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Matt Prigge

Matt Prigge

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 100% Only Angels Have Wings (1939) "There are jokes and even real profundity, but they rise organically out of what may be Hawks' greatest, shaggy dog-iest masterpiece - maybe the most easy-going great film ever made. " ‐ Metro
Posted May 27, 2016
5/5 100% The Fallen Idol (1949) "In some ways an even more brilliant contraption than "The Third Man," and with a third act that might be superior, too. " ‐ Metro
Posted May 26, 2016
3/5 94% Presenting Princess Shaw (2016) "There are many scenes in 'Presenting Princess Shaw' so strong, so genuinely moving you can forgive that it's wildly unethical. " ‐ Metro
Posted May 26, 2016
3/5 72% The Idol (Ya Tayr El Tayer) (2016) "Even when 'The Idol' turns tragic, as it does now and then, Abu-Assad refuses to go sentimental, to crank up the strings and surgically extract our tears " ‐ Metro
Posted May 26, 2016
3/5 88% Chevalier (2016) "It's the sadness and the deep perception of how individuals get subsumed into groups that makes this more than a series of good, very, very funny jokes. " ‐ Metro
Posted May 25, 2016
3/5 72% Unlocking the Cage (2016) "Is 'Unlocking the Cage' really an activist documentary? Initially, it may seem so. " ‐ Metro
Posted May 25, 2016
1/5 29% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) "A dark and dank hellscape of hideously malformed creatures, where charm and whimsy and even Lewis Carroll's peerless wordplay go to die. " ‐ Metro
Posted May 24, 2016
3/5 48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) "Won't change the world or even the game. It's solid and forgettable. And right now that seems like a compliment. " ‐ Metro
Posted May 23, 2016
2/5 13% Ma ma (2016) "Toggles madly between jokey, melodramatic and weirdly, perhaps unnecessarily surreal. " ‐ Metro
Posted May 20, 2016
4/5 93% Weiner (2016) "Like a super-sized episode of 'Veep' but real and just as funny. " ‐ Metro
Posted May 19, 2016
3/5 79% Maggie's Plan (2016) "Write it off as a knockoff and you'll miss out on what a strange beast this is. " ‐ Metro
Posted May 19, 2016
2/5 26% Being Charlie (2016) "You might even want to forgive the many times it goes off the rails, falling back on the stock cliches it seemed too cool to perpetuate. " ‐ Metro
Posted May 19, 2016
2/5 43% The Angry Birds Movie (2016) "The humor tends to be groaning aviary or porcine puns, like a store named 'Calvin Swine,' a poster for Kevin Bacon in 'Ham-let' or our lead whining, 'Pluck my life'? (You know, for the kids!) " ‐ Metro
Posted May 18, 2016
4/5 93% Black Girl (1966) "Paints a broad story of oppression that's specific in its details. " ‐ Metro
Posted May 18, 2016
3/5 63% Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) "A healthy reminder that Zac Efron is a national treasure ... in these two 'Neighbors' films. " ‐ Metro
Posted May 17, 2016
5/5 91% The Nice Guys (2016) "Watching it you can picture its makers agonizing over the script's every inch: making sure each quip was jot-down-able, each plot turn surprising, each plant given a showstopping payoff. " ‐ Metro
Posted May 17, 2016
5/5 78% Sunset Song (2016) "To watch 'Sunset Song' - with its seductive camera moves, its unhurried pace, its ability to see the worst and best in people - is to accept that all life is insignificant and fraught with meaning, usually at the same time. " ‐ Metro
Posted May 13, 2016
3/5 56% Money Monster (2016) "A thriller that runs on human foibles, a feeling for how today's tech-driven world works and an actual sense of humor, even if it's more about good vibes than good jokes. " ‐ Metro
Posted May 12, 2016
4/5 99% Love & Friendship (2016) "Whit Stillman has made an Austen movie that doesn't, for a change, feel like the corset's tied too tight. " ‐ Metro
Posted May 12, 2016
4/5 91% The Lobster (2016) "It's life viewed at its most pessimistic, not just to get us down but to force us, like the best absurdist works, to reexamine what we take for granted. " ‐ Metro
Posted May 12, 2016
3/5 63% High-Rise (2016) "A mad, decadent, productively exhausting, darkly funny but sometimes overly literal interpretation " ‐ Metro
Posted May 11, 2016
3/5 71% Last Days In The Desert (2016) "At first it looks like it's going to be less 'The Young Messiah' and more ''Gerry' but with Jesus.' " ‐ Metro
Posted May 10, 2016
5/5 82% Belladonna of Sadness (Kanashimi no Beradona) (1973) "This is a deeply sympathetic, angry, even political work meant to delve into one woman's unimaginable trauma. " ‐ Metro
Posted May 6, 2016
4/5 96% Band of Outsiders (Bande à part) (1964) "The Godard movie you use to turn people into Godard-heads, 'Band of Outsiders' wasn't, as it were, always liked. " ‐ Metro
Posted May 6, 2016
4/5 100% Dragon Inn (Long men ke zhen) "It's not often that an action movie as beautiful as it is ass-kicking, but any filmmaker who wants to excel at both can always study 1967's 'Dragon Inn.' " ‐ Metro
Posted May 4, 2016
4/5 88% Dheepan (2016) "Keeps us in a state of unease, ready for whatever unusual or dangerous business Jacques Audiard might throw us. " ‐ Metro
Posted May 4, 2016
3/5 89% A Bigger Splash (2016) "Rooted in a palpable fear of getting old, of never settling down, of being not only the last one at the party but the one who knows how to do nothing but. " ‐ Metro
Posted May 4, 2016
2/5 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) "There's some good stuff in 'Captain America: Civil War.' That's what these Marvel things are now: a lot of stuff. " ‐ Metro
Posted May 2, 2016
2/5 78% The Family Fang (2016) "For approximately the millionth time Nicole Kidman proves she doesn't deserve her decade-plus box office poison period, even in the cases, like this, where a fantastic performance is stuck inside a piece that in no way deserves her. " ‐ Metro
Posted Apr 29, 2016
1/5 16% Ratchet & Clank (2016) "Probably less cinematic than the games from which it was cynically born. " ‐ Metro
Posted Apr 28, 2016
1/5 8% Mother's Day (2016) "The cinematic equivalent of a greeting card with a dumb, inoffensive joke you hastily grab at your local Hallmark. Actually, maybe it isn't quite up to those heights. " ‐ Metro
Posted Apr 28, 2016
2/5 63% The Man Who Knew Infinity (2016) "It tries to follow the formula for recent science-heavy blockbusters only to botch the solution. " ‐ Metro
Posted Apr 28, 2016
3/5 77% Keanu (2016) "It can be disappointing that they don't try out a new idea, or that they only somewhat build on what they've done before. " ‐ Metro
Posted Apr 28, 2016
1/5 8% Papa: Hemingway in Cuba (2016) "Is it legal for a movie about Ernest Hemingway to have dialogue this bad? " ‐ Metro
Posted Apr 27, 2016
5/5 94% A Touch of Zen (1969) "Its closest analog may be Sergio Leone's 'Once Upon a Time in the West': arty yet dirty, super-long and instantly iconic yet enjoyable as pure genre junk. " ‐ Metro
Posted Apr 25, 2016
3/5 79% Tale of Tales (Il racconto dei racconti) (2016) "Brings not just nudity and ogre maulings back to fairy tale movies, but also death, pitiless and inevitable. " ‐ Metro
Posted Apr 22, 2016
1/5 3% Nina (2016) "That's how bad "Nina" is at reinventing the wheel: it makes you wish it had been boring. " ‐ Metro
Posted Apr 21, 2016
3/5 67% A Hologram for the King (2016) "As much a film about a middle-aged man finding renewed life abroad as it is a critique of same - a temperature-taking that tries to gauge where America stands in the current global village. " ‐ Metro
Posted Apr 20, 2016
2/5 16% The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) "The whole movie is a square peg trying to be jammed into a round hole, with nothing that feels organic and every element there to grift audience bucks. " ‐ Metro
Posted Apr 20, 2016
3/5 76% Elvis & Nixon (2016) "As Elvis Presley, Michael Shannon does a fantastic Michael Shannon. That's not a knock. " ‐ Metro
Posted Apr 20, 2016
2/5 9% Rio, I Love You (Rio, Eu Te Amo) (2016) "A collection of lackluster (or worse) shorts, offering viewers the chance to see famous filmmakers whiff it good " ‐ Metro
Posted Apr 15, 2016
3/5 79% The First Monday in May (2016) "A lush behind-the-scenes peep that tacitly argues that not only is fashion art but so, if you will, are fashion shows. " ‐ Metro
Posted Apr 14, 2016
2/5 33% Criminal (2016) "Whatever weirdo movie Costner thinks he's in is far more interesting than what's usually onscreen, or whatever else is clogging multiplexes. " ‐ Metro
Posted Apr 14, 2016
3/5 92% Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016) "Sneaks real vitriol about an out-of-control problem into the mainstream in a movie about comedians cracking at length about how Obama probably has tail on the side. " ‐ Metro
Posted Apr 13, 2016
3/5 95% The Jungle Book (2016) "Doesn't try to be anything more than a well-known story retold simply, but we're reminded even a painfully familiar tale can, when done right, still bring the magic. " ‐ Metro
Posted Apr 12, 2016
4/5 90% Green Room (2016) "It's brilliant but unpleasant, but genius, but miserable, and so on and so forth. " ‐ Metro
Posted Apr 12, 2016
2/5 37% Mr. Right (2016) "It wants to be 'Grosse Pointe Blank,' which does it few favors, lacking as it does any of that film's deep wells of soul. " ‐ Metro
Posted Apr 8, 2016
2/5 48% Hardcore Henry (2016) "By the end you might forget that you just watched an entire stunt movie through someone else's eyes and run home for a cold shower. " ‐ Metro
Posted Apr 7, 2016
2/5 19% The Boss (2016) "Slovenly and undisciplined, it stumbles through go-nowhere plots before offering a half-hearted lesson about friendship and trust, which perhaps would be tolerable if it was actually whole-hearted. " ‐ Metro
Posted Apr 6, 2016
2/5 50% Demolition (2016) "That 'Demolition' isn't always annoying and Psych 101 is a credit to Gyllenhaal's hilarious work and direction, by Jean-Marc Valee, that periodically betrays a decent ambitious streak. " ‐ Metro
Posted Apr 5, 2016
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