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Matt Prigge

Matt Prigge
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 84% Okja (2017) It's a mess - a Spielbergian heartwarmer that's also an action movie that's also an activist screed that takes on not only capitalism but also animal rights. But that it doesn't all go together is part of the charm.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2017
4/5 98% Baby Driver (2017) Arrives like the Calvary to save our depressingly franchise-heavy summer movie season.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
2/5 67% Despicable Me 3 (2017) It's fine. But it's fine the way another so-so episode of a beloved TV show you watch religiously is fine. It's depressing that it's only fine, because it shows a once-inspired series is finally low on gas. ‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
3/5 96% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) Far as this year's downer franchise entries go, it's far less smug and more deeply-felt than "Logan."‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
3/5 45% The Bad Batch (2017) There's slow and then there's Ana Lily Amirpour's "The Bad Batch." ‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
4/5 74% The Beguiled (2017) Though the two "Beguiled"s are very different, they're the same in a key way: Both are thrilling works of art too complex for sometimes reductive think pieces.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2017
4/5 96% The Big Sick (2017) This is a comedy that needs room to breathe, that would feel gutted if it ran a mere hour-and-a-half - the same way an epic trimmed of an hour by nervous studio execs would seem gutted. ‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2017
2/5 16% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) Plays like Michael Bay dragged some writers to the desert, fed them acid, wrote down their bats- ideas for the next "Transformers," threw those ideas into the air, then Scotch-taped them together at random.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017
2/5 19% All Eyez on Me (2017) Bad comes in many flavors, and "All Eyez on Me" is bad in a way that breaks your heart.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
2/5 22% The Book of Henry (2017) It's bad the way "The Cobbler" and "Labor Day" are bad. ‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
2/5 48% Rough Night (2017) Plays like a rough draft for a comedy, in which everyone showed up assuming they'd kill it.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017
3/5 67% Cars 3 (2017) There's something badass about a movie aimed squarely at kids that's all about the pains of getting old. ‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2017
3/5 75% My Cousin Rachel (2017) It's not a film that lives or dies by the final twist. The fun lies in the way it quietly drills into your head.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
3/5 82% Megan Leavey (2017) Anything that might offend those allergic to the corny, the simplistic, even the patriotic has been surgically removed.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
2/5 15% The Mummy (2017) A depressing watch, and not only because it's an awkward, misshapen mess. It's also because it finds the last classic movie star giving up and giving in.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
4/5 87% It Comes At Night (2017) You see it to jump in your seat; you wind with something even freakier: you get to watch what it's like to live when life is no longer worth living.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2017
3/5 92% Wonder Woman (2017) Along with the first "Iron Man," it's the film you point to when you want to prove that this overly prolific genre is worth keeping around.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted May 29, 2017
2/5 54% War Machine (2017) Brad Pitt's the only straight-shooter, the only thing that consistently kills in the wobbly, well-intentioned "War Machine," which is what you'd call "theoretically funny."‐ Metro
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
2/5 19% Baywatch (2017) Most of the time "Baywatch" plays too much like an episode of "Baywatch," as though the filmmakers had filmed a straight-faced script written in 1995 by mistake.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
2/5 29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Well, at least it's short. ‐ Metro
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
3/5 35% Snatched (2017) This is a seriously weird comeback movie, and one that didn't necessarily need to feature the Goldie Hawn herself. But we'll take what we can get.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
2/5 28% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) You might not imagine Guy Ritchie's "King Arthur" could be so very Guy Ritchie.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017
3/5 71% Alien: Covenant (2017) It's a mixed bag that still works better than it should, given its absurdly huge ambitions.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted May 6, 2017
2/5 15% The Circle (2017) Essentially a so-so episode of "Black Mirror."‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
3/5 67% Free Fire (2017) Always quick to rebound from a dead patch with a nasty joke, a funny line delivery (especially from Hammer, Copley and Reynor) or, eventually, some Midnight Movie gore. If only Wheatley thought up a better punchline.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2017
2/5 50% The Promise (2017) Unimaginable horrors apparently weren't enough for the makers of "The Promise"; they also felt compelled to throw in a love triangle, as though Michael Bay's "Pearl Harbor" was a movie worth ripping off. ‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2017
3/5 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) It's an auto fetishist saga that's officially spinning its wheels.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
2/5 46% Going in Style (2017) It tells you where to laugh, where to get angry, where to get teary, and when to cheer. And when it's over, you'll forget Zach Braff had anything to do with it.‐ Metro
Posted Apr 6, 2017
2/5 37% Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017) You feel a little bad for the writers and animators, who clearly put in some hard work. But they didn't work hard enough to ensure the kids watching it wouldn't mostly forget it, as you mostly forgot the show.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
2/5 52% The Boss Baby (2017) Has the most convoluted, bizarre story since "Collateral Beauty." Trying to explain the plot at parties will make you feel like you're on acid.‐ Metro
Posted Mar 29, 2017
3/5 45% Ghost in the Shell (2017) If not essential then at least not not essential.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
3/5 46% Wilson (2017) The film's real anchor is Wilson's newfound sense of cosmic un-purpose - the realization that there really may be no place in this cruel world for someone upholding principles no one else shares. ‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
3/5 16% CHIPS (2017) It's not a programmatic studio comedy, giving us what it thinks audiences want. It gives us what its maker and co-star, Dax Shepard, wants to give us.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
2/5 47% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) It's hard to take even semi-seriously a pricey romp where the villain is named Rita Repulsa.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2017
3/5 67% Life (2017) A high-end "Alien" knockoff, so polished and attractively cast that you might sometimes forget it has almost the same plot.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2017
3/5 90% Frantz (2017) It all falls apart in the end, as Francois Ozon films sometimes do, but as usual the middle section is tops.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
4/5 96% After the Storm (Umi yori mo mada fukaku) (2017) Hiroshi Abe's Ryota adds a nervous energy to Hirokazu Koreeda's typically chill approach, where unhurried (but never ostentatiously unhurried) shots are met with plaintive, sad music and a keen understanding of people going through the thick of it.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
4/5 45% Song to Song (2017) Reports of Terrence Malick's irrelevance have been greatly exaggerated.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
2/5 53% The Belko Experiment (2017) Channeling the Stanford Prison Experiment just to make heads go boom seems pointlessly complicated, not to mention sadistic to anyone expecting something brainier. ‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
2/5 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) In which one of Disney's finest achievements - the first animated film ever nominated for Best Picture, of only three - is turned into a handsome but ultimately so-so cover.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2017
3/5 78% T2 Trainspotting (2017) No, the annoyingly titled "T2 Trainspotting" isn't as terrific as the 20-year-old first. But it is killer as a movie about aging.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
2/5 39% Wolves (2017) The overly-contrived basketball game finale is classic Freundlich (which is to say eye-rolling), but there are times even he, not just his excellent actors, gets things right.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
3/5 80% Kiki (2017) Its population is largely gay and trans people of color, who've found a large and rich support system amongst a scene first documented in 1990's Paris is Burning.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
3/5 100% The Last Laugh (2017) It remains an enlightening conversation. And the movie is that: a conversation, not a thesis erecting an argument.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
2/5 87% My Scientology Movie (2017) Every bit as ambitious as its title, "My Scientology Movie" is like a late-comer to a barn-burning party that's already dying down, and it didn't even have the decency to bring a fresh six pack.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
3/5 37% Brimstone (2017) It aspires to Old Testament brutality, but "Brimstone" is closer to a dimestore trash novel you tear through while a candle burns. ‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
3/5 73% The Sense Of An Ending (2017) Alain Resnais would have nailed this. Ritesh Batra ("The Lunchbox") does not, but he puts in a solid effort.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
3/5 79% Personal Shopper (2017) If nothing else - and it has much else to recommend - "Personal Shopper" may be the ideal Kristen Stewart movie. ‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
4/5 90% Raw (2017) Come for the flesh eating; stay for the empathetic portrayal of autonomy through transgression.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2017
3/5 76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) When you catch it on TV years hence, you'll watch half of it before you realize you've seen it already.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017