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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
100% Pin Cushion (2017) 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
92% Anna and the Apocalypse (2017) 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
94% 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
97% The Death of Stalin (2017) 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
No Score Yet Applecart (2017) 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
90% 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
85% 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
89% 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
89% 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
90% 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
83% 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
No Score Yet 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
82% 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
86% 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
79% 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
30% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) Special effects spectacular. ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
87% Christine (2016) A heartfelt attempt at telling her story without feeling exploitative.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
No Score Yet 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
90% 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
87% 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
70% 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
89% 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
56% 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+ 62% 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
88% Guidance (2015) Guidance manages to be ridiculous and oddly charming.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2015
88% Tab Hunter Confidential (2015) It's an invaluable document about closeted Hollywood history and a delightful tribute to a talented man who lived to tell his tale of survival.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2015
98% Welcome To Leith (2015) The end result is a powerfully raw fly-on-the-wall look at this rural farm community (with less than 30 residents) that was torn apart by the actions of one small-minded man.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2015
80% The New Girlfriend (2015) The New Girlfriend cleverly explores ideas of sexual and gender identity while breaking down a few stereotypes along the way.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2015
100% Night Owls (2015) Night Owls isn't a typical romantic comedy in any capacity, and it succeeds because the lead actors have such an incredibly genuine chemistry.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2015
77% Ned Rifle (2015) The movie should resonate for fans, as it's filled to the brim with Hartley's signature dry and carefully crafted dialogue.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2015
A- 100% Arlo and Julie (2015) Dobrenko and Spillers are delightful in their leading roles. Their comic timing is flawless, and they have a tremendous chemistry, pushing the story forward even as it starts to get a little wacky.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2015
8.5/10 83% Dior and I (2015) Dior and I expertly observes all aspects of Simons' stressful transition, especially in the minutiae of being both an artist and a manager.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2015
B+ 75% 7 Chinese Brothers (2015) Byington's script is disarmingly honest, and Schwartzman's charm and comic delivery are as sharp as ever.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2015
91% To Be Takei (2014) There isn't much effort here to dig deep beyond the surface story, which is undoubtedly inspirational to many. With a subject as charismatic and likable as Takei, I'm not sure that it really matters.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2014
4.7/10 51% Some Velvet Morning (2013) Fine acting aside, this is a story that should have remained untold.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2013
8.7/10 46% The Book Thief (2013) With its muted cinematography and a fairly slow-paced story, The Book Thief isn't the flashiest of potential awards contenders this year, but it's one of the most genuine.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2013