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Matt Prigge

Matt Prigge
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 39% 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 18% 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 66% 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 84% 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 48% Song to Song (2017) Reports of Terrence Malick's irrelevance have been greatly exaggerated.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
2/5 44% 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 70% 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 76% 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 78% 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 89% 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 35% 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 71% 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 89% 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 78% 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
2/5 21% The Shack (2017) Shares a touch more DNA with Martin Scorsese's brilliant "Silence" than one would expect. And yet it's still not very good.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
3/5 67% Before I Fall (2017) "Before I Fall" has more moods than one, and it never feels like a dirge about young adults who don't realize the world won't end because they're sad. ‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
4/5 74% Catfight (2017) At its heart lies an existential Western about two tragic figures fated to spend eternity in locked horns, fighting for nothing, filled with so much hate they can never be happy.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
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 92% 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 27% 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 35% 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 56% 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 89% 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 96% 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 95% 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 42% 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 33% 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 67% 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 83% 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 75% 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 92% 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 18% 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