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Matt Prigge

Matt Prigge
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 99% Get Out (2017) The craziest thing about Jordan Peele's "Get Out" is this: Sometimes it's even better as a horror movie than a social critique. ‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2017
2/5 95% Logan (2017) At the end of the day it's still just a comic book movie bragging about how it's no typical comic book movie. Yes, and?‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2017
3/5 71% XX (2017) It ultimately doesn't matter who contributed to "XX"; the important thing is they're all winners, which makes the case for diversity even stronger.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
2/5 29% In Dubious Battle (2017) Plays like imitation Oscar bait done on the cheap.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
3/5 30% Fist Fight (2017) Winds up passing its modest assignment: It takes your mind off everything - you know, except for Betsy DeVos.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
3/5 34% The Great Wall (2017) "The Great Wall" looks great, living up to the promise of "'Starship Troopers' only in Ancient China."‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2017
3/5 57% War on Everyone (2017) War on Everyone is neither only a parody nor only a joke. It's after something far weirder. ‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
2/5 40% A Cure For Wellness (2017) Gore Verbinski's no mere peerless technician, but it will take something stranger than "A Cure for Wellness" to suggest he's more than slightly more.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
2/5 85% Land of Mine (Under Sandet) (2017) It's a well-intentioned movie that winds up favoring sentimentality over genuinely disturbing introspection.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
3/5 61% David Brent: Life on the Road (2017) Generally delightful - a significant improvement over Gervais' "Special Correspondents," as well as such curious flubs as "The Invention of Lying," the period piece "Cemetery Junction" and the second season of "Derek."‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
3/5 91% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) Maybe all superhero movies should all in Lego. After all, in this universe, Billy Dee Williams still plays Harvey Dent.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2017
4/5 90% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) In an age of increasingly tangled comic book movies that exist only to spawn more installments, this is the only current franchise worth a damn.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2017
4/5 98% Kedi (2017) Why are other movies even made?‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2017
2/5 17% The Space Between Us (2017) It tries so hard, melding so many genres, offering a rare (mostly) positive look at the near-future in the age of "Black Mirror," that you want to hug it and not tell it what you really think.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
4/5 64% Dark Night (2017) It's a languorous dream that might be a nightmare, slow and soothing but always on edge. ‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2017
2/5 25% The Comedian (2017) Rupert Pupkin, Robert De Niro's stand-up from "The King of Comedy," may have had weaker material, but there's no contest over who got the better film.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2017
4/5 97% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) As sharp a dramatist as Asghar Farhadi is, he's also an underrated visual stylist. ‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
3/5 94% Paris 05:59: Théo & Hugo (Théo et Hugo dans le même bateau) (2017) Like our heroes, you spend the film wondering if this is a standard hook-up or something special. And that at least makes "Paris 05:59" special.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
2/5 41% Gold (2017) It all (sort of) comes together by the end, but it's like a long con in which the grifter keeps losing the mark's attention.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
2/5 34% A Dog's Purpose (2017) An unholy marriage of "The Idiot's Guide to Existentialism" and Animal Planet's "Too Cute!" shows.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
4/5 69% Staying Vertical (Rester vertical) (2017) The film's true centerpiece doesn't come till late, but it's the kind of shocking what-am-I-watching? barnburner that will be etched on your brain forever.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
3/5 43% xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) Distinguishes itself from the action pack by not pretending to be emotional or serious, even if it's a lot more willing to draw political blood.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
4/5 94% The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017) You can read this gorgeous and soothing semi-fantasy as an honest and gutting look at one man's bottomless guilt - or you could bend your logical mind and accept it as that and so much more.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
3/5 82% The Founder (2017) When cheesy music and sun-dappled shots are applied to a character as Machiavellian as Ray Kroc, the result is a poison pen letter sneaked into the mainstream.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2017
3/5 76% Split (2017) This is no mere midnight movie. Shyamalan couldn't make one of those to save his life.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2017
4/5 91% The Son of Joseph (Le fils de Joseph) (2017) "The Son of Joseph" is more accessible than usual - the gateway film you'd recommend to a Eugene Green newb, though it's no sell-out. ‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
3/5 19% Sleepless (2017) It moves fast and it has enough shiny distractions - overqualified actors, epic punch-outs, an almost Guinness-level number of twists for a movie that runs 90-some minutes - that it's easy to occasionally not notice how dropdead dumb it is.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
3/5 23% The Bye Bye Man (2017) Like a less ambitious "Candyman," stripped of its pretensions towards social commentary, its iconic bee imagery and definitely its Philip Glass score. That's no knock.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
4/5 89% 20th Century Women (2017) For those following filmmaker Mike Mills' career, "20th Century Women" is a kind of revelation, the ideal he's been working towards. ‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
5/5 96% Paterson (2016) Paterson's a great character to have right now, and the movie about him - also called "Paterson," and set in the New Jersey city of Paterson - is great to watch now, too. ‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
5/5 92% Toni Erdmann (2016) Bear with us while we sell you on the greatness of a near-three-hour German comedy that has the same plot as an Adam Sandler movie.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
2/5 39% Why Him? (2016) Hardly the triumphant return to comedy Bryan Cranston deserved. But it does have intentionally funny James Franco.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
4/5 87% A Monster Calls (2017) It's an inversion of everything children's movies are supposed to be - which is assuming the only people who need to learn the world is complicated are children. ‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
2/5 34% Live By Night (2017) Ben Affleck no doubt began "Live by Night" with the best intentions, hoping to add flavor to our overly homogenous movie landscape. It's no fun to report that it soured into purest hubris.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
3/5 92% Hidden Figures (2017) Timeliness shouldn't ever be a mark for excellence. But the barndoor broad "Hidden Figures" would likely be entertaining at any time.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
2/5 81% Patriots Day (2017) As he did in "Deepwater Horizon," which had the fortune of being merely anodyne, Peter Berg tacks on an extended coda featuring the real survivors, asserting that he's done them right when he's done nothing of the sort.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
3/5 93% I, Daniel Blake (2016) The ironic thing is that even when Ken Loach has made something that feels topical, it's really just Loach doing Loach. He's always done his thing, whether anyone, particularly anyone in power, was paying attention.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
4/5 84% Julieta (2016) The results are a bit on the self-help therapy side of things, but it's uncommonly insightful about how relationships, even those forged by blood, are like an addiction.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
2/5 18% Assassin's Creed (2016) There's a lot to snicker at in "Assassin's Creed," though maybe - to tinker with a quote from "Ghost World"'s Enid Coleslaw - it's so bad it goes past good but not quite back to bad again.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2016
5/5 84% Silence (2017) There's nothing on Scorsese's CV to suggest he could make a film as serene as "Silence." ‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2016
1/5 31% Passengers (2016) Let's just say it doesn't end well, at least for any viewer grossed out by sick male fantasies.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2016
4/5 95% Neruda (2016) "Neruda" is meta-sorta-fiction, always calling attention to its own artificiality. But its sincere about wanting to do the impossible: understand, perhaps even forgive, someone who stands for everything you stand against.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
4/5 93% Fences (2016) There's a musicality, a rat-a-tat rhythm to August Wilson's patter, that you lose when you simply read his work. You need to see them mounted to get the full effect.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
1/5 12% Collateral Beauty (2016) One of those films where simply summarizing the plot doubles as a savage critique. ‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
2/5 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Boasts thin characters played by great actors scampering about far too many planets with names that sound like obscure venereal diseases. It's a "Star Wars" knockoff that happens to look a lot like a "Star Wars" movie.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
2/5 39% All We Had (2016) It's very far from a perfect movie, but it shows real promise, and has lots within it to recommend.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
3/5 66% Frank & Lola (2016) Michael Shannon is both perversely cast (as a romantic lead) and perfectly cast (as cinema's least predictable thespian).‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
4/5 98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) James Baldwin's touch was gentle even when he was taking no prisoners, and he was serious without being earnest. For the most part, so is "I Am Not Your Negro."‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2016
2/5 41% Office Christmas Party (2016) It gets the job done in a pinch, but 2016 deserved a far more apocalyptic rager.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2016
3/5 93% La La Land (2016) Perfectly acceptable, sometimes overly strained, generally way too basic and, yes, periodically delightful, even at times devastating.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2016