Matthew Eng

Matthew Eng
Tomatometer-approved critic

movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
92% Life and Nothing More (La Vida y Nada Más) (2018) In its final minutes, Life and Nothing More articulates that it's an act of no small bravery to look in the face the very thing you have been running from, ready to be heard but also to hear. - Reverse Shot EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
93% Support the Girls (2018) Bujalski has utilized this business as a rich backdrop for one of the year's most unusual films: a day-in-the-life character portrait of a working woman of color that is frequently hilarious yet firmly rooted in its protagonist's undeniable melancholia. - Reverse Shot EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
4/5 93% Sorry to Bother You (2018) The most hair-raising comedy of the year, or else the most side-splitting horror movie. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2018
96% Three Identical Strangers (2018) What follows is a gripping search for answers that consumes us completely; after a while, the slapdash lapses in the filmmaking actually start to evince an inadvertent sense of urgency. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
90% Lean on Pete (2018) Despite the urgency of Charlie's circumstances, Haigh unfolds his story at a purposely patient pace that allows us to bask in grace notes. - Reverse Shot EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
2/5 85% Ingrid Goes West (2017) An appealing cast gives its all to a highly-charged satire that stays as skin-deep as a selfie. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
3/5 96% The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography (2017) There's a lot more movie contained within this charming oddity, but only for those who are willing to look deeper. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
88% The Ornithologist (O ornitólogo) (2017) Poças and Rodrigues rework Saint Anthony's expedition with a bold concept that seeks to express the essence of an experience, rather than its physical reality. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017
3/5 73% Catfight (2017) Even when the humour doesn't pay off, Heche and Oh are never less than captivating. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
4/5 98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) A bold and copious cinematic bricolage that captures Baldwin as both witness and participant amid the turbulence of the Civil Rights Movement. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2017
3/5 100% Peter and the Farm (2016) Truthfully, Dunning would be a compelling misfit even if Stone were interested in creating nothing more than a rustic, non-intervening character study. But that's not the film Peter and the Farm is. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2016
3/5 93% Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2017) Not without its blind spots, but James locates both familial intimacy and a bigger picture without sentimentalising his subject. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2016
3/5 92% Southside With You (2016) Stumbles occasionally, but still manages to cast a hushed spell that never entirely fades. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2016
4/5 99% Cameraperson (2016) Confidently made, with a roaming spirit that make it one of the most engaging films of the year. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2016
4/5 94% Newtown (2016) Anti-gun films aren't exactly a novelty, but few of them have hit closer to home than Newtown. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2016
2/5 69% Men Go To Battle (2016) Hard not to admire its existence. Equally hard not to wish it was more daring. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2016
4/5 93% Right Now, Wrong Then (2016) An exquisitely intimate reminder that more films (and filmmakers) should prize deep feeling over flash. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2016
92% The Witness (2016) A remarkably rounded and unavoidably heartbreaking view of Kitty's life and murder and whose impact is, in large part, due to Bill's central involvement. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2016