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Matt Shiverdecker

Matt Shiverdecker
Matt Shiverdecker's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Austin American-Statesman, Paste Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A- 94% Sorry to Bother You (2018) For having a relatively low budget, the film's style and overall art direction are immensely impressive.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
B No Score Yet Family (2018) The true highlight of the entire film is watching Schilling, in full face paint, on stage with the Insane Clown Posse at the Gathering of the Juggalos. It's one of the most unexpected and amusing plot points I've seen at the festival this year.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
86% Fast Color (2018) Fast Color is a thoughtful and compassionate sci-fi redemption story worth squeezing into your schedule.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
A No Score Yet Unlovable (2018) "Unlovable" is a breath of fresh air and hopefully a launching pad for us to see more of DeGuzman's work. I think she has a lot more stories worth telling.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
B 67% Constructing Albert (2017) "Constructing Albert" introduces us to an intensely focused man who values his family and the people who help bring his ideas to life as much as he does forging a new path in the culinary world.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
B- 100% 1985 (2018) Despite the subject matter, "1985" rarely dips into maudlin territory. It wisely chooses instead to celebrate unconditional love and the notion that what we have in common is greater than what divides us.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
B 100% TransMilitary (2018) A provocative and timely documentary.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
A- 89% Hereditary (2018) [Toni] Collette gives an absolute tour de force performance of a woman who slowly becomes unhinged.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
B No Score Yet Daughters of the Sexual Revolution: The Untold Story of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders (2018) This slickly edited documentary features stunning archival footage and new interviews with many key cheerleaders from 1972-1990, but the core revelations here come from Mitchell's interview footage.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
B 83% Sadie (2018) It's best to go into the movie without knowing much more about what happens next, but it's safe to say that Sadie has quite a dark side.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
92% Saturday Church (2018) This charming debut feature from director Damon Cardasis is bursting with love, compassion and authenticity.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
A- 97% Coco (2017) Bursting with bold colors and packing an emotional punch in the final moments that could make even the most jaded among you shed a tear, Coco is truly transcendent.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
88% Pin Cushion (2018) Pin Cushion cannot easily be categorized. The experience is overwhelmingly melancholy and simultaneously hopeful. You don't know for sure that Iona's life is going to get better, but you're rooting for her every step of the way.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
94% Anna and the Apocalypse (2018) While I could never have imagined a zombie musical before this movie, now I cannot imagine the movie without the joy that the songs bring.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
92% Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017) The brutality on display is gleeful and unapologetic and, like it or not, this is destined for cult classic status. ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
96% The Death of Stalin (2018) Heaps of praise will be deservedly lumped onto the core cast members, but some of the movie's sharpest moments come from the supporting cast.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
67% Dead Night (2018) Baruh may have bitten off more than he can chew for his first feature. That said, the practical effects, blood-soaked kills, and devilish grin of the always brilliant Crampton were enough for me to walk out smiling.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
87% Thoroughbreds (2018) After all of the pre-festival furor this year, it was a wonderful surprise to have such a powerful, female-centric story as my first film out of the gate.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
93% Thelma (2017) Harboe is able to convey complex emotions with a mere glance and is uniformly excellent in a challenging lead role.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
88% Win It All (2017) A surprise collect phone call... triggers a last-gasp attempt to make things right and provides for an exhilarating final act.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2017
92% Barracuda (2017) Slowly but surely, Merle's perfectly curated existence is thrown out of whack by Sinaloa's antics.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2017
90% The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin (2017) Heartwarming. Funny. Sad. Vital. This is essential gay history. I'm thankful that this film will help preserve it and turn new generations on to his work.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2017
91% Walking Out (2017) Bomer and Wiggins are extraordinarily good and the well-crafted screenplay creates a palpable tension that hangs for the last twenty minutes or so of the picture. This is independent filmmaking at its best.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
75% Infinity Baby (2017) These far-fetched story elements combine to craft a legitimately hysterical film that manages to be satirical, but relatable in its comedy.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
100% Muppet Guys Talking: Secrets Behind the Show the Whole World Watched (2017) It's so heartfelt and genuine, we're truly fortunate to be able to eavesdrop in.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
85% Sylvio (2017) It's a testament to the ingenuity and creativity of Birney and Audley that this quirky low-budget comedy is able to break through and resonate.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
84% The Transfiguration (2017) We've had plenty of teenage vampire love stories in recent years, but The Transfiguration gives us a melancholy and refreshingly original twist.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
100% Unrest (2017) Fraught with honesty, Unrest gives us a raw and up-close look at how a chronic illness can impact a relationship.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
81% Lovesong (2017) I think it's [So Yong Kim's] strongest picture yet and proof that even with a small budget, the right casting decisions can take a project from good to great.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2017
29% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) Special effects spectacular. ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
88% Christine (2016) A heartfelt attempt at telling her story without feeling exploitative.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
100% 808 (2015) For music lovers, this is a lovingly fascinating journey through the last 30-plus years worth of musical history that deserves to be heard on the loudest speakers possible.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
91% Raw (2017) Pretty much everything about this movie clicked for me, from the candy-colored visuals to the incredible soundtrack... Raw is an unforgettable debut feature and a real highlight of this year's festival lineup.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
86% The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) To say much more would spoil the film's surprises, but it's fair to say that it hits all the right notes.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2016
72% Too Late (2016) Too Late is a throwback to indie films of the 1990s that we don't see often anymore and that alone is enough to recommend it.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
77% Gary Numan: Android in La La Land (2016) Startlingly honest and sincere, this is essential viewing for fans of Numan and electronic music.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2016
No Score Yet Loev (2015) Loev succeeds because of its fine actors and the beautiful scenery. Shot in just 16 days, it's a small miracle that this film even exists to tell a story that may never even be seen in its home country.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2016
100% Asperger's Are Us (2016) You can expect to see this heartwarming documentary debut on the [Netflix] later this year.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2016
88% Born To Be Blue (2016) Hardcore fans of Chet Baker's work may be puzzled by the artistic decisions made to deliver a stronger cinematic experience, but sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction could ever be.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2016
94% Slash (2016) Johnston and Marks have a remarkable chemistry on screen and it's not hard to believe that these two outcasts would come together to save each other.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2016
100% Teenage Cocktail (2016) Teenage Cocktail isn't a perfect film, but it's a great ride.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2016
90% Miss Sharon Jones! (2016) If you somehow stumble into this film without knowing the music of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, it's hard to imagine that you'd walk out with anything but the desire to go buy all of their albums. ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2016
58% War on Everyone (2017) War On Everyone is so over-the-top that some viewers may struggle with it, but it's one of the funniest films I've seen in a very long time.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2016
B+ 61% Creative Control (2016) Shot in gorgeous black and white with an expansive widescreen palate, this drama blends elements of science fiction with a touch of comedy for good measure.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2016
A- 91% The Witch (2016) Much like the lives of those during this time period, the film is slow-paced, but not problematic. It's deliberate, but exciting.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2016
A- 71% Crimson Peak (2015) Del Toro has successfully managed to take the most desirable elements of his previous Spanish-language work like The Devil's Backbone and Pan's Labyrinth and expand on them with a bigger budget and a Hollywood cast.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2015
B+ 93% A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story (2015) A Brave Heart is a powerful portrait of one of the most determined and authentic people you'll ever encounter.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2015
100% Breaking A Monster (2016) The documentary manages to show the ups and downs of a young band, the stark realities of the music business, and illustrates how the band members and their families generally deal with it all in a graceful fashion.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2015
65% Nasty Baby (2015) It has such a bizarre tonal shift that I found it very hard to accept.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2015
No Score Yet That's Not Us (2015) While the film drags a bit in the middle, overall it has a raw power largely due to the great actors and the fast-paced editing style that, at times, recalls the French New Wave.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2015