of groovy errors ‐ Thrillist
Posted Jun 5, 2016
7/10 48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) A stylish sugar-bomb that throws caution, logic, and the leather budget to wring every bit of entertainment out of a threadbare franchise. ‐ Thrillist
Posted May 27, 2016
7.1/10 62% Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) When played for biting, borderline woke laughs in Neighbors 2, talking points feel a hell of lot fresher than anything involving three dudes with hangovers. ‐ Thrillist
Posted May 20, 2016
5/10 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) Slid off my senses like Thor's hammer across Cap's vibranium shield -- the powerhouse hits land without so much as a scratch. ‐ Thrillist
Posted May 6, 2016
7.4/10 90% Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016) Ice Cube revived his smack-talking franchise at a pivotal moment. Swinging from hard laughs ... to potent drama. ‐ Thrillist
Posted Apr 15, 2016
8.9/10 90% Green Room (2016) A throaty, thrashing, spit-slinging punk tune belted through an invasion movie microphone at max volume. It's nasty-and near-perfect. ‐ Thrillist
Posted Apr 15, 2016
9.3/10 86% Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) The best movie of the year (so far) ... the perfect kick-back-and-chill movie, a combo of fastball jokes and unexpected wisdom backed by a 1980s jukebox. ‐ Thrillist
Posted Apr 6, 2016
3/10 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) The movie is Bat-s--t crazy. A dour, disdain-filled demeanor, plus a gluttony of complex plot twists, dissipates most of the contact high. ‐ Thrillist
Posted Mar 24, 2016
6.9/10 82% Pee-wee's Big Holiday (2016) The jokes are sweet, the adventure's airy, and you could definitely be consuming healthier entertainment. Whatever. ‐ Thrillist
Posted Mar 18, 2016
8.5/10 90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) It's a have-your-cake-and-eat-it-too horror movie, where the sights and sounds crescendo to the very last beat. ‐ Thrillist
Posted Mar 11, 2016
7.3/10 62% Creative Control (2016) Creative Control questions our current direction ... [it's] a movie with enough dramatic pizzazz that not even Reggie Watts's psychedelic performances can steal the show. ‐ Thrillist
Posted Mar 11, 2016
7.2/10 98% Zootopia (2016) Impressionable kids and adults who swear they're progressive will both take something away from Zootopia. ‐ Thrillist
Posted Mar 11, 2016
9.2/10 89% Mountains May Depart (Shan he gu ren) (2016) Each pivotal moment thrills and thrills again, reflected a second time through the movie's rearview mirror. ‐ Thrillist
Posted Mar 7, 2016
7.4/10 91% The Witch (2016) The payoff will keep your mind racing, and your face hiding under the covers, for days. ‐ Thrillist
Posted Mar 7, 2016
7.3/10 94% In The Shadow of Women (2016) Shot in diffused black and white ... the movie teeters on the edge of self-parody. Two heated performances, sexy and vicious, anchor it in the artful. ‐ Thrillist
Posted Mar 7, 2016
7/10 83% The Wave (Bolgen) (2016) 'The Wave' capsizes tranquility with 100 tons of liquid devastation. ‐ Thrillist
Posted Mar 7, 2016
3/5 84% Deadpool (2016) [Reynolds] brings a ton of compassion and manic energy ... [but Deadpool] is a cartoon in the real world that never goes crazy enough. ‐ Thrillist
Posted Feb 10, 2016
8.8/10 85% Hail, Caesar! (2016) A deeply personal jaunt for the Coens ... also straight-up bonkers. ‐ Thrillist
Posted Feb 5, 2016
7.8/10 69% Swiss Army Man (2016) Radcliffe's floppy, infantile work is up there with Jim Carrey's contortions ... There's never been a movie this brainless with so much on its mind. ‐ Thrillist
Posted Jan 27, 2016
3/5 91% Southside With You (2016) The JFK-ing of Obama ... it *almost* vindicates itself. ‐ Thrillist
Posted Jan 27, 2016
3.3/5 72% The Birth of a Nation (2016) An unflinching historical document. ‐ Thrillist
Posted Jan 27, 2016
6.8/10 50% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016) 13 Hours is a ripe action movie and a messy portrait of American fighters [...] I know which uncles I'm hiding on Facebook. ‐ Thrillist
Posted Jan 15, 2016
3.2/5 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) Sacrosanct and on steroids ... [but] comes to life here, thanks to the magnetic performances of Ridley and Boyega. ‐ Thrillist
Posted Dec 16, 2015
4/5 88% The Big Short (2015) The devilish juxtaposition of lap dances and macroeconomic lessons is the essence of 'The Big Short's ingenious duality. ‐ Thrillist
Posted Dec 9, 2015
2.5/5 81% The Revenant (2015) An extravagant "dad" speech: "Back in my day, we walked eight miles barefoot in the snow to hunt down the men who left us for dead!" ‐ Thrillist
Posted Dec 7, 2015
73% Miles Ahead (2016) Miles Ahead doesn't know what aspect of Davis' life is fit for a movie. It just knows he glows. Cheadle's commitment to expressing his unbridled creativity and violent flaws makes his attempt worth it. ‐ Esquire Magazine
Posted Oct 12, 2015
4.5/5 86% Steve Jobs (2015) Exaggerated, transcendent, and brazen in its effort to entertain ... The best concert I've been to this year. ‐ Esquire Magazine
Posted Oct 9, 2015
3.3/5 74% Black Mass (2015) Black Mass is not one of the cinema's classic mob pictures. Depp's performance is. ‐ Esquire Magazine
Posted Sep 11, 2015
4.3/5 92% The Martian (2015) If the kids see this one at the right time, in the right mood, they may even sign up for senior-year physics. ‐ Esquire Magazine
Posted Sep 11, 2015
4/5 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) Has the snap, shock, and verve to rival modern blockbusters while giving a nod to the retro-cool original series. ‐ Esquire Magazine
Posted Jul 31, 2015
2/5 61% Southpaw (2015) "More" is the only move Southpaw knows. ‐ Esquire Magazine
Posted Jul 25, 2015
3.5/5 81% Ant-Man (2015) [Snapping] from big to small to big to small, special effects transform Rudd into a micro-Bruce Lee. He appears to be having a blast. I know I was. ‐ Esquire Magazine
Posted Jul 9, 2015
1.7/5 71% Jurassic World (2015) An angry movie with a tragic moral ... meta-adoration and criticism ends with a genetically modified dinosaur fighting off waves of dinosaurs. ‐ Esquire Magazine
Posted Jun 15, 2015