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Matt Patches

Matt Patches
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4.8/5 97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) If Francisco Goya painted Heavy Metal magazine, it'd look something like Fury Road. ‐ Esquire Magazine
Posted May 11, 2015
3.7/5 75% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) As gargantuan as blockbusters come ... doubles down on action, sarcasm, and reference-heavy plot. ‐ Esquire Magazine
Posted Apr 21, 2015
3/5 79% Furious 7 (2015) 'Furious 6' was "dumb fun" to a breaking point. 'Furious 7' revives the franchise with cohesion and elegance. ‐ Esquire Magazine
Posted Apr 1, 2015
2.5/5 17% The Gunman (2015) It's Rambo tailored to Penn's humanitarian interests. ‐ Esquire Magazine
Posted Mar 21, 2015
3.5/5 25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) The movie as glossy as a Topps trading card. Real BDSM enthusiasts will roll their eyes at its chaste exploitation. But it's got something going on. ‐ Esquire Magazine
Posted Feb 12, 2015
3.5/5 26% Jupiter Ascending (2015) Tatum, Kunis, Redmayne and the rest of the space kids gang are pawns on a chess board. Thankfully, Bobby Fischer is moving the pieces. ‐ Esquire Magazine
Posted Feb 6, 2015
9.2/10 88% Still Alice (2015) Inherently heartbreaking and miraculously pure, Glatzer and Westmoreland gift their leading lady with a blank canvas and she returns the favor by pouring her soul on to it. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jan 16, 2015
91% Frank (2014) Fassbender spends 99% of Frank wearing the over-sized head, commanding the room with eccentricities and musical chaos instead of handsome looks. ‐ Vanity Fair
Posted Jan 9, 2015
37% God's Pocket (2014) Its crazed whirlwind of tones suddenly made perfect sense once the location is established. If you're from Philly, you'll get it. ‐ Vanity Fair
Posted Jan 9, 2015
69% Fishing Without Nets (2014) Do we really need another Somali pirates movie after Paul Greengrass's superb Captain Phillips? Turns out we do, and Cutter Hodierne's directorial debut Fishing Without Nets almost fits the bill. ‐ Vanity Fair
Posted Jan 9, 2015
6.9/10 11% Taken 3 (2015) Neeson's charisma, Whitaker's gravitas, and a few smart action choices supplying action junkies with enough vitamins to live another day. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jan 9, 2015
7/10 46% The Gambler (2014) 2014's slickest bender, The Gambler provides enough pleasure in its visceral storytelling. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jan 7, 2015
90% The Guest (2014) The ultimate genre movie love letter. ‐ Vanity Fair
Posted Jan 5, 2015
6/10 51% Unbroken (2014) Jolie's direction is competent and blockbustery. But no one involved cracked the strong-willed Zamperini, making for a stodgy, life-affirming biopic. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jan 2, 2015
5.7/10 72% American Sniper (2015) American Sniper never decides what it's about, besides reminding people of a great American hero, a proclamation that needs a case behind it. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Dec 24, 2014
8.6/10 99% Selma (2015) With expansive shots of protests in motion and intimate, shadowy close-ups of King locked in jail, DuVernay's direction brings to life what many only know in black-and-white snapshots. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Dec 24, 2014
3.6/10 4% Reach Me (2014) Reach Me feels lazy, in desperate need of its own motivational speech. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Nov 24, 2014
8.6/10 95% A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) A Girl Walks Home at Night takes its cues from film of yore, but in Amirpour's hands it's something brand new. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Nov 20, 2014
7.7/10 81% The Homesman (2014) It's like a tempered Evil Dead 2 with mentally ill housewives instead of body-inhabiting demons. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Nov 15, 2014
4.3/10 26% Jessabelle (2014) Greutert's inoffensive, slick Jessabelle may be successful low-budget filmmaking, but it's built entirely out of low-impact thrills. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Nov 7, 2014
8.5/10 91% Birdman (2014) Noises Off! by way of Jean-Paul Sartre. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Oct 17, 2014
A 96% Citizenfour (2014) An is an expertly crafted expose with unprecedented urgency. ‐ HitFix
Posted Oct 16, 2014
7.6/10 78% Kill the Messenger (2014) Easily [Renner's] best work since Hurt Locker, like watching optimism shattering in slow-motion. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Oct 9, 2014
8.9/10 74% Inherent Vice (2015) Psychedelic & substantive, PTA illuminates the '70s with a vibrant crime story carried by the audacious Joaquin Phoenix. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Oct 5, 2014
8.2/10 78% Harmontown (2014) For anyone who has dabbled in the creative, Harmontown is both sweet and terrifying. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Oct 5, 2014
8.8/10 88% Foxcatcher (2014) There's not a hint of fantasy in Foxcatcher and it's still the scariest monster movie of the year. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Sep 12, 2014
6.9/10 77% Rosewater (2014) There's not enough danger, discovery or significance to Rosewater, but as a historical document it's substantive. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Sep 12, 2014
7.8/10 77% Big Game (2015) Big Game is the movie young kids should watch with their parents before graduating to Die Hard. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Sep 12, 2014
5.8/10 78% St. Vincent (2014) Murray takes full advantage, dressing down and griming up[...]. The movie, befuddled by the talent at hand, stands frozen, staring at Murray like a deer in headlights. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Sep 12, 2014
8/10 90% The Imitation Game (2014) Headhunters director Morten Tyldum and Benedict Cumberbatch, at the top of his game, forge the definitive account of Turing's life. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Sep 8, 2014
9.5/10 100% The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2014) A pinnacle of animation in the new millennium. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Sep 8, 2014
6.8/10 41% This Is Where I Leave You (2014) Comedy saves clunky introspection at every turn. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Sep 8, 2014
7.2/10 79% The Theory of Everything (2014) Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones enliven a straightforward, BBC-grade drama with two mesmerizing performances, antithetical but equally assertive. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Sep 7, 2014
5.4 60% The Equalizer (2014) The Equalizer's blue collar melodrama is rich with potential, but squandered on self-seriousness and slow-motion action techniques past their prime. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Sep 7, 2014
7.1/10 48% The Judge (2014) It's hard to throw the book at a movie as dextrous and polished The Judge, even with its laundry list of dramatic crimes. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Sep 5, 2014
5.1/10 44% Life After Beth (2014) Life After Beth arrives more like Frankenstein's Monster than the revived corpse of a well-worn genre. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Aug 14, 2014
7.9/10 68% The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014) Hallström designs The Hundred-Foot Journey to provoke smiles, tears, and stomach growls. It's not filling, but it's tasty. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Aug 8, 2014
6.7/10 67% Deepsea Challenge 3D (2014) Deepsea Challenge 3D dives to the depths of modern Earthly exploration, but Cameron steals too much of the spotlight. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Aug 8, 2014
4.8/10 21% Into The Storm (2014) A moment of weightlessness in the eye of the storm is literally and figuratively transcendent. Into the Storm is aware of how to be effective, if only grand blockbusterisms would get out of its way. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Aug 7, 2014
7.8/10 80% Get On Up (2014) Reflective of James Brown's invigorating, transcendent music, Tate Taylor's Get on Up blares and bangs its way through the iconic soul singer's life, kept on beat by star Chadwick Boseman's explosive energy. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Aug 1, 2014
8.2/10 87% A Most Wanted Man (2014) A naturalistic thriller that gives itself over to the tremendous, hushed force of the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jul 23, 2014
8.7/10 97% Life Itself (2014) Life Itself is a vibrant portrait of critic Roger Ebert's life, translating his prolific career into a living essay on life, death, and culture. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jul 2, 2014
6.9/10 49% Earth to Echo (2014) Earth to Echo is a simple, sentimental tribute to the glory days of '80s kid movies, but the adventure's derailed by the rigid qualities of found footage packaging. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jul 2, 2014
6.7/10 23% Tammy (2014) A road movie without a map, Tammy fuses Melissa McCarthy's patented comedy with character commentary for a messy, ambitious, slapstick drama. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jul 2, 2014
6/10 52% Jersey Boys (2014) Clint Eastwood's stilted Broadway adaptation reeks of anti-art appreciation. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jun 19, 2014
9.2/10 95% Snowpiercer (2014) Roaring action, thoughtful geekery, and a knockout performance by Chris Evans send Snowpiercer speeding out of the station and into the sci-fi history books. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jun 19, 2014
6.2/10 60% The Signal (2014) Stylish sci-fi visuals aren't enough to keep The Signal from collapsing under its own emo poetics and landing in a dead zone. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jun 13, 2014
5.8/10 81% The Fault In Our Stars (2014) The natural Shailene Woodley and a handful of solid supporting performances can't keep The Fault in Our Stars from succumbing to the toxic effects of sap. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jun 6, 2014
6.2/10 63% Million Dollar Arm (2014) There's no denying the feel good vibes of a well-crafted athletic drama... But the story of two Indian strong arms shipped from Mumbai to Major League Baseball training camp veers dangerously close to the all-too-common savior narrative. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted May 14, 2014
88% The Discoverers (2014) The Discoverers gets lost in woods of indie land at times, with a few of its asides feeling arbitrary and reaching jokes, but Schwarz assembled the perfect cast to tell his story. ‐
Posted May 12, 2014