Matt Rodgers

Matt Rodgers
Matt Rodgers's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Flickering Myth
Publications: Flickering Myth

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
92% Coming Home in the Dark (2021) Successful purely as a lean, gritty seen-it-all-before survival thriller, Coming Home in the Dark really shifts into another gear when the weight of the story drops - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2021
67% Army Of The Dead (2021) Snyder's souped-up Abercrombie zombies might not carry the same threat as Romero's undead or Boyle's infected, but Army of the Dead remains a ton of gory fun, which never takes itself too seriously, and neither should we. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2021
94% Love and Monsters (2020) Dismiss Love and Monsters as a YA folly at your peril, because you'll be missing out on an end-of-the-world adventure that's as emotionally rewarding as it is monstrous fun. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2021
96% Stray (2021) A sumptuous life through a lens look at the world from the gaze of our four-legged friends, Stray is an incredible, intimate journey that plays out the trials of life in such a surprising and satisfying way - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2021
52% Yes Day (2021) Yes Day is a film which features kids tipping sugar directly into their mouths, and that's probably the best analogy; a short burst of energy which might make you feel happy for a little while, but which ultimately isn't all that good for you. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2021
93% Lucky (2020) Yet another refreshing twist on the time-loop tale, Lucky is an effective empowerment fable, one which works both as a conversation starter, and an enjoyable slice of home-invasion horror. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2021
81% Pelé (2021) You'll be hard-pressed to find a subject as enthralling, human, or intrinsically linked to their culture and country as Pelé, and this documentary is a fitting tribute to that legacy. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2021
60% Hunted (2020) A twisted fairytale that can't quite sustain the horror of its brilliant opening half-hour but is worth pursuing because of its timely #metoo message, and the fact you never quite know which woodland path it's leading its embattled Red Riding Hood down. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2021
100% The Call (Kol) (2020) Terrific fun, with plenty of wickedness and gory surprises, all topped off by a captivating turn from Jong-seo Jun, The Call is well worth answering. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2021
98% Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) It might take a little time to get attuned to, but once Davis has belted out a song or Boseman smiled and passionately cried his way through an emotionally exhausting monologue, you'll be left in no doubt that you're watching something very special - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2020
68% The Last Blockbuster (2020) For those of us that lived our High Fidelity in a video rental store, this good-natured retrospective is as sweet as finding that last copy of Bridget Jones's Diary on release weekend - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2020
38% Chick Fight (2020) If the first rule of Fight Club is "you don't talk about Fight Club", then the first rule of Chick Fight is that you probably won't want to talk about Chick Fight. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2020
54% Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula (2020) Peninsula was never going to reach the high bar set by Busan, and while it remains an intermittently thrilling chase movie, the fact that it's so formulaic and derivative dims your desire to see what other survivor stories might play out in this world. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2020
68% The Secret Garden (2020) The Secret Garden can't quite decide whether it wants to be sad or joyous, about actual magic or that which can be found in the imagination of a child, and as a result lands squarely in middle-of-the-road, or garden path mundanity. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2020
94% Possessor: Uncut (2020) A biotech Bourne Identity, with smatterings of body-horror and familiar tech talking points, Possessor succeeds because it's wearing Brandon Cronenberg's skin over them. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
99% Wolfwalkers (2020) A tale of sisterhood, friendship, and acceptance of that which is different, Wolfwalkers won't just make you feel good, it'll make you feel everything. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
92% Relic (2020) As well as heralding a major talent in Natalie Erika James, Relic is a disarming horror story that'll get beneath your skin in the best and worst possible ways. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
52% Hubie Halloween (2020) Faeces, farts and a whole swag bags worth of immature fun, Hubie Halloween is Sandler at his best/worst. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
62% Children of the Sea (Kaijû no Kodomo) (2020) Skies have rarely looked as stunning, and the oceans are rendered as visual poetry in a way that makes the waters of Finding Nemo look like a London tributary, but a wonderful build-up soon capsizes under a tidal wave of excess. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
5/5 100% Away (2019) The animation employed by Zilbalodis is simple, and simply stunning. Basic shapes and palettes colour this world, but they're used in such a unique way that the results are breath-taking. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2020
No Score Yet Gamemaster (2020) Gamemaster lifts the lid and peers into the box of a world that you might not have been all that interested in, but with a charming simplicity, easy to follow rules, and a diverse group of characters, it's worth giving it a spin. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2020
84% The Way Back (2020) With an awards-worthy, thoroughly authentic turn from Affleck, and a big beating heart to be mined from the drama, The Way Back is an undeniable triumph. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2020
35% Love Wedding Repeat (2020) Deserving of a quick-fire divorce, Love. Wedding. Repeat is an entirely joyless affair, wasting a guest list of impressive actors with excruciating dialogue and sub-par levels of farce - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2020
3/5 67% Black Ops (2020) A slice of action hokum which thrives on some nifty-yet-familiar narrative devices, but occasionally stumbles down the odd flight of stairs along the way. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2020
62% The Call of the Wild (2020) The Call of the Wild is more Scooby-Doo and Shaggy than The Incredible Journey, but it's overriding sense of good-natured joy, plus a grizzled Harrison Ford, carry it through the rougher waters towards becoming a gentle, feel-good recommendation. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2020
67% Jay & Silent Bob Reboot (2019) Jay and Silent Bob Reboot is essentially The Irishman or Avengers: Endgame of the View Askewniverse. A hardcore fans-only version of Kevin Smith bingo on the big-screen. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2020
95% Little Women (2019) Brimming with an infectious joy, wonderful characters, and some year's best performances, Little Women is a fresh take on a oft-told tale, one that's as relevantly important as it is bloomin' brilliant. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2019
45% The Addams Family (2019) The Addams Family is definitely one for the less-discerning little monsters in the family, because it's too "neat, sweet, petite", when a little bit of bite might have made more of an impression. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) So much charisma, charm, and a huge heart beneath its hood, that even those with a tin-ear for motor-racing will enjoy its tale of friendship and family in the fast lane. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
94% Marriage Story (2019) Marriage Story is an extraordinary tale of untethering, one that will be revisited and referenced for years to come as a near-faultless example of the craft of filmmaking. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
63% Blackbird (2020) Blackbird remains an undeniable sledgehammer to the emotions, one that walks a very fine line between heartache and Hallmark, but Susan Sarandon is gently astonishing, and by the time the sun sets on the film you'll be watching it though a veil of tears. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2019
82% The Report (2019) A thorough and meticulously rewarding journey, carried towards an anger-inducing resolution by terrific performances from Annette Benning and Adam Driver, The Report is as riveting and thought-provoking as film-making gets. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2019
85% Just Mercy (2020) Powerfully understated performances, built on the foundations of some incredible real-life events, can't prevent Just Mercy from being a nuts-and-bolts legal procedural drama that feels as timely as it does dated. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2019
84% Waves (2019) Flooded with creativity, Waves is a wonderfully unique soul-stirring experience. A tough-and-tender study in grief and growth that's buoyed by an ensemble of incredible actors. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2019
62% The Informer (2020) It feels harsh to be hung up on the resolution of a story that's entertaining enough throughout, but proceedings grind to such a choppy, rushed, unsatisfactory halt that it leaves a bitter taste in the mouth - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
96% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) Pain and Glory is a tapestry, stitching together timelines and characters, all towards a whole that you weren't quite expecting, but once it's thrown over you, the effect is one of Almodovar's warmest and most enjoyable films yet. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
96% Only You (2018) A stripped-back contemporary fable, Only You is a grown-up film about grown-up people, one that'll threaten to break your heart as often as it makes it skip-a-beat. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
90% Diego Maradona (2019) It doesn't have that same propulsive cinematic narrative that Senna or Amy had, but is no-less-fascinating because of it. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2019
83% After We Leave (2020) Although it does get a little bumpy along the way, Aleem Hossain's feature film debut remains a promising genre entry. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
96% Booksmart (2019) Booksmart joins the likes of The Kings of Summer and Eighth Grade, as a contemporary snapshot of youth with a heart as big as its funny bone. Enrol now. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
71% The Wandering Earth (2019) There's nothing new on offer in The Wandering Earth, but it does prove that China is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to making the kind of silly big-budget blockbusters that have been peppered throughout Hollywood for the last few decades. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
68% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Relentlessly funny, heartwarming, and consistently inventive, Detective Pikachu could well be the family film of the year. One thing's for certain: you'll feel it in your jellies. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
28% The Curse of La Llorona (2019) There's enough here to keep the Friday night crowds happy, but judged against the other installments in The Conjuring Universe, The Curse of La Llorona is a familiar exercise in haunted house tropes. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
4/5 90% The Kindergarten Teacher (2018) The Kindergarten Teacher is an eerie film-going experience, one which might leave you as cold and disconnected as its lead character, but is also as complex and fascinating as her. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
2/5 27% The Aftermath (2019) There's an interesting story to be found somewhere in the darker recesses of The Aftermath, but it tends to be more concerned with the lightweight dalliances of its rather dull central characters to leave any aftermath of its own with the audience. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2019
4/5 68% Cold Pursuit (2019) If you're willing to embrace this sense of gratuitous fun, then Cold Pursuit is a real treat. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2019